I went to Express again this weekend to get some work clothes. I LOVE their Editor Wide Waistband pants. Not the Original Editor pants, only the Wide Waistband. I love them because they fit so well, the material is nice and thicker than the original Editor pants, and they never wrinkle! I own at least 6 pairs of these pants in different colors. When they first came out, which I believe was middle/fall of last year, they only had the basic colors - black, black pinstripe, charcoal, medium grey. I bought them all. Then they came out with brown, and slowly more and more fun colors and patterns, like tan, white, light gray, different checkered, plaid, etc. etc. So I bought a few more pairs.
These pants are priced pretty well at $49 - 59 depending on the pattern/material. The original Editor pants which are made with thinner material and sell for at least $69-89. So these are a great deal comparatively. The main difference between the two other than material is obviously the waistband. I like the wide waistband because they feel more comfortable and hold the tummy in place better. And I think they make you look slimmer.
I love the length of these pants too because the regular length is 33 inch inseam, which is absolutely perfect for me to go to work and wear heels with. I never have to hem them. They tend to run a little big. I have size 0 and size 00. The size 0s I bought were my earlier purchases. They were fitted in the beginning, but over time have bagged out a little. So I started buying size 00. They fit well from the beginning too, and I can't tell whether they have bagged out or not after wear, but even if they did, I believe they still fit fine. I don't want super tight pants for work anyways. I just hate having too much excess material around the thighs because it reminds me of junior high when baggy pants were in style. Eww.
The latest ones I bought are black weave, which is very similar to the picture above, but instead of brown being the main color, the ones I bought are black/dark charcoal. I really like the pattern and color combination. I am guilty of having pretty much only dark colored pants, but I just feel like they work well with all colored tops, and go with my black jacket. I didn't notice when I bought them though, that they are made of cotton sateen material. I have one pair of original Editor pants in this material, and it wrinkles pretty easily, which I found to be the case with these as well. But the dark color hides the wrinkles fairly well. And I made the mistake of washing my other cotton sateen pants (even though the instruction says machine wash cold), they came out looking super worn looking and wrinkly that I have not worn them since. I even ironed as much as I could and still didn't help much. I need to take them to a dry cleaner and see if they can salvage them by putting some starch in. Who knows. But I won't make the same mistake with my new ones. To the dry cleaner they will go! Very annoying. I hate taking stuff to the dry cleaner. Such a waste. A few trips to the dry cleaners adds up to the price of the item so might as well buy a new one!
I did notice a slight difference between my newest Editor Wide Waistband pants and my earlier ones. There are 3 front clap closures on my older ones but only 2 on the new ones. Also, the new ones have belt loops while the old ones do not. I think it's nice to have belt loops even though I never need to wear a belt with them. Sometimes if I wear a dress shirt and tuck it into my pants, it's nice to put a belt around just to complete the look. One of my coworkers always tucks her shirt into pants but never wears a belt and it bugs me. A lot. Lol. So I'm glad that they added belt loops for weirdos like me! Pretty sure these pants are just perfect now! Will definitely keep looking for new colors to add to my collection. I find that with work stuff, it's best to stick with something that I know works.