Hi, I used to have an awesome pair of Reebok yoga pants that fit just above the waist and were slightly "compression" fit, 2 factors that were perfect for this size 14 middle-age woman. They were slightly bootcut and had no visible logos -- so they could easily go from casual wear to looking like a nice pair of black pants, which means they were perfect for travel. But Reebok doesn't make this style anymore and I've had no luck finding a similar pair. Does anyone have a recommendation for a similar type of yoga or yoga-like pants (high waist, enough spandex to help "hold" me in, no obvious logo). Thanks for any help.
Costco usually has some with no big logo. A coworker wears hers to work. I also recommendation trying your Goodwill store, they usually have a variety of pants to try out for cheap.
I have to claim to be ignorant....I don't think I know what yoga pants look like....I'm thinking a dressier version of the old-fashioned sweat pants (maybe).
But, for a comfortable type knit fitted travel pant, check out JJill and also Soft Surroundings....I've seen some things in their catalogs (also on-line) that MIGHT be what you are looking for. Both brands are quality, and you can also read on-line reviews buyers have left for items.
Have you checked Ebay, just to see if someone is selling a gently-worn pair of what you like (or even better one that is new with tags that has just been hanging in someone's closet). I lucked out twice finding things I loved but were no longer made.....both appeared new.
I have had good luck at the Gap. A really good brand is Sympli - not cheap, but they do go on sale.
Hi Shelly, take a look at the Lands End Starfish collection. There are some comfy, nice looking pants that might work for you. Good luck!
Check out Athleta. They have a great selection of yoga type pants with varying rises and levels of compression. They are pricey, but very good quality. There is also a large sale section.
Try Zella at Nordstrom's. Online they show a "Barely Flare Booty" High Waisted Pant that might be what you want. Says it has a wide compression waistband and is 12% spandex. I've not tried this particular style but have a similar one in that brand that I've worn for years. Not cheap, but you can also look at Nordstrom Rack--that's where I got my pair.
Wow -- thank you all for the great suggestions! I went to a J Jill and Athleta store a couple years ago and nothing quite worked. But I just checked JJill online and there's a pair that might work. The Gap and Nordstrom brands sound like strong possibilities. I've looked at the Starfish pants online before but hadn't seen any with compression, but will take another look. Looks like I'll be heading to the mall that has these stores this weekend.
Hi shelly! I have bought my yoga pants at costco and I really like it because it's very versatile. I also wear it at office. :)
I have to mention Duluth Trading Company’s NoGa pants. Very comfortable fit in a variety of lengths ( 31 33 and 35 inseams) and styles (straight, skinny, bootcut, Capri, shorts). Also not cheap, but I found a good value.
I just bought a pair of pants from this company:
I thought it was pretty cool that they're made in the U.S.
I also like my Eddie Bauer ponte pants: http://www.eddiebauer.com/search/a-search.jsp?sTerm=ponte&_requestid=1940117
They're great for the plane and when I have a meeting just after my flight, but the ones I have don't have any pockets.
You might like the Mountain Hardwear Dynama pants. Dynama pants
You all are wonderful -- I didn't expect such a riches of ideas! I'm discovering some new stores, too. I haven't had a Costco membership in years, but the ideas are tempting me.
I'll let you know what I end up with (FYI: will be taking them on my May trip to Paris, and Slovenia in September).
I will second the recommendation of the Duluth NoGa pants. I have both the slim leg and the straight leg versions. I like them both, but really like the slim leg the best.
I am with those who said to try Duluth Trading NoGa pants. I also have the slim leg in black and in navy and love, love, love them. They do not stretch out and you can wear them for more than one day. I wear them to the office and with my commute, my days are 14 hours long before I get to change my clothes. I cannot say enough good things about these.
I think pretty much all the “majors” (LL Bean, Lands’ End, Eddie Bauer) sell what you’re describing. I wear Lucy brand and like them—REI had them in the store or you can order online.
I ordered the NoGa pants (straight leg I think) late Friday night -- so based on the additional thumbs up for them, I think I chose well! It was hard to pick which type, but I went with the one that seems to have a higher rise (to help control my midsection!).
Yeah, I've routinely scoured LLB, EB, REI and bought a couple of pairs, but they were always missing one of the key traits I'm looking for.
These NoGa pants really do sound like just what I've been looking for.
Thank you all again for the abundance of good ideas - this is a bookmarked page for me for sure.
I wanted to thank those who suggested the Duluth Noga pants. I wasn't in the market for pants, but after looking at them I decided to try them out. Well, I just got them delivered today, and oh my, they are awesome! So comfortable and flattering. They seem quite versatile too. I really hope they work for Shelly too!
I'm excited to try the NoGa pants. When we get home from Italy, I am making a trip to Duluth to try these pants on. My favorites have been EB brand, but I don't them online anymore.
I previously recommended NoGa's. I took several pairs on a recent two week trip, and they were awesome, no saggy knees! I am excited that TWO new stores are opening in the Dallas Metro area, Arlington and Denton. I have plans to visit the one closest to me, as soon as it opens.
Update: I received my pants yesterday. I purchased the 29-inch length, size Large, Stretch Relaxed Fit style.
My initial impression from trying them on:
Love how they feel - smooth, fairly thick/heavy to provide support, but not so heavy that I'd be overly warm on 70-degree days.
The rise is perfect: substantial waistband to cover my muffin top.
The length -- at 5'4 1/2" my inseam is 28 1/2 on perfect-length pants I own ...these are supposed to be 29" but are a little short -- so clearly not 29". (Sometimes these sort of pants stretch in length after wearing so we'll see)
The legs: Some of the reviews on website did complain of legs being too wide -- I chose these anyway because they indicated in description a higher rise. (The other styles said "below waist," which I didn't want). So I'd say I sacrificed a preferred leg width for better fit for waist. I'm fairly straight -- definitely not curvy, but not an apple shape, either.
I'm actually closer to a 16 Misses than 14 :-( ... reviews said to order a size down, especially if you wanted better compression. Even the Large is slightly loose -- but due to length issue I don't want to try shrinking in dryer. I think if I lose another 10 lbs. a Medium in this style may fit (which I'm nowhere near a true Medium!).
I'm not crazy about the zippered pocket on leg -- I think the other styles don't have it.
So bottom line: I'm happy with them overall. I think that if I do lose some weight (my weight fluctuates a lot!) I will either order the Large in the other style (straight leg?) or perhaps a Medium in this same style, but 31 length (and then hem).
Again, thanks EVERYONE for such great feedback and suggestions. I'm still probably going to check out some of the other recommendations in this thread. If I do buy a different brand, I'll share a review on it, too.