Women's Plus Size Linen Cotton Pants With Back Smocking
THESE PANTS ARE NOT SMOCKED !!! The back waist is just GATHERED ELASTIC !!!!
I like the fit of these pants, but the back is NOT SMOCKED !! SMOCKING is when a thread is stitched through little tucks of the fabric to make a design, or pattern over the gathered up fabric. TWO INCH WIDE Elastic is NOT used with smocking. Smocking is NOT sewn down to elastic. Thread sewing the elastic to the fabric in a gathered manner at the back waist IS NOT smocking!! The over all fit is pretty true to size, but the back waist, with the gathers of fabric sewn to the elastic makes it a bit on the big side. TECH WRITER get your facts straight before you try to use terms you don't understand !!!! Smocking is a decorative function that draws up excess fabric, true, but this isn't IT. If you want to know what smocking is, go to a sewing shop and take a class on it, or at least talk to someone who actually does smocking. Don't just look at a picture, and assume you know what it is.
October 11, 2014
Boring Black Pants-- Just what I needed
And thank goodness they have pockets.
Nothing exciting about these pants, they are Plain Jane Pants and they will be going to school and to church regularly. I ordered my usual size, and think I could have done with almost a size smaller. But not quite, alas. Working on THAT!
September 6, 2014
I actually gave these away because they ran big and I couldn't wear them. Nice product though. Just buy a smaller size.
Run large, buy a smaller size.
August 8, 2014
I purchased these pants and they run very large! All over they are big not just in the waist so I had to return them. I am an apple shape so I always have trouble with the hips and legs being too big in pants but these had too much material all over and they were wide in the leg. But great quality if they worked!
June 15, 2014
Easy to wear
These are very comfortable trousers for a hot day. They slip on (waistband is very generous) and drape well. I have ordered more in other colors!
June 11, 2014
I would highly recommand these pants for their comfort but not for their elegance. Depends on what you are looking for...
May 21, 2014
Easy breezy and always hemmed to perfection
I love these pants. They are comfortable and breathe well. I wear them to work with a blazer and shell. And my favorite part of ordering pants from Lands End - they are already hemmed to the exact length I want.
May 21, 2014
Good and Bad
I bought last summer's version of these that has a zipper and hook enclosure (so no smocking). The waist from last year's pants wears perfectly and the pants look very flattering. However, I was desperate for functional pockets and thicker fabric (you could see bright or patterned underwear under the lighter color pants). So this year's model has functional pockets, yeah!! Thicker fabric, yeah!! BUT the smocking is very unflattering as other reviewers have mentioned. It wears loose at the waist, can't put anything heavy in pockets, i.e. keys, because the pants slowly slip down because of the loose elastic waist. This defeats the purpose of the pockets!!!!! Although, it is an advantage if I want to just quickly slip some pants on and run to the store, but I would never wear anyplace else. Also, the lack of real zipper enclosure causes the crotch area to be baggy and very unflattering. So, LE keep the thicker fabric, keep the pockets, but bring back last year's flattering, clean waist and zipper and hook enclosure.
May 19, 2014
Good quality, poor fit
I received these in the mail today and was so excited to try them on, but unfortunately I was disappointed. The fabric is beautiful in the navy, the drape is perfect; I love the option to hem to size as I have an odd inseam, and I loved the elastic waist for comfort during hot summer weather. The problem for me was the fit. I normally wear a 16 in the regular women's chino sizes, so I figured a 14 in the plus section should fit well. I was wrong. The pants are terribly baggy through the hips and thighs, the waist is too loose, and the pockets gape open instead of laying flat. I believe that they would fit better in a smaller size, but no smaller size is available - these are only offered in plus sizes. What a disappointment, as they are lovely in every other way. I think I'll try the linen pants in the regular sizes, but I'm not sure I'll care for the tailored waist and button up legs that the plus size pants were free of.
May 16, 2014
love, love, love these!
These pants are absolutely perfect for work in the summer because they are extremely lightweight and oh so comfortable! I have an apple-shaped full figure and look horrible in crops. These pants are well designed with 2 front pockets, and are so much dressier and flattering than crops. I have had linen pants in the past that looked like I had slept in them by the time I got to work. But, the wrinkles are not bad in these pants. I have them in black and blue, and would definitely order more if they came in additional colors. Cooler than dress pants + more flattering than crops + unbelievable comfort = 5 stars from me. Good work, LE!
April 21, 2014