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6 Affordable Black Pants

If you need a pair of black pants to break up the sea of jeans in your closet, we have you covered with these affordable options.

I wanted to keep these under $150. You can certainly spend more, and if they are part of your core wardrobe, I recommend buying the best you can afford.

However, most “better” brands do not include petites or talls and stop their sizing at a 12, and the 12 fits like a 10, which isn’t helpful or inclusive.

Our recommendations below are inclusive in size and start at $54.

Let’s go shopping.

6 Affordable Black Pants

Affordable Black Pants
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Hayden Taper Pant

Starting off with the most affordable and best selling pants we’ve featured this year, the Hayden Taper Pant from Banana Republic Factory.

Please note, I’m showing them in the grey because it’s a better image of the pant, but it’s available in black, in sizes 0 – 20 in regular, petite and tall.

These have a flat front and elastic back so they fit an apple shape well.

Priced at $54.00.


Hayden Taper Pant

Banana Republic Factory


Kady Fit Double-Weave Pant

The Kady Fit Double-Weave Pant is from Eloquii ( a brand where sizes START at 12 and go to 32 with petite and tall sizes).

These get rave reviews for fit, comfort and versatility.

On sale for under $50.


Kady Fit Double-Weave Pant



Scultped Straight Pants

To say we are fans of Banana Republic Factory is an understatement. Their ability to make better quality items for incredibly affordable prices in unmatched.

These straight pants are a great example, the fit and size range (from 0 – 20 with petite options) is awesome. The fit well in the seat and if you need to lower the hem you have room to do so.

Available for $54.00.


Sculpted Straight Pants

Banana Republic Factory


Chatham Ankle Pants

If you are a Talbots shopper, you probably already have their Chatham Ankle Pants.

These are great for the holidays, they have nice stretch and the best size range, with misses and petites in 0 – 18 here and 14 – 24 here.


Chatham Ankle Pants



The High Rise Trouser Pant in Seasonless Stretch

If you prefer more of a suiting trouser, the Ann Taylor High Rise Trouser pants are fabulous.

Available in sizes 00 – 22 with petite and tall options.

You’ll get a nice long line of the leg that can hem for either flats or heel.s

Currently on sale for $83.00.


The High Rise Trouser Pant in Seasonless Stretch

Ann Taylor


Natalia Pant in Four-Season Stretch

Finally, for a full length pant with a straight leg, consider the Natalia from J.Crew.

They have belt loops and front seam, available in sizes 00 – 24 in classic, petite and tall.

Go up one if in between sizes.


Natalia Pant in Four-Season Stretch



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Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Wednesday 1st of November 2023

So appreciate this size-inclusive, price-inclusive info!

Karen Coxe

Wednesday 1st of November 2023

Hi. I am having a really hard time finding nice plus size belts. I have searched online on every plus size site I can think of. Either the quality is poor or they’re over $100. Thoughts? Maybe there are just not enough of us out there looking for belts.


Wednesday 1st of November 2023

Which of these black pants would fit someone with heavier calves? Thank you.

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 1st of November 2023

It's really impossible for me to give advice like this because I don't know what your body looks like. You probably want to avoid tapered bottoms, other than that you have to try things on.