Post # 1
Where are the pants for those of us who don’t want to wear skinny pants? I can’t show up to work with khakis rolled at the ankle, and I’m smart enough to know not to wear skinny jeans. I searched LOFT, Gap, Old Navy, Target and Khols. I browsed JC Penny’s, Sears and Bon Ton too.
Where are the normal pants?
I have NO work appropriate pants that fit me anymore (I dropped from a 14 to an 8/10 this summer, and it’s getting too chilly to keep wearing skirts and capris every day. I just need a quality, strait leg or boot cut, flat front khaki/chino in grey, tan and navy. Cords are okay too.
All I can find are curvy fits or skinny/tapered pants. Ughl!
Post # 3
I get all my work pants from limited, check them out! 🙂
Post # 4
Its a little pricey sometimes, but I usually have good luck with finding straight leg pants at NY&Co. The other idea would be to look online at the stores you mentioned- JC Penny, Bon Ton and Macys all have bigger selections online then in store, so where they may have mostly skinny styles in the store, you can usually find the straight leg style online.
Post # 5
Go to a department store, plenty of designers have straight leg and boot cut pants. I would look at Elie Tahari and Theory for super cute and classic work clothes (if you work in an office).
Post # 6
macy’s INC has a “curvy fit” that i usually buy and have hemmed…Good luck!
Edit: I read it wrong and thought you were looking for curvy Fit! Sorry!
Post # 7
@mrstilly: I like Old Navy’s khakis, actually.
Post # 8
Suit bottoms are never skinny cut, so i’d start there. Banana Republic, Macys, Nordstroms, Kohls, etc etc. They all have suits where you can buy just the pants.
Post # 10
You could also try men’s pants, with the right body shape they work fine, plus you can choose waist and length easy once you know what you wear (unlike women’s screwy incosistant sizing). Bonus is great big pockets!
Post # 11
I see tons of straight leg pants at Kohl’s. You just need go to the more “non-stylish” section of the store, i.e. their house brands (Sonoma) or Gloria Vanderbilt, Lee, etc.
And don’t even go near the Juniors section.
Post # 12
i wear silver jeans, not so cheap but they fit me so well. they sell them at dilards and the buckle.
Post # 13
Express work pants are the best! And you get them at a buy one, get one half off…and they always have coupons on top of that if you sign up for their emails on their website.
Post # 14
I know it may be cheap and icky to some posters here, but my best luck for pants is ALWAYS Goodwill.
Sure, I have to try on about 20-30 pairs to find 4 or so, but they usually fit almost perfectly (I know how to sew and hem and take in a waistline, so it’s not a huge deal if the fit isn’t perfect). It’s also cheap, comparitively. And that is so important for a college kid who is paying for everything on their own!
Post # 15
So I went shopping yesterday. Gap, Old Navy, Loft, J Crew, Eddie Bauer, Banana Republic, H & M, and Express.
I only found TWO pair of pants! A pair of denim trouser pants at Eddie Bauer and the Original Trouser from Loft. It’s better than nothing, but I was amazed at how many stores did not have any pants that were not skinny, tapered or the stupid cuffed boyfriend cut.
On the plus side, I am an 8 now, down from a size 14. Feels great, even if it is taking me forever to find work appropriate, but not too dressy pants!
Post # 16
@mrstilly: I totally feel you. I went shopping yesterday to try and find pants, as well. The pant selection this year sucks; I can’t wear the trendy pants to the office. I got frustrated with the pants, and ended up just buying dresses to wear with tall boots. I did find the Julie Boot Cut at the Loft to be ok. I will have to look at the Original Trouser.