Last week I shared with y’all that I hate to shop. One of the reasons is that it has always been hard for me to find clothes that fit properly. I’m petite and plus size. Not many designers make clothes for someone of my body type.
Additionally, we have a professional dress policy where I work. Why is that an issue? Because it means that I essentially have to have at least two wardrobes, one for work and one for casual wear. Another problem is that the “casual wear” wardrobe does not always work for dressier casual functions like girl’s night out, date night with David, or hanging at a blog conference.
Last week Land’s End contacted me and asked if I would like to review a pair of their Chinos. I jumped at the chance that maybe I would finally find a wardrobe item that not only fit properly, but also bridged my wardrobe issues. I selected the Women’s Fit 2 Straight Leg Chino in black.
So did they pass my wardrobe test? Let’s see:
First I paired them with a light sweater and a blazer for the office. This is a look I could wear almost every day. It was comfortable and professional.
Next up was date night. I think they transition well from professional to “dressy casual.”
Let’s face it, the thing that I do most (next to sitting in an office) is running around with my kids in the evenings and on weekends. The Land’s End Chinos definitely work for that. How about something a little more casual?
Like game day. Go Cards! Yep, once again these pants would be perfect.
I love these pants, and I can see myself wearing them ALL the time. I like that I could wear them to work during the day and then simply change my top and wear them to Cady’s softball game or a movie at night. I love that you can order these pants in regular, petite, tall, and plus sizes. Also, you can request your inseam length so that the pants will fit you properly. They will also hem the pants to your desired length.
I’ve been a fan of the Land’s End brand for awhile. I like the sizing chart on their website and have found it to be reliable in the past. I also love that they are putting real effort into making their plus size line of clothing something that women will really want to wear. This will ensure that I’m a loyal customer for a long time.
Do you have “nothing fits” problems like me when you shop? Have you ever tried shopping from the Land’s End site?
Disclosure: I received one free pair of Land’s End Chinos to facilitate my review.