Gloria Vanderbilt Women’s Amanda Skimmer Short Review

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The Gloria Vanderbilt Women’s Amanda Skimmer Short pants are a great pair of bottoms that can be worn with just about anything for almost any occasion. They have a versatile design that customers love. You can easily pair them with a nice blouse and sandals for a more formal event.  If you want a more casual look, then you can wear a pair of sneakers and a t-shirt. The possibilities are endless.

The capris length bottoms have an affordable price tag, especially given that they have a designer label. Combine the budget-friendly price tag with the exceptional durability, and you have a win-win. You can be sure that these pants will be part of your wardrobe for quite a while.

For the most part, customers are content with the fit of the pants. Some are not particularly fond of the width of the legs or the length of the pants, but that doesn’t deter the majority of customers from loving them just the same. The plethora of color options and versatile style keeps customers happy.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Tons of color options

Affordable price tag

Long-lasting durability

Has pockets

Fits as expected

Cons

Legs are wide

Awkward length

Brand

Gloria Vanderbilt is known as America's original designer jean. The company began with Gloria Vanderbilt and another designer, Mohan Murjani back in 1976. Their brand was known for its fantastic signature embroidery and, of course, the swan logo.

Gloria went through a lot of hardships in her life. She tried her hand at designing dresses, but that venture didn't pan out. She then went to work with Murjani designing women's blouses. After some time she was approached by Warren Hersch, a marketing genius, who suggested she create a well-fitting pair of denim jeans. There was a warehouse full of denim that needed to be used up, and Vanderbilt utilized it.

The jeans she designed became a hit. They were a pair of slim-fitting skinny jeans made of dark denim. Of course, the jeans featured the embroidered swan logo as well as a rectangle that featured her name on them. The stretch fabric of the pants and slim, comfortable fit became one of the most sought after demin products on the market.

A lot of the hype around the jeans had to do with the fact that the jeans were introduced following an extensive advertising campaign in 78. The brand was featured in ads on the sides of busses, TV commercials, and billboards. Gloria became somewhat of a celebrity herself, being featured in most of her ads.

The Gloria Vanderbilt brand has been able to stand up to the test of time. They are still one of the biggest brands of denim in North America. They currently have a plethora of fits, fabrics, detailing, and washes in their jeans, giving a wide variety of styles to choose from.

The Gloria Vanderbilt company might be best known for the way their pants fit as well as their colored bottoms; however, they have expanded past their bottoms and added new products to their line. They have expanded to include woven and knit tops, as well as jackets.

All of that said, their best-known product is the Amanda Jean. They are America's first pair of slimming jeans. There is a reason they are still around today, and that is because customers love the products.

Versatility

The Gloria Vanderbilt Women's Amanda Skimmer Shorts have an extremely versatile style that will fit in nicely for almost any occasion. They can be either dressed up or down, depending on the look you are going for.

Some customers might choose to wear these capris for their everyday running, whether shopping, getting groceries, or heading to the bank. Others might opt to wear the work (if their dress code allows it). The possibilities are endless.

That said, you aren't going to want to wear them out for a formal event. They are a pair of jeans after all, and they wouldn't fit in well. Additionally, they might not be suited for the gym either. If you want a pair of gym or athletic shorts, there are better and more accommodating options that you can choose from.

Customers can opt to pair the pants with a nice blouse and a pair of flats to give them a more sophisticated look. Others might decide to rock a pair of sneakers and a t-shirt for a casual style. Whatever you chose to do, however, you decide to wear them, at least you know you'll be comfortable.

Materials

Don't let the look of the Gloria Vanderbilt Women's Amanda Skimmer Shorts fool you; they are actually not made of denim. Yes, they might look like it, but that isn't actually the case. In fact, they are made of a blend of cotton and Elastane. The 98% cotton and 2% Elastane make a great combination for optimal comfort throughout the day.

The cotton will help make sure that they slacks are well ventilated, so you don't feel like you are overheating throughout the day. That can be very frustrating and cause some significant discomfort, especially on warm summer days.

The use of Elastane helps give the pants a little bit of a stretch to them to help achieve a better fit. The little bit of providing the jeans can offer will help them fit around your body a bit better as well as provide a little flexibility. Since the pants can move and bend easily with your while, you are out and about you don't have to feel like your movements are being restricted. You can walk around unhindered, which many consumers can appreciate.

Care

If you want to make sure that you are getting the best out of your apparel, you need to make sure that you are taking care of it correctly. It is important that you follow the care instructions on your clothing, so you don't inadvertently speed up the wear and tear process.

Thankfully, the Gloria Vanderbilt Women's Amanda Skimmer Shorts are very easy to keep clean. They are machine washable and can go into the dry without any problems. This means that you can simply toss them into the wash with the rest of your laundry and you are good to go.

As with most items in your wardrobe, you will want to wash them with like colors. You should avoid using bleach if you are purchasing one of the pairs that aren't white, as the bleach can ruin the color of the jeans.

Customers appreciate the ease in which they can keep their jeans looking clean and smelling fresh.

Fit

When it comes to your pants, you want to make sure that you are getting something that is going to fit you. If you are stuck in an ill-fitting pair of bottoms, then you run the risk of being uncomfortable all day. If they're too big, they can fall down and just be in the way. If you get a pair that are too small, then they'll cause you discomfort and in some cases pain while you're wearing them.

For the most part, reviewers can agree that the Gloria Vanderbilt Women's Amanda Skimmer Short pants have a decent fit. At least, they fit nicely around the waist, as pants should fit.

That said, there are a handful of consumers who feel like they don't fit nicely in other areas. There are comments that they are a bit too wide in the legs, which causes them some discomfort.

These capris are not going to give you the snug fit that you might expect from other Amanda Jeans; they are a little more relaxed. If you want a pair of snug-fitting jeans that hug your body, then these might not be the right option for you.

Style

The Gloria Vanderbilt Women's Amanda Skimmer Short pants offer a versatile style and design that can provide you with limitless possibilities. Customers love that they can dress these capris up or down to fit their needs. Whether you need something to wear while shopping and running errands or you want a nice pair of bottoms for work, these jeans can give you what you need.

There are a plethora of colors available, so you are sure to find a pair that fits your needs and wants. If you want a pair of with a lace-up hem you can choose between aqua mist, Stonehenge, Pomona, walnut, white, or honey blush, if you want a standard hem then you can pick between thyme sage, Callisto, coral dahlia, crystal white, celestial blue, Scottsdale, Portland, Stonewood, beacon blue, Scottsdale denim blue, black, or white.

Something that you should keep in mind is if you are ordering the color thyme sage it is a light to medium color of green that is made out of a stretch twill fabric instead of the cotton/Elastane blend of the rest.

Regardless of the color or hem style that you choose from, the pants offer you a classic rise. The jeans will sit at the natural waist to help you achieve the perfect fit, no matter what you are doing. The pants are contoured through your hips and thighs, which can also aide in an optimal fit.

The capris length of the pants stops right below the knee. Some consumers feel like they are a bit too long for their liking, but that seems to be more of personal preference. The bottoms have about a 17-inch inseam, although that will vary slightly depending on the size you purchase.

Breathability

When it comes to your clothes, you want to try to make sure you are wearing something that offers ventilation. The good thing about these slacks is that they provide you a fair amount of ventilation, so you don't have to worry about feeling like you are overheating or suffocating inside of them while you're out and about.

The pants are made mostly out of cotton, which allows for a decent amount of air to flow through the material and reach your skin. This can help cool you down, especially when it is warm outside, or you're doing anything active.

Additionally, a well-ventilated pair of pants can help you stay dry while you're out in the heat. Since the air can flow with ease, that means that the moisture from your sweat can evaporate and escape as well. This help prevents you from getting soaked in your own sweat.

Size

Customers love the extensive range of sizes they have available to them in these jeans. They have a design that can allow them to accommodate as many customers as possible.

The Gloria Vanderbilt Women's Amanda Skimmer Shorts are available in both standard and petite lengths. Additionally, there are plus sizes available. There should be a pair of these pants for just about everyone.

They are available in petite sizes 4-16, standard sizes 6-18, or plus sizes from 16W-24W.

Durability

One of the better qualities of the Gloria Vanderbilt Women's Amanda Skimmer Shorts is that they have a reliable and robust construction. The materials that are used to make them are strong enough to resist tearing, and the structure is durable enough that they won't start to fall apart at the seams.

It is always nice to know that you are purchasing a reliable product that won't fall apart shortly after purchasing. These pants are no different. You can rest easy knowing that they aren't going to suffer from premature wear and tear, staying part of your wardrobe for quite a while.

Bottom Line

If you want a nice pair of capris length pants that can be worn casually or dressy, then you have come to the right place. These bottoms are able to be dressed up or down so you can achieve the look you are going for. Whether heading to work or spending the day at the mall, these pants will fit right in.

The Gloria Vanderbilt Women's Amanda Skimmer Shorts have a durable and reliable construction that customers appreciate. You won't have to worry about unnecessary wear and tear when it comes to these bottoms. If you combine the longevity with the affordable price point, then you have yourself a pretty good deal. You will not have to spend an arm and a leg for a pair of jeans, but you will still be getting a good product with a designer label.

Overall, customers love the versatility of the pants. They might not fit as well as some customers would have expected, but for the most part, consumers are content. They're available in a ton of colors as well, so you are sure to find a pair of bottoms that will suit your style needs.

They are a great overall pair of pants that consumers would recommend.