Monday, August 22, 2011
Une femme recommends...
A perfect pair of slim black ankle pants has been one of my Holy Grail wardrobe items for as long as I can remember. Occasionally over the years I've stumbled across a pair that is right in every way, which I then proceed to wear until threadbare, all the while offering fragrant sacrifices at the Shrine of St. Audrey in hopes that I'll someday find my next perfect pair.
The Pant Deities have smiled upon me again, in the form of these ponte knit slim ankle pants from Eileen Fisher.
Trust me when I tell you these pants look much better in person than in this picture. The style (front zip, front pockets, belt loops) and the fabric (substantial) add up to a pant that's polished enough for the office, but feels comfortable enough for yoga. They are flatteringly slim, but not skin tight.
These pants can be washed in the machine, gentle cycle, cold water. I put mine in a low heat dryer for about 15 minutes, then hang to finish drying overnight, but you can also skip the dryer and just roll in a towel to remove moisture then hang to dry overnight. (Oui, travel is always on my mind!) Yes, they do bag at the knees just a little bit after sitting all day, but regain their shape hung up overnight.
Available in black and mussel (a dark taupe). If slim ankle pants are your thing, Run Don't Walk.