Maybe it was some kind of marketing ploy. But as a working professional, I needed to know if yoga pants for work were truly a possibility. So I’ll admit it, I fell for the bait. And just maybe that’s the thought you had running through your mind as you Googled Betabrand pants review.
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This is my honest, no-bs Betabrand yoga dress pants review.
Happy new week my friends! In preparation for some big events I have happening this week, I’m sharing this dressed up workwear outfit with you today.
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I know what you’re thinking:
“Yoga pants for work? Yeah right!”
I felt the same way too about Betabrand pants. However, just before writing this post, I signed into my Betabrand account and manually counted five Betabrand pieces that I’ve added to my collection since last summer.
And this is coming from a girl that was a skeptic.
The Betabrand pieces I own are:
- Betabrand The Sassiest Pants (Black)
- Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Pants Palazzo (Double-Pinstripe)
- Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Pants Skinny-Leg (Black)
- Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Pants Straight-Leg (Black)
- Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Pants Straight-Leg Tuxedo (Black)
Although the brand is known for its dress pants that feel like you’re lounging in yoga pants, Betabrand carries more than pants. They also have some of the coziest sweaters, breathable tops, stylish skirts, super-insulating outerwear, comfiest shoes, and most supple leather goods.
Betabrand Pants Review
So, what’s the deal with Betabrand?
Betabrand is an online clothing community-based in San Francisco that allows customers and super fans co-design and crowdfund products into existence. How cool is that?
Over the years, some of the most popular and sensational Betabrand Web hits include:
- Dress Pant Yoga Pants (a no-brainer!)
- Executive Hoodies (back in limited quantity)
- Bike-to-Workwear (men and women)
- Black Sheep Sweaters (on my wishlist)
- Cordarounds pants (for men)
The full Betabrand collection can be found here. Unlike me, you might have seen some of their ads plastered around the internet.
So how did I get sold on this company? My coworker!
They say the best form of advertisement is word of mouth. I’m an example! She wore the Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Pants in style Straight-Leg to work. And always raved about them whenever she had them on. Truthfully, she looked good in the pants.
So, I gave in and ordered a pair. I was hooked.
For today’s look, I’m styling the Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Pants Straight-Leg in the Tuxedo style as part of my Betabrand pants review. Think James Bond style!
As you can see, this “yoga pants” is definitely work appropriate. The tuxedo side panel is definitely a modern take on an everyday workwear. The panel has a subtle shine contrasting against the classic Betabrand black fabric.
Here’s a better view of the tuxedo panel details.
For reference, I wear a size XS or S (US 4) and weigh about 130 pounds (depending on how much I had for lunch/dinner ?).
Because the pants fit like they were custom-made, I never have a need for the belt loops. I am wearing the straight leg pants in size XS Regular. It’s a perfect fit. I initially ordered a size small, but the waist was slightly too loose and too long. I quickly exchanged it for the XS Regular seen in this post.
Betabrand pants are so comfortable that I’ve worn them on long flights in and out of Alaska without feeling the urge to adjust or tug on my waist. They also offer hassle-free returns and exchanges with free shipping if you’re not in love with your purchase.
To care for your pants, the best practice is to have them washed cold (and line dry). I’ll admit that I don’t remember ever doing this and have not run into any problems with my work pants. You truly get what you pay for with high-quality products from Betabrand.
I know, I really should follow my own advice. Concerning shrinking after washing, I have not experienced any noticeable or significant changes either.
If you need to return or make an exchange, choosing the store credit refund over credit card refund gets you 110% store credit towards your next purchase. With the large selection of clothing to choose from, you’ll place your next order in no time.
Also part of this series:
- Tuxedo Pants with Yellow Sweater Outfit
- Betabrand Yoga Pants Review: Casual Work Outfit
- Cuddl Duds Review: Cozy Fleecewear and High Waist Leggings
- Zella Live in High Waist Leggings Review: The Best Yoga Pants?
For the rest of my look, I opted for one of a Halogen scallop edge sweater (similar) I purchased during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’ve bought this sweater 2 years in a row because of how soft, stylish, practical and affordable it is.
However, it is one of those pieces that sell out fast. I would bet money that they’ll be back in different colors during the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. And if I may use Marie Kondo’s words, the sweater “Sparks Joy” for me. It’s a wardrobe staple!
I tied one of my favorite pieces and Amazon best-selling blanket scarf for an extra layer of warmth. I did the simple handkerchief style around my neck with the two loose ends tied in front. You can get the blanket scarf for $12 right now. And a selection of my favorite patterns on Amazon here.
This is not the first time you’ve seen me rave about this strappy sandals (similar). They are chic, stylish, classy and comfortable. So I’ll leave it at that. The exact pair I’m wearing is sold out, but I’ve linked two very similar options here and here for you since they are hard to find.
My bucket bag is an oldie from Zara that I bought several years ago. Also seen here is my tried and true Nokia Activity and Sleep watch. It is perfect for those looking for a sleek watch that goes beyond the basics.
It has an activity tracker for different types of exercises, a sleep monitor that records and reports about your sleeping habit, your daily steps and much more.
Lastly, since February is the month of love, I just updated my gift guides. You’ll find gift ideas for men and women that are unique, practical and affordable. And gift options for the man and woman who has everything.
This is all I have for you today. I hope you found this Betabrand pants review and this practical work look helpful. Have a fabulous day!
I am wearing:
Nokia Activity and Sleep watch (exact)
Scallop hem 3/4 sleeve sweater (similar)
Betabrand dress pants yoga pants (exact)
Plaid blanket scarf (more scarf selection)
Leather heeled sandals (similar | similar)
Photos by SNH Photos
Frequently Asked Questions about Betabrand Pants
Yes, Betabrand is legit. I placed my order online using my credit card and received my items within 10 days. I've also ordered a back-ordered item that I received within the estimated delivery date.
Betabrand clothes are only sold online on the official Betabrand website or in their flagship store located in San Francisco, CA. If you order online, use this link (code LOUISA) to save 20% of your first order from Betabrand.
Absolutely! Betabrand pants are work appropriate. I now own over five pairs of Betabrand yoga pants and they look even dressier that regular work pants with the comfort of yoga pants / leggings. I wore the outfit pictured in this post to work with a pair of chic flats.
Betabrand pants fit amazingly well but the sizes run large. I ordered a size small, my regular size, but they were loose on the waist and slightly too long. I switched it out for size XS and this fits perfectly.
Yes, you can dry Betabrand pants in the dryer. But to ensure the longevity of your dress pant yoga pants, it is recommended that you hang to dry (source). I also have not noticed any shrinking with using a dryer.
According to the VP of this crowdfunded clothing store, Aaron Magness, about 70% of Betabrand's clothers are made in San Francisco. (source)
I am impressed with the high quality clothing that Betabrand makes. And I'll be the first to admit that I wear my Betabrand pants to work and now at home and to run errands because there's no better feeling that loving the comfort of your clothing.
The recent introduction of Betabrand dress pant yoga pants with pockets will be life-changing!
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