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1/2/14 6:29 P

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I gave up and just started cuffing them. If you can find it, WalMart used to carry a thing called Stitch Witch that you just iron to hem them. I had found petite jeans at Old Navy one time the year before last so I bought one of those and a couple of the regular length. Oh, my God. The petite length was perfect for me, but they looked so frumpy! I gave them away and kept the regular length. I will fold them if I am just going to work or the store, but they are the right length with heels.

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11/10/13 7:48 A

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I'm 5'1", and I pretty much buy all my clothes at thrift stores, as my size seems to fluctuate easily. (That, and I'm broke, haha.) I feel you guys on the capris; I've found one or two pairs that actually fit like capris, but most of the time it looks like I'm just flooding!

I just deal with the hems of the pants dragging on the ground. However, when i wear big chunky boots, the length stops being an issue, as I kind of like the way they drape around the shoe at the longer length.

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11/10/13 2:18 A

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4' 11' here. I feel ya! Capris look like highwaters on me too. One time I found a "capri long" (for the tall ladies) at the Gap that fit perfect as full length! Macy's has a size called "petite short" that works well for me. For example, I'll see it online as size 14PS. The color/style selection is very limited though.

At this point in life I just accept that I will need to get them hemmed. When my grandmother was alive, she used to use a patterned stitch with colorful thread. I loved it. It looked like high-end designer detail.



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11/7/13 11:35 A

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I am 5'1. I have a pair of regular length pants that are for use with high-heels only.

The other pair of jeans are all frayed in the heel area. I can never find my size in "short" and usually settle for regular length and let them get frayed. I also shop in the junior stores. I still like more cuts and styles for teenagers than for women, but I am still relatively young (24).

I hate capris. I only buy them to wear with jeans. It is easier to tuck a capri with a straight bottom into a knee high boot than to do the folding thing with bottom of pants.

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11/7/13 11:00 A

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I can just about get away with a 30" inseam on jeans (when I use a tape measure, a lot of them are actually 29.5"), but yoga pants? Forget it. I have to turn up 30" yoga pants another two inches. I don't know what's going on there. Maybe it's the stretchy material?

By the way, for anyone in Canada, Marks Work Wearhouse offers 28" inseams on a wide variety of jeans and pants (their own brands, nothing fancy).

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They offer shipping to the US and Internationally, but the extra charges are probably not worth it ($20 surcharge for shipping to the US). It would be cheaper to buy longer pants and pay to have them hemmed. I can get pants hemmed for $7 plus tax in my area.

On a different note, I love "ankle pants". Skinny 3/4 length pants that are supposed to show off the ankles are just right as full-length pants for me!

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
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11/1/13 6:26 A

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Oh my, this is one of my big beefs. I've been looking for a new pair of jeans for a couple of weeks now and couldn't figure out how come the "petites" were so long. My daughter told me yesterday how they have been getting longer the past few years and it just makes me angry. Why are petites no longer petite? What is the point of labeling them like that if they are the same length as "average"? They are because I compared many different brands in the store yesterday. Why do I have to pay someone to shorten my pants when the manufacturers, who label their pants as 'short' are too lazy to actually make them shorter than the 'average'. It just makes me angry.

This year is all about me and my quest to unload this extra person I have been hauling around.


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6/28/13 2:16 P

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LOL! Capris become pants on me. I've gotten complements on my "pants" only to laugh and tell my PT that they were capris. My big beef is that with the money you end up spending on clothes, getting them all hemmed isn't exactly cheap.

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6/27/13 9:57 P

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Capries are another bone for short women. When I buy a pair it looks like I'm waring "high waters". My SIL once asked my DD why none of my pants were long enough her answer was she bought capries and because she's short they don't fit right.

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6/27/13 1:14 A

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If you can find a good seamstress to hem your pants. My mom has to do it for me and my sister cause we are 5'2" and 5'1" respectfully. I don't think it's that expensive to be done.

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6/26/13 8:53 A

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Amen sista........ The pants have gotten longer... The styles still seem to be the same....

Mary

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6/26/13 5:37 A

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I used to fit into kids jeans. I didn't have to hem a size 14 in girls. 16's were a smidge longer but not bad. I hate Old Navy jeans because they weren't bad on height, but I really feel for the money you spend they don't last. I guess I should've prefaced this by saying that I'm 4'11", barely, lol. I am not a fan of petite jeans or pants since they're never short enough. I used to buy from Petite Sophisticate in college, but since they're no longer it's a real pain. I think the petite section in stores seems to have grown in height, but not in fashion. I get so disappointed in the styles offered around me. I love my grandma, but I'm not ready to dress like her.

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.

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5/10/13 4:17 P

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One of my fave jeans I want to fit into are a size 3. I am currently a size 22, but I am determined to fit into my old jeans! I seriously want to get this diet over with!

There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps. -Peter A. Cohen


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8/20/12 2:00 P

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I buy the Lee relaxed fit petite jeans at JCPenney. They seem to fit for me (I'm 5'0"). My daughter is an inch taller than I am, gets her Lee jeans at Kohl's, but they must be a different cut as they fit differently on me and the inseam seems to be longer than the ones JCPenney carries.
I used to get PSGitano, which fit great, but of course when you find one that fits right they stop making it or at least carrying that one in the stores you shop at, and you have to start the search all over again for ones that do.


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8/13/12 12:42 P

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I have always said Jeans or pants in general are made for basket ball players not for short women

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8/13/12 10:54 A

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8/12/12 8:11 P

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I am taller than you so a petite or short works for me. But I say stop driving yourself crazy. Buy what fits and have a tailor shorten them if you don't sew. It's an easy and inexpensive alteration.

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I usually shop at places that have only one length for my size or am given hand me downs so I don't have a choice. If you do find one that comes in different lengths let us know. Lucinda

I will do my best to meet and surpass my goal. Never stop learning or trying to achieve success. Never give up keep plugging away. If it is to be it's up to me. .


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Some times you can find 28" inseams but not very often. I have noticed that most petites are now a 30" inseam. Doesn't make sense to me. Try doing a google search for 28" inseams jeans for women.

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8/11/12 9:36 P

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I have a really hard time finding jeans that aren't too long for me. I am 4'10" and I have worn sizes between 00 and 3 short. I always end up tearing up the bottoms because they drag on the ground. What brands have you all found with shorter inseams? I might try some jeans from Buckle. They will actually measure you and help you find the perfect jeans for you. They're not cheap though.

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