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http://www.theory.com/Tennen-Foundation-Pant/F0201202,default,pd.html
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Tennen Pant
Theory
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The burnt orange is just gorgeous and takes these Theory boot cut pants to another level. They look great with an ivory or white blouse, and you can add a navy blazer for the office. But it’s not just the color that we love. The lightweight wool and trouser slash pockets are a beautiful contrast to the easy drawstring/button closure and boot-cut leg, which makes them comfortable for a long day at the office – and for an indulgent dinner. Make sure the length hits just above the ankle (petite ladies, these are very easy for any tailor to shorten) and wear them with heels to get the most elongating look – though flat sandals work, too. Theory’s typical contemporary fit is eased up a bit in this style, due to the closure and looser fit, so they really look great on most ladies. (And if orange just isn’t your thing, they come in navy through the ‘shop it’ button, as well.)
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03/31/2015

The New Trends in Pants: How to Make Them Work for You

It’s not every season that we see a big shift in pant styles. For the past few years, it’s been all about the skinnier silhouettes and low to mid-rises. Well ladies, to quote Bob Dylan, “The Times, They Are A-Changin’”. Rises are getting higher and pant legs are getting wider. And they are varying in length from long and flowing to cropped above the ankle all the way up to cutting off below the knee. While you may have been seeing these looks in fashion magazines showing extremely high-waisted pants puddling on the ground and culottes with fringe accessories, the real life interpretation of these new bodies are very flattering for real life ladies in real life situations. While extremely high-rises look best on women with flatter tummies (you can still have hips and some curve, though), the general increase in rises to hit around our belly buttons are flattering on all body types. And a flare or wide leg pant is a beautiful balance for women that actually have hips, and elongate everyone’s legs. You can be any height to wear the varying lengths that are out there - that’s simply the truth. It’s all about proper tailoring and the right shoes. And that’s just part of the beauty of online shopping. Instead of trying to imagine how a pair of pants will look with your favorite pumps or flats and the blouse and sweater and blazer that you think will be perfect with it…it will come right to your door. When you have the time, try on your new picks and see what works together (don’t worry, we’ll be giving you some tips to help with that). Then you can feel confident in your purchase and can bring it to your local tailor with those perfect shoes and have your alterations done in no time. For those of you who used to shop in our stores, you know how much we believe in good tailoring. Once you find one you love in your town, it becomes a relationship like the one with your hairdresser…unbreakable.

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http://www.shopbop.com/arava-pants-joie/vp/v=1/1553613983.htm
Joie - Arava Pants
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Joie - Arava Pants
Arava Pants
Joie
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We love the versatility of linen - above, we've shown pants in this fabric for work or a lovely dinner - and these Joie pants work for those functions, as well as any casual day with their pull-on styling and easy, cropped length. The modern fit looks great on everyone, just like their iconic tops. You can wear them with a simple knotted tee and sandals for a day of errands or shopping. And you can even throw on the coordinating jacket to create a stylishly casual suit look for a creative work environment.
http://www.shopbop.com/majorelle-flare-jean-mcguire-denim/vp/v=1/1594019959.htm
McGuire - Majorelle Flare Jeans
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McGuire - Majorelle Flare Jeans
Majorelle Flare Jeans
McGuire
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With the return of the higher rise and flare legs in pants, there are some great jeans out there that truly flatter, and this pair from McGuire is one of our absolute favorites. They are so slimming through the hips and thighs, with a nice amount of stretch, and the contemporary fit is not too fitted. It has just the right casual feel, with light distressing – check out the hem. It’s raw, so if you need to shorten them, you don’t even need to bring them to the tailor (though you can, for a few dollars). Simply cut them to wear so they will just scrape the ground, depending on your shoe choice, and throw them in the wash (inside out, cold, air dry – like all jeans). You’ll get the perfect frayed finish. No matter how short you are, you won’t lose the flare, either. The truth of it is, there is no bad wash in this style, so if you want a clean dark version or a distressed version with some ripping, Anthropologie is carrying several.
https://ayr.com/products/the-ciggy?color=rinse
AYR - The Ciggy
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AYR - The Ciggy
The Ciggy
AYR
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The cropped length and mini bootcut finish of these simple AYR dark wash jeans is so fresh and updated. They have a mid-rise that sits just below the belly button, so they present a polished, lady-like look that is ideal for a night out or a casual day at the office. And they have wonderful stretch to them, so they are really flattering and comfortable. If you haven’t tried AYR yet, these are a great pair of jeans to start with – the brand was created by women with backgrounds from J.Crew and Madewell, so the fits really work on a lot of women’s figures. For summer, they look great paired with, well, everything. They will dress up or down, as needed, so let your top and shoes dictate – you’ll get tons of use out of them.
http://www.aliceandolivia.com/stacey-cigarette-pant-3.html
Alice + Olivia - Stacey Cigarette Pant
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Alice + Olivia - Stacey Cigarette Pant
Stacey Cigarette Pant
Alice + Olivia
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We often sing the praises of Alice + Olivia’s pants – the contemporary line started with just pants, and they have some of the best fits around. This one, like many of the pants – and we’ll be talking about a few more throughout the week – has a wider waistband that literally eliminates muffin top. The tapered leg and cropped length is so stylish, yet completely work appropriate. The fit, while contemporary, is easier than many other lines, so it looks amazing on all body types. We love this neutral tan linen blend, but if you are also looking for a timeless white pair of pants, Saks Fifth Avenue and Shopbop has this same fit in a crisp white cotton with a hint of stretch. They will both work with everything – a simple button down or blouse, a sweater in any color, or a knit top. The style is slim enough that is also looks great with a blazer of any length. They work with heels or flats – just ensure you get the length right. They should hit just above the ankle, as shown on the model. They have a simple hem, so any local tailor can shorten them if needed.
http://www.shopbop.com/candice-gaucho-pant-ella-moss/vp/v=1/1523443261.htm
Ella Moss - Candice Woven Culottes
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Ella Moss - Candice Woven Culottes
Candice Woven Culottes
Ella Moss
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These Ella Moss pants are a great interpretation of the ‘70’s vibe – we won’t call them culottes because they’re so much better than what we know that word may conjure up for many of us. So fun and easy, the stylish d-ring belt gives a polished finish to the super comfy elastic waist.The fabric is lightweight and flowy – perfect for the warm weather with a simple tank or tee and pretty sandals, flat or wedges. You can even dress them up with any patterned blouse for a night out – and, add a jacket to wear them to the office in a more creative work environment. You'll see through the 'shop it' button, they come in black, too.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Eileen-Fisher-Silk-Pleated-Trousers-Black-Eileen-Fisher-Silk-Pleated-Trousers/prod178840048___/p.prod
Eileen Fisher - Silk Pleated Trousers
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Eileen Fisher - Silk Pleated Trousers
Silk Pleated Trousers
Eileen Fisher
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The return of higher rises has also brought back pleats – and truly, it’s a great combination, especially in these drapey crepe trousers from Eileen Fisher. The pleats give the pants a stylish slouch. There is nothing stiff or old-school looking about them, especially with the slightly cropped length that is very modern. We love them with a simple black blouse for a chic, timeless statement, as shown through the ‘shop it’ button. And a floral blouse will create a beautiful spring look.
http://www.zappos.com/nydj-maia-jumpsuit-black
NYDJ - Maia Jumpsuit
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NYDJ - Maia Jumpsuit
Maia Jumpsuit
NYDJ
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Jumpsuits have gone from a trendy statement to a modern staple. This one from NYDJ is a great replacement to a pair of pants and a blouse, for an evening out. The silky fabric and wrap neckline are so graceful and the cropped length of the pant looks updated and fresh with your favorite heels or simple gold flat sandals and a little gold statement necklace. It even has NYDJ’s slimming Lift Tuck® Technology, so you’ll feel a size smaller. What’s not to like about that? If you haven’t worn NYDJ before, we suggest sizing down. This is also available at Nordstrom, but their sizes are so limited, we’re directly you to Zappos – free, speedy shipping and returns, so you can’t go wrong.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Lafayette-148-New-York-Drawstring-Linen-Pants-lafayette-148-new-york/prod178490216___/p.prod
Lafayette 148 New York - Drawstring Linen Pants
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Lafayette 148 New York - Drawstring Linen Pants
Drawstring Linen Pants
Lafayette 148 New York
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Waist detail is an important trend for the season, and its rewarding us with options that are not only comfortable but slimming. These Lafayette 148 New York linen pants fit the bill, with the simple looking drawstring waist that offsets the easy fluidity of the wider legs. These elegant pants are beautiful for dinner or brunch with a white blouse or simple pastel linen sweater and strappy sandals in metallic or any pop color. And they can be office-ready with a button down shirt (there’s a great one from Lafayette also through the ‘shop it’ button), simple white linen blazer, and a pair of nude pumps. The modern fit in P-XL make these an option for everyone.
http://www.vince.com/wrap-seam-twill-jogger/invt/vnv268521030
Vince - Wrap Seam Twill Jogger
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Vince - Wrap Seam Twill Jogger
These lovely Vince pants are ideal for the hotter weather. The cotton in the lightweight fabric gives them breathability and the cupro, which is a silky tencel-like fiber, makes them fluid and refined looking. And that’s not the only place a touch of polished finish is added – the waist band is elastic in the back (a nod to the athletic inspiration) but has belt loops, so it can easily be concealed if you are dressing the pants up. The hem of the leg also has a touch of elastic in the back so they conform to the ankle while looking sleek from the front. This sandbar color is the perfect neutral, as is the black (also offered through the ‘shop it’ button) and they both dress up or down with ease. Pair them with a simple white tee and sandals for a casual day, or add a blazer and heels for dinner or an easy work look. The fit is typical Vince – modern and easy – so size down if you are between sizes.
 

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