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Stylist's Secret: Finding the Perfect Black Pant

Posted on June 15 2018

A go-to black pant that lasts for seasons can transform your entire closet — 
and I can’t wait to help you find the right one! 

Where would we be without the ideal pair of black pants? These fashion wonders make it possible to pack 10 outfits into a carry-on or go from the office to drinks with just a switch in accessories. Nothing could be more versatile than this slimming staple. The key lies in finding an investment-worthy pant with a flattering fit that’s oh-so-comfortable — the kind of pant you want to wear all day and all night! I’m so lucky to work as the lead stylist for Ming Wang, where I get to apply nearly 15 years of experience to help women express their inner confidence, poise, and strength with the right look. So I jumped on this opportunity to pair four women with new black pant styles. Fortunately, Ming Wang carries a wide variety of my favorite closet basics, with comfortable construction and high-quality knits that last.


When trying on black pants, I look for three things:

1. Silhouette: The pants should flatter your body type, highlighting your natural shapes and curves — the things that make you, you! 
2. Quality: You know what quality feels like — and it’s why I just love our knit! It’s machine-washable but never fades, so these pants will be with you for seasons to come. 
3. Comfort: Clothes we rely on are comfortable but chic, natural but polished. The right pant can be worn all day with a relaxed waistline, skimming silhouettes, and quality fabric that lays just so. 

These smart, statement-making women needed the right pant to fit their lives, their looks, and their bodies. Here are the ones we found, including my perspectives on why they might work for you! 

 Love, 
Carolyn

Priscilla Pant 
This design earned its title as our most popular look with a smooth, office-appropriate style.

Why this pant works: 

  • Long (30" inseam) pant, great for taller women 
  • Professional and tailored with smart darts 
  • Sculpting construction with a drape that accentuates curves 
  • Elastic waist and tapered leg to flatter fuller physiques 
  • Machine-washable, wrinkle-resistant fabric 
  • Ideal for women looking to make an impression in the office or at the symphony

Parson Pant
No matter your height, this cropped pant can go from casual to dressy and deserves a spot in your closet.

Why this pant works:

  • Shorter (26" inseam) pant looks full-length on women under 5'4" and cropped on women over 5'5" 
  • Slim fit but slightly flared with side slits 
  • Looks great with any shoe 
  • Skims the body without hugging knees or ankles
  • Fade-resistant fabric is machine-washable and wrinkle-resistant 
  • Ready for city life, from cross-town meetings to rooftop dining and drinks

Paige Pant

Everyone wants something fresh but natural. This pant checks both boxes. And who doesn’t love pockets!

Why this pant works:

  • Full-length (30" inseam) pant 
  • Tapered cut with fresh darts
  • Slanted side pockets for tucking in a credit card or lipstick 
  • Pull-on elastic waist hugs the midsection just so 
  • Ideal travel partner with machine-washable, wrinkle-resistant construction 
  • Excellent choice for a jet-setter or for a social butterfly with a full schedule

 

Paloma Pant

Transition from day to night with this style, perfect for women who want to flatter curves and accentuate the waistline.

Why this pant works: 

  • Full-length (30" inseam) pant looks great on taller women 
  • Tailored, tapered leg that skims rather than constricts 
  • High-waisted look won’t gape around the midsection or droop 
  • Easy to dress up or down with accessories 
  • Pull-on, elastic waist stays comfortable for hours 
  • Paneled construction creates depth 
  • Ready for duty with machine-washable, wrinkle-resistant fabric 
  • Perfect for a mom looking to go from work to a soccer game

 

Portia Pant

Choosing the perfect pant isn’t just about the pant; the length and cut of this narrow-leg style is a shoe lover’s dream.

Why this pant works: 

  • Full-length (30" inseam) pant looks great on taller women 
  • Fits close to the leg without clinging for an elongated silhouette
  • High-waisted design lends flattering definition to the waistline 
  • Expertly crafted to show off shoes without covering the details
  • Pull-on design and no-roll elastic waistband create a tailored look and feel
  • Machine washable for every day — and color fast for years to com
  • Versatile enough to go from weekend brunch to Monday morning meetings

 

Poppy Pant

This flattering cropped pant is wrinkle-resistant and slimming — offering business travelers the perfect combination of convenience and confidence.

Why this pant works: 

  • Straight-cut crop (26" inseam) goes great with heels or flats
  • Quality knit construction smooths and compresses without binding
  • Pairs perfectly with tailored jackets, casual sweaters, and everything in between
  • No-roll elastic waistband stays comfortable in any situation
  • A mix-and-match staple for smart packing
  • The go-to pant for business travelers