Hey Short Ladies!


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Ok ladies under 5'4" If you're like me it's really close to "Pants - Buying Season" You know, that one time of year when you can buy Capris because they fit you like long pants for the ENTIRE year. This has been a major problem for me since I had VSG on 10/26/2016. Either way... Dress Barn has black "dressy" capris already on sale for $32.00 a pair. I bought them in a 20 and an 18 cause we all know the struggle. I don't seem to struggle to find jeans in the same way that I do with work appropriate attire, so...if you have the scoop on where to find these elusive wonders...please add or hit a sister up.

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1 hour ago, shannybananny71 said:

Old Navy pants in short. Torrid has short also.

Nope. Still too long.

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Can't afford to pay the extra $$ $75 for a pair of petite pants at Lane Bryant that are 12 inches too long require more than just hemming, they practically have to be rebuilt. I appreciate the thought, but this is a fashion industry problem. Petite is 5'4" and under. At 5'2" Petite pants should not be 12in too long. At any rate...buying the capris once a year works great most of the time, but after WLS, there's too much change to dole out that kind of moolah.

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I love capris! They're a still a little short, but I don't mind since it rains so much here - those extra inches off the ground make a big difference to keeping dry. I've only ever bought mine from Nordstrom (when they have them in stock), since they make a pair that isn't horrible on my pear-shaped body, and they ship to Japan. What I really want though, are some wide-leg pants (also cropped)- I've been wearing some for the past year, and they've been great for work. However, I can't seem to find any that are cheap enough and that aren't linen or cotton (would never last more than a month for me in the humid heat we have here).

Anyway, I feel your pain. At 5'3" the Petite sizes are sometimes too long for me and/or they don't fit me as nicely as the regular sizes do. I will shorten pants myself, but of course it's never as good as buying something made for your height. Over the past 6 years I've mostly been wearing mid- to longish skirts for work, since they're easier and hide my extreme curves a bit better.

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Was just a thought, am not quite 4' 11" myself and live on a very limited income which is why I hem my pants/slacks at home otherwise I have rolled a cuff of half the length of the pant leg and it's so thick it looks like I'm wearing ankle weights..,lol. Well I wish you luck in finding affordable, comfortable and stylish pants capris and all of the above that fit your needs (being vertically challenged )



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I also hem pants myself. Even at 5'3", petites can be long. I'm not going to work in 3" heels, and I'm a corporate drone.

That having been said, Walmart has a line of slacks that are definitely nice enough for work and fit well. I can feel the difference in the fabric between them and my more expensive slacks, but no one else has hands on my legs....in the office at least.



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35 minutes ago, Vinasu said:

I also hem pants myself. Even at 5'3", petites can be long. I'm not going to work in 3" heels, and I'm a corporate drone.

That having been said, Walmart has a line of slacks that are definitely nice enough for work and fit well. I can feel the difference in the fabric between them and my more expensive slacks, but no one else has hands on my legs....in the office at least.


I totally do not cheap material for work. Do you know what brand? I can sometimes find the George line at my Wal-Mart, but not always.

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51 minutes ago, biginjapan said:

I love capris! They're a still a little short, but I don't mind since it rains so much here - those extra inches off the ground make a big difference to keeping dry. I've only ever bought mine from Nordstrom (when they have them in stock), since they make a pair that isn't horrible on my pear-shaped body, and they ship to Japan. What I really want though, are some wide-leg pants (also cropped)- I've been wearing some for the past year, and they've been great for work. However, I can't seem to find any that are cheap enough and that aren't linen or cotton (would never last more than a month for me in the humid heat we have here).

Anyway, I feel your pain. At 5'3" the Petite sizes are sometimes too long for me and/or they don't fit me as nicely as the regular sizes do. I will shorten pants myself, but of course it's never as good as buying something made for your height. Over the past 6 years I've mostly been wearing mid- to longish skirts for work, since they're easier and hide my extreme curves a bit better.

Most capris fit me like regular pants, so they're pretty much my jam. I bought some skirts last year when I was pre-op, but losing on my own. I'll probably do a bit of that as well. Maybe even dresses if I can find some super cute A-line styles. I've gone from a 28 to 18/20 in 4 months so I'm not trying to buy too much. I just gave away my last pair of 28's that I have still been limping along in and I have a nice tailored pair of 26, but they have to go as well. I'm just tired of my clothes making me look sloppy, so I am trying to find more fitted stylish clothing instead of "I guess I'll buy this cause it fits." LOL

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