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shiroduckie wrote in fatshionista
Guys, I need help. I need dress pants for work, the wide-leg trouser kind (because anything skinnier than a bootcut will not go up past the knee in the dressing room). Unfortunately for me, my usual source (Lane Bryant) has gone the way of the devil with nothing but Tighter Tummy Technology (which, on me, is consistently painful below the waistline and about 9 months pregnant above; Spanx are not my friend). Lo and behold, my backup of Old Navy has also decided that similar "technology" should be applied to all their khakis. Avenue also looks like they've done the same thing.

So, what I'm asking is this: does anyone know where I can find trouser-style, wide-leg (or at least not tapered) dress pants, in a size 26? All I'm finding on fullbeauty/onestopplus are terrible, terrible, granny pants.

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I just found some at JC Penny's.

I'm not a fan of their service or quality, but have you tried Eloquii?

I love Torrid's work pants. My only gripe with them is no pockets.

I loathe "tighter tummy technology". I have a pair of jeans with that from LB, and they are so stiff and uncomfortable. :\

Seconded, also hate the " Tighter Tummy Technology."

I am currently interviewing for full-time jobs and just bought dress/work clothes from Avenue. They are not my usual style, but they DO have nicer dress clothes and the basics are pretty good. I found a great pair of wide leg dress pants that don't cut off uncomfortably. They are on the more expensive side, but I signed up for their store card and saved 30% in-store that day and then was able to get a lot of bogo half off type deals.

FYI avenue had both the tighter tummy ones and also ones that weren't, in-store.


Below is the one I bought. FYI I am about 5'8" and really needed the long for this not to look stupid on me and make me look like I'm way older than I am. I have a problem where it's hard to find fashion forward stuff that doesn't make me look and feel old.

The Slimming ones were incredibly uncomfortable, but this was perfectly fine.


Check out Land's End catalog.

This is random but you might check TJ Maxx and Marshalls, if you have either of those stores in your area. I've seen wide leg dress pants in sizes 26 & 28 from Lands End in there recently on the clearance racks for under $10.

J. Jill carries up to a size 28 online also and I'm pretty sure I've seen wide leg pants there before.

I have had good luck at dress barn and JCPenney.

I was going to say Dress Barn too. Super comfortable and reasonably-priced, fine for the office and no Tighter Tummy Technology in them.

Also check out SWAK Designs. They have some great loose palazzo pants that are acceptable for work. Good luck!

I hate those kinds of tummy things too! Try Cato - https://www.catofashions.com/ They even have some linen khakis, which I love when it's hot! https://www.catofashions.com/cato/drawstring-linen-pantsplus-22175 And they even have some in extended sizes up to a 34/36, which is great!

ASOS also has some nice looking options in black and blue for wide leg pants, and I find their size 20 fits more like a 22, so though they don't technically carry a 26 their 24 may be fine for you. http://us.asos.com/Women-Curve-Plus-Size/1122im/?cid=9577&channelref=paid+search&affid=12497&gclid=Cj0KEQjw5ti3BRD89aDFnb3SxPcBEiQAssnp0szTOd9DAGZxF-xyhat-YXAJ5HlO5zNNUPLNZEj8sjcaAsNh8P8HAQ&r=2#state=Rf900%3D1612&parentID=Rf900&pge=0&pgeSize=36&sort=-1

If you otherwise like the fit of the pants...you can cut the shaping panel out of the pants. I have the same issue you do, so I've performed quite a bit of pants surgery.

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