Patterned wide leg trouser
Thanks For Listening LB!
One thing I do believe LB has gotten right is the wide leg trouser for women. Being slightly pear-shaped and having thicker thighs, the wide leg trouser is much more flattering and comfortable for me. And this one is no exception.
The material is not as thin as some other material LB has used in the past. It has a thicker weight to it, which produces a nice drape and hang. I wasn't certain I would like the checked pattern, though I have to admit anything other than LB black was certainly a nice change! When I received these trousers, I liked the pattern. It's a bit retro - I seem to remember something like this from the 60s or 70s. Unlike some of the plaids of LB's trousers before, I don't think it's going to be as easy to pull off wearing a top that has a print or pattern with these slacks. Some might find that limiting; however, mixing solid tans, corals, browns, greens, whites will create an interesting wardrobe.
As is usual for me with LB slacks, these are too long. It used to be with LB slacks, I could simply pair them up with my heels that I wear to work, and I was good to go. Lately, that is no longer true. Either I'm shrinking, or LB is adding an inch or two to their slacks length. These, too, will need a visit to the tailor to be hemmed. I thought I used to remember LB had slacks that were petite, average, and tall and now they don't. LB makes all slacks the same length, which seems to be a smidge too short for tall women, and too long for average women. I hate to think where that leaves petite women.
Overall, I really like these trousers. I like the fit and the material. The pattern might not be to everyone's liking, but I like having something in the brown family (NOT black!) and having slacks that are patterned. I do wish the length were a little shorter.
Please LB, keep the wide leg trousers coming!!
March 19, 2012