Pants for women can be a tug-of-war between style, function and fit. Performance-wise, pants for women should hold up to the weather and the duration of activity. Hiking pants, for example, should be breathable, comfortable and should come from a high-quality outdoor brand you trust. When dressing to impress, women’s pants can make or break an outfit. Women’s trousers and other pants for women in the business world are made of high-quality fabrics like superfine wool, silk, linen and cotton sateen. Some women’s trousers are made with a touch of spandex or Lycra® for comfortable stretch and mobility. Also, look for comfort waistbands and the right fit for a flattering silhouette. Brands like Columbia Sportswear, FDJ French Dressing and ExOfficio are a great place to begin your search for women’s pants.