Ever since the rise of the Kamm Pants, wide leg pants have been cropping up everywhere. At least that’s my take on how it’s all gone down. A few seasons back culottes were all the rage, but those have slipped from the scene to be replaced with a slightly more structured silhouette: the wide leg crop. I think it’s risen in popularity because it’s such a flattering shape. If done right, it creates an instant hour glass shape on almost anyone who wears it. Think of wide leg crops as the a-line version of pants.
There are several great options out there. Almost all of my favorite designers have done one in recent seasons. Esby’s apparel’s Val Pant comes in the prettiest color I’ve seen. The Denim Crop by M.Martin was the pair that convinced me I needed this shape in my wardrobe. I spotted them at WM Goods and was struck by how timeless the style is. Eventually I ended up with a pair of wide leg crops by Lauren Winter, which have made many appearances on the blog. I chose them for the comfort factor, the elastic waist is hard to beat, especially when you’re wearing pants a little bit higher than your hips. I’ve eyed the amazing, holy grail of wide crops, the Kamm Pants, and I haven’t gone for the investment because I’m just not sure how comfortable they’d be (feel free to weigh in if you have them!). Too many times in the past I’ve chosen style over comfort and then, you guessed it, that item collected dust in my closet.
Today Everlane released their take on the wide leg crop silhouette, and I’ve got to tell you, it’s pretty damn good. I was doubtful, I’ve never worn Everlane pants before and I was worried they’d run small and give me the dreaded muffin top. (Sorry if that’s TMI, no matter how fit you are, after kids there are just some things about your stomach that seem rearranged.) The minute I put these on I knew they were good. They are made from a thick twill, cotton fabric that has a touch of stretch giving me the perfect fit on my hips that I want in pants like these without sacrificing comfort.
Everlane kindly sent me this pair to review for you guys, and I am having a hard time convincing myself I don’t need a pair in bone as well. I’m wearing ‘washed black’ in my normal size 6, and they fit very comfortably. I look forward to styling them again with a distressed tee, a chunky cardigan and, of course, clogs.
What do you guys think? Are you into this silhouette for pants? I don’t even know if I did them justice with my photography, they look really great in person. I am making the prediction that at the price point they’re offered by Everlane, they will sell out fast.
[ OUTFIT DETAILS: Wide Leg Crop, c/o Everlane | chambray shirt, old (love this option + a similar option in darker wash) | jacket, Levi’s (very similar wash) | boots, Loeffler Randall | bag, vintage Dooney & Bourke ]