Brocade Charlie Trousers

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by flattering and pretty but stretch out I LOVE these pants; the cut is slimming and the pattern is really different and fun. The brocade (a different thread, not printed pattern--nice!) and the slight sheen makes them "dress-up-able" but they also work to add some cool to a casual look. I got the grey--although they look more lilac (background) and taupe (brocade) in normal light. Despite the odd color, they look great with navy blue or black, but would work with some brighter colors. They are very flattering, but try a size smaller than normal before buying them, and keep in mind that they will stretch out after wearing them the first day. As others have said the waist is loose compared to the rest of the fit, but this actually works for me: I have skinny legs and no butt, but my high waist means lower-rise pants usually cut in too much and create the dreaded muffin. Not the case here, and in fact I could probably go down a size due to the stretching. Over all I would recommend, especially for figures that are more straight up & down than curvy. January 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by gorgeous pants, run a bit big I tried these in the gray in regular size 2, my usual pants size. I'm petite, and they hit right at the ankle on me, so they would have almost worked as full-length pants. The petite size 2 would definitely be cropped. I found them to fit very much like the photo of the model in the legs, but they were relaxed in the hips and loose in the waist. I'm a runner and I have larger legs, so these will probably run big all over on most people. The brocade fabric is high-quality and beautiful. It's actually brocade, not a print, so although these are expensive they are worth the price. Unfortunately they were just not flattering on me. The brocade pattern made my legs look even bigger than they are, and the pants tended to slip down because of the loose waist. I may try this style in a different color, but go down a size. I would suggest trying your usual size and one size down, because they do run a bit large. January 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm Loving these trousers! I bought the gray ones as those are what I saw in the store so I cannot compare the two colors but I can say that gray is a great color choice. I usually wear a 0 (waist 25 ;hips 34) and I bought the 0 regular which were very comfortable and looked good but there was room in the waist. I am 5 ft 2in. so the length was above ankle but not as cropped as all the model pics. I decided to order the petite 0 on-line and I'm glad I did. The length is more cropped and the waist fits better despite customer service saying only the length is different in the petite. January 18, 2013
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GREY MOTIF Style #:26538769 Inspired by the tailoring of a gent's suit, our exclusive Charlie is the talk of the town. With an impeccable, curve-hugging fit and a cropped length that (cross our hearts) complements gals of every stature, this pair from Cartonnier goes from totally tomboy (think a crew and sneakers) to flat-out femme with the swap of a top and shoes. There's no doubt about it - this chic pair is a must-have for every wardrobe. Brocade Charlie Trousers