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September 6, 2021

Tapered Pants for Every Women's Wardrobe

When it comes to finding the perfect pair of pants, we are forced to navigate an overwhelming number of options. There are the days where the straight and loose cuts are exactly what we need and there are days where we don't hesitate to reach for our chic skinny jeans.

With too many pants, we sacrifice comfort for style or style for comfort. Here at ADAY, we’ve found that the style of pants that never fails to deliver both style and comfort is our tapered pants. While other pants certainly have their time and place, the tapered pant is truly one of the most versatile wardrobe essentials, and a tried and true investment for every capsule wardrobe.  

Let's break down some of the defining characteristics of the tapered pant and the best pairs to consider adding to your closet.

What Are Tapered Pants?

Tapered pants are a style that narrows down towards the ankle, as opposed to staying straight or getting even wider. These pants can vary in fit, or how tight they are around the butt and thighs, ranging from skinny jeans to pleated trousers.

The benefits of the tapered fit boils down to 3 key points:

01. Timeless style

Unlike the flared jeans from the 70’s or the slouchy low-rise denim from the 90’s, tapered pants are a tried and true classic. They’ve been around for years and have found their place across genders, occasions, and in all types of materials.

02. Versatility

Trust us - these pants will take you from your long haul flight to your evening cocktail plans. Dress your high-waisted tapered pants up with a more formal buttoned shirt or pair them with a simple crop top for a more casual look.

03. Outfit flexibility

These aren’t the ripped jeans that you reserve solely for happy hour or weekend festivities. A huge draw for these pants is that these pants are truly one of the easiest pieces to mix and match to your heart’s desire. They’ll make themselves right at home in your summer capsule wardrobe.

Choosing Your Best Tapered Pant Fit

Now that we’ve convinced you to join Team Taper, the next step is to decide which style suits you best. Do you want tailored trousers with pleats, or skinny and sleek pants? Do you want a high-waisted or low-waisted rise? Do you want a simple hem at the bottom, a cuffed ankle, or maybe a scrunched elastic taper?

Keep reading for a breakdown of our favorite pairs of pants and why.

Our Guide to Tapered Pants:

If you want a pant that gives you options:

Our lightweight Cool Cat Pants are the definition of versatility. They have a high-waisted, elasticated waistband and an adjustable hem, so you can wear them both tapered or wide-legged. They are also made with a soft and silky, wrinkle-proof fabric that is also 80% cooler than comparable fabrics, with moisture wicking and drying properties. They’re perfect for all your adventures.

If you want a classy look that's secretly comfortable:

Our Turn It Up Pants are the pants that can do no wrong. Rock them around the office with our Something Borrowed Shirt, or pair them with our Essentialist T-shirt, a bottle of wine and a picnic blanket on a sunny day.

If you’re looking to dress up your joggers:

You heard it here first - Hail Yes Joggers are truly undercover pajamas you can really wear to work. Featuring gunmetal zips and a stretchy, flattering fit, these joggers add perfect polish to every outfit.

If you’re looking for elegance:

For our Portfolio Tailored Pants, we started with a minimalistic pleated front and created an incredibly flattering fit. They are perfect to pair with slim tops for a casual look or with our favorite belted blazer for a more formal occasion.


Looking for something different to match your personal style? Consider these:

Throw it Higher or Throw and Roll Leggings: These are leggings you really can wear on casual Fridays. Made in both a high and mid-rise, these pants also feature side pockets and a zipper detail that makes them as functional as they are stylish.

Kick Back Linen Pants: You can’t go wrong with these stretchy linen cropped pants. They have a high-rise waist with a drawstring for flexibility and are lined so they aren’t see-through. They also have pockets and come in multiple colorways so they’re perfect for every wardrobe.

Still on the fence about your perfect pair? Take a look at our Pants Guide. We break down our pants from your ankle to your waist, along with colors, materials and recommended occasions.

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