Replacement Orange Pleather Pants!

Here is the back story:

Winner, winner, chicken dinner :)

Even better than the last pair. Longer, wider, snugger fit on the hips and waist, cute pockets! LOVE the front 11.5 inch high rise. 

Style: Maeve: The Colette;type=STA

Longer and wider on me than on the model.

Wearing them with burgundy and cream today. Sorry, just this fast pic! Busy day.

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  • rachylou replied 10 months ago

    Angie, that is fast work! They’re fantastic!

  • Suz replied 10 months ago

    Love them! This is the same style as the cords and velvet pants that you've recommended in the past. I really like this cut on you! And it seems to work really well across a range of body types also. 

  • LJP replied 10 months ago

    I bought these in olive green ponte knit a couple of weeks ago . Haven’t even tried them on yet - lol. It’s the footwear issue that’s holding me up. These are so great on you ! Not many women can wear orange faux leather pants but you sure can !

  • slim cat replied 10 months ago

    Perfect! Fast and efficient replacement with fab results!

  • Star replied 10 months ago


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  • Jenn replied 10 months ago

    YES! It was meant to be.

  • Tanya replied 10 months ago

    Absolutely perfect on you!

  • Roberta replied 10 months ago

    Whee! There will always be a place in your closet for these.

  • Irina replied 10 months ago

    Yes! Perfect!
    I got these in orange cotton mix but they are too big. Waiting for a smaller size to arrive. 

  • replied 10 months ago

    Yay! The pockets and button are so good :)

  • Bonnie replied 10 months ago

    They look better than you than on the model!

  • Angie replied 10 months ago

    Thanks so much, everyone! Yes, it was a fast and fab replacement :)

    Suz, good eye and memory. The Colette is a good fit for many it seems. I have white jeans in the same cut, and they are sublime! I hope you're able to try them in Vancouver. 

    LJP, eager to see yours!

    Irina, do you mean these in orange - I have my eye on them too! 

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  • Dee replied 10 months ago

    All’s well that ends well! 

  • Sally replied 10 months ago

    Great colour and I like the length of these ones.

  • Irina replied 10 months ago

    Angie, yes! They call them red but they are bright orange

  • Debbie replied 10 months ago

    Love them! What a fab replacement.

  • Helena replied 10 months ago


  • Vildy replied 10 months ago

    Really great and love that cut of waistband.

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  • Jaime replied 10 months ago

    Made for you! Love the orange with burgundy too!

  • Angie replied 10 months ago

    Thanks so much, everyone! The new pants are AWESOME. 

    Irina, we might be orange Summer pant twins :)

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 10 months ago

    Those are so great! I'm glad you found them!

  • DonnaF replied 10 months ago

    These are even better!

  • Karie replied 10 months ago

    Beautiful! I like them even better than the other pair.

  • Sal replied 10 months ago

    Love these on you Angie - they look terrific!

  • CarolS replied 10 months ago

    Yes, even better than the original! So glad you found such a perfect replacement.

  • bella replied 10 months ago

    Yay! They look very good, what a happy replacement story! 

  • Angie replied 10 months ago

    Thanks so much, everyone! YES, they are even better than the old - and more comfy than the old pair. I'm wearing them with a very happy heart :)

    Also: I noticed that my body heat takes away the creases in pleather. Interesting....

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

     Body heat also removes any creases in leather.  Are these pull on? What is the in-seam length?  

  • Nadya replied 10 months ago

    So glad they’re even better than the retired pair!

    I’m telling you, I think Maeve the Colette are magic pants.  I’m long waisted, wear a size 20, a very different shape than Angie, and they’re my favorite pants. I have four pairs!

  • Angie replied 10 months ago

    Joy, not pull on. Half elastic at the back, and zipper fly with button in front. Inseam length on mine is 26 inches, size 25. It will lengthen as you go up in sizes. 

  • Angie replied 10 months ago

    Nadya, you are soooo right! The Colette by Maeve - Anthropologie house brand - IS a magical fit! So far it has fit every client who has tried it across sizes 00 to 20. Some size down, and some up. Fabric varies too. You have amassed a KILLER collection! Gorgeous on you! 

    I have two pairs in The Colette: orange pleather, and white denim. LOVE :)

  • kkards replied 10 months ago

    and Nadya thanks for the review will keep this style on my radar

  • nemosmom replied 10 months ago

    Gosh, these are fun!! I like them better than your first pair! Can’t wait to see how you style them.

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Thank you for you reply, Angie.  These pants.will be fun.

  • Sisi replied 10 months ago

    What a luck! As others have already said, these look even better! So glad for you. 

  • lyn67 replied 10 months ago

    Love these, I always loved cropped widelegs a bit longer(akas 7/8?),  too!!

  • Angie replied 10 months ago

    Thanks everyone! I like a happy ending :)

  • Jonesy replied 10 months ago

    Fabulous replacement! I am such a lover of the half-elastic back feature in pants--it is hidden for the most part and makes them so much more comfy!

  • Inge replied 10 months ago

    Woohoo!! So glad you found these, Angie and that you love them even more than the first pair!! They look stunning on!

  • Angie replied 10 months ago

    You're all sooooo nice! Thank you :)

    I think I'll wear the pants again today.....

  • JP replied 10 months ago

    I'm late to this post... Gorgeous pair. I just saw your post about the other pair, ouch, but as you said the happy ending is great! Enjoy your new pants.
    I ordered and returned 3 pairs of faux leather pants this year. I didn't like the fit of any of them on me...I will need to try this brand or DIY a pair instead.

  • Angie replied 10 months ago

    JP, yes, try them! Maybe you shan't need to make them :)

  • Dana replied 9 months ago

    Fab!!!! I wanted the violet Collette, but I'm really in between sizes in the pleather. 

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    Oh dear, Dana :(

    Worth an alteration perhaps? 

  • replied 9 months ago

    The perfect color, the perfect fit, amazing!  Enjoy that chicken dinner!  

  • MsMaven replied 9 months ago

    Not only do these look great, they look comfortable as well. I love the thought that body heat irons out wrinkles.

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    Thank you! The new pair are very comfy, a better fit, and I wear them more frequently :)

  • Dana replied 9 months ago

    Oops, I forgot to come back to this thread. Angie, I didn't like the faux leather enough to have them altered...not sure what it was. I have a summer print  Collette that I'm sure I'll have altered when it's time to wear them...they stretched just a little too much last summer. 

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    Dana, rest assured that faux leather does not stretch out ;) 

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