Stuff We Love: Gloria Vanderbilt® Mona Pants
Posted by Toni in Plus-Size Fashion,Stuff We Love
Cute, casual pants are a great staple for every wardrobe

I'd describe myself as less "fashion challenged" than "generously erring on the side of comfort." Jeans or capris + long- or short-sleeved tees = one happy me. I do love finding unique, feminine blouses and dresses for special occasions, but for everyday? Low-key is my fashion mantra.

Sometimes, however, too much of a good thing can backfire, as it did for me in recent years. Gaining over sixty pounds while having kids caused me to take the whole comfort thing too far, in part because I was very, very tired and also because I had to re-learn how to dress my post-babies body. Where I'd always worn tops for a small chest and bottoms for a flat belly, I now had an entirely new shape to adorn (turns out baggy, curve-hiding clothes made me look heavier, not smaller). Writing for and editing FGG has helped me upgrade my fashion sensibility from a slouchy, "who cares" attitude to one that proves that casual can still be cute. Also, since learning to dress to flatter the body I have now instead of pining for those pre-pregnancy days, shopping has become fun again.

That's where these Mona pants by Gloria Vanderbilt® come in. They're versatile (easily dressed up or down), they're comfortable (smooth, lightweight, stretchy fabric) and they're flattering (able to leap my curves in a single bound while also forming a nice, straight line without tapering into the dreaded "mom jeans" territory). More to love: in addition to these straight leg pants, the Gloria Vanderbilt® Mona is also available as Capri pants and Bermuda shorts, they come in sizes 16W-24W and as of this writing, all are on sale at

Tell us, girls: Have you learned any new tips on how to dress for your body type? Found any cute, casual plus size styles on sale? Share the stuff you love in comments.