(Closed) so frustrated shopping for pants

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I get all my work pants from limited, check them out! 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Its a little pricey sometimes, but I usually have good luck with finding straight leg pants at NY&Co.  The other idea would be to look online at the stores you mentioned- JC Penny, Bon Ton and Macys all have bigger selections online then in store, so where they may have mostly skinny styles in the store, you can usually find the straight leg style online. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Go to a department store, plenty of designers have straight leg and boot cut pants. I would look at Elie Tahari and Theory for super cute and classic work clothes (if you work in an office).

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

macy’s INC has a “curvy fit” that i usually buy and have hemmed…Good luck! 

 

Edit: I read it wrong and thought you were looking for curvy Fit! Sorry! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mrstilly:  I like Old Navy’s khakis, actually.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Suit bottoms are never skinny cut, so i’d start there. Banana Republic, Macys, Nordstroms, Kohls, etc etc. They all have suits where you can buy just the pants.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Tailor them.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You could also try men’s pants, with the right body shape they work fine, plus you can choose waist and length easy once you know what you wear (unlike women’s screwy incosistant sizing).  Bonus is great big pockets!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I see tons of straight leg pants at Kohl’s. You just need go to the more “non-stylish” section of the store, i.e. their house brands (Sonoma) or Gloria Vanderbilt, Lee, etc.

And don’t even go near the Juniors section.

 

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i wear silver jeans, not so cheap but they fit me so well. they sell them at dilards and the buckle.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Express work pants are the best! And you get them at a buy one, get one half off…and they always have coupons on top of that if you sign up for their emails on their website. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I know it may be cheap and icky to some posters here, but my best luck for pants is ALWAYS Goodwill.

Sure, I have to try on about 20-30 pairs to find 4 or so, but they usually fit almost perfectly (I know how to sew and hem and take in a waistline, so it’s not a huge deal if the fit isn’t perfect). It’s also cheap, comparitively. And that is so important for a college kid who is paying for everything on their own!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mrstilly:  I totally feel you.  I went shopping yesterday to try and find pants, as well.  The pant selection this year sucks; I can’t wear the trendy pants to the office.  I got frustrated with the pants, and ended up just buying dresses to wear with tall boots.  I did find the Julie Boot Cut at the Loft to be ok.   I will have to look at the Original Trouser. 

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