Oh Pants! Ladies Pants, that is.
July 12, 2013 3:07 PM   Subscribe

I am in need of comfortable, loose, modest pants/trousers suitable for sitting cross-legged on the floor for long periods of time. This will be in public, so unfortunately pj's are out. Preferrably under 40US and not hideous to look at. Yoga pants are too form-fitting. I'm a US ladies size 8/10 with a small waist, womanly hips and thighs and 5'3"ish. Any ideas?
posted by 1066 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Wide leg yoga pants are on sale for $14 right now at Old Navy. They even come in petite sizes. You might also consider Hanes French terry sweatpants for $30.
posted by workerant at 3:12 PM on July 12, 2013

Best answer: I like linen pants for this. I got a pair from target last year. No link from my phone but many stores should be carrying them in the summer. I also find wide leg dress pants with a wide waist band are comfortable for floor sitting!
posted by missriss89 at 3:15 PM on July 12, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: The style might be too hippy for your tastes, but you might want to look into thai fisherman pants. You put them on like this. Etsy has a large selection (I think this pair is pretty cute).
posted by kitkatcathy at 3:24 PM on July 12, 2013 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Land's End has a line called Starfish that's a nice cross between yoga pants and normal cloth pants. I found them to be cut generously and you might need to hem them, but they're really comfortable.
posted by jetlagaddict at 3:39 PM on July 12, 2013 [3 favorites]

Best answer: XCVI.
posted by DestinationUnknown at 3:47 PM on July 12, 2013

Best answer: Let me second the Thai fisherman pants - I have a pair that I got at a clothing swap and I will wear those puppies until they disintegrate. They are STUPID comfortable, adorable, and perfect for floor sitting.
posted by deliciae at 3:47 PM on July 12, 2013

Best answer: I just bought these pants from Macy's and they are really lovely and comfortable and forgiving, although the white is a bit on the sheer side.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 4:17 PM on July 12, 2013

Best answer: Cargo pants might work. They tend to be a bit loose.
posted by michellenoel at 5:41 PM on July 12, 2013

Best answer: Lucy pants! I have a similar body shape to you and I love them. Similar to yoga pants, but not tight.
posted by chickenmagazine at 5:54 PM on July 12, 2013

Best answer: A little more pricey, but they don't look frumpy and last forever - Dipper pants from Athleta
posted by floweredfish at 6:00 PM on July 12, 2013

Best answer: Ureshii Lounge Pant! Mail order made to measure, will be very comfy and flattering!
posted by crush-onastick at 6:50 PM on July 12, 2013 [1 favorite]

I must admit I don't quite get the question. What rules out a pair of jeans? If they fit right and aren't too tight you shouldn't have any problem sitting cross-legged in them. (Or is this where my inner self suddenly reveals herself as dowdy and middle-aged, kind of like how I actually keep things in my pockets?)

If it has to be more formal, any pair of khakis or slacks seems like it would do.
posted by Lady Li at 9:51 PM on July 12, 2013

Best answer: I will admit to being completely baffled by women's clothing sizes, but my first thought was Gi pants (usually associated with Brazilian jiu jitsu/MMA training). Amazon has similar stuff -- super comfortable, especially in summer.
posted by divined by radio at 6:35 AM on July 13, 2013

Best answer: Linen pants for sure. I love the ones I have from Uniqlo (no link, sorry, glacial internet speeds at the moment) - they were about $30 when I got them last year, and i have them in green and navy. Best spend of my life, and they are definitely not pajamas.
posted by 9000condiments at 8:08 AM on July 13, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks all! These are great ideas.
posted by 1066 at 12:20 AM on July 14, 2013

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