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Old 03-14-2008, 06:16 AM
 
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I like Levi's jeans, they come in petite with a wide range of styles. Be warned they do run small with their sizing. I like the fact that their petite pants are not too short, often petite pants are too short, I'm 5'2". I buy most of my other pants and capris at Talbot's. The biggest problem I run up against in finding petite pants is the wide legs. I have slim legs and it seems like most brands expect women to be "hippy".
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I do have some Levi's I love - but of course, can't find them anymore. One pair in particular I "save" for special occasions, but haven't found them since.

It's so hard - thanks for all the suggestions. It's really hit or miss w/me some styles/brands work, then they don't.

I agree the petite length sometimes is too short even for me, but then look at regular sizing and they are WAY too long.

I'm just glad I can cut 'em off and rehem them.

I have this pair of Fetish pants (bought at Marshall's or one of those discount stores) - they fit so well, but are almost falling apart (you get what you pay for).
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:07 PM
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I hear Levis are getting "hot" right now. There is a boutique in NYC that sells them.
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I hear ya. I either buy really cheap or expensive. I will splurge for jeans that fit ... 7 and AG have worked out for me, but I will try another after my tax refund

For cheap stuff, Target, Old Navy, Forever 21, etc. I don't know how old you are, I'm 29 and can still get by with the "younger" stuff...but I avoid the cutesy patterns and usually stick with solids ... and lots of black, gray, beige.....
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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Where to find pants/jeans? I have some kids 14's that I like, but anymore, they all have glitter/sequins, etc. - so I haven't had much luck lately. The regular petite lines in Macy's/Lord & Taylor (closest stores) don't usually fit (sometimes a 2 works) - I have Express Jeans but they are actually a bit short even though I am. Limited does have SOME things that fit, but not much.

I'm very short-waisted if that fits any of you gals (about 5' - 95-100 lbs.). HELP - I need some business casual clothes for work as well as nice looking things for every day. Don't even get me started on around the house clothes (sweats, etc.) - I buy kids but wouldn't want to be seen in them, would LOVE though to find sweats and legging type pants that FIT.

Appreciate any tips.



I usually find mine on Ebay.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Oh I feel your girls pain,I also have a difficult time finding jeans and pants and when I do the sizes are not consistant.Like another poster stated I have from a size 1 to a size 5 in my closet.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:13 AM
 
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Try Express -they have a "short" version of most of their dress pants and jeans. If they do no have a short in the fabric/pant you want- you can purchase the regular cut and they will reimburse you for alterations if you keep your reciept.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Many stores carry petites or short styles. Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, and so many more.

That said...if you find a pair you really like get a good seamstress. That is generally what I have to do!
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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I've had this problem my whole life and still can wear some "baby jewelry" even (yikes). Growing up, had to have my mom safety pin everything! I so understand the buying girls sizes.

You know, not that this is necessarily the most practical exactly, but it could be worth looking into. When I lived in Asia I was right at home. I wonder if you googled around (and I haven't done this yet, prob'ly should) for any Japanese mail order catalogs where they could ship to the U.S. I just know that when I was there wearing fitted blouses, etc., I finally saw what stylish clothes REALLY looked like on me. I should google around for that myself.
Hope that idea helps.
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Many stores carry petites or short styles. Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, and so many more.

That said...if you find a pair you really like get a good seamstress. That is generally what I have to do!
I've tried that route - I guess I have long legs for a short person - upper body isn't big but I'm a bit broad shouldered (a friend said that's a swimmer's body) I don't professionally swim..)

I remember sizing when a teen called "young jr. teen" or some such - don't think that it's made anymore. I think the basic problem is that all the companies have upsized their sizing, eliminating things that once fit me.

It's just sad that OLD clothes that I have that were "normal" sizes still fit but clothes now are larger...

I need new clothes, I don't want things that are trendy (wide legs, etc.) I like the lower waist fit (otherwise, they are pants that only are worn w/a top outside) - classic things: basic black, khaki, etc. pants - tops that won't go out of fashion after 1 month and don't make you look pregnant, as many do now - don't go down to halfway down my thigh... sigh - guess I have to relearn how to sew.

I used to fire up the sewing machine in the younger days (teens to '20's) and take in inseams, etc. - but I just want clothes that fit.
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