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What I Wore: Chico’s So Slimming Juliet Pants

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I told you that you'd see these pants again very soon! These are the So Slimming Juliet Ankle Pants from Chico's. Chico's reached out a bit ago and asked me to style the pants any way I wanted for Instagram.  I loved the pants so much I've been wearing them like crazy and decided to do a post on the blog as well to showcase their awesomeness.

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Blouse: Silky Soft Shirt c/o Chico's (2 Regular) | Pants: So Slimming Juliet Ankle Pants (1 Petite) | Necklace: Merlot Bib Necklace c/o Chico's | Earrings: Merlot and Gold-Tone Hoop Earrings c/o Chico's | Bag: Merlot Tote c/o Chico's | Shoes: Nine West

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So I like ponte knit. I've liked this fabric for as long as I've been writing this blog. It rocks. It's a heavyweight tightly woven knit that feels like yoga pants yet makes for elegant and polished dresses, pants, and even suiting. Most ponte is machine washable (at least on the gentle cycle), it doesn't stretch out, and is wrinkle resistant. And I like Chico's and how they are so thoughtful with their clothing to fit and flatter a variety of shapes and ages of bodies. I've had mixed results with Chico's pants; sometimes they are so flattering and sometimes they're a miss in regard to fit. But the idea of Chico's mindset with ponte made me say, “heck yes!” when they asked me to promote these pants on Instagram.

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And heck yes, these are great pants. I've found Chico's pants to run a bit big so I went with a 1 though that's equivalent to 8/10. As you can see in these photos, they're very fitted.  They also don't stretch out with wear.  if you want a more work-friendly fit I'd say go with your usual size or maybe a half size down. The pants have a panel in the front that doesn't suck you in but truly does smooth the tummy.  It's just that little bit to firm up the softness. The only negative I find with these pants is they do not have pockets.  They have the look of two front pockets but they're false; however the lack of pockets means a smoother look under knit tops.

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And this ponte has been able to mix and match with other ponte in my closet.  A couple weekends ago I wore these pants with a cabi ponte jacket; they're also very similar to a ponte shell from Ann Taylor I own that is years old. I love being able to build a wardrobe over the years and from a variety of retailers!

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8 Comments

  1. I desperately need new professional clothes for when I return to work from maternity leave. I don’t have great luck ordering clothes online, but there is a Chico’s in Frederick so I’m planning to go next week and check out your recommendations in person.

  2. Fantastic color top on you! You have to love a pair of pants that gives you this much confidence, lol what’s not to love about Ponte? You are so right about the no pockets dilemma, but reasoning how much better that works with certain tops.

  3. The merlot blouse and necklace are gorgeous together. Your butt is waaaay cute in the photo as you face away from the camera. Your dedication to the gym and Chico’s ponte has a great payoff in that shot.

  4. Pockets are nice, but if you are going for a slim line -a personal choice that not everyone puts a high value upon- you can’t put anything in them anyway.

  5. Hi Alison! I look to your blog for all kinds of inspiration! Two questions: How can I get that polished, longer leg look like the one with the Chico’s ponte pants when I can’t wear heels higher than anout 1-3/4” because of ankle arthritis and metatarsal issues? Same goes for straight leg jeans when slip-ones Donny provide enough support. Can you help?

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