Everlane cropped ponte pants – size 8 | purchased with credits earned at Everlane
Petit Bateau long sleeve tee | Mine is secondhand via SLOWRE
Vince Warren sneakers (technical weave)
Happy Monday!! How about an Everlane review??
I ordered these cropped ponte pants in size 8 (I ordered black, but they sent me charcoal) from Everlane to review for you recently. I don’t need them, and I don’t intend to keep them. I will probably give them away, so stay tuned if you’re a size 8 🙂
- These are very comfortable and fit me pretty well in the size 8, but as you can see, are NOT cropped on me
- These fit me nearly like my Elizabeth Suzann cecilia pants, but are cheaper, and easier to get on, but not as sturdy, high-waisted, or ethical (which I appreciate more). They would be a good more affordable substitute though.
- I might have been happier in a size down, so they were more snug at the hips and waist (these leave a half-inch gap in my waist at the back), but then they would be much too small at the calves
- I see these as a more sturdy, work-appropriate leggings alternative, not something to wear “as pants,” meaning without something long over top. But I am old fashioned, and don’t wear leggings without something to cover my ass – who am I kidding, I hardly wear anything without covering my ass…but I’m working on that with jeans anyway.
Overall, I think I’d recommend these for a good easy, ponte pant, which would be great for work or weekend. Everlane’s ponte pieces seem to get good reviews, although I’ve not tried anything else. I can see how these pants might be tricky to fit though, so pay attention to the measurements, and how they’ll work with your own body shape, as well as how you want them to fit.
Speaking of, I updated my about page with more detailed, current measurements for your reference, and to help you compare mine with yours for fit advice.
Does anyone else have these ponte pants? What do you think of them? Please add your review/feedback in the comments below!
Yeah they do look like leggings! I’m glad you reviewed them because I was thinking of getting them for work but they do not look work appropriate at least for me. I currently have the Amour Vert Jamie Joggers or the Echo + Air Sweater Pants, both of which I love and are comfy and work-appropriate. I’ll wait until they come out with more colors.
I think you made the right choice, Grechen! The ES pants definitely look better! That said, may I make a technical comment? As someone who, like you, has an ” unbalanced body”, top and bottom, I have sometimes found that finding a good fit can be counter intuitive. I have about the same waist as you, and also have a long body for the length of my legs; however I have a somewhat flatter, less rounded butt than you (mores the pity as rounded is definitely having a strong moment!) All that to say that my Everlane pants are definitely high waisted on me (even though normally all high rise pants are mid rise on me) and IMO they look like pants. In looking at your pix, I think the reason you have a gap in the waist is because the butt is pulling the back out and down. I think it’s possible that if you sized up, rather than down, the waist would sit properly at the waist with no gap. If it were a non-stretchy fabric, this would not work at all, but with a stretchy fabric, I often find gaps ironically disappear if pulling in other areas are reduced. Case in point: I size DOWN in Everlane in tops, but UP in pants. Also, when I was buying pantyhose, (age showing here) I always took at least one if not two sizes bigger than my height and weight would indicate due to my thick legs…..otherwise the waist would keep slipping down. Even though I had a small waist, the larger sizes were more comfortable at my waist because the pantyhose weren’t being stretched widthwise as much in the leg area. Does this make sense to anyone out there?
Christine M says
I will be ordering these but I’m setting myself up to not love them or to be in between sizes. I have the full length version – in a medium – but I ruined them (more on that later) and was thinking toward the end of the year about replacing them and saw they were sold out in most sizes. An Everlane CS rep told me they’d be reintroduced in numbered sizes because they got too many complaints that the letter sizing ran too small. Unless Everlane changed the design, the full length ones are a bit different, with a seam down the front. (Except it’s not really a seam – again, more on that later). Anyway, I found them a bit loose at the waist (like you did, Grechen, with the “cropped” ones) but I would definitely NOT want to size down. The fit elsewhere was already very constricting. Now, about that front “seam” – it’s actually just embroidered onto the pant leg, at least in the original version. While wearing, one of the legs got caught on something and several inches of the thread that makes up the seam unraveled. So that’s just a caveat if someone is considering the longer ones. Though they may have redesigned them along with switching to the numbered sizes, the photo still shows the seam. I like the look of it – it just needs to be treated with a little TLC. I’m planning to order the cropped ones in 8 and 10 and see which fits better, and from there I’ll decide if I want another pair of the longer ones.
I’m skeptical that these would fit my pear shaped frame very well. I just purchased Brass’ ponte pants and they’re cut beautifully.
Grechen Reiter says
well, also keep in mind that i have rather thick legs, so almost any pants that are meant to be “straight” and not necessarily “skinny” will fit me like skinny pants/leggings. but honestly, i still think these should be thicker to be worn as “pants…”
Grechen Reiter says
haha! that does make a little sense, actually, and thanks for pointing that out. i don’t have a lot of experience with fited “pants” like this, since i prefer jeans, or slouchy styles. i might be tempted to try a larger size, but I’m not sure i want to work so hard LOL, especially since I don’t really need them – but also, as it is, the pants sag at the crotch (and not in a great way) and behind my butt, which I HATE when pants are supposed to be fitted, if that makes sense. so i really don’t think sizing up to a 10 would necessarily be a “better” fit. it may fix the waist gap, but it would render the pants uncomfortable for me…
Grechen Reiter says
oh, that’s annoying – and weird – about that front seam!! did you contact them about it?
I have both and IMO the M long is equivalent to the 6 crop. If the M fit you well, the 10 would likely be huge. (Maybe they fixed the sizing issue you discussed with them?) I’d love to know how you fare!
I sew, so I took a look at the front seam in the long pants (the crops do not have them.) As far as I can tell, the method Everlane has used to create this seam effect is normal. The problem probably is the cheap sewing/machining used (which is the case almost everywhere these days,) such that once you break a thread the entire line of sewing comes apart. I’ve never been sure if it’s cheaper for them because it uses less thread, less time, or less expensive machines, but it really is frustrating, especially on a front seam like this where it would be difficult for even a home sewer to mend it. By all means, do complain on behalf of all of us! I bet you get a credit.
Christine M says
Kathryn – this is great info (on both the sizing and the seaming)! The M fit me well but a little tighter in the thighs than I’d prefer. Based on your advice, I should probably try 6 and 8 rather than 8 and 10. I have not yet complained to Everlane about the seaming – I assumed I was the one to blame for it – but I’m inspired to now. I’ll report back! Thank you!!
Always happy to help. Fingers crossed!
Maybe, but I think they fit like this on the model, too. Very close. Like a thicker legging. That side zip ruins it for me, tho. I think side zip pants create laser-like focus on my tummy pooch!
I’ve been considering the Brass ponte pants. Would you mind expanding? Pros? Are there any cons? Thanks…
Too funny – I hate side zips because my boobs get in the way when I try to see to fasten 😉
Hi Grechen, I love your reviews…I have recently become an Everlane hoarder..So I am frequently looking for more information on sizing… I have these pants both in full length and crop. I am 5 9″ and 155 lbs, so the 10s fit me well. I wear them to work mostly and find them comfortable and easy to wear with their cashmere, modern loafer or brixton boot.
I have not washed them yet…so we will see how they hold up.
I own the full-length version and I like them, but can only wear them when I’m at the bottom of my normally-fluctuating weight range. They stretch out a bit with wear, which is OK with me, but they bag at the knee after a couple of wearings. I *think* the care instructions allow machine washing. I wash mine in cold water and hang to dry, which takes care of the knee bagging. I like the look of the center seam detail on the legs. I just wish my weight didn’t fluctuate so much so that I could wear them more often. 🙂