I am NOT a dressy flared leg trouser gal, but I love, love, love the Sloane fit black textured flare from Banana Republic. Ladies, these pictures do not do the style justice at all. They look boring, a little short on the model, and you can’t see the subtle texture of the fabric so please don’t give up on them yet.

The wide waistband is girdling and the flared leg is flattering. But the best thing about these trousers is the welted front pockets and the comfortable “power stretch” of the wow fabric. It’s thick, substantial, interesting and recovers well. Their perfect drape skims over the body and holds everything in place with the right amount of structure. No awfully lumpy side entry pockets and pocket linings. Amazing!

At $89.50 full price they run true to size and are available from sizes 00 to 16 across petite, regular and tall. If you’re after a pair of classic dressy trousers, make sure you try these too. They are definitely a step up from average black dress pants.

Note that this post contains affiliate links and this product is in the YLF store.