It's been insane trying to find pants that don't drag the floor and get holes in them! I have one pair (by the brand "Angel") that do not touch the ground and fit perfectly, but I can't fit into them again, until I loe the rest of my weight! LOL
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Because of my height or lack of, I wear a lot of stretch pants that will taper around my ankle by itself. When it comes to jeans, I forget about the length, and wear wedge shoes to make up the height difference. By the time I hem them up they look like I am waiting for a flood or something (NOT GOOD).
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I discovered the Covington House brand at Sears while I was in between sizes (pants/sweats/capris). When stuff was on sale or in clearance it was as low as $4 - $10.
Now that I'm near goal I've got pants/jeans from 'Not your daughter's jeans' & Liz Claiborne. The pants have elastic hidden in the waist that hug your hips/waist and suck in your tummy...no awkward looking gaps or muffin tops. They'll look and feel good +/- 5-10 pounds within your weight range.
When it comes to pant hems and other alterations... I do it myself or have pros do the complicated stuff on expensive garments I plan to keep forever.
I have had good luck with Old Navy jeans, in "short." They are always a good length and pretty much never drag on the ground. I am 5'1" and have been overweight for just about my entire life, so I cannot count the number of jeans that I have worn out at the bottoms from walking on them all the time! The Old Navy jeans fit very nicely, plus they come in a number of options in terms of cut and waist-height.
I am still working on dress pants, though. I always just end up buying something that fits right up top and hem them at the bottom. I am hoping that as I get smaller I will be able to find pants that I don't have to hem!
I wear capris sometimes, but I also feel like they cut the leg line and make me look shorter. You can wear anything with them. I have a "nicer" black pair that I got from Ann Taylor that look really cute with a little "kitten" heel.
I try and find them about 2 inches above the ankle and a bit tapered or with a small slit on the outside of the leg (no wide flares for me as it makes my whole bottom half look bigger). I wear with sandles with about an inch heel.
I'm 5'2" and if I wear capris that are any higher but below the knee I look shorter, maybe it's where the pants cut my leg line, just makes me look shorter.
Last spring/summer I found some at Target that were cute and inexpensive.
Hi. Does anyone wear those pants that are just below your knee? I forgot what they're called - not shorts, not pants. I'd like to try them, but not sure. The ones I've looked at are too wide and look funny to me. And what about shoes?
Just an update about Ann Taylor Loft. Their petites are now an inseam of 30". I'm sorry but 3 inch heals and me just don't get along that well anymore. I can wear them for a bit but give me a break people.
I'm 5' 1.5" and I've had luck with the Lee brand of jeans that 'slenderizes,' Kohl's and JCPenney sell them. Also, someone on SP just told me this week she found the Arizona jeans line at JCPenney (in short) in the junior section fit great on her. She's 5' 1"
I've also had luck at Macy's petite section for dress slacks.
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I generally find that the short/petite "ankle" length pants will fit like regular pants without too much of a problem on pretty much any brand. But I'm 4'10 with most of my height in my torso so I don't know if that will work for everyone.
I also get LEI jeans from Walmart that fit great with small heels.
I used to go to Buckle for jeans (too expensive while I'm still losing weight) because they do reattached hem alterations for free if you ask about it.
Boy, we'd all like these answers, wouldn't we. When i was thinner, it was easier. Ann Taylor Loft pettites had nice ones with good pettite lengths. But, now that I've gained weight, I can never find a size big enough in their pettite section.
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