What I Like about Spanx Cropped, Wide Leg Pants

Have you jumped right into the cropped wide-leg trend, or is it taking longer than you thought? This latest pants trend has gone gangbusters, and I’ve found a way to make wearing this style easy. Today I’m partnering with @Spanx to share their new Stretch Twill Wide Leg Pants!

spanx stretchy wide leg cropped pants

Cropped Wide-Leg Pants are a Challenge!

I’m just going to say it. Cropped wide-leg pants aren’t the easiest thing in the world to wear. The wider leg and the shorter hemline can scare you into thinking you could never pull these off without looking short and squat. But in reality, that’s probably because you haven’t found the right ones. These fabulous Spanx cropped wide-legs, which look like jeans but fit like leggings, convinced me otherwise.

Spanx wide leg pants -mauve

These Sculpt Your Figure

Spanx is famous for its shapewear and leggings, and these new pants are an extension of those. Not only do they look great, but they are super comfy. They have the same excellent stretch-fit technology that sculpts your figure, holds all the flabby band its but lets you breathe and move like you are wearing a second skin.

There are no zippers or buttons. You just pull tem on you have that nice flat front. They’re snug across the tummy and hips and then gently widen to elegant medium hem width (not too exaggerated like some wide-leg pants). I like that you don’t get the big, square, boxy shape that so many other wide-leg pants give you.

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The Length and Pant Width are Elegant

The other thing I like about these pants is that instead of ending in the middle of your calf like many cropped wide-leg pants ( they look like wide-leg capris),  these end a few inches above your ankle is much more flattering.

Wear them with Wedge Sandals

I like wearing them with low wedge sandals, so I look tall and slim. A light or nude-colored shoe ( I’m wearing light taupe) also helps with this, too, visually elongating your foot. I also find that a bit of height makes my ankles look lovely and delicate in these pants.

spanx wide leg pink cropped pants


What Colors?

This dusty rose is called mauve, but unfortunately, it is no longer available. It has been replaced by a very pretty pale pink.  These  pants also come in bright white,  bronze glow, and a lovely cedar shade.

Monochromatic is Classy and Slimming

I paired these pants with this pretty pink waffle knit sweater (similar sweater here) for an elegant and slimming monochromatic look, but they also look chic with a floral feminine summer top or sporty with a cute tee, sneakers, and crossbody bag.

Spanx Twill cropped wide leg pants mauve

When I buy Spanx, I always order a medium, which these are. The website says they run on the small side so I  would size up if you are in between sizes. Overall, these are soft, comfy, classy, body-sculpting pants. I loved them. My gorgeous jewelry by Dean Davidson  and Chloe chain wallet are linked

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These pants also come in a nice bronze color.

spanx twill pants rust

Twill Crop Pants

I love these uber-popular Stretch Twill cropped pants, ( Canadians use this link), in bronze too.  I think what makes them great is that they are very fitted across the hips and then gently flare out vs. being a little loose and wide all the way down. The result is that your hips look tiny, and the rest look super shapely.

The cropped length is perfect too. Too cropped can make you look stubby. These elongate your legs which is hard to do when wearing cropped. Fabulous summer pants!


(Canadians -please shop Spanx in Canada

Prefer long flare pants? Check out the stunning, high-waisted white flares I have been wearing from Spanx!

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