White Pants for Summer Aren’t Groundbreaking, But This New Pair from SPANX Is

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White pants are to summer what florals are to spring. We know, we know, in the ever-sarcastic words of Miranda Priestly it’s “groundbreaking.” While we’ve come a long way from relegating our whites to the back of the closet come Labor Day, it’s not lost on us that wearing white for summer isn’t exactly new. Well, that was until SPANX’s latest innovation: Stretch Twill Cropped Pants in, you guessed it, Bright White. Why are we so excited? Glad you asked.

1. SPANX Shaping Built-In

Unlike your standard zip-fly white jeans, these twill pants are designed with hidden core shaping technology (the shaping expertise that SPANX is known for) to hug your curves in all the right places. Likely the reason they amassed a 5,000 person waitlist when they launched. The brand also removed the zipper and front button to eliminate any bunching or bulging in the hip and lower tummy region for an always-flattering, streamlined look. The result? As one customer put it, they “hug in all the right places.”

2. All-Day Comfort

The fabric itself is a far cry from the rigid jeans of your past—these are made from buttery-soft twill with just the right amount of give and a pull-on design that you’re supposed to shimmy on, per the brand (that, our friends, is where the magic lies). While these pants are fitted through the waist, they’re cut loose through the hip and thigh for even more comfort, whether out and about, sitting at a desk from 9 to 5 or lounging alfresco with a glass of rosé in hand.

3. Flattering Details

By now, it’s clear these pants are covet-worthy, but it’s the little details that truly seal the deal. The size, shape and placement of the functional back flap pockets are specifically designed to give the optical illusion of a lifted tush. Plus, they come in three lengths (petite, regular and tall) so they always hit at the ankle, no matter your body type. SPANX truly thought of everything.

4. Versatility

Wear these pants with a cardigan for work, or a denim jacket on the weekend. Dress them up with strappy heels, or down with your favorite sneakers and a baseball cap. They’ll truly become the workhorse of your wardrobe, and we can almost guarantee, you’ll never want to take them off. One customer boasts, “I am honestly considering throwing away every other pair of pants that I own.” When it does come time to toss them in the wash (they are white, after all), you can do so without worry. They’re safe to be washed, dried and ironed as necessary.

So, sure, white pants for summer may not be “groundbreaking” but the technology and thought that went into this pair definitely is (sorry, Mrs. Priestly).

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