Rated 2 out of 5 by Elisabeth44 Waist too tight, rise too high
For a "favorite fit" style, the rise was way too high. The pants were also tight around the waist. I'm disappointed. They will be returned.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunshine5637 LOVE these pants!
I'm so short, it's hard to find pants the right length. These are perfect. Will be ordering more.
November 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChickieDee Terrible Design
I loved the raw indigo color, so I ordered a pair in my regular size, got them, tried them on -- the waist was fine, but the front was way too baggy and the rump was way too tight. Who is built that way? I am 5'3" and 125 pounds and where a size 6 petite. These will be going back, thank goodness for LLBean's return policy.
October 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by RLinLA Bring back the Curvy Pleated Front Bayside Twill
Ever since LL Bean discontinued the Bayside Twill in the "Curvy Fit" cut with a Pleated Front (Wrinkle Resistant, NOT Comfort Waist), I have been unable to find a current style that fits me well. The discontinued item was #258559.
I tried these Favorite Fit pants, but I have to return them. The cut and the fabric are a rough fit indeed. Please bring back the "Curvy Fit" Pleated Front style! When I telephone LL Bean, the customer service reps say that they've heard similar requests from other customers. I'm not the only one who misses the Curvy Fit style. Please start selling them again! The older styles, which I think were Pleated Front Classic Fit were not bad either. None of the new styles fit well for me. So many of the new styles have a "comfort waist," but I'm looking for the non-elastic waist.
October 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYCDi Love them, need updating
I have been wearing these pants for years--I know, because in old photos going back 20 years, I'm wearing this same model of pants! They are comfortable, easy to care for and long-wearing. (Don't worry--I do replace them every 3-4 years!). But pant styles have changed over the years, and I'm looking for a slimmer fit, esp in the leg, with the same quality and durability as these. The Easy-Stretch pants come very close, and I love these as well, but their lighter weight makes them impractical in the cooler months. Please consider developing a more modern (slimmer) fit of your Bayside Twills that will take me through fall and winter. Thank you!
October 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by LLBNY Baggy and sloppy
This pant is very baggy in the legs and they sag with wear, giving it a sloppy and matronly appearance. Both pairs that I ordered have been returned.
October 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Peartree Too much material in hips and thighs
I am 5'6" and 135 lbs. I normally wear a size 8. I carry any extra weight in the "saddlebag" area and I normally don't mind a wider leg. However, these pants are not a flattering fit for me. I did order a size 10 which was too big all over but I was worried the waist would be tight after reading the reviews.
The rise was also higher than expected and came to 1/2 inch below my belly button. A bit too old school for me. The leg length was very good with a bit extra for a wee heel and the fabric was very nice.
An 8 would have fit but the hips would have been too wide making me look much heavier than I am. If you have a very curvy figure (ie. a small waist with big hips) these pants might work for you.
October 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jerseywalkermom Legs too wide
I was happy to see these 'favorite fit' pants offered again, but disappointed in the fit. The description says they are 'slightly fitted' in thighs but I find them to be very baggy. I do really like the material-wrinkle resistant all cotton & like the waist fit. The medium is also too long for me so I reordered in petite but these did not fit right. I am 5'5" so medium usually works. It's too bad they are so baggy; they will be going back.
October 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CarolynJane Very disappointed.
I want to know what LL Bean has done with its sizing. I have two pairs of Bayside twills from 5-6 years ago that fit fine. I ordered a pair this year and they are cut completely differently - even though they are supposed to be Original Fit. They are also at least a size smaller than they should be. A size 8 has always fit me but these are too small. Another reviewers said she measured them to make sure and they are definitely cut smaller than they used to be. I ordered a pair in khaki and in green and they are both going back. LL Bean FIX YOUR SIZING!!!!
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OldFashionedGal Very nice pants
I already own a pair of these in black that I ordered 2 or 3 years ago. When I ordered these in khaki, I was very pleased to discover that they have not changed in quality since then - still "top notch" (and they launder really well, too!). Regarding fit: I'm 5'7", 135 lbs., somewhat pear-shaped. I ordered the size 8 in regular length so that I can wear these with flat shoes. The only adjustment I had to make was a few micro darts in the waist, but that's never been uncommon for me in medium rise pants. If these had a slightly lower rise, I wouldn't have had to do even that. I'm very happy with these pants and look forward to wearing them. Thank you, LLB, for making pants for real women, not sticks!
September 25, 2014