Rated 3 out of 5 by Goldilocks72 Love the Fit, HATE the Pockets
I needed a black pair of elastic waist crops for an upcoming trip for which I would be travelling for 12 hours. I was excited about the "perfect" pants for the trip. Well, they were extremely comfortable, fit well and looked nice, which was EXACTLY what I was looking for, EXCEPT the pockets ruined it--they seemed to bulge out (yuck) and were not figure flattering--it made my hips look bigger than they were, and that I don't need! I have not had the pleasure of comparing these to a previous version, so I can't comment on that aspect, except to say that they were perfect in every sense, except for the pockets. I am on the fence about this one and do have it bagged up to go back. If you are especially large in the hips, I would not recommend this crop pant.
September 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BeachBum63 Bring Back the Old Style
I was so excited to see that you had the crop pants in white this season. These are my go to pants for spring and summer having purchased the blues, black and tans previously. You can't imagine my disappointment when I received the new pants and found that the style had changed. The fabric is thin which is not good with white pants, and the deep pockets with the front panel was gone. I always felt that the panel is what helped to keep the shape of the pants through the middle. I always order XL Petite, which still runs a little long, but these pants seem to be even longer. Needless to say I will not be ordering anymore of these crop pants from LLBean unless you bring back the old style.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarmenE Good Fit
Brought these for Casual Friday's. Very happy with them overall. Wish I purchased them in white (next season). The material is perfect for work. I kept looking for something that did not look like sweats or made me hot. Love them with high-low tops.
September 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HonestShopper Welcom the improvement except the pockets
I really like the new cropped pants with the tapered bottoms. They look very nice in either petite or regular lengths. As many reviewers mentioned, I also miss the deeper pockets with the panel attached. If L.L.Bean bring back the pocket panel and keep the new tapered design, I will give five stars. Meanwhile, I need to wear the those cropped pants with long shirts to cover pocket lines. I like both white and raw indigo.
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by thegloworm Great cropped pants
I'm 5'3" and bought Medium Petite, and I usually wear a 14 petite. Style and size have changed a bit, but for me it is for the better. The legs are not as wide, esp. at the bottom. They used to have a bell and now are more straight. Pockets are smaller, but that makes less material in the tummy and hip area. They are a fairly long crop (slightly past mid-calf), but I think they are slightly shorter than their predecessors. Good changes for me, I wear the Perfect Fit pants and crops all of the time.
August 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Blackslackexpert Fabric fit and feel
I used to love the ease of just reordering these capris and also the slacks. However I just received the new ones and directly packed them in my suitcase. I expected the same pants I have been ordering for years. They were a different fabric and different cut and fit. I too would have returned them if I did not need to wear them, tT
he pants should have a different name and item number. Please let me know if you ever bring the old style back. I will continue to order them.
August 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RKJF Sadly disappointed
I was upset when they discontinued the Perfect Fit Crops, then thrilled to see them back. I noticed that the catalog and on-line descriptions didn't mention the control panel, which gave the pants (when worn) a very finished look, and made me look good! I ordered a pair anyway, and am so disappointed to see that the panel, is indeed missing. The pants just don't look as good on me! I also niticed the shallower pockets and the less substantial fabric. Please bring back the old style! Like so many other reviewers, I need the old crops, which really were Perfect.
August 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kathiew pockets
The pockets on these do not sit as well as they did in the other ones I have had. I actually am returning the two pair that I bought because I don't like the pocket bunching up on me.
August 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by RobinLisa agree with everyone else- different pants
i agree with everyone else. These pants are completely different than prior years. Different fabric and different fit. Please bring back the old ones..
August 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by mom1957 Changes
Please bring back the original Perfect Fit capri pants. Just wore the new style and so disappointed. They are a staple in my wardrobe and they did not fit the same....pockets to short, no front panel and material was not the same. Why would LLBean make such a change when the reviews were so good?
August 18, 2014