Kelly By Clinton Kelly Tailor Fit Trouser Pants w/Front Pockets
Trouser? More Jean style
When I look for a trouser, I look for men's styling. Fitted at the waist, then fairly loose straight down to the hem. With these "trousers" the style was more like a boot cut jean. I think I'm fairly normal in size, I don't have any problems finding jeans to fit. But these pants were almost loose in the waist, fit through the abdomen, then slimmed down tight at the thigh before flaring out at the knee. The straight loose fall to the floor was completely missing. So I returned.
I really wish I could find a true trouser, both in white for the summer and, this fall, in a wheat color for work. It's maddening that something so simple is so difficult to find. I even tried a so called "wide leg" pant and had to return that for poor construction.
I tried Mr. Kelly's items fore first time and I am sorry to say that these pants had sizing issues. I purchased my regular size and they would not zip up. the leg area was fine but the tummy waist and butt area was waaaaay too small./ Ireturned them the same day. so disappointed :-(
Good Concept Poor Workmanship
Loved the concept because I am wide in the thighs and hips and smaller in the waist. But these pants are not made well. Both buttons at the waist fell off while I was trying them on, and I had to safety pin the elastic to keep it in place. Once I got the waist adjusted to fit, found that they are still too tight in the thigh and way too long for 5.3. I really wanted to make these work, but the design and workmanship needs refinement. I normally wear size 10. When those didn't work I tried a 12. Both failed. Poor workmanship.
These pants will be great as soon as I can get them hem. I'm petite and these pants are very LONG. Clinton think about us short people next time. As others have commented on this site, the thighs are a little tight.
The fabric is very nice and I'm pleased it is 97% cotton since so many designers are using too much polyester. The side leg detail is a clever feature, as well as, the stretch at the waist.
Love these trousers.
Got these in the blue which is a beautiful color, in my normal size 8 and they fit perfect. I am 5'2" and petite. I like to buy the longer pants to wear with heels, but sometimes buy petite too. They fit very well. I did have a little problem with the zipper when I put the pants on. So what I did is took them off, zipped the pants, then pulled them on! Problem solved for me. The other problem is the tabs in the back; the elastic came out evidently after I washed them. That isn't a problem either because I will just put it back through the opening with a safety pin pulling it through. The fit, color and style are for the price, absolutely the best. I've paid 4 times this for pants that didn't fit this well. The other two issues I mentioned are minor. Love them and am thinking of getting another pair. Wish they came in other colors!!
COMFORTABLE AND COOL
I have loved Clinton Kelly forever from his TV show. I am glad to know that he actually knows how to design a gorgeous garment for a woman for real!! I ordered a size 8 in the white and was able to pull it up without even realizing there was a zipper. I rarely buy a "trouser" but thought I would take a chance with Clinton. I am so glad that I did. They are going to be perfect for the hot summer months. Yes, it is a bit see-through, but as I intend to wear something that covers my bottom, it doesn't bother me. It is classy and comfortable. Well done, Clinton!
I love these pants
This is my first Clinton Kelly purchase and I am keeping these; I am 5'6" and I weigh 162 pounds but I have to say I am very firm and no one thinks I weigh so much; I ordered the size 8; I ordered the white and they are a little tight across the hips without a longer top; however I am on Sensa and this will not be a problem in a couple of weeks; by the way just to say, if you need to lose weight, that is the way to go; Clinton I Love the adjustable waist band for I have a small waist and I can never find pants to fit in the waist if they fit in the hips; I do not know why the reviews are so low; these pants can be dressed up or down; and right on trend with the side detail; the fabric is so beautiful and you do not see through them; love, love, love. Don't let the bad reviews stop you from ordering these pants; Thanks Clinton.
Great Trouser for my shape
Ok. These will not work for everyone! I have to say I wish Clinton did "standard" colors in these. I cannot do white so I got the blue. It's pretty but combined with the leg width, makes them look like scrubs a little. I am really happy that they fit though! I just had baby number 4, 3rd c-section, I have a hard time finding pants that fit my tush and will not squeeze my tummy too much. The fit of these trousers is perfect for people who need to conceal there tummy. It is a higher rise in the front but sits normally at your back. They really fit my tush perfect and concealed my tummy! I'm happy. I feel a little like grandma when I put them on because of the high fit but I look great with my clothes on and no one knows I'm wearing gma pants once I put a cute top on! Try them if you have a tiny tush but are a little thicker around the middle.
Please make more colors!! Or do this in a denim?! Smiley Face.
Not What I Expected
This pant is for casual wear. Material isn't that special.
As far as fit, tight in thigh area. I do like straight leg, not tight leg.
Sorry Kelly, not what I expected for the price.
Not for plus bottoms
Funny that these pants were too big for some. For me they did not equal a sz 26 at all. Usually that size is too big in the waist. Therefore my excitement about the convertible waist. Great idea! But the whole thing was cut too tight for me. Not sure if one sz. Up would do it. Looks like nice material and beautiful colour. Sorry, just not for me.
Got the white and am really impressed with the quality. These are my first Clinton Kelly purchase and I'm very, very pleased. I've looked for nice, dressy white pants for a long time. These certainly fit the bill!