Work pants you can yoga in: Our review of the Svelte Comfort DressPants by INNRSTYL

We may have missed last week's Sunday roundup, but that's because Amanda was actually in Hong Kong for our DIY photoshoot of INNRSTYL's amazing Svelte Comfort Dress Pants (US$85).



For those of you who haven't come across INNRSTYL yet, it's a Hong Kong based fashion platform that develops products utilising innovative design and technology, which aims to transform everyday fashion staples into stylish and practical outfits.


Their mantra is to satisfy the holy trinity of fashion: to be fun, functional, and fashionable - and they absolutely nail it with unique products that are designed to liven up the daily grind of your working week.

PS. We're incredibly excited to announce that the folks at INNRSTYL have been sweet enough to provide you lucky readers with a 10% discount code: just use LSLOOKBOOK at the check out to snag yourself a bargain! And don't worry - there are plenty of fashionable items for the gentlemen as well.

Carmen:

To be frank, I have always prioritised comfort over style when it comes to workwear fashion - but with INNRSTYL's Svelte pants, I now don't need to choose between the two.


The pants are made from almost the same sort of material that is used in yoga/pilates pants - meaning they are stretchy (and can definitely take a stretching), super comfortable, and best of all, accentuate your curves.


All the while, they look like your standard black dress pants. In fact, while we were assured by INNRSTYL that these pants were made for style-savvy corporate workers, it wasn't until I turned up to Court in them earlier this week (and no one batted an eyelid) that I realised exactly how business-like they look!

Given that I'm the type to walk with long strides at an absurdly fast pace, these pants are perfect for me. They're so versatile that I'm even able to go from walking the dog in the morning, straight to work, and even wear them during lunch time yoga classes. No more lugging sports gear around the office or having to skip my day time workout because I've forgotten to bring yoga pants with me!


The only thing I will add is that the material is a bit thicker than your usual Summer pants (which make them all the more flattering!). That means they are great for air conditioned offices, but while they feel sweat wicking, they may be a touch too warm for some during the hot and humid peak Summer season in Hong Kong.


Carmen wore the Svelte pants in size S, paired with top from SportMax and heels from Prada.

Amanda:

The concept of yoga pants for work reminded me of an article I recently read on the Huffington Post about our increasing appetite for multi-function clothing or "Athleisure". INNRSTYL has taken it one step further with dress pants which look like work wear but feel like work-out wear. With so many lawyers and bankers working ridiculous desk hours, I'm surprised this idea hasn't taken off earlier.


I really like the touch and texture of the material (63% Rayon, 32% Nylon and 5% Lycra), which feels sturdy yet stretchy at the same time. While I am a fan of the classic straight cut silhouette, which is suited to most body types, I would be interested to see the pants in a bootcut style, a silhouette generally considered more flattering for top heavy or bottom heavy women. The pants fit like a glove, so I would recommend them for women who feel comfortable in their own skin.



The details like the stitched fly, button and faux front/side and back pockets add to the illusion that these pants are fit for the office. One comment I would make is that I wish the pants did actually have pockets, as this would be useful to hold work access passes (or even your gym card).


Overall, I love the concept and can't wait to see more designs from INNRSTYL!

For those who are keen to grab a pair of Svelte dress pants, they are available for purchase online with international shipping. One tip is to make sure you check the sizing chart, keeping in mind the stretchy material. 

(P.S. A big thank you to the hubby who stood in as our photographer!)

Amanda wore the Svelte pants in size M, paired with top from Anne Fontaine and pumps from Cole Haan.



Photos taken at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

One final thing - the Svelte pants actually have a male counterpart: the Stealth pants for men (US$90). These pants are perfect for the office, and particularly useful for frequent travellers. The often heard complaint of every male business traveller is that the suit they wear onto the plane quickly becomes uncomfortable and wrinkled on long-haul flights. The Stealth pants are perfect for lounging in (in fact, Carmen's boyfriend has fallen asleep in them before!) but also look professional enough that your colleagues will never know that you're wearing pants that feel like sweat pants. Pair them with a belt to really polish your look for important meetings, and you're set to go!

Top tip: the length can run rather long for men's sizes, so it may be necessary to have them tailored up.

xx Amanda & Carmen

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2 comments :

  1. Oh wow... these look amazing. Definitely need a pair or two of these in my life!

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    1. Haha they definitely are amazing! Ridiculously comfortable and stylish - it's the ultimate work pants, particularly for busy people running around this crazy city :) xx

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