Women’s Pants: A Guide for Plus Size Women

Women’s Pants: A Guide for Plus Size Women

Over the years, we’ve definitely learned a thing or two that helps us help you when it comes to finding women’s plus size clothing you love to wear. For one thing, we’re committed to designing clothes not only to fit but also to flatter women of all sizes. In other words, we don’t just add a little extra fabric to our regular pant designs and expect you to find a way to make it work. No, we adjust the proportions of our plus size pants to give you the best fit possible from waist to ankle so that you can look your best no matter what the number on that tag is. In addition to designing our plus size pants to fit all shapes and sizes, we make our sizing chart at Lands' End as accurate and easy-to-read as possible, which makes shopping for what you need when you need it easier than ever.

But of course, shopping for the right size isn’t everything when it comes to building a well-rounded wardrobe. If you’re looking to add a few more plus size pants to your fashion arsenal check out this handy guide to help you navigate what plus size pants you’ll want to own to help you look your best this season.

Determining your Pant Size

The important thing to remember about measuring for pants is that it can vary widely by brand. You might be a size 12 in one brand’s pants and a size 14 in another. So, it’s critical to try pants on. You can ballpark and gauge your size by looking at pant reviews and going off the size you usually buy, but since all bodies are different, fabrics stretch differently, and brands sew their pants differently, you must try them on. 

If you’re not sure what size you are, you can measure yourself to get an idea. Start by getting out a tape measure and measuring in inches. Measure around the smallest part of your waist. Then measure between your lower waist and hips. Write down your measurements.  

Again, this varies by brand, so check their sizing charts. Make sure if you buy pants online, that you can return or exchange them if you don’t love the fit. Also, when picking your pants,  consider the cut of the pants. You’ll look great no matter what, but cuts can sometimes make pants uncomfortable when you put them on.

Women’s Plus Size Pants For The Office:

Finding plus size work pants you look good in and are comfortable to wear seems like a stretch. But, in all honesty, that’s exactly what you need when it comes to finding a pair of stylish plus size pants that go above and beyond comfort to help you survive that daily 9 to 5 grind. Our Women’s plus size Starfish elastic waist pull-on knit pants are made from soft cotton jersey that stretches with ease while still managing to keep its shape – and your professional appearance – in check. Plus the wide, full-elastic waistband is designed to lie flat and smooth against your midsection, eliminating the awkward bulges you sometimes get from button waist pants.

Our Women’s plus size sport knit pants are another example of comfortable clothing doubling as professional attire. Offering a flattering, straight-leg silhouette and an easy, full-elastic waist these plus size pants are as comfortable as sweatpants but elegant enough to wear to a staff meeting. Available in solids and prints, you could outfit your whole workweek in comfort and style.

Women’s Plus Size Leggings:

Contrary to what you might have heard about “activewear,” being active is actually not a requirement when it comes to styling these cute and comfortable plus size leggings. Made with a generous amount of stretch for maximum mobility our Lands’ End Women’s plus size active leggings are a great choice for working out or running around town managing that never-ending to-do list. But, honestly, the wide elastic waistband that gently hugs without ever feeling tight just makes them a joy to wear no matter what you’re doing any day of the week.

Women’s Plus Size Jeans:

Finding a pair of jeans comfortable enough to wear all day while still maintaining their shape used to seem like an impossible task. That was before women’s plus size jeans were made from a soft and supple denim with excellent stretch and recovery – meaning you can wear them for hours without having to worry about them getting saggy and baggy before the day is done. Our plus size jeans do this and so much more, like offering peace of mind every time you sit down thanks to contoured waists that eliminate pesky (and embarrassing) back gap. Available in a variety of cuts, rises and styles, and in classic button tops or comfy pull-ons with elastic waists, our plus size jeans are designed with your best look in mind. Whether you’re looking to accentuate your curves or create straight-lined silhouettes, you can find your perfect pair of plus size jeans at landsend.com.

Size Guide for Women’s Pants:

Have you struggled to find a size guide for women’s pants and women’s plus size pants? The dirty little secret is that every brand has a different size guide. There are general factors taken into account when making pants, as far as sizing goes. However, there is no universal size guide that encompasses all brands’ pants’ fits and sizes. You’re probably better off taking your own measurements and comparing them to each size guide. This can be tedious but is probably the best way to determine if pants will fit you when looking and buying online.

You know as well as anyone that all pants are not created equal. Don’t limit your wardrobe potential by living life with one pair of plus size pants at your disposal. Have fun rounding out your wardrobe with a pair of plus size pants for every occasion and be ready for anything life throws at you this season.


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