Post # 1
In spirit of the tall/petite board discussion, I think this is one of the hardest parts of being a “unique” size! I really struggle with finding jeans with the right inseam!
Right now, I’m into wearing skinny jeans with boots/pumps/flats, so I’ve been able to wear “regular” sizes, but it’s definitely hard to find “tall” sizes (especially in store!)
I’m a size 6-8 with a 34″ inseam. I’ve had luck with jeans from DKNY (Macy’s), Banana Republic, Gap, and J. Crew. However, BR/JC have 35″ inseams in their tall sizes, so sometimes I need to get them taken up.
So, petite/tall ladies, let us know where you shop for “special” sizes!
Post # 3
I love Paige Premium jeans – very long inseam!
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I find that designer jeans are made extra long and need to be hemmed (34-35″ inseam here), which is kind of awesome considering I used to only find flood pants. 7 for All Mankind are my favorite, but since I usually can’t afford them, Express jeans in long sizes also usually work.
Post # 5
Lucky jeans if I’m wearing flats. Otherwise I’ll just get my pants hemmed to fit me with heels on, my favorites are 7 for all mankind and Frankie J.
Post # 6
I’m not tall, but I do have a 34″ inseam. Gap Curvy 8L fit me like a dream. I luuuurve them.
Post # 7
I usually buy 7’s and Citizens, by me Nordstrom has the best selection…though you pay a hefty price for them.
Post # 8
@daydream: Gap Curvy is one of my faves! Long and Lean as well :o)
Post # 9
I get my shorty jeans (I’m 5’2) from Old Navy. I have a rotten time finding dress slacks though, since not only am I short, I’m very curvy too – Best luck I’ve had has been the JCPenny petites Worthington Modern fits. They’re just the right length and they have enough room in the hips.
Post # 10
I’m petite…and I used to love Gap Curvy…then this year they changed the material and blah I hate them. Now I’m back on the hunt for a good jean.
Post # 11
My legs are super short – I tend to buy jeans from stores that offer a shorter inseam length option. Also – I am cheap. I’m currently wearing Victorias Secret Jeans – they come in a 30″ length which is too short in flats but OK in heels. Same with Gap ankle length.
I am an unabashed cuffer when I wear flats, though. My pants all have creases at the hem.
Post # 12
I am a shorty – 5’2″ and I get my jeans/pants hemmed! That way they will be perfect for my height and it costs around $10 so worth it!
Post # 13
I buy cheap petite jeans from American Eagle (when I can find them without shreds/holes) and Aeropostale (usually more for casual khakis). New York & Co usually fits well for cheap work/dress pants too.
Post # 14
I hate buying jeans because I am super short and even the petite sizes are too long for me. And at places like Gap, they don’t carry the ankle length in small sizes in the stores. Sometimes I buy jeans in the kids departments, I just get the ones without all the rhinestones and stuff on them. I don’t really have hips or anything so that usually works for me.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I buy my jeans from the gap tall section! It’s only available online, but it fits so much better than most stuff out there! (The rise is also adjusted for tall peeps too!) They’re a hair too short, so I buy them a bit bigger and pull ’em down.
(I’m 6’3″ with a 37″ inseam.)
I practically live in the Always Skinny jeans, with the occasional Long and Lean pair. 🙂
Post # 16
yeah I am 5’8 with long legs. most long sizes in non-designer jeans just barely touch the floor for me- and I love heels! So i have had success with American Eagle, they have x-long sizes (36″) and I love them , so comfy!
But my all time favorite jeans brand is Silver. A little more expensive that what I normally spend, but they do sizing by waist/inseam and that’s soo nice. they are so comfy and last forever!