So I ordered one pair of the Exact Stretch Bootcut Pant in Modern Black, which is actually black with very subtle pin stripe.
Well, I guess I can't really speak for these pants since they only had a size 0 which I ordered and I think it's just a little too tight, I had to suck in a little bit to button up lol. These are definitely a lower rise than the other 3 pairs. And of course they are boot cut so the bottom does not flare out like most of my work pants. I kinda like that. Too bad I couldn't get the correct size to try.
So I ordered the Exact Stretch Classic Flare pant as well, in 2 different colors - black and khaki, both in size 2. I figured that they would probably be the same fit as the bootcut version, with a wider leg opening. But they actually have a higher rise as well. The material is the same though.
Speaking of the material, I am not sure how I feel about it. It's definitely thinner than my Express Editor pants, and it has a more polyester feel to it. The Express Editor pants are cottony and very soft. And I think they drape better because the material is heavier. And they are always wrinkle free, which I love since I sit at work all day and hate seeing wrinkles in my clothes. I'm not sure if the Exact Stretch material wrinkles or not, but it doesn't sit as smoothly and I see some wrinkles from being folded in the shipping box. They are stretchy though, that's for sure. It's kind of like a hybrid of stretchy yoga pants and work pants.
Here's a comparison photo I took of myself in both the Exact Stretch pants vs. the Editor pants. I should mention that they are exactly the same inseam, 33 inches:
|Exact Stretch pants - tighter fitting in the legs but bottom does not drape as well|
|Express Wide Waistband Editor pants - smoother fit|
Maybe it's easier to see the wrinkles in the Exact Stretch pants in khaki:
I actually really don't like how they look on me in the khaki color. Black tends to camouflage wrinkles better. So these are definitely going back.
The last pair that I bought are actually my favorite pair. They are the Cassidy Pieced Waist Flare pant. They are this navy textured material, which is pretty cool and different.
This material is different from the Exact Stretch. It's also very thin, but it feels almost like linen. I hope they don't wrinkle like linen though. But based on how they look out of the box, I think they are ok. They may wrinkle a little bit but not much. I hope that's the case, otherwise I'll be really disappointed. They are very comfortable on. I also ordered these in size 2, and I think it's a good fit. The leg fits a little bit looser than the Exact Stretch pants.
Here they are on me:
So I am glad I found one pair of pants that worked for me, as the prices were very good with 50% off. That's like 35 bucks a pair which is a great deal. I was hoping to keep 2 pairs, but what can you do. I guess the others just don't work for me as well. It is what it is! I'll have to test these out, and then think about getting them in other colors if they do well for me!