I don’t know about you, but I wear more pants and jeans than skirts or dresses these days because they’re just so easy. They’re practical for my day to day activities and casual lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing more fun than dressing up for a show or special occasion, but for day to day living, pants are my favorite.
When I think back, I don’t think my granny even owned a pair of pants, at least I never saw her in a pair. Pants have also come a long way in terms of comfort. Brands are upping their comfort level with stretch waistbands, pull-on styling to eliminate the zipper and snaps, slimming panels and spandex in the fabric which allows the whole thing to move with you. Bending an stretching in pants has never felt so comfortable!
And let me tell you, stretch waistbands in pull-on styles have come a very long way from those early days of gathered elastic waistbands that added bulk and showed gathers at the waistline! They are slim to your waist; they don’t roll when you sit down, and they don’t leave lumps and bumps under your tops.
As I’ve said before, the most essential feature in jeans or pant is the fit. A skirt can hide a multitude of sins, but pants need to conform to your shape without binding, bunching, or pinching. They need to expand where you do, and they need to make you look good.
I’m wearing Talbots newest addition to their pants collection, the Essex Ankle. It has a wide smooth waistband that holds your tummy in, a well-proportioned silhouette and is the perfect lightweight fabric for early fall. The Glen Plaid is small, so it won’t overpower the petite among us, or make the plus size ladies look larger. All this and they’re machine washable!
Talbots prides itself on making pants you’ll love to (and can) live in. These new Essex Pants fit the bill perfectly. They’ll look fabulous dressed down with a soft tee adding a pop of color and neutral sneaks. Or they’ll take you to work with the new low Kitten Heel Booties and a Tweed Jacket.
Talbots pants are some of the comfiest I’ve worn. These Essex Pants are available in petite, misses, plus and plus petite. I’m wearing an 8 petite which is a tiny bit loose on me… which has me motivated to keep going to the gym;)
Right now Talbots is giving 25% off all regular priced pants and jeans for you to stock up or add these to your wardrobe.
Are you a fan of pull-on pants?
A big thank you to Talbots for partnering on this post. And thanks to you, my readers, for supporting the brands who work with A Well Styled Life.