Not the most exciting outfit, but I wanted to get these photos up for today, since these LOFT petite pants are on sale, run small, still available online in size 00P, and are an extra 30% off!
I had an Ann Taylor Rewards Card that was going to expire yesterday, so I ran over to LOFT to see what they had on sale, with the extra 30% off promotion. I found these pants in size 00P, and while skinny trousers usually don’t look good on me (I think because I don’t have calves, and the widest part of me is the top of my thighs, not my hips. Something about that shape is not very skinny pant friendly), but I liked the fabric of these and figured I’d give them a shot.
I tried a few other pairs of pants while I was there, and one after the other had huge waists and thighs…so I wasn’t expecting much from these lean trousers. I pulled them on…and, hold on a minute…these actually fit in the waist! And in the thigh! Miraculous!
What I like – Slim in the waist, thigh and all the way down the leg. Nice fit in the rear. Low rise, which is really hard to find in pants that aren’t jeans. Lined, but only half way down the leg (I’ll expand on that below). I love the welt back pocket details and love that is has front pockets (I’m awkward with my hands and always appreciate a place to shove them). The cuff at the bottom of the leg makes them a little more casual, and menswear-ish. The fabric is a nice and thick (and warm!) wool/nylon/linen blend. I’m liking these natural fibers LOFT!
What I don’t like – These pants are lined only half way down the leg. Is this normal? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. If you detest the feel of wool, and fear getting itchy below the knee, these may not be for you. The side slit pockets are the kind that have the potential to widen a woman at the hip, so if you find these pockets don’t work for you, they may need to be sewn shut or removed altogether. My hips aren’t very wide, so I can usually get away with these pockets, but I know lots of women find them problematic. There is a tiny bit of extra fabric at the waist on me, but it’s not really enough to pay to get taken in. They stay up well enough, and worse case scenario, I’ll belt them.
I don’t own any skinny pants besides my one pair of Paige skinny jeans, so I’m looking forward to playing with these and coming up with some fun outfits!
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