The Butt-Lifting Pants Oprah Once Called Her 'Favorite' Are Back In a New Color

Spanx’s best-seller just got even better

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We'd usually advise against altering perfection, but in the case of Spanx's Perfect Black Pants, a little change took perfection to a whole new level.

Enter: The Perfect Blue Pants that are just like the Oprah-loved Perfect Black Pants only, well, bluer. They have all the same tried-and-true features that made the Perfect Black Pants Spanx's best-seller: the game-changing smoothing ponte fabric that offers four-way stretch, the comfortable length, and the high-waist cut that keeps muffin tops at bay.

The Perfect Black Pants collection launched in 2019, and in their short time, they caught Oprah's attention. Yes, that Oprah. They didn't just get a simple review from her either. She loved the pants so much, she called Spanx's founder, Sara Blakely, to thank her. What's more, they earned a spot on her coveted Favorite Things list back in 2019.

"When I first saw these ultra-flattering pants, I immediately called Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, to applaud her," Oprah wrote. "In sizes XS–3X, they have built-in tummy control, so you don't need to wear compression gear underneath — you're already Spanxed!"

Spanx Navy Blue Pants

Buy It! Spanx The Perfect Black Pant Ankle 4-Pocket, $110;

The Perfect Black Pants collection has expanded to include several new styles, from flares to sequin-embellished skinnies, but the addition of a new colorway is the biggest makeover it's received in its two years. Not every style included in the Perfect Pant range has been re-made in the elegant navy blue, though. Right now, you can get the 4-Pocket Ankle, Ankle Backseam Skinny, and the Slim Straight, but if the past is any indication, the classic navy collection will expand, too.

Spanx Navy Blue Pants

Buy It! Spanx The Perfect Black Pant Slim Straight, $138;

If you're on the market for a new pair of pants that look like trousers but feel like leggings, the Perfect Black (or Blue) pants are for you. Once you experience their comfy, butt-lifting magic that inspired Oprah to make a phone call about them, you'll wonder why you haven't purchased a pair sooner. But better late than never, and better now than later, because the newest blues are bound to sell out.

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