I've never been very fashionable, so I do not have much to say about current trends that I like or dislike. I will say, though, I recently got two pairs of these pants and they are awesome. There is some stretchiness in the waist band and so for the first time I have pants that fit both my waist and my hips. No more gaping in the back. I'd like to call it the Christmas pants miracle.
I have one pair that looks like this picture, and another pair in khaki. Seeing that they are on sale, I might have to go back and buy another pair.