Yes’m you read that right. Dressy Sweatpants.
Sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it?
What is an Oxymoron?
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, an oxymoron is "a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction."
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Original Copy. Dressy Sweatpants.
Table Of Contents:
What makes them sweatpants?
What makes them dressy?
What was redesigned?
How much do The Dressy Sweatpants cost?
Are Encircled's Dressy Sweatpants expensive?
Encircled's Dressy Sweatpants Review
How To Wear Dressy Sweatpants
What Fashion & Travel Bloggers Are Saying
The Dressy Sweatpant by Encircled -
A garment that is both comfortable and versatile is a beautiful thing. If that same garment is ethically made with sustainable materials, what more could you ask for? Before you asked for it, encircled delivered.
The Dressy Sweatpant has been a fan favorite by Canadian slow fashion brand encircled since at least 2015 (the earliest review for the product on their website). With over 40 pages of real customer reviews averaging 4.7/5 stars, it’s no wonder that Kristi Soomer’s brand is ranking on page 1 search results for “dressy sweatpants” on google, yahoo, bing - you go girl!!
While thesestylish sweatpants have been popular and a best seller for years, encircled regularly reads and requests customer feedback and incorporates it into design updates.
In 2019 encircled redesigned The Dressy Sweatpant - keeping everything customers loved most about these dressy joggers and tweaking a few things to make them even better!
What Makes Them Sweatpants?
“Loose warm trousers with an elasticize or drawstring waist, worn when exercised in or as leisurewear”
The Dressy Sweatpants from encircled have an elastic waist and a comfortable fit with incredibly soft MicroModal (sustainable, plant-based fabric from beech trees) fabric. I don’t find them especially warm and they aren’t thick like traditional “sweatpants”. However, you could easily layer some leggings underneath for added warmth without compromising style or comfort one bit!
What Makes Them Dressy?
Flattering front pleats and ruching at the ankles make these sweatpants you can wear to work. The tapered leg of the Dressy Sweatpant leading into that ruching gives it a polished look for the office.
Side slit pockets as well as a hidden zippered pocket at the back make them very functional!
What Was Redesigned?
How much do they cost?
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Are Encircled's Dressy Sweatpants Expensive?
At first glance paying$162 for a pair of pants may seem outrageous to some people and out of reach for many.
A couple things to remember when making a purchase like The Dressy Sweatpants:
I had previously purchased the original Dressy Sweatpants in a size medium during a sale. I really should have purchased a small or XS (my mistake!) but the combination of them being too big and having the drop-crotch situation going on limited my personal wearability. They were delightfully soft and comfortable, but I never felt as chic in them as everyone in the photos looked.
So once I heard they did a redesign of the Dressy Sweatpants I decided to give them a try again and ordered an XS in black.
(Note, this was sizing down from the recommended sizing chart which recommended a size Small)
I finally feel like I understand why everyone loves these pants! The fit is SO much better and even though I sized down to an XS, I actually wish there was an XXS option because I would like the leg fit to be a tad slimmer and the ruching at the ankles to fit a little more snug.
These pants along with basically all of the encircled clothing I own seems to take forever to dry. It's recommended to not put their clothes in the dryer, but to lay flat to dry. So while I do think encircled clothing is great for traveling because it is incredibly comfortable and the pieces can easily be dressed up or down, just be mindful when you need to wash that they are not quick drying like other technical synthetic fabrics you see in "travel clothes".
I am considering having my original size Medium blue Dressy Sweatpants tailored for a better fit for me and if encircled came out with an XXS edition of the Redesigned Dressy Sweatpants, I would consider picking them up in that gorgeous Dark Olive!
How To Wear Dressy Sweatpants
How To Style Dressy Sweatpants For Work
How To Style Dressy Sweatpants For Evenings
How To Style Dressy Sweatpants For The Weekend
What Fashion & Travel Bloggers Are Saying:
Now, about these pants.
The best travel pants I've ever worn
These are my new obsession
The Dressy Sweatpants are
These pants give you the option of dressing them up for a day walking around the town or snuggling into while enjoying a movie night on a rainy day. - Breathe Travel
One [reader] says, “These are not sweatpants at all! They’re super comfortable. I wore them to an executive dinner with a white silk blouse and ballet flats. I was the only comfortable woman in the room!” Talk about redefining the womens jogger pants trend! - Travel Fashion Girl
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