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Everlane's new wide leg pants

Everlane has amazing new wide-leg pants, which are billed as “the most flattering pant you’ll ever try.” (And they’re the “it” shape of pants right now, if you’re into that sort of thing.)

Bagel in a hole recipe

Random yet great idea: Give a bagel as a favor to guests when you’re hosting a party. They’re $1, they’re delicious, they’re what everyone craves the morning after. (People can make this recipe!)

Kissing

According to experts, having a tense jaw can lead to headaches, teeth grinding and even the gradual widening of your face over time. (!) One way to reduce jaw tension? “Making out! Twice a day, for a whole month,” says ayurvedic facialist Candice Forness. “Try it and see what happens.”

Signing your emails

How do you sign your emails? Earlier this year, Cup of Jo editor Lexi got a work note signed “Fondle, Elizabeth,” and she laughed as she typed her reply, pointing out that auto-correct had foiled an attempt to be businesslike yet friendly. “At least I got your attention,” her contact wrote back. “Maybe that will be my new calling card.” After analyzing 350,000 email exchanges, researchers found that the email sign-off with the highest response rates is… can you guess… “Thanks in advance,” which got a reply 65.7 percent of the time.

P.S. More fun things, and the coolest magazine covers.

(Bagel photo by James Ransom for Food52.)

  1. The jaw one was a twist! I find myself clenching my jaw a lot and never read that piece of advice before!

    xo, Sofia
    http://www.thecozie.co

  2. Hahaha!

    In Brazil, we always sign off a friendly email with Beijos (kisses), but we just write BJS.

    Every time I write an email to an american friend, I realize I always end up sending a very different thing from what I intended in the first place!

  3. Cara says...

    I think the problem we are having with these Everlane pants is that they are so structured. Flow-y, wide-legged pants are a much better alternative. If you look at McKenzie’s pants, they are not stiff at all. I bought a pair last summer, and they were fabulous. Never thought I could wear them (barely 5’3″, curvy,busty). Always check the seam allowance if pants are cropped too short.

  4. Paula says...

    meh, about the bagels- I once threw a baby shower for a new-to-me friend and I served fruit salad, arugula salad, and bagels with fancy cheeses, and lox, and tomatoes, and cuces, and literally every topping imaginable (along with muffins and cupcakes -this was a brunch shower) and the women in attendance ate everything but the bagels. I’m sick of gluten being the new cholesterol. Everything is good in moderation.

    When people end their email with “cheers” it makes me ragey-unless they are legit Brits in the UK then that’s okay.

  5. Laura says...

    RE: tense jaw
    An alternative to those who can’t or don’t want to make out twice a day: practice yoga! In addition to focusing on breathing, you should also concentrate on un-tensing your body.

    There are so many benefits to practising yoga on a regular basis – both mind and body (and spirit, many will argue).

    • Jody says...

      Yes Laura, I completely agree! My yoga instructor always reminds us to relax your jaw and un-scrunch the space between your eyebrows, two common places we hold tension.

  6. ah, email sign offs! if it’s personal i always use “xoxo.” if it’s formal i use “warmly.” i’m the girl who will use an exclamation point at the end of every sentence because i want the reader to know how friendly i’m trying to be. i actually have to go back JUST to edit out my exclamation points. i finally figured out that if i just say, “warmly, breanne” they’ll get a similar message. (p.s. it was hard for me to not use a lot of exclamation points in this comment!)

  7. emmanuella says...

    Oh I gotta chime in about those ubiquitous wide leg pants- I’ve yet to see them look good on anyone under 5’7″ or with a moderatly endowed booty. At the last echo park craft fair in l.a., I saw girl after girl (in the shared open dressing room) hem and haw over $400+ jesse kamm high-waisted, wide legged , slightly cropped pants that either gave them old lady long flat butt or made them look too short and stalky. Breaks my heart when people buy expensive stuff that looks bad on them just because it’s on trend. Can anyone change my mind about them?

  8. I’ve started adding Best Regards even though I used to mock an attorney I worked for who did that…it seemed so pretentious. But Regards seems rather dismissive. And i hate the ubiquitous Thanks when there is nothing to thank someone for, right? Sincerely seems so dated. Fondly, blech, for business. sigh…1st world problems deciding on a signature ;)

  9. Lazuli says...

    These everlane pants are direct knock-offs of Jesse Kamm pants. It is so sad to see . . . part of the reason Jesse Kamm pants are expensive is that they are made in LA and she doesn’t have the same mass market business model of Everlane. I’ve really liked Everlane’s business model until now, sticking with classic silhouettes but this is just fashion theft.

    • um, I’ve been getting wide leg pants from Lane Bryant for years. Love them. even though I’m short and squat. they make me feel good.

    • emmanuella says...

      Yeah but I feel like jesse kamm was just following trends of some even smaller local l.a. brands. I’ve been seeing them for years. Fashion is pretty cyclical. About everlane stealing or borrowing from other brands, have you noticed they started using that French model who has been in every Madewell and j crew campaign of the last 4 years? I think her name is Michele Ouellett.

  10. Lee Leroux says...

    I’ve been looking for a pair of pants just like these , they remind me of the Jess Kamm pants but without the $300 price tag ! I love the blue , if they fit me right I can see all three in my future wardrobe. I never regret visiting your blog.

  11. Luz says...

    In defense of wide-legged pants: So, maybe they’re not flattering. But it’s worth saying: we adjust our eyes and taste over time— I remember thinking skinny jeans looked so weird in about 2006! For me at least, these sort of pants make feel SO powerful. The opposite of timid. I love the idea of taking up extra space, channeling women who dress for function and utility, not bending to traditional ideas of femininity. They’re man-repelling (I say this in a loving, Leandra Medine-sense), but I like that too.

    More broadly this raises the question of what flattering means, doesn’t it? It’s true that wide pants aren’t contoured to the shape of your legs and they don’t make you appear as small as possible. But must flattering clothing make us look small and sculpted? Food for thought, at least.

    I think of Joanna’s thing about child-rearing– “great for you, not for me.” As in, everyone should wear the pants they like, right? But I am fascinated by the discourse that always comes up with wide-legged pants re: what we mean when we say “flattering.”

    • Kate says...

      Despite hating those pants, I love this comment and agree all around.

    • Rachel says...

      Yes! best comment :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      so true, luz! i hadn’t thought of it this way, but such a great point of view all around. (one sartorial example: i remember how hideous i thought birkenstocks were at first, now i love them.)

    • Laura says...

      To me “flattering” means 3 things: 1. Comfortable to wear 2. Makes me feel confident and beautiful and 3. Accentuates the things I want to show off. Personally, those pants would be uncomfortable on my larger stomach and de-accentuate my long and lean legs. To me the most discussion-worthy part of all this is that Everlane chose to say the MOST flattering pant for EVERYONE, when flattering is clearly a personal preference.

    • Yup, exactly! They make me feel powerful too, even though I’m short and squat. I found a pair of velvet ones once for an office Christmas party…that had long slits but you couldn’t see them – it just made them swirly…I swear I could have danced the samba in them…LOVED them

    • N says...

      As Laura said, flattering is definitely personal, in that flattering things accentuate whatever you like best about yourself or whatever you like to emphasize about yourself (whether that’s your strong calves, big boobs, or narrow hips). I know these pants would do nothing for me because they would draw attention to my short stature, and they looks like they would cut into my tummy. I DO think they would be cute with my butt! But I actually try not to draw attention to my tush in most scenarios. :) For the record, I agree with your comment and the idea that flattering is not a universal term.

  12. Ok, sold on the pants. I saw them pop up yesterday and you guys featuring them made me go for it. Have to wait for the re-stock of the bone color though but SO EXCITED.
    Also, email signature sign-offs are so weird. I’ve been using “Best” for quite a while, but it still doesn’t really make sense to me, haha.
    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

  13. Kate says...

    I say this with loving dissent (and we know dissent is healthy!) — these pants do not appear flattering at all. A phrase for our time — I would consider the statement “most flattering pant” an alternative fact. :) I don’t think anyone would be taken seriously in social or work setting.

    Thanks for pushing the envelope, though!

    • LKL says...

      I totally agree, I cannot imagine these pants being flattering on anyone…

    • Paula says...

      I think the same about skinny pants. they are literally only flattering on supermodels, yet, everybody and I mean, literal every body, is wearing them. and frankly, just ewww. However, if you wear skinnies, or the wide leg trend-as long as the woman wearing them is confident-then she looks great. it’s all about that walk/the head held high…

    • Stephanie says...

      In the photo above, the only one who looks good in them is the one sitting on the stool. She appears to be very thin and lacking hips. So basically she would look good in anything. The rest look stumpy, sorry.

  14. Emily says...

    can you do a links/story for wide pants for people over size 12?

    I love wide legged pants and jeans!

  15. We were married on a Sunday night, which I had a lot of guilt about for the guests who had to go to work the next day. Our favors were bags with bagels, cream cheese and muffins, and a note that said we hoped it made their Monday morning a bit easier. Apparently, it’s an old school wedding favor, which I didn’t realize at the time, but I would do the same thing again.

  16. Pickles says...

    2 things:
    – if you had a feature on pants for slim ladies with wide thighs (muscular) I’d be so in love. Lots of fashion revolves around the stick-thigh ladies.
    – bagels are super yum, but pure carb and shoot your blood sugar up so fast you’ll need a nap by 10am.

    • Kim J says...

      After a night of debauchery a bagel and a nap sounds perfect.

    • Paula says...

      YES thank you. I’m tall, slim but very muscular legs from 20 + years of running. Skinny jeans make me look ridiculous and I’ve been wearing wide leg pants forever, so I’m welcoming this trend coming back to fashion, although it’s funny how many people think they are unflattering.

      I would love a post on a slim, tall ladies with thighs/butts… and of course I don’t have a chest, so thanks mother nature.
      :)

  17. Teree says...

    I prefer wide leg crops (I have a larger booty and thighs), but not high-waisted too. And cotton! Yikes x infinity. This looks like a 1989 Lands End catalog.

    Side bar: you can just tailor any pants to this look.

  18. I always sign off with “best!”, and then my name right under it. i could see it not working in certain formal industries, but i like it, because it could be all my best, or best regards, and the exclamation point makes it seem like i really mean it! :-)

    as for the pants, i have to agree with most of the comments above – i’m not only 5,1″ and so they cut off awkwardly, i’m thin with unproportionally thick thighs, so “wide” leg pants actually look like flares that start flaring right above the knee on me! haha

  19. Tyler says...

    I only use thanks in advance when I need a reply or need something done. I’ve also read arguments for not using a sign off at all, but it just doesn’t feel right not to.

  20. Ruth says...

    Hmm, don’t think those pants will work for someone under 5’2″ like me! Totally cut me off at weird point – big no-no from guru Tim Gunn. But super cute for long-legged ladies.

  21. Noelle says...

    I want to love the wide-leg trend, but those just do not look flattering to me…. but I just don’t get it.

  22. I have to say, have not admired those pants one single time I’ve seen them. Maybe I don’t understand flattering….it’s definitely not how I see those pants! I’d like to see more high waisted, long flares back in style, because I think those look gorgeous on most people.
    The email sign off (and similar comments!) is hilarious.

  23. Yah! Making out certainly is a good idea. But twice a day, for a whole month is possibly impractical in our busy schedules. I’ve especially observed that work at home moms even ignore giving themselves a me time due to their hectic schedules. Isn’t there any other productive way to work this out?

  24. Jojo says...

    I think horrible things about people who sign anything that way. It’s as if they think that it’s not worth saying “thank you” later. It also makes them sound as if they have braces and they are planning a dance in the cafeteria.

  25. Aideen says...

    “Thank you, and a warm hug” is still my favourite sign-off I received from an international student.

  26. keri says...

    I think here in Australia I most often see emails signed off “Cheers”
    If its a more formal email than it is “kind regards”. I got told off by a professor for only writing “Regards” apparently that sounds rude…

  27. Nan says...

    Those pants are absolutely *not* the flattering look they’re being billed as. It’s OK to want a different look – go for it – but to bill those as the most flattering, when they’re clearly not, is just dumb hype.

    • Paula says...

      that’s extremely harsh. I think majority of women look ridiculous in skinny jeans. just because the trend caught on doesn’t mean it works for everyone. geez.

  28. Aly says...

    OK. Those pants are not good. Trying to market those as the new “It Jean” or pants length reminds me how easily the media/fashion manipulates the masses. That length or cut is not going to flatter most of us (esp those of us on the shorter side) (or really, ANYONE). Ugh!

  29. Alison says...

    Wide leg pants 4eva! Not sure if the cut of those Everlane pants is for everyone, but I do wish more people understood the elongating magic of some good wide legs.

    And bagels are the best favor! For my Saturday night wedding we gave guests a copy of the Sunday Times and a half dozen H&H bagels still warm from the oven (with thanks to my brilliant wedding planner for being able to pull off those deliveries and package everything up while we partied!). Went over verrrry well :)

  30. Shan says...

    Omg i am laughing out loud at these email typo comments. Thank you, Cup of Jo community!!

  31. The best sign-off I ever received was: Warmly,
    It made me feel great so now I use Warmly all of the time :)

    • Virginia says...

      blech. I really dislike warmly.

    • Stephanie says...

      I know someone who uses warmly who is really not genuinely warm. It gives me the creeps.

  32. Debbie says...

    Make out twice a day, for a whole month?! Hoping that was a typo.

  33. Monica says...

    The email thing is interesting! Kind of a passive aggressive, “Do this NOW”, haha. It also reminded me of this article about how women (and people in general) overuse the word “just” in emails. I have *deliberately* removed it from my email vocab, and it totally makes a difference in the tone of confidence in an email!! ;) xo
    “Just” Say No
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/just-say-ellen-petry-leanse

  34. Emily says...

    Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t get past the nipples in the Everlane ad.

    • Molly says...

      100% with you. So distracting.

    • Rachel says...

      Right?! ME TOO.

    • Pickles says...

      That ad says: “Its a bit chilly in here and I think I have B.O. Will do a subtle whiff check….”

    • Meredith says...

      Glad it is just not me. It isn’t edgy, it’s ick.

    • lele says...

      OMG, me too. Lol! So glad I’m not the only one who noticed.

    • Katie says...

      oh no I’m the opposite! I’ve come to think it’s so hot and natural looking and wish it were more accepted in public.

  35. Everlane always has the cutest clothes.

  36. Never would have guessed about the sign off. Well anyway we love your blog!
    Thank you in advance for more great info and inspiration.
    – Kelly

  37. S says...

    I love the wide legged pants! I have a pair of wide legged, high waist Levis from last time they came around and am excited to break them out with some of my vintage tops that go to my waist instead of my hips. I find the wide legs look great with a chunky pair of clogs, otherwise I can’t pull them off.

  38. yael steren says...

    I LOVE wide leg pants but I don’t love that these are so cropped!! To really get the illusion of tall thin legs the jeans/pants should go all the way to the floor! Happy Valentine’s Day!!! ! xx yael

    http://www.yaelsteren.com/blog

    • Amy says...

      100 % agree! It’s the cropped length that looks ridiculous.

  39. Tori says...

    Commenters who dislike the wide pants (not a huge fan myself) what pants are the most flattering, classic, etc? I need new ones and skinny jeans seem a little passé but loose ones feel a bit sloppy… I want to feel put together but need to chase a toddler…what works??

    • I’m also not a fan of pants that are, all at once, cropped/flared/and wide legged. Together, all of those elements don’t look good on my 5’1.75″ petite frame. I also know that I don’t like the look of high rise pants on my body as it drowns out my waist and torso. That said, it’s totally personal due to my preference. I love the ankle-bearing skinny jeans trend because they end up being perfectly hemmed looking on my shorter legs. Maybe try a consignment store where you can try a variety of styles from different brands at the same time? Figure out what you think looks best on your body. I think something flattering will always look in style versus something “trendy” that you’re forcing and don’t feel completely comfortable in. Just my two cents. :)

    • Jeannie says...

      Culottes that look effectively, deceivingly like skirts but really are pants/shorts. :) I LIVE in many of these now! They are my wardrobe staple.

    • Jeannie, those sound great. Can you recommend a brand?

    • Amy says...

      I have been wondering the same!

    • MK says...

      I live in Brooklyn, work at an art and design school and still see skinny pants everywhere. If you are super trendy of course they aren’t cutting edge at this point. But if you just care about looking cute, skinny pants FTW. (I’m not a fan of wide leg either)

    • Melanie says...

      Same here – i loathe this new style (on me at least). I’m a HUGE fan of ankle cut straight pants (not quite skinny, but close). I have multiple pairs in multiple colors – great for all seasons, cute with flats or heels or booties.

    • eg says...

      This may not be helpful, because I can’t find them on their site anymore, but Gap has (or had) a style called Resolution Slim Straight. I randomly found them in the sale section last year and love them – they are not quite skinny jeans so feel a little less constricting. And while they stretch, the fabric seem thicker so it kinda holds you in more (I hate jeans that are overly stretchy). Also the rise is a bit higher than a lot of skinny jeans but not the super-high trendy rise that I think can look kinda ridiculous.

    • Colleen says...

      I love ankle pants for work. Express has them, but for budget conscious ladies like me, Old Navy Harper pants are perfect!

    • Tori says...

      Thank you for the recs! I like the ankle cut look, too. It feels a little sexy, kind of how collarbone baring/off the shoulder shirts have just a touch of “something”.
      And @ MK -definitely not cutting edge over here, maybe just need the right skinnies!

    • I don’t have any myself, but I love the more tailored look of jeans that people like Emily Henderson wear all the time. High waisted, fitted to mid thigh, then flare to the floor. They look SO classy and lengthening, kind of the opposite of these.

    • Jody says...

      I find that Paige makes great jeans. I have these in two washes: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/paige-transcend-hoxton-high-rise-skinny-jeans-vista/3845864?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=VISTA
      For the small percentage of cotton in them they somehow retain their shape really well while having a bit of give. I also like the rise on them, they are “high rise” but they are not so high that they look foolish, you know, where the fly looks like it is 20 inches long ;) I realize these are skinny jeans but Paige also makes some great straight leg cuts. I’m 5’5″ with shortish legs and a long torso. I definitely have thighs and a butt too so this isn’t coming from someone with skinny legs!

  40. Those pants! AGH love.

  41. Mary says...

    The sign off stories are so hilarious. When COJ did the first wide leg pant story, I thought definitely not for me. But this second look was less of a turn off. I think it might be one of those trends I eventually come around on and try?
    Laughed out loud at the “succeeds in making me look as if I have the most enormous crotch ever” comment. Gives pause, for sure.

  42. julie says...

    I’ve been giving myself facial massages a la Lisa Eldridge (watch her YouTube tutorial of it, it’s amazing) every night I have the time before bed. Helps so much with the jaw tension!

  43. Sarah says...

    I once got an email from my apartment’s property manager about a broken door lock that was signed “Sorry for the incontinence, Nancy”.

    Still makes me laugh.

    • Lexi Mainland says...

      Hahaha, omg. I love that so much.

  44. cooper says...

    OMG, I have been struggling so much with jaw and throat tension lately (anxiety-related, I think), and looking for something (anything!) to help. I will definitely be giving that tip a try :)

    A little trick I discovered for the throat tension is to place your finger across your throat (perpendicular) and swallow, paying attention to how your adam’s apple moves upward, and then yawn, paying attention to how your adam’s apple moves downward. Somehow that mindfulness helps relieve a lot of tension, at least for me!

  45. Lauren says...

    Our go-to weekend breakfast is classic egg-in-a-hole with toast – can’t wait to upgrade it with everything bagels!

  46. The bagel as party favor is the best idea ever!! Those pants however are the opposite. I feel like if enough believe that those pants look good on everyone we will have a modern day “Emporor’s New Clothes.”

    • Amy says...

      Agreed about those pants. I am over skinny pants, but those Everlane are flattering on none of the models in that photo above!

  47. Twyla says...

    My boss once signed an important email “Retards, Colleen”, instead of the intended “Regards”. It still makes me giggle even though it shouldn’t.

  48. Rebecca says...

    Omg that bagel recipe! Literally going to go to my bagel place to get some right now

  49. Bit of a tangent, but I totally don’t understand the half shirt tuck in (woman on the left in the Everlane photo). I see them styled like this a lot and I honestly think it just looks ridiculous. Does anyone actually wear it like that? Is it just me that thinks this?

    • Savannah J says...

      yeah that much of a deliberate half tuck i don’t really go for, but i do like a more casual version with a top or thin jumper where i just tuck a little on one side – i wear a lot of loose tops and it shows that there is a waist under there!

    • Ashley says...

      I started tucking the front of my shirt in about a year ago. I know it’s kind of an affected thing to do — “Look how casual I am! I’m practically Parisian!” — but I can’t stop! I feel like it draws attention to my waist and makes my legs look longer. When I don’t tuck it in, I feel like my torso looks too long and my legs look stumpy.

      It’s funny how we get used to seeing ourselves a certain way — anyone remember the CoJ post about parting your hair on the other side? I tried it and felt like I looked like a different person!

    • Ashley says...

      Just realized you were talking about the half-tucked button down. I’ve tried it and felt silly.

  50. thanks in advance? really?
    it’s one of my pet peeves if someone signs their email like that. for some reason i feel those words together have a negative connotation…
    i don’t know. i can’t do it.
    if the email requires a thanks (which it usually does since i work with volunteers) i use thanks, but mostly i’ve abandoned the sign off.

    • Amy says...

      I agree; to me it sounds presumptive and dismissive. The body of the email might change that tone but that sign off often makes me raise my eyebrows.

    • Pickles says...

      It sounds like: you WILL do it and so I will thank you NOW.

    • Agreed. It can be a passive aggressive way of saying “You better get this done,” haha. I will never use that.

  51. Sarah Kang says...

    Love the look of the pants! I’m curious to try them out. Thanks for the tip!

  52. Mel says...

    Just bought those pants in black AND white. I am really excited for a new, breezier pant shape. Skinnier are hot and I live in Miami. Hoping my Cuban derrière looks as good as the girl in blue 😂

  53. Tania says...

    The fondle thing is hilarious! I ordered those Everlane pants with high hopes but they were NOT FLATTERING on me. Maybe they’d work for other people, but they were not my jam.

    • Anna says...

      I love wide legged pants but when I saw these online I just don’t think they’re proportioned well! Don’t give up hope, Gap has great wide legged pants for half the price! X

  54. margie says...

    I have to go with a hard pass on those pants. I don’t even feel like they look good on the models; they definitely are going to make me look shorter and wider than I already am. Yikes.

    • Di says...

      this. Even the models looks squat and boxy. Not a nice look!

    • Emily says...

      I completely agree!

    • Cara says...

      Agree as well! I don’t think they do anything for anyone’s body type…

    • Allegra Liu says...

      Yep, I don’t think they’re flattering

    • Elle says...

      Also with you all the way. At first I thought those women were short or average-sized and that the pants were doing them any favors. But Everlane’s models tend to very tall and thin, usually wearing their smallest sizes. So, in those pants, we can see that even professional models appear short and wide! Of course, if that’s a look you love, go for it. But being shorter and wider than I’d like to be already, I’ll pass!

    • Elle says...

      Oops — “were NOT doing them any favors. . . “

    • Couldn’t agree more. If even the most gorgeous, leggy woman doesn’t look convincing, it’s not going to work. I’m all for wearing whatever I feel best in, regardless of whether it’s “trendy” or not.

    • Kitty says...

      Agree… If a model looks terrible in those pants what are the chances for the rest of us. I love wide leg pants but these are not good.

      Also, they all have camel toe!

    • Cheryl says...

      Nail. On. The. Head.
      In five or ten years we’ll look back at this Everlane photo of young, beautiful models looking strangely squat and matronly and bust a gut laughing. Trendy? Yes. Flattering or timeless? No way.

    • Stephanie says...

      Everlane frequently shows their pants on various body types to give you an idea of what they’ll look like. And the answer is often, terrible. They do a lot of oddly loose, boxy pants. Kind of like the ones above. They would be cute as a novelty if I didn’t have big hips for my small size.

  55. I literally just bought those Everlane pants right before I saw this post! Crossing my fingers they look as good on me as they do the models (although, I know I’ll need to take them to a tailor to be shortened).

  56. shannon says...

    Okay, I just absolutely cannot get on board with that pant shape. WHO looks good in these?! I have tried some on (I’m 5’7″ with a long torso), and they make me look about 4″ shorter than I actually am. I call BS on the “flattering” claim.

    Someone please explain!

    • anne says...

      I could not agree with you more! They are terrible! I’m 5’6″ and they make me look short and squat.

    • Jennifer says...

      I second your BS call on the flattering claim! This morning I got the email from Everlane telling me these were the most flattering pant I’ll ever try – when I clicked over to the site and saw the pictures… I may have rolled my eyes a little. They aren’t particularly flattering on the models they show them on, much less a 5’3″ gal with a short torso and a little tummy.

    • Leigh says...

      I feel the same! I’m also 5’7″ with a loooong torso (and so, short legs), and those pants…nope. Also, that high waist just succeeds in making me look as if I have the most enormous crotch ever. I’ll be sticking with my skinny pants in every color possible, thank you!

    • Julie says...

      100% agree. Whenever I see the “Kamm pants” in a photo, all I see is a pinched and uncomfortable crotch rise and short legs.

      I think the appeal is the waist sitting at the smallest part of the torso (which is nice – I like high rise jeans, generally) and the slender ankle showing under the billowy wide leg. But for me, the proportion of this style is wonky on every body type I’ve seen it on. I’m 5’7 and 105 lbs. I wouldn’t touch them.

    • Cait says...

      I’m 6’0 with long, skinny legs and they don’t look good on me either! It might be the combo of wide leg/high waist?

    • shannon says...

      Haha Jennifer, I did the same with their email this morning.

      Leigh = preach it. Skinny pants forever.

      Note to clothes manufacturers: we are not (figuratively or literally) buying it. Take your wide-leg crops elsewhere!

  57. Laura says...

    It frustrates me that Everlane thinks all women have the same shape? Wide legged, cropped pants only really look good on thin women who aren’t pear-shaped, and their sizing doesn’t even go above 12…

    • For what it is worth, I am thin and leggy and these pants look awful on me — boobs on legs. Short, wide, tiny ankled legs.

    • Sadie says...

      I love so many of Everlane’s clothes, but I’m a size 16 (UK 20), so despite drooling over them regularly, I’ve never made a single purchase. It’s so hard to find good clothing (especially with a minimalist look) in larger sizes!

    • jill says...

      Totally agree. Have you guys checked out Universal Standard? I have their jeans and the Elba top and I LOVE them. Very Vince-esque but they fit me!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      wow, universal standard is beautiful! thanks for the tip, jill!

    • Julie D says...

      I’m 5’7 and fairly skinny but with a bit of saddle bags these pants won’t work at all! These are made for tall, skinny and straight shaped bodies…

  58. Lauren E. says...

    I love that note on the email sign off! Once in a mass email to a lot of colleagues I wrote, “All the best, Kayreb.” And sent it off. I had to write back and explain that I had completely botched the spelling of my own name, Lauren.

    • Zywie says...

      Hahaha! This is hilarious!

    • Lauren, that is hilarious.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh my gosh, so funny. your right hand was moved over on the keyboard, right? in my senior year high school year book, my name was “Kpamma.” my sister still teases me about it.

    • Emily says...

      Hahah so funny!!

    • K Smith says...

      This made me laugh so hard!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Alison says...

      Amazing! I had a boss (Ted) who was in a huff about something and dashed off an angry message to a client. In his agita he failed to notice that he’d signed it “Sincerely, Red”. I can only imagine what the clients thought…

    • Laura says...

      Can’t tell you the number of times I’ve spelled my name “Kayra” on the keyboard. As far as I know, I’ve caught them all … or the kind email recipient didn’t tell me about it.

    • Judy says...

      Before email (!), I was working at a temp agency in college answering phones. We got so many calls, I had to put every one on hold, so my answer was, “Good Morning, Zenith Data Systems, can you hold?” We go so busy and I got so flustered, I once answered: “Good morning, Zenith Data Systems, can I hold you?” Followed by loooong silence. Then, thankfully, laughter! Argh!