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8/29/11 3:51 P

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I've given up on trying to find jeans that fit lenght wise. I usually buy my jeans from the GAP in their "Long and Lean" style - you don't have to be long or lean to wear them - and get them hemmed. It's an extra $8 but totally worth it for me.



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8/20/11 2:34 P

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I've had good luck lately with the brand American Rag (found them in Juniors at Macy's). Not really expensive (I'm used to having to spend $$$ on pants!) and they have short sizes. I also just bought a pair of American Eagle jeans - they have short sizes but even that is still a little long for me, so I'm trying to decide if I should hem them or save them for when I wear heels.

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8/15/11 12:11 P

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I pretty much only wear Lucky Brand jeans. Whatever weight/size I am, I can find something to fit me, plus they have the short lengths. I like Zoe fit when I'm thinner, Classic Rider when I'm a little bigger, and Easy Rider if I need looser fit. The salespeople are also always really helpful. I have varied between a size 8-12 (28-30).

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6/25/11 10:09 P

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Try Fashion Bug. I love the Right Fit brands. They are a stretchy material, come in petite & i wear a size 3 in them emoticon In reg. sizes i wear a 16 or 18 emoticon
Check them out online if ya don't have a store near you

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6/23/11 7:37 P

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I LOVE Levi's 550 for women but they don't make them 100% cotton anymore and I don't like the look of the new ones. I've gone to Wrangler for my jeans because they have the size and then the length ie. 13 x 34 would be size 13 with a 34 inch inseam. As for skirts and dresses, I make my own since I'm not only too short but also a different size on top than on bottom. And have you noticed that, on dresses, they shorten the hemline, but not from the neck to the waist? Newsflash: I'm not just short below my waist and regular size from there up! If I buy a dress or shirt that is moderately low-cut on the model, the neckline goes clear to my waist. Lisa

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6/23/11 3:50 P

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Jean shopping always ends up in frustration for me. Short length jeans are still too long for me. I also normally wear anything between a 4 to a 7 depending on the store and if I am shopping in teens or misses.I have always had a butt, curvy hips, and athletic thighs. I am definitely becoming more pear shaped but have a smaller waist. So when I get pants that fit the thighs and butt I get a HUGE gap around the waist. I also have a hard time finding pants the make me look taller and NOT shorter and wider (I think we all know 5 extra pounds on us short people looks like 10).

Anyone else have a hard time finding skirts/dress?

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6/10/11 11:24 P

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I need petiete, but also if it fits my waist it is too small in some other areas. This has always been the case, so I do not know what type to buy.

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6/10/11 5:53 P

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I love buying at the loft and at the gap. They always have something I like. And that fits me right. And sorry I don't know of any stores

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Which stores carry Maurice brand?

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2/13/11 10:50 P

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I only get jeans at old navy and always in the shorts

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2/11/11 9:22 A

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emoticon to all for the wonderful suggestions!
I can't wait for the day when I go jeans shopping!

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2/8/11 3:05 P

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I've been buying my jeans from Aeropostale. I have a pretty big waistline, and I just find these fit me the best in a 12 Short. I used to buy all of my jeans from American Eagle, but they've all gone to low rise versions, and they just aren't wide enough to fit around my waist and getting a bigger size makes them too big everywhere else.

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2/8/11 10:39 A

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I am a huge fan of Maurices brand jeans! They are cheap ($29 regular price) and have a variety of styles and lengths. I get frustrated when I try on ankle or short length in some stores and they are still a couple inches too long! At 5' 1.5", Maurices short length fits me well, plus they have an extra-short length! Give them a try, I LOVE THEM!!!! emoticon

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2/7/11 10:33 A

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I've always had great luck with Gap's curvy fit petite jeans. Unfortunately they don't sell petites in stores so I have to buy them online. The last time I bought some I went to the store and tried the regular fit to determine my size and ordered the petites from the site and they fit perfectly when I received them in the mail.



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2/6/11 10:16 A

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I buy my pants in the Men's department also. Pants for work and play. I do still have to hem them but they fit the rest of my body well. I buy 29 in length, the shortest I can find. They are my favorite pants.

I do have some great Levi Strauss in the closet. 14 petites that I did not have to hem and fit great. But they are way too small at this point.

you have to have a lot of patience when shopping for pants. I just found a great pair of jeans at Goodwill that had already been hemmed to my height. They are Just my Size. I think they are originally from Walmart, but they fit great! Not bad for a pair that will be too big shortly. HeHeHe. emoticon

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2/6/11 8:54 A

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Thank you for asking this question! I just went jean shopping after losing 15 lbs last week, and finally noticed a difference once I had jeans that fit on! But, I think I tried on about 20 pairs before I could find a pair worth purchasing at the Buckle (Silver brand - which has inch sizes). I'd like another, but I find it an unnecessary struggle for us who are vertically-challenged to find jeans that fit, but that are also stylish. Coldwater Creek also has some good options, but they are too high-waisted for me. Thanks for all the suggestions out there!

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2/5/11 5:42 P

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I've found that Old Navy petite/short pants really fit be well.They are my main place to look.

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2/5/11 2:04 P

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I found some Jag jeans that I love. The length is perfect, but I think they are supposed to be ankle pants or something. At 5'0" they look custom regular length. They were a little pricey but I got 2 pair as rewards, one I can wear in 10 lbs or so, (size 16, they don't come any bigger) and another pair that I can wear closer to goal. (size 8-they look like they run small so I didn't want to chance a 6 or 4. I can always shrink 'em if they're loose, HA! wouldn't that be nice...) The 'gap' where I can't zip them all the way up (on the ones that I can 'almost' wear) is getting narrower LOL. I got them at a little botique but googled Jag and they have a website. HTH!

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2/5/11 12:54 P

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I usually get Levi's bootcut 515's in short. They aren't perfect but they are the best I could find. I'm too big to fit into petites right now.



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2/4/11 12:51 P

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I wear Levi Strauss Boot Cut. I also like Apt. 9 at Kohl's. They have some great Petite stuff.

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2/4/11 11:05 A

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I found a pair of 13 short in the junior's dept at JCP that I really loved. They have some stretch to them and they were flared so they make my legs look longer.
You really will have to shop around and if you are under a size 15 check out the junior's dept too if you don't find what you want in the misses dept.
Best of luck on your shopping journey!

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2/4/11 10:27 A

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I like to shop at JC Penny's, they have a relatively large petite department. I particularly like all the Liz Claiborne they have in petites. I need petite shirts too, otherwise the sleeves are too long. I've never minded being "vertically challenged", but it sure makes shopping for clothes interesting.

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2/3/11 7:32 P

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I usually have to shop around but I do like the Eddie Bauer Modern Fit Classic Boot Cut jeans. They fit lower on the hip and have some stretch to them.

Good luck in finding what you like.

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2/3/11 2:19 P

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My favorite pairs of jeans are all from dollhouse. I've been laid off for two years so I haven't bought a new pair in a long time.

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2/3/11 11:10 A

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I have been buying Gloria Vanderbilt stretch jeans in short length. Lorraine

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2/3/11 11:06 A

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I found Old Navy has a lot of smaller sized pants that actually fit in the thighs and I'm not having to cuff them up!





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2/3/11 10:54 A

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well I always buy stretch fit jeans. No they aren't elastic waist bands although sometimes they do have some that do. I also been known to buy guys jeans. tht way you can get a closer fit to leg height. I know it sounds crazy but if you notice guys fitting scale is like 40x22 or 40x32. Its waist size x leg length. So it works.

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2/3/11 10:44 A

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A couple years ago, I bought a pair from Charlotte Rousse - i'm pretty sure they were shorts, but i LOVED them. The only downside, is that they only go to size 11...and now i'm in a 13...boooo and i'm pushing it with that size. I wanna get back in those 11's and then get lower so i can go back there to buy more lol

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I really find that I have to shop around for jeans because I am short AND I have "ample hips." I have bought jeans from GAP and The Loft, but they MUST be the Curvy style. If not, you can FORGET it! Also, before I started losing weight I bought some jeans from Levi, but can't remember the cut. I am proud to say that they are loose on me now. I can look at them when I get home and let you know which cut they were.

I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but I don't particularly like the Petite cut in jeans. They not only shorten them, but they are a different cut as well. Just really have to shop around and find out what works best for your body type, because although we are all shorties, we are NOT built the same. It would be awesome if that were the case.

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What brand of pants/jeans works well for us?
It's been about 10 years (and 40 lbs) since I went clothes shopping and regularly bought my clothes new. Back then I used to love 'Chic' brand jeans and Lee had denims and black denims that were perfect. Now it seems like Lee has changed their cut and I don't think Chic exists any more.
Any comments/tips? Thanks!
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