Rated 5 out of 5 by azrose Now these pants I love
First impressions,....Wow they fit! Wow they are comfortable! Wow they actually make my size 16 apple shaped, no butt body look not too bad. They are keepers. I just might order another pair.
February 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by edumom12 Great denim cropped pants
Nice fabric, not too heavy with just the right amount of stretch. These will work for me. Fit is true to size. Surprisingly long, but I will roll them up. I'm 5'9", so I don't often find anything to be too long.
November 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by 2Scooges Zipper on wrong side
These are great pants...if you're a guy! The zipper is on the wrong side for women's pants!
October 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ImeldaTheHon Maybe the greatest warm weather pants ever
I bought a pair of these last year and wore them repeatedly, so this year I bought five or six more pairs in both denim and twill, and again I have worn them all summer. They are comfortable, flattering, and they launder like a dream.
I do find them a little on the long side, but I'm short and so I'm accustomed to that. They are short enough to let my ankles breathe in warm weather, and cover my sorry plus-size thighs, knees, and upper calves. The pockets are functional and the stretch makes these pants great to wear on active days or for travel.
If there were a plus size petite non-cropped version of these pants (27" or 28" inseam) I might never wear any others. They are that good.
Please don't ever discontinue these, LL Bean!
September 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by nicknameproblem Very disappointed
I am not sure why these pants are called "cropped." I'm 5'8" and these come just above my ankles. My previous purchase of "cropped" pants from LLB were somewhat long, but these are 4" longer in the inseam. Don't you have Tall sizes to accommodate taller customers? I don't like to have to spend time altering a purchase after spending $50 for a pair of pants.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ccd22 so comfortable
I bought these in stone, and they have been my favorite pants to wear on my day off! I love the color, the stretch, and the waistband. they could be a BIT shorter, but that is minor. Great product! Wish I could order more but you are all out!
July 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by gardenerinPA Runs small
My well-worn Bayside twill cropped pants are a 10 and way too loose now, so I wanted a new pair and thought I'd try the stretch fabric. Ordered a 10 and an 8 to try -- both are too small. The khaki color is darker than previous fabrics, but would have been okay if they had fit. The rise seemed a little low, which is why I'm not trying a size 12. I wouldn't recommend them to a friend only because I wouldn't know what size to tell her to order. Back to the original, I guess.
July 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lorryV baggy fit
I too bought 3 pair of these pants, and found after wearing a while the legs get so baggy they look ridiculous. The elastic waist is comfortable, but I can grab more than a handful of material in each leg. I prefer a more fitted leg since I feel these make my legs look heavier than they are (I'm a size 12.) I recently was in the store in Paramus NJ and after trying on many different types of pants, I left with none. It seems that I need the 12 for my waist but they're too baggy in the leg and seat. The 10 fits better in the leg and seat but is too snug at the waist. The sales woman said that she's seen many women who have a hard time with their pants.
July 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by peaheart Have to revise my review...
I can't change my previous review of this item per se (from 6/26/13), but when my review was published a gentleman from LLB left me a voice mail saying that I could, in fact, return the three pairs I had ordered, even though I had shortened them. Had I heard correctly??? Upon calling customer service, I was told, yes, indeed, they realize that sometimes you can't really tell if you like something and it fits well until you wear it and try to fit it into your lifestyle. WHEN THEY SAY 100% GUARANTEED, THEY MEAN IT! You're my new go-to retailer online, L.L. Bean. THANK YOU.
July 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by themidge I LOVE THESE!
These pants blew me away. I am 65+, avoid stretchy pants all the time b/c I am pear shaped and don't look well in anything fluid or clingy. I carry my weight in my butt and thighs so those are usually not options for me. I usually wear the LLB petite (I am 5'0") relaxed jeans only. But the reviews convinced me to try them and I am so glad that I did. Although this seems to come under the twill review, I bought the rinsed denim - a nice dark color that dresses up or down. They are so comfortable and move with me all the time. A positive for me (that may be a negative for some) is that they do relax (bag?) some as the day wore on, but not a lot, and just enough that they were not quite as tight as when I put them on. If you like skinny jeans all day, these won't stay quite that way, but pretty darn close.
The 4 stars instead of 5 are for the following: the waist is too tight, even with the elastic. I am finding that to be really true with many of the items I am now buying from LLB and that wasn't the case in all the years I have been doing so. The other thing is the length ... crops are not good for us shorties to begin with, but these are really long. After washing and drying, there was some shrinkage in the length of about an inch (again, good for me, not so good for others) and I am going to dry them again to see if I get more. The color remained as good as when it went into the wash cycle, BTW.
I will be back to get these in the long pants (hopefully, that 28" length will shrink some ... I need 26") b/c they will be great for travel this fall and I can stop wearing my long workout pants and look a bit nicer. All in all, I am thrilled with this purchase!
NOTE TO LLB: Please make more tops/sweaters, etc. in petite sizes. It is not just pants/crops we need adjustments to. I have to go other places most of the time to get anything ABOVE the waist!
July 3, 2013