The next best thing to finding the “perfect” pair of jeans is finding the perfect pair of running/exercise pants – for me anyway. And as unusual as it may seem, I have a much easier time finding jeans than I do exercise pants! Since I stumbled up on the most fabulous pair of Brooks running pants two years ago, sadly, I’ve not been able to find a comparable pair. Which means that I’m washing and wearing these pants nearly every day once it turns cold enough outside to need them (and actually in the AM around here, it is cold enough lately). I was also looking for a few more pairs of lounging/walking the dog pants so I don’t prematurely wear-out my FAVORITE Splendid french terry pants.
The problem is mostly that I’m short, and also, that I carry most of my weight below my waist. That poses a problem for jeans also, but with wide-leg styles coming back recently, I’m in HEAVEN when I try on jeans!! Not so much with running pants.
Until I found Lucy…I love that they have so many styles to choose from, and every pair comes in tall and short. YAY!!! (I was also lucky to have found a 30% off coupon code on the second best coupon codes site: RetailMeNot.com behind grechenscodes.com, so it saved me a ton of money)
I ordered three pair of pants, the Power Pant,
the Vital Pant,
and the fold-over bootcut pant
My favorite pair are the Power Pants – they are cut generously in the leg, incredibly comfortable to wear (they don’t “stick” anywhere), and they have a small zippered pocket. I’m sending back the Vital pants – they’re a little too flared and body skimming for me, and I’m keeping the bootcut pants, but mostly because they were only $20; they’re good for lounging around the house and walking the dog, but not as flattering as the Power Pant on me.
I am so excited about Lucy.com that I’m not sure I’ll ever buy lounge/exercise pants anywhere else…especially not if they offer periodic 30% off codes. (stay tuned to grechenscodes for new coupon codes if you’re interested…)