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Short people and trousers!!!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by daffodilval, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. AHGRRR, I desperayely need a pair of smart, black tousers to go with a top that I am wearing to a wedding next week...no problem, you may ask!
    Well, I DO have a problem, 2 to be exact..,my short legs, 25 inch or at a push 27 inch would be ok..BUT the only half desent shops near me, Dotty P, Matalan and Next, struggle to supply them, matalan are too cheap and very badly cut, I look like a clown, DP, are not cheap and I still look like a clown, , very wide at the thighs, Next have none..EEK
  2. I have the same problem - same teeny size as you. I find M&S the best bet - I can quite often get away with their trousers if I have 2 inch heels on. Failing that I amke Mr Lev turn them up for me!
  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Most clothing shop staff know of a small business close by with a sewing machine who'll do a proper job of turning them up for you. Ask one of the older assistants.
  4. Have you tried ASDA?
  5. Robfreeman

    Robfreeman Occasional commenter

    I have a similar problem I only have 28" inside legs however I have a 38" waist (Now back to 36" recently) and im 6' 1".
    Up until I was about 17 I found that the best way was to buy from the kids section, most of the trousers go leg wise to about 25"
    Yes I do look a bit like a clown when I walk and run.
  6. impis

    impis New commenter

    Bon Marche do a range of trousers in sizes ranging from a 25" length up to a 31" length.

    Is there a Bon Marche close to you?
  7. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    I liked Principles for work trousers. Although not had to buy any since they went bust. They still exist in Debs? x
  8. Hemming web any good?
  9. marshypops

    marshypops New commenter

    At least you can take them up! I struggle to find trousers long enough, long tall sally is sometimes the only place I can find trousers that fit.
  10. You can order Next stuff online and get them delivered to your local shop for no extra. I usually end up buying normal length and taking them up, huge faff (especially without a sewing machine) but as marshy says at least we have that option!
  11. impis

    impis New commenter

  12. Thanks everyone,
    I'm off to another town tomorrow, where there is a M & S, hopefully I'll get fixed up there, can't be bothered with the hassle of turning trousers up, I have no machine and I also think some trousers lose their shape once they are turned up, (with my hand sewing anyway). I have a few black 'work' trousers, but really don't want to wear them if I can help it..
  13. Yayyy, got fixed up right away in M & S, Peruna, lovely dressy trousers, perfect length, and onlly £27...[​IMG]

  14. I do believe that having " an half descent" is your problem. Maybe a nappy would suffice your parameters better?
  15. I have the exact opposite problem.
    Inside leg of 37-38 so always looks like i am wearing shorts or 3/4 length.
    Hey, here's an idea, both grt "normal" length, chop a few inches off the bottom of yours, tag them onto mine, both win :)
    Seriously though, I know it is a bit insulting, but have you tried kids trousers? maybe shorter and generally fasionable these days.

  16. annie2010

    annie2010 Occasional commenter

    Join the club!
    As a 'petite'- i.e. short person, I have always had a problem finding trousers which fit properly.
    M and S are good for the vertically challenged, as are Principles Petite and Wallis Petite.
    My favourite is La Redoute (catalogue). As a French brand, they cater for petite ladies very well. Most French women are about my height, and being a size 6 doesn't restrict me to teenage fashion.
  17. French women are notoriously small. T'was the peasant lifestyle..
    I really think trousers are best avoided by people without legs.
  18. Flares which are a little too long for me without shoes on, always make my legs look longer with a pair of heels.
    I always buy trousers which I know are too long and never wear trousers with flat shoes. In fact I never wear flat shoes...
  19. I'm small.
  20. It honestly doesn't cost a lot to have trousers altered by a seamstress or tailor. I had some altered recently (normally don't need trousers shortening but did with this pair) and it only cost me 6 €.
    If done by a professional, the trousers won't lose their shape either, as they will take this into account.
    Anyway - glad you found some (Per Una are good - Sainsburys also do different lengths, btw).
    But don't think that getting trousers altered is very pricey! And some stores offer the service for free.

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