I tried on everything we have in stock and took notes. Please keep in mind, I am tall (5'10") and a true Medium (size 14). I need room in the belly but am pretty well proportioned in the bum, hip and thigh area. I wear my FLAX as it is truly intended, nice and roomy. I often size up in the handkerchief weight fabrics and pants that run a bit smaller than my Floods. I hope this will be helpful but please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!
*All FLAX pants have what I consider long rises but some are longer than others.
Ankle Pant- Medium rise, wider in the thigh and then tapers. Same length as Floods (a few inches above the ankle) with side slits at the hem. It has a partially elastic waist that wraps around the hips with a flat band in the front. This style does NOT have pockets.
Beachcomber Pant- Medium rise, fully elastic waist and full length. This pant has room in the hip and bum but with a more tapered, slimmer leg and thinner elastic in the waist. Also has fun seam detail for rolling up and cuffing. Two side pockets.
Bedskirt Bloomers- Long rise, shorter than Floods and not quite as full in the hip, bum and leg but close! This style has a fully elastic waist and does not have pockets. The subtle ruffle at the bottom is playful but not fussy. These are Handkerchief weight and I always recommend wearing them roomier both for comfort and to prolong the life of the pants.
Box'd Down- Everyone needs a pair! They are the quintessential pajama pant that doubles as streetwear. Just like many of FLAX's pants it is roomy through the hip with a long rise and a full elastic waist. It is a full length pant with a single button "fly" and no pockets.
Button Fly Pant- This is a brand new shape for Flax which features a button-down fly closure, straight leg with a side seam. This style does have pockets.
Cropped Cargo- Medium rise and hits mid-shin. A bit smaller than the Floods and not as wide in the leg or at the hem that has a tie so you can cinch it. This style has (2) side seam pockets and (2) cargo pockets on the thigh.
Crop Pant- This style features a flat front, elastic back, deep pockets and cropped length.
Cropped Pant- Fun and stylish, this is a great throw on and go style! With an updated elastic in the waist since last time FLAX offered this collection, they'll stay put and lay flat over the tummy. A fun length that will work for anyone, this pant is so comfy you'll never want to take them off.
Drawstring Floods- This pant features a drawstring waist, two side seam pockets and a length that is the same as the Floods.
Floods- Long rise and roomy everywhere. Length is a couple of inches above the ankle but can be worn on hips, natural waist or anywhere in between. The have (2) side seam pockets and there is a reason they are offered in almost every collection, year after year. This is the pant we measure all other FLAX pants by. *Just a special note, Floods in heavy weight are a great investment in my opinion. Comfy and roomy and in a Homespun linen or Suiting wool blend are great for travel and something everyone should have at least one of in their wardrobe.
Fresh Pant- This full length pant has a very similar fit to the Playful Pant but with two detailed side pockets. It has a full flat front with a long rise and still roomy through the hips.
Gathered Crop- This cropped style h as a thin, full elastic waist and an elasticized back hem. We like to pull the pant leg up to rest on top of our calf muscles for a "scrunched up" look.
Gentrified Flood- Has a narrower fit with a shorter rise than the Floods. The drawstring waist has a comfortable knit trim. All around it is a great fitting pant!
Hepburn Pant- This pant has a slim fit through the thigh, with a flare at the ankles. Waist, hips, and length are the same as the Pocketed Social Pant. Flat front, with elastic on the side and back. NO pockets.
Joggers- This pant has a wide elastic waist band that is mimicked around the cuff so you may wear them ankle length or scrunched up over your calf. With plenty of room through the bum and hip, the Joggers have the comfort and ease of a linen version of your favorite sweat pant.
Live In Pant- A slim fit through the hip, a straight leg and a knit waistband with a draw string. Made mostly of soft, crinkled linen, this is a great full length pant.
Pedal Cargos- Waist and hips the same as the Picnic Pant. Flat front, elastic back with four pockets. New length should hit just below the knee when worn long. Can be cuffed to be worn above the knee.
Picnic Pant- This pant features a drawstring waist, two side seam pockets and full length wide-legged style. Meant to have a loose comfortable fit.
Playful Pant- This new pant is the Picnic Pant just without the drawstrings. The pant has a shorter rise (front and back) than the Floods, with roominess through the hips, a flat front and two side pockets.
Pocketed Slims- Still a full bum, full hip and long rise as other FLAX pants but with a slimmer leg and flat front on the otherwise elastic waist band. This style is very similar to the Pocketed Social Pant but without the slits at the hem.
Pocketed Social Pant- A slim leg style and favorite year and year again, this pant has a similar fit to the popular Ankle Pant, but with a thin elastic waist band and full length. It has the same slits at the hem, but differs with the addition of pockets!
Relaxed Ankle Pant- The Relaxed Ankle Pant is an updated marriage of the Ankle Pant and Floods, FLAX's two most popular pants. The length will vary depending on your height and where you wear them (on your hip or natural waist). Because of the fullness in the hip and bum and the new fully elasticized waist you can wear them on either and get a full length or cropped pant. The overall length is the same as the Ankle Pant and the Floods and this style does not have pockets but still has the slit at the hem.
Relaxed Roll Up- This pant has a full thin elastic waist band, slim leg and a deep hem for wearing as a full length pant or rolling up for a cropped look. This style has no pockets.
Shirttail Flood- Our favorite flood has been refined with a wider shirttail hem. Everything else on this pant is the same as the original Floods.
Soho Cargo- This cute style has a very comfortable knit trimmed waistline with a drawstring. It is a cropped length with a shorter rise than Floods. Four total pockets create the traditional cargo pant look.
Spirited Pant- A cropped pant that falls mid-calf (depending on your height). The thick bottom hem is lined with the knit trim that can be worn down or scrunched up for a relaxed look. The draw string waistband and no pockets makes for a flattering yet comfy fit.
Streamed Ankle- This pant is a new twist on the favorite Ankle Pant, but with a fun split hem detail on the back. It has a flat front with elastic around the sides through the back.
Sunny Pant- Flat front and back, with elastic on the sides. Button zip closure. This pant is slightly shorter than the Floods, with a similar wide leg. The sunny pant also has a wider hem.
Tuck Capri- With 3 front seams, a flat front and elastic sides and back, this capri is very flattering on many. It fits like the Ankle Pant but is the length of the Crop Pant. (Small is approximately 30'' long) This style does not have pockets.
Uptown Pant- This pant has a similar fit in the hip as the Urban Crop, but with a fuller hem opening.
Urban Crop- This cropped pant has a wide, straight leg and a comfortable cotton/spandex waist band with a drawstring. (No pockets)
Urban Longs- A slimming, full length pant with a narrower hip and leg that look great worn long or rolled up in a wide cuff.
Wide Leg Cropped- Similar fit to the Floods in the hips. Roomy through the leg for a full look. Flat front with elastic in the back. This style does NOT have pockets.