I’m just like any other blog reader out there who are influenced by those sponsored posts. So even though I was trying to be good and add only one item of clothing to my closet per month, I added this Only Child Cove pants to my closet in March (along with the many other things I purchased that month) because of Andrea’s posts of these pants here.
I wasn’t even searching for wide leg pants but something about the way she styled those pants made me think I was missing a key piece in my wardrobe. Plus I needed some new pants in my life because even at 8 weeks postpartum, this belly is not going away on its own (P.S. Contrary to popular belief, breastfeeding does not help you to lose weight—especially when eating like 5 lactation cookies a day lol. Also the fibroids are still in there and distorting my uterus). So instead of wearing the same pair of maternity overalls and storq easy pants over and over, I decided to let myself get a new pair of pants I could actually fit in. And boy, I have zero regrets!
First of all I got a medium to accomodate my new pooch and I have no problems getting them over my hips and belly (this is a major reason why I can’t wear most of my Elizabeth Suzann items from pre-pregnancy even though those bottoms are loose-looking). I find the elastic of these Only Child pants to be less stiff (ie more stretchy) than the thick elastic on Elizabeth Suzann bottoms (which don’t stretch out as much but might last longer). I appreciate the quality elastic on ES bottoms but sometimes it’s too tight, and even pre-pregnancy I had to shimmy the pants over my hips. No need for shimmying in these OC pants.
I also got the Cove pants in the short length since I’m 5’4” and they hit right at the top of my foot. But since these pants are so wide in the leg, I wanted them to hit closer to the ankles. So I hemmed them by an inch and that’s what you see in the pics here (or rather my mom hemmed them lol).
And now that I look at them, I see that they’re pretty similar to the Florence pants from Elizabeth Suzann since I’ve hemmed them. The only real difference that I can see between the two is that the ES Florence pants come up a little shorter and they’re a tad snugger in the hips than the original OC Cove pants. But the linen quality (which even in this light flax color is fully opaque) between the two brands are similar (as discussed in this linen discussion here) and the price points between the two are pretty similar as well (with the OC one being slightly cheaper). I think if you want wide leg pants that are a tad snugger with a tighter elastic around the waist go for the ES Florence pants, but if like me you’re looking for loose pants that fit basically like PJs, then go for the OC Cove pants.
P.S. Also take a look at Lia’s comment below about the difference in the rises between the ES Florence pants and the OC Cove pants.