Dear 100 Hour Board,
I've been shopping for my mission and I'm looking for a good place to buy sister missionary pants. Because pants for sister missionaries are a new concept there aren't the best guidelines or suggestions, and places like Sister Missionary Mall don't stock pants. I want fashionable professional pants that don't look frumpy.
Dear Sister Ellen,
First off I just want to say how happy I am that sisters can wear pants now!! While I didn't have to buy nice professional pants for my mission I've had to buy a number of them since. You really can't go wrong with Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Christopher & Banks, Dressbarn, J. Crew, Loft, and New York & Company. (I imagine the only difference between normal professional pants and sister missionary professional pants are that they're a bit less tight, but I'm certain you could find that style at these stores.) I'd suggest going to an outlet mall (or just a really big mall) and trying on professional pants and seeing which style you prefer. I recently did this and ended up buying two amazing professional pants at J. Crew for less than $10 each (I may be a bit obsessed with sales). You can also check out your local thrift store, be it the DI or Goodwill. I've gotten some amazing professional clothes - some basically brand new - from thrift stores for fantastic prices. But honestly it's worth it to spend more money on good professional pants because you'll be using them both on and after your mission.
-guppy of doom