The inward angle of these pockets draws attention to your waist—and makes it appear smaller, too.
Since they sit just under the waistband, these leave the pant front clean. They're about as bulk-free as a pocket gets.
Great for wider hips: Because these are slightly farther in, rather than on the side seam, they won't pooch out.
Despite their look-at-me placement, these give the illusion that your upper thighs are only as wide as the pockets.