Saggy bottom pants
December 14, 2019 2:55 PM   Subscribe

I had the perfect pair of women's pants for 6 months, but now they're saggy in the butt and the knees. Help me replace them! And more generally, what brands or materials or pants-care habits will help me avoid that?

Here are there pants that broke my heart. I liked the slim fit and the ability to wear them casually AND to the office with nice shoes. (I also wore these during intense fieldwork on hot days which was amazing - but also maybe the reason they stretched out so quickly?) Looking for pants and not jeans. I've never paid more than $80 for pants, but I could go a bit higher if they last. Thank you!!
posted by a huckleberry to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I have had good luck with the Athleta Brand, specifically their “wander” collection/fabric. These and these have done well for me both as casual and work wear, although I can’t speak to doing fieldwork in them. Care is wash cold and air dry/tumble only. They also have a “trekkie” family which I find to not keep it’s shape as well. They are over budget slightly, but generally go on sale at the end of each season.
posted by gollie at 3:36 PM on December 14, 2019 [4 favorites]

If those are the perfect pants, I’d just buy 2 or 3 pairs and as devrim says, be sure to only air dry them.
posted by Kriesa at 5:31 PM on December 14, 2019

Yeah, using the dryer kills elastic, spandex, Lycra.
posted by theora55 at 5:46 PM on December 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

How many days per week did you wear them? Six months of solid use seem pretty good. I’d just buy multiple pairs.
posted by JenMarie at 6:29 PM on December 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

I'll be watching this thread with interest, as I've recently run into the exact same problem.

I just bought Everlane's Work Pant in a few colors. There are tons of positive reviews from a range of sites that suggest that they hold up well without sagging. However, if these don't work out, then I'll probably turn to MM.LaFleur.
posted by aquamvidam at 7:28 PM on December 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

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