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Lauren's High-Waisted, Wide-Legged Jeans

Looks like a pant, feels like a skirt.

When I walked into Rachel Comey's Crosby Street store in New York on Saturday, I did not expect to leave with a pair of jeans. For one thing, I'd already settled on buying a black dress I'd tried on twice. Secondly, I don't own a pair of jeans. As someone with a definitively "pear-shaped" body, I've rarely found them comfortable or flattering and thus mostly wear skirts.

But Rachel Comey doesn't cut jeans -- or pants, for that matter -- like your typical denim designer, as the waiting list for her "Legion" pant currently attests. In recent seasons, she's favored a high-waisted, wide-legged, cropped style, which has the look -- and feel -- of an A-line skirt. The pair I bought, called "Bishop," is slimming, elongating and, best of all, comfortable -- and not because there's a lot of stretch in the fabric. (It's 100 percent cotton.) It looks good with a cropped oxford or just a white tee and a pair of sandals.

And for those of you who feel good about buying local, I'll point out that they were manufactured right here in NYC.

Rachel Comey Bishop pant, $345, available at Rachel Comey. (Note: I bought a dark-wash pair that is currently sold out online.)

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