BEST OF 2008: Rio pants by Fit Couture

Okay, so this is embarrassing.

fit couture logoI finished my "Best of 2008" series last week with the strange feeling that I forgot something.

I just realized what it was.

rio pants by fit coutureI don't know how the Rio pants by Fit Couture escaped my attention because I wear them several times a week. These pants are flattering, comfortable, and fun. The style is universally "becoming" on any body type due to the flared leg, the fitted "stretch" through the waist and thighs, and the black/espresso color options. If you're petite or tall, you'll appreciate that you can purchase the pants in four lengths (29," 31," 33," 35"). Of course, they're also machine-washable and the Supplex Nylon/Lycra combination really helps the material retain its shape.

I'm currently in my third trimester of pregnancy and they still fit perfectly. The foldover waistband is perfect for my "expectant state" because I can roll it over (below the belly button) or I can pull them up over my belly for added support.

Pair the pants with the Daytona top and you'll be exercising in style...all through 2009.

WIN IT! One winner will receive a pair of Rio pants from Fit Couture ($49) in the size/color/length of her choice. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Thursday, January 8 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.

NOTE: For additional information, please feel free to read my original review, published on 10-13-2008.

*UPDATE* The winner is #292 Marion B. Congratulations!

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365 comments on “BEST OF 2008: Rio pants by Fit Couture”

  1. Those do look comfortable! I can always use new comfy pants--especially great for exercising! The periwinkle color is my favorite :)

    Hope the pregnancy is treating you well!

  2. Woohoo...count me in. These pants look so comfy.
    Should I win I would love to have the...

    Black with a periwinkle waistband, medium, 29 inch (short)

    Thanks for one of the best giveaways.

  3. The flared rio pants with berry waistband are my favorite. They look so comfy & the matching top looks great together.



  4. Everyone agrees, they look great and come in choice of length. Workout pants have to be comfortable so it means alot when you say how comfortable they can be right thru the 3rd trimester.

  5. I've been looking for workout pants that have various lengths for some time now. I have some that are terribly short (and flared), and I don't know if they shrunk or I grew, but they look stupid on me now. It's awful! :-) I'll give these a shot, for sure. Thanks!

  6. These pants look both comfortable and flattering, plus they are really cute! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a pair!

  7. These Rio pants by Fit Couture are not only adorable, but they look super comfortable. I would love to wear these when I go through my daily Yoga routine. I would probably never want to take them off! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  8. I like the fact that these come in XL and X Long a combo that's hard to find, believe me I try.

    Please enter me!

  9. I'd really like to win these, although I'm trying to figure out when a 29" leg is considered petite? That's pretty long! In any case, I guess I'd just hem them up.

  10. They look both comfy and cute (how often does that happen?) I always enjoy your product recommendations. Thanks!

  11. These are very cute pants. The kind you could wear to work out, or throw on to run to the store if you had to, which is awesome!

  12. Three kids later the workout is intense. These pants are so cute. I need some workout clothes to work off the baby fat from my three kids. It helps to feel good in the clothes your wearing as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I love that they come in a short length. It’s so hard to find workout pants that don’t need to be shortened… I would go for the all black, L, short! They look very comfy.

  14. These look sooooooo comfy and perfect for those relaxing yoga mommy days!I'd love one in every color! : )))

    Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))


  15. I would love to win these pants. They sound like they would be so comfortable to wear. I am always looking for pants that fit well. This is a great giveaway. Thanks.

  16. After my 8 week recovery from my hysterectomy I'm looking forward to working out again. I'd love to have these pants, they're SO cute and not your typical workout pants.

  17. These pants are adorable! I'd love to win them for my sister. She's newly pregnant with her first baby and she could use the pampering. What an awesome giveaway, good luck to everyone!

  18. Oh thank you!!! FINALLY,yoga pants in long lengths!! I'm doin a little happy dance over here. I know I sound crazy so I'll explain. I'm a 39 yr old mother of 2 who has, let's say....gotten a little loose over the years. So, I decided to start walking & working out. First of all, putting a lumpy, out of shape body into a pair of stretch pants is it's own horror, add the fact that I look like I'm ready for a flood.....and you've got a true, & VERY UGLY, tragedy here. So when I saw these pants & that you were giving some away, needless to say.....well, I think I actually heard angels sing.....clouds parted.....and now I'm doing my happy dance while typing this entry (but trying to not get the flub jiggling tooo much). Thank you sooooo much for making me aware of these & giving me a chance to win them. You are officially my new fairy god friend!!

  19. I love these pants! I really want to win these since up until now I had been unsuccessful in finding yoga/stretch pants that were short enough for me to actually wear outside of the house (where you can't really wear pants that are 6 inches too long). These look like they'd be really flattering and I so hope to win, so PICK ME!!!

  20. These pants look great. I can see them becoming a favorite, especially on those unfortunate "bloated" days!

  21. These pants are so pretty. I have resolved to put myself on an exercise program, would be great to do it in style

  22. I'm in my 3rd trimester and mostly wearing stretchy pants like this now. But I like that these aren't being sold as maternity -- so once my belly starts to recede I could still wear them.

  23. I love how you can wear these pants right through pregnancy. Mostly though, I love that this wonderful style and fit can be worn even by those like me who have extra long legs!

  24. I need these! I love how you can choose the length. I'm so tired of having my pants be too short or shrink up in the dryer and then I can't wear them anymore.

  25. I've had 4 c-sections...and my abs ain't what they used to be. Pants like this are the answer to my ailing (and failing) abs. I can't wait to put them on!!!

  26. These are my kind of pants..comfort wins over anything for me.Enter me in your contest-thank you so much!

  27. I just got bleach stains on my old workout pants...and I'm addicted to flares! So I'd love to win a pair in medium with a spring green waist.

  28. I like the black with red waistband in medium, regular length. I would use these at the gym. They are flattering and looks like they would really hide my lower stomach!

  29. Some new workout clothes are on my must-have list for the new year. Glad they come in differing lengths; I don't know how many pants I've tried and discarded over the years as being too long.

  30. I would love the brown pair! I already own a couple of black pairs of yoga pants and wear them all the time. So comfy when I'm pregnant and perfect for working out.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. I love pants like that, they look very comfy and I'm pretty sure would be the preferred Treadmill walking pants for me, thank you for the great give away!

  32. They look great for working out or that quick errand to the store. I like that the pants even come in short, a plus for a petite person like myself.

  33. I like the black with the spring green band in a large and regular, ive been lookin for something comfortab;e to wear during my work out!!!!!!

  34. These look SOOO comfortable! I like the expresso, large, short for me. Very stylish, too.Thanks for the chance to win a pair.

  35. Espresso with an espresso waistband in large in long length, I love that you can get longer sizes, that is usually a problem for me, thanks for the giveaway

  36. I don't own a pair of pants like these, and the choices of length are good for me since I seem to be an odd height. Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. These pants look so comfortable.
    And would definitely be the Perfect addition to my new yoga and work out routine.
    Thank you so much for all of the wonderful giveaways.

  38. Oh my looks like I have a very slim chance to win...but I would love these pants. They are super cute would inspire me to run more!

  39. I always have a hard time finding good pants, including workout ones, in short sizes. I'd get the black in XS short.

  40. I have finally decided to do something about my weight. My neighbor even gave me a 1-day pass to the local gym, but, I have nothing to wear to work out in. So these workout pants in the short-length, 29", would be perfect for me. I am so embarrassed to wear anything "revealing" because I am so over-weight right now.

    [email protected]

  41. I love that you can be really specific about the length. I think that I could fit my pregnant belly in them, too - they look so comfy! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  42. Hmmm, would a pair of really cool and comfy pants make me use the treadmill on a more regular basis? I'm willing to give it a try! I'd love to have these in black with the black waist (large, short length).

  43. those pants look cool, although I am usually hesitant to wear something that would draw attention to the belly area. i'd still love to win them, though

  44. Very cute pants! I made the mistake of ordering a pair of maternity 'yoga pants' from old navy... they are the most unflattering pants. Where they should be shapely around your thighs, it's a bunch of excess fabric, which only helps to make you look wider. Ack! I had to keep them, so I wear them around the house, but every time I put them on, I think about how much I dont like them. Oh well, only a few more weeks to go!

  45. These would be perfect for my shape--long legs and thick waist. Structured button pants are uncomfortable for me. I would get black/black in medium and long. Thanks.

  46. Very comfortable - only type I wear around the house b/c they are easy to move in & chase kids in. I've worn through 3 pairs of yoga pants in 2 years - time for a new pair!!

  47. Wow, something that actually comes in a short length! Women's clothing manufacturer's seem to think that all women are over 6' tall! OR so it seems when everything is a foot too long for me!

  48. These pants are so clever. Not only do they come in a great choice of colors, you can actually get your correct length. These people are really thinking! Thanks for the chance, these look so comfortable.

  49. I would love to win these. I recently hurt my spinal cord, so normal pants are a real problem to wear (the waist band hits in the worng place).
    These look so comfy. If they are as comfy as they look, I found my new pants!

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  50. I think these are pretty neat. I like how you can use them during pregnancy too! :) I would go for the black waistband in a Medium with a short length.

  51. Wow, I would wear those all the time. Gym, home, shopping. They look really comfortable. If I don't win I am going to look into getting me several pair.

  52. Wow, perfect timing on this post. I ironically have a pair of workout pants, with paint stain and hem beginning to unravel that are 6 years old now. Perhaps it's time for me to invest in another pair. I end up wearing them quite a few times each week as it is. Thanks for sharing!

  53. These pants do look comfortable. I am diligently holding to an exercise plan but the laundry, ahhhh! Sweat, sweat, sweat, wash, wash, wash. I could use these. They are more fashionable than my other pants which are looking ragged. I hope I'm the lucky winner.

    Thanks for the chance.

  54. I could so use these. I need some comfy pants for my physical therapy sessions and these look like they would be a great help. thanks for the chance to win these.

  55. These look so comfy I love that you can get them in different lengths! I'm short and always seem to drowned in my pants because alot of co. don't make them in short or petite. I love the black/berry colour Thanks for entering me!

  56. Thanks for the giveaway! These pants look amazing, I also checked the website and I do believe I will be making a New Year's purchase...

  57. This Metropolitan Mama had a mid line c-section and needs these comfy pants, so she doesn't have to sacrifice style!

  58. I have had my eye on these pants for sometime. I love them! wow, I have been following your blog for so long, I didn't realize how long! you have come so far along with the new baby growing!

  59. These look great!~Love the fact that they have a variety of lengths~I'm tall and it's nice to find something that is long enough and looks good!

  60. Espresso with an espresso waistband, 31 inch (regular), size XL would be my pick, I've never been a fan of the colored bands on yoga pants, nice to see a pair that offers the option of not having to have a contrast color if you don't want one, Fit Couture has made my shopping bookmarks also. Happy Fit New Year everyone!

  61. Pants that flatter all figures AND come in petite sizes? Count me in! Oh..and they are comfortable as well? I MUST check these out.

  62. These look great on that model and seem like they'd be exceptionally comfortable. I could use some of these for yoga and for relaxing. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

  63. I would love to wear these pants -- great for just about anything as you can partner them with all sorts of separates. I have seen young girls wear them to school and did not know I could find a pair that would fit my very tall long limbed body. I am thrilled to read about these pants and would be even more thrilled to win them!

  64. I have started to go to the gym and since we are on a budget have not been able to get any new workout clothes. This would be a great win. Thanks for the chance.

  65. I need a new pair of comfy pants to work out in and these look great. I would want the black ones so they would go with all of the tops.

  66. Oh, I love these! They might be the inspiration I need to start working out more. Thank you and Happy New Year to you!

  67. Hey this do look nice- you still look awesome..hope all is going well with the pregnancy and that you are resting enough.

  68. These are cute and look very comfortable. I'd choose the black waistband, size small, short. New year and ready for looking good at workouts.

  69. wish they had had these when I was having my 6 but I am sure one of my daughter-in-laws would love them as a gift

  70. I would love a pair. I have a similar pair of pants from the Gap that are great for my pregnant belly as well.


  71. I would love to win these! Can't wait to hit the gym after the birth of our son in February! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  72. the pants are so cute!........I went to the website and they have a really nice selection......the cropped pants are wonderful! Thanks!

  73. I also love the fact that you can get them size medium AND extra long! On me, all regular pants are floods and all regular shirt sleeves look like 3/4. I'd get black on black so they match any t-shirt I'd put with them. It would really class up my lounge wear.

  74. Ooooh, the different inseam lengths is awesome. I am sure the women in my yoga class would be thrilled to see me not wearing floods for once.

  75. These look really comfy and I'm all about comfort. I just put away my laundry and realized most of the laundry was pj bottoms. I think I need to branch out from the pajamas.

  76. Happy New Year. Maybe these would help me with my new years resolution's to lose weight! I could wear these while working out.

  77. These look super comfy! No better way to spend the day then in comfy, stylish clothes in my book. Lots of sizes to choose from, too, which is great!

  78. Black, small and short is the size that I would get on these great looking pants. Thanks for this great giveaway.

  79. These look like a great pair! My other workout pants are 8 years old and have lost their reason for me wanting to wear them. I love having a little extra fabric to cover my tummy when working out....not a fan of the low rise work out pants.

  80. These pants are flattering, comfortable, and fun just like me! And will go great with the year fitness membership my brave hubby gave me for Christmas! Yes, I still Love him. And I love the pants.

  81. I could really use a pair of nice fitting pants for walking. None of mine fit right now. I really like the Barcelona Capris, as I live in FL, and capris offer a little extra "air conditioning!"

  82. Wow, these do look wonderful! And how amazing is it that they can take you from normal, every day wear and all the way through pregnancy?!?!

  83. These pants look SO cute and I am totally in the market for some new exercise pants! Just the thing to get my new years resolution to work out going! I would live in these!! ALso love that they come in a variety of lengths!!

  84. These would be perfect for my January--get back in shape routine. I like the black with black waistband--it goes with everything--medium--short.

  85. I love these kind of pants! So comfortable and even better than jeans. Thanks for the giveaway! debbe1954 at yahoo.

  86. Awesome! I am a mother of 3. These pants look great! I love that they offer these pants in long lenghts. I am 5'11 so these are perfect! Thanks!!!

  87. I had my baby 3 months ago and I'm so ready to work off this baby fat! Big time! I'm all about some pants that make you look good! They look great!

  88. I love these, and would wear these instead of my beat up old fleece pants I wear all the time that my husband hates. I love the berry waistband color, and am excited they offer a variety of sizes!! Thanks!!

  89. Oh, man, I LIVE in black stretchy pants when I'm at home. They are the perfect reminder to do something active before I have to take a shower or leave the house. These look great!

  90. Yay! I'm glad you forgot; they're a fun New Year's surprise! I bought some yoga pants a million years ago from Old Navy, but they totally don't fit the way they should; the pants are huge in the belly but fit everywhere else. I try to pull it off by wearing it with a tight tank so that the tank holds the pants on and keeps my booty from hangin' out when I bend over. I'm in dire need of a pair that fit, and I trust your judgment. Thanks!

  91. These look comfy, and so much cuter than the old workout shorts I wear when I do pilates! If I'm the lucky winner, I'm gonna have a hard time picking out a color though! I like them all!

  92. These look so comfortable and stylish too. I've resolved not to spend anymore days in pajamas, so I'd love a pair. I'm on the short side so the length choices are a big plus.

  93. Your description makes me want a pair and I don't wear a lot of pants but these sound super comfortable and good-looking even on a older mom like me. So, I'm hoping to win so I can find out myself how great they are. I'd go with the longer length for my height.
    Thanks, Kathy

  94. ooohh, nice. I've had two pairs of workout pants bite the dust in the last few weeks, so these would be much appreciated. I'm really going to try to lose the last of this baby weight before hubby's class reunion this summer.

  95. I love that they come in a short length. It's so hard for me to find workout pants that don't need to be hemmed... I would go for the all black, L, short!

  96. These pants look very nice! I hate trying to find workout pants that are long enough for my 5'11" self to wear to the YMCA...
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  97. OOh, women's workout pants in different lenghts! Awesome! At 5'8" and lots of that in the legs, getting workout pants that aren't too short is definitely a challenge!

  98. These pants look amazing! I would love to have the black pant with black waistband in a size medium, regular length. Thanks for the chance!!

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