Pants that fit

Started 2 years ago. There are 13 replies by 8 different members. The latest reply was from suzer1.
  1. Help! I cannot find pants that fit -- I seem to be a body type B and wear a size 8, but I am continually striking out with pants -- those that are generous enough in the hip tend to be too baggy in the legs and/or ride down at the waist and have to be pulled up. The latest failure is Tabots Curvy Fit -- they are okay, but not very attractive in their cut as the legs are very wide just below the hip. Any suggestions for brands that may work?

  1. Hey Siena.s ... Thinking out loud for you...if you're a body type b, is curvy fit the way forward for you? I'm a body type c, and a uk size 12, which I think might be the equivalent to your us size 8. I have a very defined waist, but man do I have a bum and hips on me!! So curvy for me can work. Have you tried a simple straight leg? And have you tried GAP? I have lots of friends who swear by the fit of their trousers..I haven't had joy with them, because I'm so short, but if you're slightly taller...might be worth a shot? What trouser style did MSP suggest for body type b? xx

  2. Siena, I'm not sure about brands, but have you tried getting your pants tailored? As a curvy, short-legged C, that's what I often have to do -- buy them so they fit in the hip, then take the waist in and the hem up. (I also buy them a bit snug because they often stretch.) My favourite pair of pants is a pair of bootcut dressy denims from a now-defunct Canadian store -- anything in a less stiff fabric just looks blah. Haven't solved the dilemma yet!

  3. I have the same problem. There is a ten inch difference between my hips and waist. One solution I found was to buy jeans/pants for tall women in my waist size. There was more room in the egs were I needed it and I just hem them myself for my short little legs.

  4. I have the same problem. There is a ten inch difference between my hips and waist. One solution I found was to buy jeans/pants for tall women in my waist size. There was more room in the egs were I needed it and I just hem them myself for my short little legs.

  5. I have the same problem. There is a ten inch difference between my hips and waist. One solution I found was to buy jeans/pants for tall women in my waist size. There was more room in the egs were I needed it and I just hem them myself for my short little legs.

  6. I have the same problem. There is a ten inch difference between my hips and waist. One solution I found was to buy jeans/pants for tall women in my waist size. There was more room in the egs were I needed it and I just hem them myself for my short little legs.

  7. I also appear to have an issue with my computer. Sorry for the multiple postings!

  8. I also appear to have an issue with my computer. Sorry for the multiple postings!

  9. Siena, I have been working on the same probem and here's what I found so far: Sag Harbor Slimming Solutions has an extremely comfortable waistband, No Gap. Nice cut for the falttering leg. Briggs New York with built in Tummy Panel- No Gap!! LEE Womens Comfort Waist I like them in the colder months, made with a heavier weight material, They are slightly less dressy. No Gap Found all at Sears at reasonable pricing. Hope this helped. Don't worry about going up a size. I'm finding that manufactures are all very different. Keep us posted if you find that any of these worked.

  10. I'm a C and I LOVE Coldwater Creek's knit denim (so they're stretchy). I wear their Classic style because they come all the way up to the waist (I have a tummy). They may be the most comfortable thing I've ever worn. That's all I wear. I don't know if CC is carrying them now since they closed down and reopened. I also dont know whether they have storefronts or are online only. I also don't know if they work for B's. So this info may not be helpful :((

  11. I'm also a B, and when I finally found the perfect pants, they stopped making them! It figures, huh? The Levis 526 Slender Fit are so great! "Slender" means the legs aren't so baggy, but they're not "Slim" (skinny) either. The mid-rise waist has a two-button closure that stays just below the waist, and the back pockets are perfectly sized and placed. If you are searching for a jeans brand, I would recommend buying thrift or ebay until you find something you like. No sense spending mucho bucks on pants that are going to disappoint you the first time you wear them!

  12. I am a C and also have a problem with pants fitting properly. Following MSP's advice this week I measured myself to learn my proportions and confirmed what I already know: my torso (from head to where the leg bends, i.e. the ideal halfway point) is shorter than my legs. From experience I know that when I am shopping for tops, petites often fit better than regular sizes, but when shopping for pants the petites are usually too short. However, the petite pants do fit me better in the crotch because I have a short rise. When buying jeans I can look for mid-rise, which will actually come to within about a half inch of my true waist and even when pulling them up higher to my waist they are still long enough because I am average (5'5"), not tall. Full rise anything is always above my waist. Now I know, because of subscribing to MSP, to buy the size that fits my hips at their widest, then take them in at the waist so they fit perfectly. But trying to find petites that have enough extra fabric on the bottom edge so they can be lengthened is a challenge. If there was a "tall petite", that would probably be my right size. But that is probably expecting too much of the RTW industry which already has given us P, PS, PM, and PL.

  13. I recently tried an online retailer that I found when scouring the internet. http://trylittleblackpant.com/ They offer 3 different cuts to fit 3 different shapes of women. I went through their online fitting process and ordered the Little Black Pant in the straight leg style. The pants fit. The quality of fabric and construction is fine. I have trouble finding pants that fit.

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