The rebirth of wide-leg pants has been a blessing for me. While I have mostly outgrown my adolescent issues with having muscular legs, a straight leg pant will perhaps never be comfortable for me. In contrast, wide-leg pants, especially truncated ones, are more comfortable than pajamas to me.
So I have been buying all of them, or trying to, anyway, in fear of the day they fall out of favor again.
The most recent addition to my culotte collection is Club Monaco‘s Yolande Pant (I also ordered the Izabelah and Gaiah Pants recently, but those linger in limbo), and I couldn’t be happier with them, even though they are kind of a struggle to put on and I am enough of a germaphobe (the selective, occasional kind) that I can’t use public bathrooms while wearing these.
But the details! Oh, the details. The overlapping, asymmetrical panel held in place by two rows of fabric-covered tonal buttons with gold-tone border is interesting enough to jazz up a work ensemble, but not so unusual that it’ll look out of place everywhere if the sartorial winds were to blow in a different direction tomorrow.
(Speaking of details, the one detail missing is pockets, and it is a devastating omission. I can understand why it was designed without–the crossover panel probably complicated things, but it doesn’t mitigate the impact.)
On 5’2 me, the Yolande Pant hits just above the ankle when I wear it at high waist, so will work with both pumps and loafers. In size 00, the pant measures 35-1/4″ in length (with a 24-1/2″ inseam), and 12″ across the waist.
The polyester-wool blend (48% polyester, 48% wool, and 4% elastane) is dry clean only and somewhat wrinkle prone, but if you are in the habit of dry-cleaning work clothes, this should be a small issue.
The Club Monaco Yolande Pant can also be found at Nordstrom and Shopbop.
The Nordstrom sale section has been recently updated. Included in the newest update is the BP. Scalloped Faux Leather Tote (see on me here) in lilac; my original comments about the bag stands, but the sale price is fair if you need something like it.