I'm 5'2", and traditionally I've tended to buy petites, but I've since come to appreciate that they just don't work right below the waist. I think I'm long waisted, so as I buy new clothes in the process of this journey (I'm down almost 40 lbs and 3 clothing sizes), I've just accepted the fact that I'm going to be hemming. Found a reasonably priced tailor, at least. One new change is that I'm hemming my pants longer, as I want to be wearing heels a little more, for a longer, leaner look. When I was heavier, jeans and sneakers were fine; now I'm aiming for a little more stylish and polished.
Another think I've learned is that the long skirts and sweaters that I favor (because they hide a multitude of sins) don't do my figure any good. Better with sweaters that fall just at or below the waist (and I do need petites for that) and skirts that fall just below the knee (hem, hem, hem!). Better proportions for a vertically challenged person.
Edited by: SUSAN818127 at: 6/6/2012 (15:07)
| Pounds lost: 40.2