There?s nothing quite like the bliss of fitting into a smaller-size pair of pants in the dressing room.

And there?s nothing crueler than trying on a pair in the same size at another store--and not getting them past your ankles.

You don?t need to tell us that fashion is fickle; one look at a size 00 assures that vanity sizing has run amok.

Enter Dallas?s Cricket Lee and her Little Black Pant.

Her FitLogic sizing system--based on three body types: straight, curvy and pear-shaped--makes it easy to get poly/rayon/spandex-blend dress pants ($60) that fit you to a T. And FitLogic may finally launch Lee into the standardized-sizing stratosphere.

Long an advocate of universal sizing, Lee has had limited success getting the system into stores. A few years ago, Jones Apparel and Garfield & Marks used it for the pants they sold at Nordstrom and Macy?s. But on the whole, the industry has been resistant to convert to her standard. So she?s offering it straight to the public from her website.

To determine your FitLogic size, simply answer six questions about your body type. Our pants were delivered in 10 days--and they fit perfectly, especially in the notoriously too-tight seat and, ahem, thigh regions.

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