Linea by Louis Dell'Olio Woven Fly Front Pants w/ Side Pockets
I just received these to go with my new Flame tunic and the colors together couldn't be more perfect The color at the bottom of the tunic continues right down into the pant. I think the fabric feels like washed silk pants I have from years ago. I'm a 6 bottom and the size 6 pant fit perfectly. Who can beat this price. It's an absolute steal for the quality.
Classic styling, beautiful fabric
i received these pants and the gorgeous matching lace tunic (A237099) in the Boysenberry color as gifts. Both garments are of exquisite quality. The styling is timeless and reminds me of the type of pants that Kathryn Hepburn wore--simply classic.
i addition to wearing them with the lace top, I can't wait to wear them with a Whisper Knit long sleeve sweater this fall or one of my classic long sleeve crepe de chine or charmeuse blouses with some pearls.
I plan to get additional pants in the Cocoa and the Midnight Blue colors as well--I love the style and fabric that much. I would love to see these pants come out in black, camel, taupe, teal, and ivory. Matching classic blouses in the same fabric would be fabulous and give me that slimming "column of color" that Louis Dell'Olio is always talking about..
This faux silk fabric comes as close to a true hand-washed silk as anything I have seen out there in the marketplace.. It feels like a dream on the body and is so easy care because it is polyester; it is totally washable and sheds wrinkles.
From Louis Dell'Olio's other faux silk collection, I also purchased the tunic (A251589) to go with the elastic waist pants (A251590)--which were a gift. I got the Slate color but think that I will probably get tunics and pants in both the Moss and Sea Green as well.
Louis Dell'Olio's quality, designs, and fabric are simply the best out there--hands down. I have loved everything I have gotten from his line.
Love the color and the cut. However the fabric is staticky and the stitching has already began to come out in the crotch. I like the pants and will still wear them, but will not reorder. Not fond of the fabric.
What could have been
There are many people who design clothes, but not all of them have the design skills - both technical and fashion - of Louis Dell'Olio. In the right fabric, these pants would have been wonderful. They are well-designed. It is a travesty that they were made up in such flimsy fabric.
Louis Dell'Olio's clothes need to be made up in better fabric and the prices should be higher. He's a designer - a real one - for heaven's sake. QVC has a few other designers in this category and they all should be elevated by making their clothes in better fabrics and, in some cases, better finishing.
The pieces of clothing from Louis Dell'Olio that I have purchased and kept are among my most treasured items. Being a large woman, I don't have an ideal figure and, yet, every time I wear one of these pieces I never fail to receive compliments.
What a disappointment!!
I was really looking forward to getting these slacks based on QVC reviews. I have to disagree with many of the reviewers. The color is a beautiful shade of blue. The slacks were a mess of wrinkled lightweight polyester. It does NOT feel like silk in my opinion. When I first tried them on, I immediately realized that the fabric weight would only work for spring/summer, so inititally I thought I would be putting them away for several months. But when I looked at them in the mirror, I realized that the fabric showed all my lumpie/bumpies.I am a true 18W...if anything, a slight bit smaller but these slacks, ordered in 18W, were very tight. Back they go and I will not reorder.
Watch The Sizing on These!!
Purchased originally Size 10 and it was taut below the waist and through the upper hips despite the 'click here' measurements showing that it should have fit me. I returned those for the next size up (12). These fit much better through the hips and waistline.One star deducted for the inconsistent 'click here' garment measurements. I had to alter the inseam due to my height of 5'2". The pants are a wonderful milk chocolate brown color and look quite nice underneath the cocoa colored lace bracelet length tunic top (A237099). Nice fabric and they feel nice on the skin too.
I ordered two pairs of these pants - coco brown and midnight blue - both in the same size. The blue fit well, but the brown is too small. I like the material and the lenghth is great; I would really like a pair of the brown, but what size do I order? Return shipping is getting expensive.
Gorgeous, But ...
I got these in the Midnight Blue and the color is simply stunning and the material really looks like a high quality silk. I'm pairing these pants with a Linea lace tunic in the teal for an upcoming Fall wedding. I knew these pants would have zero stretch, so I sized up from my usual 14. While they are a bit baggier than I would like, the waist fits perfectly. I think you should size up if you are thicker in the waist. That problem could be totally solved with doing away with the fly front and incorporating elastic in the waist. Easy solution. Think about it, Louis ... please!
Faux Silk Chic
These pants have the look and hand of washed silk. Beautiful drape. Deep rich color in the blackberry and cocoa that I purchased. Will enjoy wearing these for dinners out, cocktail parties during the holidays and celebrations year around. Nice fit in my regular size 6.
YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW IT'S FAUX SILK!
Louis has become a Master at developing and finding Fantastic Fabrics! These Pants feel and drape like real silk. The thickness of the fabric is just right - not flimsy. Purchased them in the Boysenberry and Brown - the colours are wonderful (also purchased the Cherry Drape Front Jacket and Tank). Gorgeous outfit.
Lovely and Classy!
These pants are terrific. They drape beautifully and look and feel like silk without the care worries. They are very classy and I have worn them to several events. They launder easily and dry quickly. Louis Dell'Olio does it again. Highly recommend!
Runs extremely large
Ordered this in my normal size 6 and it was certainly one if not two sizes too big. The material was cheap in both look and feel and not the quality I have experienced with other Louis Dell'Olio purchases. Will be returning them immediately.