When I heard on the "grapevine" aka Twitter that Gap's new premium black pants line has a style that runs small, I decided to add it to my order during the last 40% off sale. The style in question is the Slim Crop Pants in 00P:
When I first tried it on, my initial reaction was oh boy, a possible keeper! The material feels very sturdy, the cut is slimming, and yet it somehow didn't flatten out my behind like most other dress pants do!
But then the nit-picking began. Like ExtraPetite noted, there is a bit of waist gap (although fixable with belt), as well as some extra material bunching up in the upper thigh meet lower buttock region (see extra creases on side view). Not to mention the inherent questionable cropped nature of the pants, which I've always thought was a petite no-no (especially in a dark color) that effectively truncates and shortens the leg line.
Here's a full-body view with flats:
And some other test shots with my Dad's DSLR that came out poorly with cropped out bottoms:
I'm really torn on this one! One one hand, I love the slim cut of the pants and how effortless/chic it makes me feel. The price was also a bargain at ~$23 after discounts. On the other hand, the fit is not perfect with the waist gap and back creases, and the length hits awkwardly at the ankle which I'm not sure I can pull off. Any thoughts to help me decide would be appreciated! :)