Remember Pants? Let’s Bring Them Back!
Leggings, sweatpants and I have formed a special bond over the last year, but I must say that I honestly miss wearing jeans. Recently, I have made a point to slowly bring back my old dressing habits, pre-quarantine, and that includes adding plus-size jeans back into my outfit rotation. I’ve found that dressing up again has allowed me to re-create a sense of normalcy and has increased my motivation which in turn has made me feel much better about myself, too.
With new styles dropping from our exclusive Molly & Isadora spring collection, I can’t help but get inspired to shift away from minimal loungewear-only styling for once. If you’ve been in a style rut (like I’ve been), consider adding some new favorites to your wardrobe and play around with style again. Let’s bring back actual real pants!
This new collection is designed as a capsule, so each piece from tops, bottoms and dresses can be mixed and matched effortlessly. What is really exciting about what’s new in this in-house brand are the pants. At Dia&Co, we know how difficult it is to shop for plus-size jeans, (and, really, pants in general), so we’ve taken great efforts to crack the code on what makes an amazing pant.
The new collection has plus size pants for everyone—including ones with great stretch, an ankle-grazing hem and natural colors that make them great transitional pieces as we slowly inch towards spring. (It may not look like it, but it’s really just around the corner now. Promise.)
The Cynthia Cropped Utility Pants are great for those of us that enjoy comfort but want to take a break from athleisure. They are far more practical than leggings with slim side pockets. These are also deep enough to hold more than the average pant pocket so you’ll even be able to try the mini-handbag trend without needing to hold back on carrying your necessities whenever you head out to run errands.
Although the style is clearly inspired by the more functional cargo pant, the slightly frayed hem elevates it to having more of a bohemian-chic vibe. I suggest pairing the pants with a cute tank, cardigan and a layered necklace or even a striped sweater over a chambray top with some flats. These pants are so versatile that they can be dressed up or down, with the right accessories and shoes.
That said, I can’t talk about Molly & Isadora without taking a moment to highlight the brand’s major staple and must-have—the Leroy Perfect Skinny Jean.
Leroys are the skinny jeans for plus-size women (they’re called perfect for a reason). Aside from being available in several different colorways and washes, as well as having great structure and stretch, they are also the style that we have available in a range of lengths, so you can be sure to find the perfect fit for you. I’m short and curvy, so I personally know how hard it is to find a good pair of skinny jeans that works best for my height and body type. My tip is to find out what your inseam is and give these jeans a try.
I currently own the dark wash Leroy in regular length (27” inseam) which ended up being just the length for me and they have since become my go-to jean. These are some incredibly stylish jeans that work with a blazer and heels or dressed down with a basic tee and sneakers. I highly recommend getting yourself a pair, if you haven’t already. You’ll see how a perfect fit can really change your wardrobe and your attitude.
Are you team straight leg utility pants or denim skinnies? Find your new favorite pair at Dia.com