Post # 1
So I am about to be 27 years old 4ft 9inches tall and I am so sick of shopping in the juniors department and sometimes even the childrens department(for pants)!
Not all of us like low rise jeans or super short shorts… or having glittery butterflies on our butts or jeans that already have wear and tear!
I HATE SHOPPING! I HATE MY CLOTHES! I HATE MY WARDROBE! People mistake me all the time for being a little girl even get mistaken for my husband being my dad and my clothing do not help.
Other than basic black slacks and boring black and white tees which is pretty much my work uniform .. it consists of old band tee shirts… Solid colored tee shirts .. 5 pair of jeans that do not fit right and that I hate and a few really cute dresses
I am specifically in need of well fitting jeans and just age appropriate clothes in general!BUT I also do not have a fortune to spend. SO AFFORDABLE IS KEY
So fellow short girls what are some of your favorite brands??
Post # 3
Have you tried the petites section? Ann Taylor, banana republic, gap, and bigger department stores will normally have a trendier section of the petites area
Post # 4
We dont have an Ann Taylor or Banana Republic anywhere near me and gap pants dont fit me right either I even tried the Ankle length as reccomended by the girl that worked there!
Honestly the biggest department stores we have in our mall is Jc Penny Sears and Belk… and I havent found anything that fit right and seemed age appropriate i find most of the Petites in those stores is more geared to older ladies
Post # 5
So Just looked up Ann Taylor and Banana Republic online… Both of those their petites have a 30 & 31 inch Inseam!! Seriously??? My inseam is more like 26 ish
Post # 6
Have you heard of Delias.com? Granted, their target demographic is Juniors, and their quality is definitely not that of J.Crew or Banana Republic, they have select basic styles of pants with inseams starting at 26″. Their website even allows you to narrow your search to pants by inseam length.
Post # 7
I’m slightly taller than you, but I buy the overwhelming majority of my clothes at Old Navy either in store or online, and so do my friends who are shorter than me. They have amazing jeans that look stunning on any body type and their short jeans (cords and business too) are too short for my height at 5’2″ so they will be perfect for you! I also love love love their other clothes and dresses (that aren’t maxi dresses, obviously) and they fit really well for smaller body types.
I also second others’ recommendations of Banana Republic since they are the big sister company to Old Navy and Gap.
Also, like Stacey and Clinton say on What Not to Wear – a good tailor is a woman’s best friend.
Post # 8
I think i remember getting that Deilas catalog when i was a teenager but I might check it out since you say theyhave a small inseam size…
Old Navy is a no go for me the shorts are still to long they look baggy and sloppy at the bottom
The thing about tailoring is it seems like everything i have read says that you can only have jeans hemmed if they are straight leg WHICH I DONT LIKE! I like a boot cut jean
Post # 9
It’s completely possible to hem boot legs if they don’t have to be hemmed very much. Im very curvy with a 30 inch inseam so my jeans NEVER fit right. I’ve had dozens of boot-leg jeans hemmed. Buy the shortest inseam you can.
Post # 10
@Equestrienne: I love delia’s! I first started shopping there as a “junior” but now I’m all grown up and still love the store 🙂 I go to the actual store in the mall though, not online. I was going to suggest this as well! They have all kinds of inseams and it’s wonderful!
Post # 11
I am 5’0 if I stand up straight. My favorites are Ann Taylor, Talbots (sometimes too old), Lands End (sometimes too old), Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy. However, just about everything gets hemmed–my inseam is also well-below 30″. If you sign up for their email, you will get discounts and free shipping offers all the time. Sometimes I order 4 or 5 pairs of pants and return whatever doesn’t fit. A pain for sure, but that’s about the only way I can make it work. Sometimes a cropped pant is the right full length for me.
Post # 12
I always buy my pants at american eagle even when I’m 24-it’s the only brand that fits me. Granted, I’m 5’4 but they do sell all of they’re pants in short and they’re very simple.
Post # 13
I’m 4’11 and do a lot of my shopping at Ann Taylor/Loft. Most of the petites in department stores are waaaay too big on me, and the waist bands of the pants seem to come up to my neck! I can relate!
Have you tried shopping at places like Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic kids’ sections online? I buy a lot of my jeans/pants from the girls section (usually about a size 14-16), and the inseams are definitely meant for smaller folk. However, if you’re curvy (which I am), girls pants are not made for hips…so I end up returning things sometimes. I find that online offers a good selection and a lot of the sites have zoom features now so you can be sure you won’t have glittery butt syndrome 🙂 Plus, if you buy a few things at once, you can get free shipping.
Post # 14
I am 5 foot and the only place I can find jeans and pants that fit without bringing them to my mom to get hemmed is a store called Maurice’s. I am not sure if they are located around the US, but this is my favorite store by far. I think I have a few pairs of pants from Old Nacy, but I am pretty sure those ones had to get hemmed.
Post # 15
I’m 4’9 as well and I shop everywhere! For my bottoms I can get short length from American eagle but most of the time I have someone take them up. I’ve been goinf to her for a long time so she don’t charge alot.
Post # 16
I’ll add what I’ve found, but I’ll also be checking in because I still need more solutions!
Bluenotes has 30″ for their jeans. It’s targeted to teens, but I’ve found jeans there that aren’t super low rise and they are cheaper. Otherwise I buy silver jeans, just look for the higher rise and not a bunch of embleshments and get the shortest ones I can, then get them hemmed. They just fit me nice.
I have had luck with Reitmans, but not for jeans.
I know Gap has a petite section online, but I just wish they had it in store! I refuse to buy pants I can’t try on, as I am someone where I will try on 2 or 3 pairs in the same size as they all fit a bit differently.