8. Real pants
(L to R) Vince Camuto Washer Twill Wide Leg Pants in Rich Black; T Tahari Wide Leg Cropped Pants in Bali Taupe; Ann Taylor The High Waist Tapered Pants with Belt in Black; A New Day High Waisted Faux Leather Ankle Tapered Pants for Women in Brown
Tailored pants with zippers, pleats, belt loops and a Katharine Hepburn-esque swagger are something many women have said they never want to wear again. So why bother looking? Despite our love of leggings, joggers, and jeans, real pants make us feel dressed up even with a t-shirt and sneakers. Most of the old issues are gone and new features such as taller waists, partially or fully elasticated waists, smooth non-itchy fabrics with a hint of stretch, and ankle lengths make sense for lifestyles without heels. Choose an almost A-line culotte style like the T TAHARI WIDE CROPPED PANTS in Bali Taupe ($128, bloomingdales.com) or Vince Camuto Washer Twill Wide Leg Pants in Rich Black ($109, bloomingdales.com) for width at the hem, not the belly, or a tapered leg for a relaxed but shapely fit like the A New Day High Waisted Faux Leather Ankle Tapered Pants for Women in Brown ($30, target.com) or Ann Taylor The High Waisted Tapered Pants with Belt in Black ($109, anntaylor.com).