~ Striped Boatneck Tunic, Heather Slate Black, Medium ~
This is the Medium in the Boatneck Tunic. At the time, I felt more comfortable in the Medium but now think the Small would be fine as well. I like this colorway as well but am partial to navy. I rarely wear black and prefer navy if I wear a dark color.
These were a return and I grabbed them for fun to try on. I figured the 10 would be big on me but because these have several pleats, they actually fit very well. I love the check jacquard pattern and material and the 21-inch inseam is perfectly cropped on me. Because the pleats are in front and not near the sides of the pants, I don’t feel they add any visual weight to the hips. These are sold out online but if you are looking for pop-backs and in-between sizes I would definitely take the larger of your two. There are some similar pants in Italian Satin and there’s the Wool Culotte in Sequin.
In case you were thinking of wearing a top over the pants. Normally, pleats would puff out on any top I wore over the bottom but they don’t with these pants. Everything still looks a bit slimmed down.
Have you tried the Striped Boatneck Tunic yet?