Fashion Over 50s Lifestyle

5 reasons you need Black Ponte Pants in your wardrobe

May 10, 2023

Yes, I know, I’m late to the party discovering Ponte Pants but now that I’m here they are my new BFF for Winter. If you haven’t a pair in your wardrobe then you need to add them as a wardrobe staple, especially for the cooler weather. I purchased my first pair recently and am thinking of buying another pair. I found them at Target in the Danni Minogue Petites Range . They are affordable and the fit and length are perfect for me.

What are Ponte Pants?

Made from ponte which is a thick, double-knit fabric with a two-way stretch, Ponte (pronounced ‘pon-tee’) pants are a cross between skinny jeans and leggings. The Two-way stretch is important because it moulds to your body-shape and holds you in at the same time – a win/win!

Why you need them 5 reasons why you need a pair in your wardrobe

  1. affordable, comfortable to wear – two way stretch
  2. they keep you warm and look good
  3. they are versatile – and look good ‘dressed up’ with boots or heels or ‘casual’ with trainers or flats
  4. they are a great alternative if you don’t like wearing skinny jeans
  5. they are the perfect alternative to replace your leggings for a stylish look

and……did I mention how comfortable they are???

How I’m Styling Them

You don’t have to spend a fortune to find a look for any occasion.

Perfect for watching my grandson play soccer…..I teamed them with some white trainers and my new Urban top/jacket in this gorgeous colour purchased from Ezibuy.

Perfect for late afternoon drinks with our friends…… I teamed them with a black top from my wardrobe and my new floral jacket which I love from Shein plus my white trainers from Spendless Shoes.

Perfect for a specialist appointment with my husband – I teamed with my new suede jacket, black top (again), ankle boots and a jaunty cap.

Where to buy

Here are a few of my top picks to cater all budgets, most stores will have a pair or two to select from.

Target – My favourite is from the Danni Minogue Petite Range. They are inexpensive and fit perfectly. Just the right length!
Jacqui E

Do you wear Ponte Pants? I’d love to hear what your thoughts……

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Retirement Reflections May 10, 2023 at 06:25

    Hi, Sue – These pants look wonderful on you. I had never heard of Ponte pants before. Thank you for sharing them here!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 12, 2023 at 17:01

      I love them Donna and they feel so comfortable. Perfect for travelling. x

  • Reply Debbie May 10, 2023 at 08:49

    I love the looks you’ve created here Sue, especially the suede jacket and jaunty cap! Ponte pants are a winner for you, you’re so stylish and on trend!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 12, 2023 at 17:01

      Thanks for the lovely compliment, Deb! I think I’m going to buy a second pair as I’m wearing these ones out! x

  • Reply leannelc May 10, 2023 at 09:59

    Hi Sue – I love your turn as a fashion blogger. I tried ponte pants several years ago, but they were a fail for me – I loved the feel of them, but they were just a bit short on my long legs and I felt like I was constantly adjusting them. I’ve become a fan of of stretch skinny jeans and wear them a lot during winter with ankle boots. I think it’s actually a similar look – it took me a long time to get into the skinny jeans idea, but I love them now – and ponte pants give off a similar vibe.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 12, 2023 at 17:02

      Hi Leanne, I’m not really a great fashion blogger but I did like these pants and the outfits came up pretty well. They aren’t expensive either as I don’t go anywhere these days that requires me to really dress up. I like skinny jeans too x

  • Reply Min Write of the Middle May 10, 2023 at 17:47

    Hi Sue, they look fabulous on you and your lovely slim figure but probably not so fabulous on me at the moment. I’ve got some extra kg’s on me lately since so busy with Mum and not as much time to focus on myself and sticking to a good regular routine. I LOVE ponte pants though! They’re so stylish and comfy looking. I have problems buying pants of any kind because they’re always way too long. I bought some jeans recently and had to have SO much cut off the bottom which is very annoying. The perils of being a shortie! You look great in your ponte pants and great for packing when travelling too! Win win! xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 12, 2023 at 16:58

      Hi Min, thanks for the compliment and I’m in love with these pants. Like you, I’m only 5’2″ and I find that either the pants are too long or too big around my waist. I love the Danni Minogue range because I don’t have to alter the length which is great as I’m not a seamstress! xx

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee May 10, 2023 at 17:55

    These are great. I’ve never heard of them – I wear leggings (because I’m classy like that). Might need something more civilised…You look fab in them!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 12, 2023 at 16:57

      I wear leggings, too Lydia and of course I’m guilty of wearing my active wear to the shops (but don’t tell anyone). Thanks for the compliment. xx

  • Reply Bernadette May 10, 2023 at 20:31

    I have been wearing Ponte pants for a couple of years. You are right, they are very versatile. I can use them on the golf course or out to dinner. Your look marvelous by the way.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 12, 2023 at 16:56

      That is what I love, Bernadette the versatility. You can dress them up or be casual and they are just so comfortable. I’m sold. x

  • Reply mireille May 10, 2023 at 22:38

    I have a gray pair that I still wear after having them for many years. I really like the material for cooler months.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 12, 2023 at 16:56

      Hi Mireille, thanks for visiting and I will check out your blog. I find I’m getting so much use out of these pants and you’ve given me the idea to try another colour. Thanks. x

  • Reply Suzanne@PictureRetirement May 11, 2023 at 21:34

    Sue, I actually own a couple of pairs, but I did not know they were called Ponte pants. My favorite pair (black) always comes along on our travels. They are versitile, easy to pack and easy to wear more than once. I love all the ways you have styled them, but my favorite is with the suede jacket. Very posh!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 12, 2023 at 16:55

      I like that outfit too, Suzanne! It isn’t expensive but with the jacket and cap it looks great, even if I do say so myself LOL 🙂 x

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs. Hosts A Weekly Link Up on Wednesdays! May 12, 2023 at 15:18

    I think this has been a great post in terms of sharing the good news about ponte pants. I don’t like jeggings and tend to wear jeans most of winter. I don’t have active wear either. But I did discover two years ago that as a petite person, size 16 in Danni Minogue’s range from Target fits me. What a find for some who is short…and I now know you are as well. It’s funny when we don’t know a person “in person” and can’t always judge things like height!!
    It is always a pleasure to see you share a post from your blog on Wednesday’s Words and Pics Link Up. I hope you continue to do so! Take care, Denyse.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 12, 2023 at 16:54

      I love the Danni Minogue range, Denyse. It is inexpensive and fits me perfectly. x

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