So, here are the Everlane wide leg cropped pants in the size 10. These fit better at the hips/butt/upper-thigh area, but not by much, really. They feel better than the size 8, but don’t seem to look much different on me. Especially where they pull at my thighs.
I am keeping the size 10, and will try and wear them this week a bit, and use some hem tape to tape the hem up a little before I get them hemmed for real. I think they will look better ON ME shorter, to show a little ankle, which helps elongate my legs a bit, but I’m not entirely sure.
To be honest, trying to fit these pants has been an exercise in frustration. I go through this constantly with pants, and in particular, have been trying to find a well-fitting pair of high-waisted wide-leg pants for a very long time. I like the quality of the pants, and would absolutely recommend them to anyone to try – the silhouette is very much on point right now – but they would be much better suited for someone with narrower hips/butt/thighs. For this style to fit me exactly like I want it to, I think I would need a little lower waist, and even wider hips/thighs so the pants legs skimm nicely down my legs, instead of get stuck there on my saddlebags, you know? Maybe going up to a size 12 is the answer? I don’t know.
I think this just comes down to knowing my body and what works for it and doesn’t. And sometimes, I’ll wear the things that don’t work, and not care. Sometimes I won’t. I’m allowed to do that as a grown ass woman. These pants don’t really work for my body shape. Which is what, specifically, I don’t know. I don’t really fit into any of the fruit or shape categories.
For me, what I wear all comes down to how I feel in my clothes, and if I don’t feel good, or like “myself,” I won’t wear them. Right now, these pants don’t quite feel like me yet, mostly because they show EVERYTHING: my hips, saddlebags, larger thighs. EVERYTHING. And still, that doesn’t always feel comfortable to me. I’m not Hannah Horvath who can wear absolutely anything, and show absolutely everything, with not a care in the world. (I’m not sure I want to be that blatant, either.)
I quite often still get caught up in minimizing and hiding my perceived flaws. Other times, I couldn’t care less.
All I ask of myself is that I try, and I always try new styles, and things that intrigue me, before I give up on something. So here’s my try; I’m not giving up yet.
Overall though, these are still great pants, well made, and a nice fabric. Please try them if you’re drawn to the style at all. EVEN if you’re like me and have larger legs/hips/saddlebags. You may be surprised.