(Closed) Good work pants that don’t cost an arm and a leg?

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Have you looked at Old Navy. They usually carry pants for different heights. 

Post # 6
3518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I like Old Navy trousers. but I’m not sure about their petite sizing.

Post # 7
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I live for Express pants – but I never, ever pay full price for them. Sign up for emails/coupons from them and watch for sales – they happen all the freaking time.

I can’t speak to the short lengths, but I know they have them. Their pants can accommodate hips without making someone who doesn’t have them look ridiculous, at least IMO.

Post # 8
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@Christie:I second Express on-sale or with coupons! I’m 5’3″ and slim, and they fit me perfectly. I would stick to the Editor pants. The Publicist is usually cut a bit wider in the hips. 

Post # 9
13953 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Banana Republic.  Victoria’s Secret also has some decent pants and you can select what inseam you want.

Post # 10
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am not petite (5’6) but I like the pants in the Limited, they come in lengths, and that’s another place where you should never pay full price. They hold up well too.

I’ll second Express also.

Post # 11
147 posts
Blushing bee

I like Express editors, Limited in Drew fit, and New York & Company. I am 5’2 but need the average length in a smaller size – but don’t be afraid to have pants hemmed if too long! I usually find a model/size i like and then search on Ebay for NWT or NWOT to get them cheaper 🙂

Post # 13
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I really like Ann Taylor Loft pants.  I’m not petite, but still might be worht checking out.

Post # 14
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m 5’1″ and wear pants every day to work in the winter, so I have some experience. If you want them tighter/slimmer in the butt definitely go for Jcrew. I know they’re expensive, but they’re having tons of sales recently. Also, I frequently buy pants from banana republic because they’re super affordable and cute.

While Express pants are affordable and flattering on most people, I would not personally recommend them. A step up from Express is actually a new designer line by Tahari, I think it’s called T Tahari. Most department stores carry it, especially Nordstrom. Most of the clothes come in petite sizes and it’s much more affordable than regular Tahari. I wait for them to go on sale then snatch them up for pretty reasonable prices.

Post # 15
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

The Limited. They have 40% off sales all the time too.

Post # 16
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Ditto FutureKMM – I really like Loft’s petite pants. I used to buy New York & Co. because they were so cheap and came in petite, but they seemed to fall apart. Loft pants hold up better for me. Also there are different styles/cuts available so maybe you can find one you like without the wide butt problem. I’ve found that the various Marisa styles fit me perfectly, but I might be curvier than you.

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