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The Find: Comfortable Work Pants

Pants are my least favorite item of clothing.   They can pinch and bunch and constrict.  So if I’m raving about a pair of pants, they must be amazing.

I bought these Ann Taylor Wide Knit Pants during the last AT sale, and I am in love.  They are as comfortable as leggings.  The wide leg, higher-waisted style looks sleek when paired with a pointed toe heel or flat.  And even after 12-hours, they don’t pinch or bind.  These pants are also available in petite and tall.

Plus-size?  Lane Bryant makes a knit pant in both a flare leg and a wide leg.

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  1. Cait says:

    Do you tuck in your shirts with high-waisted pants like this? I have a lot of shirts that are made to be tucked in, but when I tuck them in to pants like this my torso looks disproportionately short. Any tips?

    October 7, 2019/Reply
    • Kate says:

      I think the disproportionately short torso/long legs look is intended/trendy/the point here, tbh.

      October 8, 2019/Reply
  2. kim says:

    Can you give some specific examples of shoes you’d wear with these pants? I am so used to cropped ankle pants that I feel like I don’t remember how to wear anything with a wide leg anymore. Pointed toe flats sound okay when it’s warmer out, but I’m not going to be happy going without socks or tights for too much longer and I can’t picture what shoes I’d wear then.

    October 7, 2019/Reply
  3. Jess says:

    How do these compare to the stretch pointe pants from Amazon that you posted this spring?

    October 7, 2019/Reply
    • RKT says:

      I don’t have the AT pants, but I did buy the Amazon ones Belle recommended, and I love them. So much. I traveled to business meetings in NY in them last week, and that went so well that I decided to buy another pair – sadly, the black ones in my size were not available, but I ended up purchasing a couple of other pairs in the other colors, which I like. I do think they run a little small. I am a medium in almost everything, and I felt like they showed too many bumps in medium, so I went up to a large. I also wear them with flats, so had to have them hemmed.

      The Amazon pants also have actual functional pockets, which these AT do not appear to. But I know some people don’t like the lines pockets create.

      To Cait: I tend to either half tuck looser tops (in the front, not the back) or wear a more fitted top on top and then have it come down over the waistband to my hips. I have a large bust and short waist, so anything else looks like I am all chest…

      October 8, 2019/Reply
      • Belle says:

        I have one more that seems to be right on size, and one the is a little snug. I bought the first pair a while back, so I think that may explain the fit.

        October 8, 2019/Reply
      • Ellen says:

        I can’t seem to find the Amazon version– can someone give more info about how to find them?

        October 8, 2019/Reply
  4. Amy says:

    The MM.LaFleur Zhou culotte is also like wearing pajamas! I wasn’t sure about the silhouette at first but I’ve worn them once a week since I purchased them. It’s still a more modern/forward look but I’m alright with it! #pullingitoff

    October 9, 2019/Reply
  5. Jessica says:

    These arrived yesterday and I immediately planned today’s outfit (leopard long sleeve blouse, half tucked, with black point toe flats). As usual, Belle hit it right on the money. Thanks for the recommendation!

    October 16, 2019/Reply