ETA: Cut to $149.99 on 12/18/12.
Size 4 - Waist = 32.5", Hips = 39.75"
Size 6 - Waist = 33.5", Hips = 40.75"
The pants are also available on Net-A-Porter. Look at the difference in stock photos. The Net-A-Porter pic is much more accurate.
Size 4 - This was definitely the correct size. They would look better with a 2-3 lb weight loss or sleeping with my Prep H & my wrap belt would do the trick. That aside, size 4 -- the smaller of my J Crew pant sizes -- is the right choice. The bow look cute in photos, but they're an elongated shape irl. I like my bows more square, I guess. When they're long -- top to bottom -- they look kind of droopy. The sequins are dark grey and photograph brighter than they appear in person. That kind of bugged me, too. I didn't want them to be disco ball shiny, but I was unprepared for how unremarkable they were irl.
I tried the pants w/the keeper chambray shirt ($78, sz 6). Chambray shirts go with just about any and everything. Not in this case. No chambray, no lighting, no music I heard playing...none of crewlade's usual tactics were effective. They don't look so bad in this pic, but I'm telling you...it's the way they photograph. They look better in pics than irl. Check them out on Bows and Sequins.
View from the side. A little pulling near the pocket, but I think these stretch out a little during the day with wear.
I forgot to take a photo. It would probably be a thumb to the side. I've been thinking about these pants since I received them and I couldn't put my finger on what was wrong. The color is darker, more muddied than I expected. It's really too bad that J Crew has such inaccurate depictions of their merchandise. Stop w/the Photoshop filters! I like that they're wool, that they have pockets & I like the concept overall. I didn't like the color, the shape of the bows or the sequins. However, I'm thinking the sequins would catch the right light at an evening holiday party. Pass for me.
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