This last weekend my Banana Republic Sloan pants finally came in the mail, so I thought I would style them up and give them a quick review. If you remember in my post last week, I have been intrigued by these pants for a while, always seeing them on petite bloggers and thought I would test them for pears. In short, while they are amazing quality, I am not super thrilled with these pants for a few reasons.
As you can see from each of these photos, the material tends to cling. It is a stretch cotton and shows every imperfection on a curvy body. They have much more stretch than a typical jean and as such, I don’t feel as “pulled together” as I would wearing another more substantial pant.
I’m not a huge fan of the stretching across the knee area or the bunching in the crotch. Furthermore, the length on me comes just around my ankle (for reference, i’m wearing a size 12 regular) and hits at an awkward part, making me appear shorter than I am.
The length issue is more evident from the side. I would need to have the pants slimmed and hemmed to hit where I typically like them, 2-3 inches above my ankle. Finally, I had quite a bit of waist gap in a size 12 but couldn’t have gone smaller for fear of it rippling across my widest part. Typically pear issue!
In short, I loved the color of these pants and think they would be wonderful for an apple shape, or even petites, but for this curvy lady, i’m still on the hunt for the perfect work pant.