July 2021 Update: FOUR colors of these reader-favorite pants are marked down to $253 in the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! After the sale they’ll go back to $378-$398.
Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
I don’t often feature a lot of pants here (beyond our roundups of washable pants and the like) because — honestly — they all look kind of lousy on the screen. These pants are no different, again if I’m being honest — but they are super, super highly rated at Nordstrom.
In fact, there are a TON of Lafayette New York pants that are highly rated in petite, plus, tall and regular sizes. Numerous customers sing the praises of their durability, comfort, and wrinkle resistant properties, as well as their form-fitting shape, and — hold the phone — a waist that fits properly. Nice.
The pictured pants are available in four colors, size 0-18, regular and petites, for $238. Lafayette 148 New York ‘Irving’ Stretch Wool Pants
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2020 Update: We’re adding these pants to our Workwear Hall of Fame because after years they’re still around, coming out in new colors, and getting rave reviews.
Some of our other favorite pants for work include:
Workwear sales of note for 9.26.21…
- Nordstrom – Earn 3X the points through September 26. Some reader favorites are here.
- Ann Taylor – 50% off everything plus free shipping
- The Outnet – tons of great deals on Furstenberg dresses and tops.
- Loft – 40% off your purchase
- J.Crew – 30% off your purchase or 40% off $250
- Talbots – 25% off your entire purchase
- Brooks Brothers – Sale styles up to 70% off
- Lands’ End – Up to 50% off your order
- Eloquii – 50% off all denim; 40% off everything else