I’m all about the pants right now – it’s that in-between season thing – get me out of winter and closer to spring. Plus, I’m putting a higher priority on protecting my legs from the sun these days. Trust me, it’s not easy when I see all the cute skorts/shorts out there. 😞 (which I still wear occasionally and on vacations!)
So, you can bet that my quest and R&D for finding the cutest long women’s golf pants is exhaustive – there are a lot of great ones at retail and they keep getting better. One absolute stand out that I live by is RLX Ralph Lauren. Seriously, these are not your mother’s golf pants.
They aren’t leggings though either. And while I have no problem wearing leggings on the golf course, and have, RLX perfectly meshes a pant and a legging. The ‘stretch and recover’ fabric is key to having a flattering and flexible form fit. The side-zip and functional pockets that lay flat and don’t sag are super stylish, plus a comfort stretch waistband in the back looks more fashionable than something to help keep your shirt tucked in.
Here’s the skinny on the Stretch Athletic pant:
- Mid-rise. Slim fit. Intended to hit at the ankle.
- US size 8 has a 9¾” rise and an 11¼” leg opening. All sizes have a 30″ inseam.
- Elasticized back of the waist.
- Concealed left-side-seam zipper with a hook-and-eye closure.
- Two front waist pockets and two back pockets with gripper strips for a glove.
- “RLX” printed at the back right.
- Nylon, elastane fabric.
- Machine washable.
- True to size.
Bonus – the fabric is thick enough you cannot see through the white color pants which are still available on the RL website in addition to three other colors, two of which are on sale at the time of writing this. The pants remind me of some Veronica Beard and Rag and Bone ones I own but detailed for the golf course.
The other navy pants shown here are the RLX Stretch from a previous season – you might see it called Eagle. Same great fabric and fit, just some of the design lines, seams and names have evolved over the years. Check TRENDYGOLF, PGA Tour Superstore, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
You’ll see me feature a lot of what I call ‘upscaled basics’ because solid bottoms in classic colorways are easy to wear but don’t have to be boring. It’s good to update and refresh this part of your golf wardrobe every couple of seasons to stay current. I’m also showing the pants with some older RL pieces that have not gone out of style.
These looks can easily be bumped up a notch with a brightly colored, patterned or floral top/ vest.