I have a pair of these that must be 8 years old, maybe more. I've worn them and worn them and they still look great. But now the waist band has started to get holes in. So I was over joyed to see that white stuff still makes them. I will be ordering a a new pair right away.
02 January 2014
Best "fat"pants ever!
I refer to my dolce pants as my fat pants! Not sure why...think it's because I don't like the term sweat pants!
Anyway..... I just love these trousers! Unlike other similar style lounge/sweat pants they don't lose their shape during the day and become saggy round the knees! They look quite smart for lounge pants, and I've even worn them to work (I'm a teaching assistant).
Several of the comments referred to the length of these trousers....I'm only 5ft 2 so they were too long for me. Not a problem though as I simply cut a few inches off the bottom.....no sewing and no fraying either! It would be good though if they came in a variety of lengths! Why don't they? Enough reviews have asked for this! The colour has faded a little, but my other makes of "fat pants" have totally lost their shape and leg length, so a little fading is not a problem in my eyes!
Summary? Keep them coming, but more leg lengths!
29 December 2013
Superb for lounging - Flattering
These are so flattering and comfortable. The material is soft but strong and heavy enough to hang well and hold their shape but not too thick to feel cumbersome. I really wanted the grey marl but as they were sold out I have the gunmetal which is still a great colour that will go with everything.
05 December 2013
Great fit but wash them on their own!
Love the style and fit of these pants but major gripe is the colour-fastness. The colour run even affects other dark items in your wash, even with a colour catcher! Meanwhile, the pants keep getitng lighter, and now look scruffy and worn out even though I have only washed them 3 times. I have them in dark blue. Maybe it's just this colour. Very disappointed though, given how expensive they are. Relegated to decorating in now!
19 November 2013
Lovely Flattering Fit
These pants have good reviews and quite rightly so, but I have to say I tried five pairs to get a pair with a longer length as all the 10's I tried seem to vary slightly.
There needs to be a definite short, regular & long length. Sizing is generally good, I am 10-12 and a 10 is just right (some of the shorter pairs felt smaller all over). The unfinished edge does curl up a bit too so they need the extra length. I am 5'8" with a 33.5" inside leg, so please please White Stuff take heed of us girlies re: different length legs because I think everyone is asking ! Also, I bought gunmetal but would love them in a light grey marl colour too ... OOH PLEASE! Lastly do keep the width / flare at the bottom of the leg, don't go any narrower as this balances the fit and makes it so very flattering. Nice low rise, & fit round the bot... Thanks WS :)
05 November 2013
comfy stylish functional
Had these pants for years, and just replaced them in matador blue! Not disappointed.
05 November 2013
Great for home, gym or outdoor activities
Perfect fit and length and work as well with slippers, trainers or boots - I love them. A good generous cut too so I bought 2 sizes to keep one pair more fitting and smarter and one comfy lounge around pair. Bring back the lovely pink you did about 10 years ago please!!
19 October 2013
So comfy and stylish too
I just love these Dolce pants, I have bought 2 pairs and have another on back order. They are comfy yet fit in the right places to make them look stylish enough to wear out of the house, and not your regular sweat pants! I disagree with other reviews that comment on the length, they are just right for me - I am 5.6 and don't have incredibly long legs! Can't recommend them enough, think they will be my staple weekend lounge wear!
08 October 2013
Fabulous sweat pants!
I absolutely love these! Been looking for good sweat pants for ages. These fit well, are soft and comfortable, perfect for lounging around or working out. As other reviewers have said these are quite long, and I'm average height, but I'm fine with that as would rather that than have ankle swingers.
Got these with a discount, so doubly happy, thank you White Stuff!
05 October 2013
Not for me!
I had been looking for some good quality sweat pants and ordered these convinced they would be fabulous by most of the reviews I had read.
Sadly I was disappointed - they were okish.. but very very long. I am 5ft 6 so average height. Please bear in mind that when wearing jog pant most of us would be dressing comfortably in flat pumps, trainers or flip flops not heels!
I know they are wide legged - but these are overly wide - I would prefer a slimmer leg too much flapping going on for me!
Can't see what all the fuss is about .. definitely not for me.
Sorry WS returning.
02 October 2013
As good as ever
Have had these before a few years back and were great. Have tried several other makes over the years since and finally decided to reinvest in some of these again. So glad I did as they are perfect. Fit is great, quality great. They look better than just normal joggers. Length not a problem on me as I have long legs, if anything could go a fraction longer but they are fine. Will be getting another colour. I agree with other WS reviews - please don't ever stop making these!
23 September 2013
far too long
sorry I know my legs are a bit short but would have to take these up a good three inches to not be walking on them.
14 September 2013
Not as long as led to believe!
Having read most of the previous reviews, I thought these would be long enough...I am about 5ft9 and often find it hard to buy lounge or sweat pants without trying them on first - they are usually too long. These fit...ok. They are not biting my ankles, but I like a sweat pant to be long enough to be gathered slightly around the shoe, not so with these.
I would say these are perfect for someone of about 5ft6 or 7. Disappointed!
26 August 2013
Very long in the leg
Great trousers, good quality but I am only 156cm tall they are much too long for me.
Pity as they are great looking and fit well apart from this ...
Please Whitestuff bring out a version in a 'short' leg thanks!
07 August 2013
as good as ever
I have lived in these pants for the last 15 years and I am so grateful they haven't changed!
Lovely soft material which doesn't seem to age and the quality is excellent. Top score!!
15 July 2013
Why change a 5-star formula?
Ok will someone who works for WhiteStuff please explain to me how the fashion industry works in regards to a particular design being repeated over the years due to popular customer demand... how do you manage to not replicate your product exactly? do you not own the pattern design? I first bought Dolce pants in 2008 and they were awesome. They had reviews about previous years Dolce's being awesome. Perfect fabric. Perfect Fit. Perfect Length. Every year I have faithfully replenished my Dolce stock but WS have never got it quite right since. Last year the fabric was awful, this year I agree with other reviewers they are definitely longer. You dont want the expense of having to take them up nor loose the cute pink tag at the hem. Also I'm a 14 but I always buy a 12 in Dolce (this seems to be common). Come-on WhiteStuff why not make everyone happy, source great quality fabric for your fabulous Dolce design and offer two or three leg lengths... they would be even better best sellers than they are already!! Run your sales figures over the years I bet they're good these pants always sell out!
28 June 2013
Lounge Lizards Catered!
Love these pants, they wear well, wash well, look great lounging or going out for a night out at the local!
Please never stop making these!!
20 June 2013
The best lounge pants on the market
I have had 6 pairs of these over the past 7 years and am just about to order 3 more! I don't buy jogging pants anywhere else, the fit and quality of these is second to none. I have wasted my money on many others that look the part but fail to compare in shape or quality. I use them for all range of activities from lazy sunday's to gardening, the gym and skydiving. In fact I pretty much live in them! They wash well and retain their length and shape. Keep making these White Stuff, they are the single clothing product I could not live without!
04 June 2013
This product is continually out of stock?
Just received blue Dolce pants after waiting 2 months only to find that they are sized smaller. I have 3 pairs already in a size 10 and they fit perfectly so why are there so small? Just tried to order a size 12 and, what a surprise they are out of stock with no 'back in stock date'. Really fed up.
03 June 2013
As has been said many times before, these are incredibly long! Nice fabric, they did feel very comfy on, but for me they were just too wide in the lower leg, so sadly they will have to go back.
16 May 2013
A wardrobe staple
These sweat pants are perfect for dog walking and lounging round the house. Smart enough that they don't look like tracky bottoms.
22 April 2013
old favourite new sizing doesn't work
I've had four pairs of these pants over the years and they are perfect for me, and the old ones fitted really well and looked great.
Yes, I have had 2 go into little holes and I don't know why, and the newest ones went baggy at the knees. I bought some new ones but the sizing has changed - they are now longer and narrower. So I have to go up a size - and I haven't bought them yet because I think cutting the bottom off to shorten them will spoil their sleek look plus, I want brown or burgundy or grey - I don't wear blue or black. Is there any hope?
20 April 2013
could wash better, but wouldn't be without them!
I have two pairs of these and i adore them - for lounging in the house, lazy weekends, evenings on days when my jeans are too tight, they are even just about acceptable attire for my kettlebells classes! The fit is perfect, they are about the most flattering trackies you could get. My only grumble is that they dont stay looking new for long - two washes and they get fade marks on that make them look like favourite comfies you've had for ten years! I only have the blue ones, so the black pair may be batter in this respect? Over all, well worth the (slightly high) price tag!
21 March 2013
Oh how I love these...
Dolce pants have seen me through traveling, yoga, dog walking, pregnancy and towards the end of there life decorating and housework. They wash and last well, they look better than tracksuit bottoms and feel smarter too.
I love them and start having panic attacks when they go out of stock or are discontinued. Was very pleased to discover that they are back! Long may they reign!
14 March 2013
So glad you have brought these trousers back as owned several pairs over the years. Love the length being long as you used to do them in a longer leg and I was worried that the regular would therefore be too short on me. They are the best sweat pants around.
10 March 2013
I've had several pairs of these over the years & they're brilliant, glad to have them in black now too. Personally I like the extra length this year & as usual I sized down to a 10 for a better fit around the hips.
A welcome return!
09 March 2013
These were very long on me and I am just over 5ft 6 inches. I would have had to take them up quite a bit. If you are short don't bother because you would have to cut so much off. Hems around bottom are raw edged, is this because they need taking up? I don't know. Quite big I am a 12 but they were big on me. I returned them. I did not re-order the 10 because they would still be long. Fabric and style very good.
04 March 2013
Really comfy lounge pants
Like many of the other reviewers, I've owned a pair of these for yrs and was pleased to see they had returned! I love the low cut waist and flattering fit -it is a shame though that they are longer than my previous pair and so will require alteration.
14 February 2013
Great quality, but too long :(
I love these trousers, the material is great quality, and the cut is very flattering. They keep there shape and don't stretch at the knees, and hold their colour in the wash.
Sadly they seem to have grown in length compared to ones bought in previous years, and now trail on the floor. I'm a 31" inside leg, didn't think I was that short!
They are an inch longer than the stated length, which doesn't help!
13 February 2013
WHOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO THEY ARE BACK!!!
I almost wept for joy when I heard that these were available again. They are comfy, slimming, smart, don't go baggy at the knees and generally FABULOUS. They are just my favourite thing to laze around the house in but also feel good in them if I go to Pilates or to the shops. I wore these when I was pregnant and bizarrely I was wearing them both times when I went into hospital to have my two kids.
12 February 2013