My Honest Review Of Spanx Pants – I’m Glad I Tried Them!

Veronica Beard white blazer, Spanx wide-leg pants , gucci slidesVeronica Beard Blazer| Tank | Spanx Pant | Gucci Slide | Similar Handbag |Quince Necklace

I’m back home after dog-sitting at my daughter’s home, and I’m excited to share my recent Spanx haul!

When I think of Spanx, I immediately think of the innovative founder, Sara Blakely, and her incredible products that many of us wear as a first layer under dresses. While working at Nordstrom, I occasionally suggested Spanx pants to my customers in the dressing room, but I had never tried them on myself. 

Last fall, I received the AirEssentials Half-Zip, which I love (as does Oprah). From then on, I’ve been waiting to try out more of their products, especially their pants. So, here’s my honest review of Spanx pants. 

Finding pants that fit just right can be tricky for many of us. I’m 5’2 and usually wear a size 25/26 denim, and I’m wearing a Petite Small in the Spanx pants below. One thing that’s crucial to ordering online is taking accurate measurements. These pants have stretch, so I took my hip measurement and followed their size recommendation before I ordered. I’m glad I did; I had the right size in all but one pant and the dress. Most of the Spanx are available in regular, petite and tall sizes running XS – 3X. You might also like the Spanx wide-leg jeans highlighted in the blog post here.

The Perfect Pant, Wide Leg

Spanx perfecr pant, tank, slides, blazerBlazer | Tank |Perfect Pant – Wide Leg | Gucci | Similar Handbag

I was skeptical when I first tried them on; they are knit! But I was so wrong. Instead, ha, I was pleasantly surprised. The fit was perfect – the length, the high waist, and the long legs came together to give me a long-leg and stylish look. These pants are so comfortable and wrinkle-free that I recommend wearing them while traveling.  Overall, The Perfect Wide Leg Pant, is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for comfort, style, and versatility. I highly recommend giving them a try!

The Perfect Pant, Hi-Rise

Spanx perfect pant, tank, slidesPerfect Pant, Hi-Rise Flare | Tank | Gucci | J.Crew Cardigan

I’m excited to share The Perfect Pant, Hi-Rise Flare, which are part of my recent Spanx haul. These pants are made from a pointe fabric, have a sleek, pull-on style, and are wrinkle-free. I admit I was a bit hesitant when I first tried them on. I wasn’t sure if they would work on my curvy figure. But, after giving them a second chance, I was completely sold! They are form-fitting in all the right places and feel amazing. One of the best things about these pants is how they make my legs look long. Don’t shy away from these pants, you will love the long-leg-look! Overall, The Perfect Pant, Hi-Rise Flare, is a fantastic addition to any wardrobe. Whether dressing up with a blazer for work or going casual with a t-shirt and denim jacket, these pants will make you look and feel amazing.

The Perfect Pant, Kick Flare

The Perfect Pant, Kick Flare | Frank & Eileen Blouse | Gucci Horsebit

 I love these kick-flare pants! The flirty style is so fun and versatile. Like The Perfect Flare Pants, these kick-flares are made of a comfortable pointe knit fabric that is so comfortable to wear. And they’re versatile enough to be dressed up or down depending on your plans for the day. One thing I like about kick-flares is that they’re perfect for showing off your shoes! For a more casual look, pair them with retro sneakers or heels if you’re dressing up. I think you will like this style, especially for spring.

 Note: I’m wearing the petite style of these pants. So, if you’re looking for a longer length, order the regular pant. Plus, I want to mention that even though these pants are fitted, they still feel comfortable.

Stretch Twill Wide Leg Pant

white Spanx stretch twill wide-leg pant, black Frame Gillian button up, Gucci horsebit slideStretch Twill Wide Leg Pant | Frame Gillian Top | Gucci Horsebit 

You can never have too many styles of white pants for spring! These stretch twill, wide-leg cropped pants are trendy and comfortable, making them a great addition to your spring wardrobe. Plus, they are available in various colors, are a pull-on style, and have pockets! You can pair them with sneakers, sandals or slides. Finally, try layering a utility jacket, jean jacket, or blazer over the top to complete your look. I think you will like these!

On The Go, Kick Flare

On The Go Kick Flare |ATM Schoolboy T-Shirt | 1822 Utility Jacket | Gucci Horsebit

 Overall, I like the style and fabric of these pants. They are made of a soft material that feels like twill, giving them a casual and comfortable feel. But I want to note that these were my least favorite pants out of all I tried. Ugh! I believe this may have been due to a customer order error on my part. When I ordered online, they recommended ordering a size down as the pants run big. However, I found that this was not the case for me. Therefore, if I order these pants again, I’d order a petite medium or a regular small, as I think they would fit better. Don’t get me wrong; they are cute pants, and if you decide to order them, I recommend taking your hip measurements and sticking to the guide. Also, they have back pockets that are so cute!

AirEssentials Mock Dress

AirEssential Mock Neck Dress (photo from Spanx)

This cute dress is made of the Spanx AirEssential fabric, which is so incredibly soft and comfortable that you’ll never want to take it off. Unfortunately, I bought a size small, but it turns out that an XS would have been a better fit for me. I’ll reorder it in the correct size because it’s perfect for vacation and spring. And, to top it off, this dress has pockets – who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?!
So, if you’re considering this dress, double-check the sizing before placing your order. But overall, I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a stylish and comfortable option for spring.

Thank you for reading. I hope this post gave you insight on the pants from Spanx!

Do you like a comparison post like this? Please let me know if you have questions or comments.

xo Sandy


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    • Terri,
      Thank you for your feedback and for following! I appreciate it.

  1. Great review! Which style would you recommend for an early summer European river cruise? I need to pack carry on only and can only choose one! Thank you

    • Kathy,
      That sounds like a fun trip. If it’s not too warm, I recommend the perfect pant, wide-leg wide or the perfect pant kick flare. Both you can wear with sneakers or flats for casual looks or heels for dressy looks. It just depends which length you prefer. I’d recommend both pants to wear on the airplane too. I’m planning on wearing the wide leg on my next trip! If the weather is warm, I recommend the wide-leg twill pant. It’s available in different colors too. Thank you for commenting and following! Let me know if you have any other questions!

  2. If you could only choose one pair of the Spanx pants to purchase…which would it be? Which do you think are the most versatile?

    • Rachel,
      I was waiting for this question! Ha! I’d choose the perfect pant, wide-leg because it can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with sneakers. I have a more casual lifestyle so the wide leg fits my lifestyle and it is trending. 2nd choice I’d choose the perfect pant, cropped flare. It’s a cute pant to have in a wardrobe( I have one like this and wear it on work trips). 3rd choice for a casual lifestyle is the white twill. It’s a really nice fit. But, this pant does not replace a good white pant. I hope that helps!

  3. Great review of so many styles. Are they ponte knit? I’ve never heard of pointe knit. Thanks.

    • Ali,
      Thanks for your question and comment. Ponte knit is a double face knit and is thicker than a jersey knit (like a t-shirt) .Plus, it’s used to make high end slacks. It has a nice stretch. A couple of the pants I highlighted are made of Ponte Knit, a couple are made of AirEssential fabric that Spanx created. It feels amazing on. Spanx also makes casual or lounge wear using this fabric which I’m highlighting tomorrow on IG. The twill pant is like a a really lightweight jean fabric. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  4. Thank you for this post. I don’t think I would have ever tried Spanx pants. Your review was very thorough.

    • Kathy,
      Thank you for your comment. Like I mentioned in the post, I can’t believe this is the first time I tried Spanx pants. I’m glad I did. 🙂

      • Hi Sandy, have been considering these pants for a long time. Appreciate your evaluation. Can you justify the exorbitant cost for us regular people, unlike Oprah? $150 for a pair pants is way too much. Thanks again!

        • Hi Carla,
          Thank you for your question.
          I’m pleased with the the fit and fabric of Spanx pants. If a pant fits well and you will wear it often, then it’s worth spending a little extra for it. Think price per wear.

  5. Do the pants shrink? I ordered M and they are a bit big in the waist and the behind area. Thanks for the thorough review.

    • Mine did not shrink. I always hang dry. They did not stretch out either. I hope you like them.

  6. Thanks for the details post Sandy! Great post!

    Would be glad to hear more of why you prefer the perfect pant wide leg over the hi-rise flare. Can you elaborate more on the difference in rise and hem size? TIA!

    • Hi, thanks for your note. I just prefer the wid-leg for the style, comfort and fit on me. I think they are both great styles. They are currently on sale too.