I’ve received several requests to show pant outfits, but frankly, I never wear them. Pants are slimming and elongating, however I commute to work in flats so pants will drag on the ground and get yucky. Last week, Ann Taylor offered me a $100 gift card to try on their pants (Five AT Facebook fans also have the chance to win one here). I figured I would take this opportunity to shed my aversion for pants and share my finds!
Upon visiting the AT website, I saw a pants fit guide showcasing 4 styles, including their new City fit – their “slimmest fit.” Hooray! I’ve tried on Modern fit in the past, and a 00P was too generous. Kelly, who is slightly smaller in stature, reviewed this cut back in 2009, and had to get the waist taken in and the legs slimmed.
Needless to say, I was pretty excited by the prospect of a new “slimmest” fit. After work, I went straight to the store with the biggest petites section, and asked for the City fit in 00P. The response?
(and I should really keep a log of silly things AT SA’s say to me, including the no 40% off promo forecasted until November)
SA: “We don’t carry a 00P in the city fit in-stores.”
Me: “But why?? You have 00P here in everything else!”
SA: “A 0P in City is supposed to fit just like a 00P in the other cuts. Thus it is online only.”
Me: “That’s doodoo!”
SA: “Here, try our Modern fit.”
And so I did. But just like I remembered, it was too big throughout. Here’s the Modern Fit in 00P:
Feeling defeated, I went home and ordered City Fit in Stretch Twill. Here’s how a 00P looks on me:
In short, the waist is still too big for someone my size (typically wear between sz 23 or 24 in denim), however the cut is noticeably slimmer. The legs are more tapered throughout, especially when compared to the Modern above, and the rise is low. These could fit nicely on someone who is true to size at Ann Taylor, who wants a more slender, boot-cut fit. As for me – I sent them back. There’s plenty on my wishlist from AT to exchange these pants for.