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    AmyZ is online now Gold level (500+ posts)
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    Default Dress pants for cranky 15 year old

    My 15 year old needs nice BLACK dress pants for choir concerts. She hates clothing and dressing up. She wears leggings and hoodies every.single.day.

    She's 5'7 with a long torso. Most pants are too short on her.

    Any suggestions for something that doesn't feel like a dress pant? Lightweight and comfortable, but looks decent for dress.

    Thank you!
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    mom2binsd is online now Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    My DD has some dress pants from Express, they look nice but fit more like a legging, and they come in long lengths. Look at the skinny styles.

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    My 15YO DD has a light wool pair from J Crew. I would have preferred to spend a little less, but they had the magical combination of Size 00 Tall. They do feel like dress pants, though.

    Have you looked at Betabrand's dress-pant-yoga-pants? They have a longer length, too! https://www.betabrand.com/womens/pan...ant-yoga-pants
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neatfreak View Post
    Have you looked at Betabrand's dress-pant-yoga-pants? They have a longer length, too! https://www.betabrand.com/womens/pan...ant-yoga-pants
    I was coming here to suggest Betabrand as well. I have not tried them myself, but several people on my other board are in love with them for work wear at jobs on the "nicer" end of business casual, so I suspect that they might do the trick.
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    I have some calvin klein ponte pants from Costco and some from Sam's club that feel like yoga pants and are dressy enough to wear to work (in a school.) https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...n+pants+size+2

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    Thanks! I've got some BetaBrand on the way for her to try. I'll report back!
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    Did you find a sale price for the betabrand? I couldn't bear to pay 80.00 last time I looked and wasn't sure about the return policy (I'm short and not all short lengths work). DD is loving her express pants and they were about 40.00 on sale, if you need a back up plan, regular or tall would be fine for 5'7", they tend to run long.

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    I paid $58 per pair and I bought the small regular and small long. Unfortunately, DD is heading out for 2 weeks and I think the pants will arrive after she leaves, so I'll have to wait for her to try them on. I was in Express - and saw the pants, so that will be Plan B!
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    Thanks, all. Betabrand for the win! She is fine in the regular Small, the Tall was actually too long.
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    What size is she? Wondering if DD would like them, she is a 00 in express pants.

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