For a long time, I've been searching for cropped pants that fit me just right, meaning that they don't make my hips look disproportionately large and also don't draw attention to my belly. I never expected to find my perfect cropped work pants at Forever 21. I usually turn to H&M or the Gap for work attire. But I saw these pants on the mannequin, tried them on, and fell in love!!! They sit right below my belly button, making my tummy look flat, and they fit so nicely on my hips and legs, emphasizing my curves in all the right places. Plus, they are gray and are so easy to pair with any kind of top. The material is so soft and comfy that I can wear them all day. Also, they can be worn all year round! They were only $22.50!!
I'm very much in love with these pants. I suppose their 'quality' wasn't great to begin with, since I bought them on clearance because someone broke the button, but since it came with an extra, it wasn't that big of a deal, since the button has since stayed on.
As far as I can tell, they hold up pretty well. They haven't fallen apart after a few dry cleanings yet, but I am very nervous that they might, only because of F21's notorious quality. Alas, they serve their purpose well, and for originally $25 (which I didn't pay, because as I mentioned, they were a clearance item) they are very affordable, considering how much wet look pants usually cost.