Review: Gap Perfect Trouser Pant

23 Aug

Gap just started making suit trousers, so I decided to try it out.

I know, it’s the same company as Banana Republic, but I thought their styles might look and fit better on me. So, I ordered the Perfect Trouser Pant in 00p in grey.

  • Sits at the waist.
  • Straight through the hip and thigh.
  • Flared leg opening.

Here’s what it’s supposed to look like.

It seems like GAP put a lot of thought into the design of their new premium pant collection. There are several different cuts and styles for different body types. So, there’s bound to a fit that works for least, in theory.

The perfect trouser pant has angled pockets so they don’t pucker out and the back pockets are flush to the body. Though the pants aren’t lined, the construction is pretty good. Plus, the suiting material looked decent and not cheap.

But how does it look on me?

Umm….is it just me or does it look like my hips are huge?

The length is just right, but the fit is pretty bad. The silhouette from the back isn’t bad, but all the other photos don’t lie. I guess I’m curvier than I thought.

At the waist, it’s loose by a couple of inches so it can sit lower on my hips, but then the rise would be too low and look saggy. The rear end area is also unflattering because it flattens my bum and there’s extra fabric bunching. In fact, from the side, it looks like my bum is 3 times longer than it should be, which is not what I want.

These pants are not perfect for me.


My suggestion:

The perfect trouser pant would work better for someone with slimmer hips and a thicker midsection.

What do you think about the GAP Premium Pant collection?


7 Responses to “Review: Gap Perfect Trouser Pant”

  1. Kerry August 23, 2010 at 10:45 AM #

    Yes – these do make your hips look wide – which they are not. And there is definitely flat butt syndrome going on.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hanna August 23, 2010 at 10:53 AM #

    The front and back view looked fine to me. The side view, not so great. =0( It looks like you might need to have the hip area taken in. The fit around the legs look fine to me, but then again I like a loose fit for trousers.

  3. reallypetite August 23, 2010 at 12:23 PM #

    wow- the hips do not look right and neither does the butt! I just never have luck with pants….its frustrating for petites!

  4. Elle August 23, 2010 at 1:40 PM #

    I have to agree, the hip part is really weird…it looks like it’s made for someone with a much wider hip and a much longer midsection.

    I am itching to try one of these on because everyone’s been talking about them but I have no idea what size I should get.

  5. PetiteXXS August 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM #

    Definitely not a good fit on you. Pants are so tricky because there are so many elements that have to fall right for it to have a flattering fit. I’ve pretty much given up on finding one that fits and hardly even try them on anymore.

  6. Callandra August 23, 2010 at 6:13 PM #

    Thanks for doing this review…..definitely not a pair to keep!

  7. PetiteAsianGirl August 23, 2010 at 7:05 PM #

    Sigh, definitely a no-keeper. The thing that it’s doing in the hips is so funky! Your hips are definitely not wide. They looked quite bad on me too…felt at least 2 sizes up from the slim crops. I wonder why the sizing is so inconsistent!

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