Ask Belle: Slim-Fitting Trousers
Aug 25, 2014
After trying many different styles of trousers for work, I keep coming back to a “skinny” pant, but I have such a hard time finding professional (read: not jeans) skinny pants that are full length and not ankle length. I’ve been able to put off finding a pair since it’s summer, but with fall approaching I’m looking to expand my options. Can you recommend a pair of full-length skinny trousers? I’d love a pair under $80.
It is difficult to find slim-fitting pants that are longer than ankle length. I find the slightly longer ones to be more professional. It’s just a couple of inches of fabric, but it makes a difference.
I recently purchased these. I bought them one size bigger to get a flattering rear view, then I had the pockets sewn shut and the legs taken in a bit. The alteration was $35 and now they fit like a glove.
These Banana Republic Sloan pants look ankle-length on the model, but I tried them on in the store, and they were a bit longer. so they’re worth a shot. The NY&Co. Crosby Street pant is also a good option, esp. at $29. WHBM also has a ponte pant that has a slim-fitting leg that doesn’t look too tight.