Jungmaven hemp tee | medium
Everlane wide leg cropped pants (sent from Everlane to review) | size 10, see the size 8 on me here, and below
Vince Warren nylon sneakers
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.
Everlane wide leg cropped pant size 8
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.
Thanks for these reviews. I’m seriously debating whether to try the new Wide Legs. I’ve struck out on every other pair of Everlane pants I’ve tried (Go Weave Crops, and the old wool slim ankle pants), even though on paper the dimensions seem like they should work for me. There’s always something a little off, despite trying two, or even three, different sizes. But I love that french blue color (hard to find in pants!) and know I would wear them a ton this spring and summer, if the fit is right. I already have a pair of dressier black wide leg crops (from Boden), but I really need a more casual pair too. I’m so excited to finally be seeing lots of non-skinny pants options (what a long decade it’s been!).
Any comments on pet hair magnetism? Is this fabric terribly sticky? Do you find you have to lint roll them if you’re going out? Thanks!!
Grechen Reiter says
i always have trouble with everlane’s pants too – one thing is “off”…
i haven’t noticed these pants attracting a lot of pet hair, so to me that really means that they’re not terribly sticky compared to other fabrics. when i wear something (like my elizabeth suzann pants) that are pet hair magnets, i notice immediately LOL – and they’re faded black, so they don’t look “perfect” anyway, if that makes sense.
I admire your persistence in trying new silhouettes and giving new garments that don’t immediately scream ‘love’ a few trials. I, on the other hand, give up immediately if the garment does not tick all the boxes of fabric and fit. The pieces that I adore right away usually stay in my wardrobe but I have also made lots of mistakes from being too excited and end up not wearing them. I also have pieces that I wasn’t thrilled about in the beginning that ended up being favorites. I am such a moody shopper, I really have to keep my emotions in check when I want to buy something that is not my usual silhouette. I’m getting better, more aware and making few mistakes but always takes diligence.
I can tell these pants won’t work for me because I’m the fullest through my hips and thighs. I’m a little taller than you, Grechen, but I worry that it would look like I’m wearing a long, heavy twill skirt. I also don’t like to tuck shirts in because I have a short waist, so I will pass on these.
curious how you feel about wide legs in a structured material vs the ES florence pants in silk? i know you tried them but I can’t remember the outcome. i too have a high small waist and hips (and butt) so i am much more drawn to a flowy silk silhouette. i’ve been contemplating pulling the trigger on the ES ones.
ps. i tried the ES clydes last year in the old fabric and a size 6 barely fit past my hips but something told me to try again recently and in the cotton twill the same size seems slightly baggy! very strange. still deciding on whether to keep or try the silk florence pants. you are not kidding about dog hair!!!
I’ve seen these pants reviewed on quite a few blogs that I follow and to be honest, they don’t look like they fit that well on anyone (taller, shorter, slimmer or fuller figures). But the reviews overall haven’t been negative (and these come from very honest bloggers) so I’m guessing maybe the fabric is great and it feels good on? For this style to work for me, I would need the fabric to be quite flowy and forgiving.
I was wondering the same thing. I have the ES silk florence pants and to me they feel like wearing the most glamorous pajamas ever!
I’ve had to send so many things back to Everlane that I’ve pretty much given up on them.
laurie: do you feel the florence pants can be dressed up (e.g. with a silk cami and heels) and worn for special occasions? or are they just amazing comfy casual pants? thanks!
Absolutely! I’ve worn them for business meetings, job interviews, cocktail parties, date night…
The pants look good on you and I like this wide leg style on you also. I dont see the bits you are referring to in the photo. I will go to the Everlane studio and try on some Spring items and the pants and get back to you like I did last Summer. Their pants havent fit me yet.
BTW Im reading I Want To Be Her & The New Garconne
Im a little older than Andrea Levitt but had so many of the same fashion experiences and influences.
I think this second pair looks great on you. I’m very tempted to try them. Not sure if they need to be shortened but it’s hard to tell with the angle of the photo. I would say they look good as is.
Christine M says
I still think they look good, but so much of what you’re saying about them sounds like a deal-breaker to me. Question is mostly rhetorical, but why keep them if you think they’re just going to frustrate you? I’m seeing a lot of similar pants out there right now – I know trying and finding the right one is a pain, and pricewise, you might not beat Everlane, but wouldn’t it be worth the search if you find something that makes you happier? Just a thought.
I appreciate your honest reviews. I have been debating whether to purchase these pants or whether to splurge on the Kamm sailor pants. StyleBee did a review of both pants today which helped me make my decision. The high waisted wide legged pant is a great look after all the skinnies but it does take some searching to find the right pant.
Christine M says
And for the record, I think they’re actually slimming on your hips – it at least they don’t call attention to them. Something I wouldn’t have necessarily expected on myself, with those pockets.
Thanks so much for your honest review. I have been drawn to these pants, but have similar measurements in regards to my waist, hips and thighs. I would love to know if you have a favorite pair of ethical jeans that you recommend. I really want a straight to wider leg pant (no skinny jeans!) that works with my hips and larger thighs. Thanks!
Grechen Reiter says
my favorite jeans are 6397 Shorty jeans (I have three pair!!) and i usually wait for them to go on sale for around $150-$200 – they’re absolutely worth it. I wouldn’t call them “ethical” per se, but they’re made in the US, and the company is rather small/independent. I have a pair in size 29, another in size 28 and the black 100% cotton in size 28 – the black pair is my favorite because of the 100% cotton…
here’s a link to my first review: http://grechenscloset.com/outfit-6397-shorty-jeans/ – look at la garconne, need supply and garmentory for 6397
Michele Ann says
To be honest, I think these look great on you. But you know your body best and I admire your honesty and willingness to share with everyone on here. I really want to try these pants out but I’m like 5 feet tall so they would definitely have to be cropped as since all of the other blogger reviews have said to size up I may have to size up from a 6. I may wait to order these when I’m back in the US in August so I can easily return them if they don’t fit. Thanks for sharing. Are you going to get the higher size?
I’m with you – I don’t think they even look good on the Everlane models. They look like they pull at the hips on everyone, not just people who have wider hips. And they’re not leg-lengthening by a long shot. I honestly think they might be the least flattering pants ever.
I just got mine, and to anyone on the fence about sizing order up (even if their email “fit experts” tell you not to). By size chart I’m an 8 to a T in their pants, and after emailing for size advice (they said to go with a 6 but I know better!) I ordered the 8 and they’re snug / muffin-toppy in the waist, belly and hips and definitely not flattering around my belly (which is my self-conscious spot). I’m going to try them on again in the morning but may return for the 10 in hopes of a bit more forgiving middle fit since I absolutely love the fabric and leg shape.
i have the ES Florence pants in navy blue silk and I also think that they can be totally dressed up (and down too!) I’m wearing mine right now with the artist dress thrown over it and my leopard flats. I could totally wear this with some white sneakers or flip flops though 🙂
That sounds like a great outfit, Henny!!!
I know it’s psychological for me, but anything I have to size-up for is a no. Logically, I know about women’s sizing inconsistencies, but in my head (EGO!), I just can’t make the leap.
I just bought a pair of Eileen Fisher cropped wide leg pants in black from ebay and I love them!