When it comes to classic wardrobe pieces, you're bound to find a million different versions from a million different high-street and high-end retailers alike—and this is especially the case for the cigarette pant. And if our endless search for the perfect pants has taught us anything at all, it's that they are definitely not all created equal. Lucky for you, Rank & Style is here to cut through the clutter with the help of our data-driven algorithm that factors in best-selling buzz, real user reviews, editorial mentions, and more. Ahead, we present you with the Top 10 pairs of cigarette pants on the market, from an extra cozy pair that'll rival your favorite leggings to a highly-reviewed find under $40. Solid, simple, and straight-legged, the timeless pants that follow will serve you well whether you're headed to work or into the weekend. Keep scrolling to shop the Top 10 and stock up on this wardrobe power piece. Opening image: everlane.com
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September 24, 2019
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Halogen Ankle Pants
STYLE WITH: With a fit that perfectly grazes the ankle, these are the ideal choice for flaunting your fall-worthy booties.
LOVED FOR: Tailored with a touch of stretch, they won't feel restrictive when you binge too many cookies in the breakroom. (Just us?)
Ann Taylor The Ankle Pant
USERS SAID: "They fit great, and they have a little stretch for comfort but don't lose their shape. They are the perfect length and have belt loops too! The rise is perfect, and the price is great. I love these pants so much. I bought them in all three colors."
AS SEEN ON: See how Erin Schrader of Living In Yellow styles hers for an ultra-chic office look. (And that leather jacket? Yes, please!)
Essentials by Anthropologie The Essential Slim Trousers
BEST FOR: Cut slightly skinnier than the rest, these pants are perfect for nailing that desk-to-dinner look. Trust us—no one will ever suspect that they aren't your go-to going-out pants.
LOVED FOR: The fact that they're machine washable is the icing on the cake. We'll take two.
Everlane The Slim Wool Pant
BEST FOR: Crafted with extra cozy wool twill, these will keep you warm when the temps are less than satisfactory.
STYLE WITH: Add a black chunky knit and basic pumps to master the minimal-chic look.
Everlane The Back-Slit Work Pant
STYLE WITH: A sophisticated ankle slit, leg-lengthening back seams, and polished zipper details give these pants a modern update without going overboard. Can you think of a better bottom to pair all with your work tops?
USERS SAID: "If you're anything like me, finding work pants that are A. comfy, B. stretchy enough, C. flattering, and D. appropriate is nearly impossible. Most pants don't fit me right, or they fit me but look like leggings. These fit super nicely, the back slit makes for a really classy detail, and the elastic on the waist gives you enough leeway without also feeling stiff or uncomfortable. Can't love them enough!"
Eileen Fisher System Slim Ankle Easy Pant
WHY YOU NEED IT: Designed with polished jersey, these babies feel like your favorite joggers but fit like tailored pants. Consider them your best-kept workwear secret.
FUN FACT: Just in case you need a little more convincing, they also have pockets. Score.
Gap Skinny Ankle Pants
LOVED FOR: Thanks to the shape-retaining fabric, these will stretch to your curves but never stretch out—no need to shrink them up in the dryer.
STYLE WITH: Those belt loops are there for a reason. Who says you can't pair a designer belt with $60 pants?
J.Crew Cameron Slim Crop Pant
WHY YOU NEED IT: The fabric is called "Four Season" for a good reason. It's super comfy, never bags out, and it's perfect for wearing 12 months a year. Even better, they feature J.Crew's special Perfecting Pockets that hold you in, lift you up, and flatter your tum like no other. And have you checked out those color options?
HELPFUL TIP: These run small, so you may need to go up a size or two.
Everlane The Side-Zip Work Pant
WHY YOU NEED IT: As per usual with Everlane's pieces, these pants boast the quality and construction of a designer find—and for just $50, we might add.
USERS SAID: "Love how stretchy these are—I could wear them all day (and I do). They're easy to move in, really versatile, and extremely flattering!"
Old Navy Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants
WHY YOU NEED IT: Never underestimate Old Navy, ladies. Ranking #1 on our list, these low-priced pants feature a four-way stretch that's sure to give you your most flattering fit yet. You'll want to snag them in every color option (especially that on-trend leopard print).
FUN FACT: Still not convinced? Just check out one of the 10,000 rave reviews for proof of their greatness. Yes, 10,000.
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