If you are 5"0...

(40 Posts)
Pollycracker Mon 21-Apr-14 06:28:43

Where do you buy jeans from?!

I feel very limited to Miss Selfridge (I'm a size 8) but they only ever have about 4 different things in their petite range, and then it's a luck of the draw if anything actually looks good on me.

I've worn the same pair of black skinny jeans for about 5 weeks in a row now blush

Also, while I'm here, what kind of shoes do you wear with day dresses? I'm a SAHM and no good with heels really...!

fairylightsintheloft Mon 21-Apr-14 07:54:26

Red Herring from Debenhams do skinny jeans that I quite like. They also have other petite ranges all in one place so there's more choice. Day dresses I would tend to wear converse type pumps or ballet flats - heels look weird with dresses unless you are going "out". I find it very hard not to look dumpy (especially as I am more 12-14 size).

3DcAndMe Mon 21-Apr-14 07:56:17

Next petite range fit me well!

chanie44 Mon 21-Apr-14 08:08:06

Jeans - uniqlo as they so free alterations in store. They only have branches in London though.

Shoes - ballet flats. Brogues would also work. Now that it's coming up to summer, sandals.

I've just bought 2 pairs of jeans from jasper conran at Debenhams because I'd been looking for ages for a decent pair and these ones were just right so I bought blue and black! Next petite can be good but are a bit hit and miss for me.

For day dresses I wear thick black tights with ankle boots in the winter and then with sandals in the summer, sometimes with a heel, sometimes flats.

homebythesea Mon 21-Apr-14 08:15:40

Another vote for next- their petite high waisters are the holy grail of jeans for short arses IMVHO

Pollywallywinkles Mon 21-Apr-14 09:21:45

I'm not petite, but I have found Next to be pretty good for every day jeans. The sizing can be a bit hit and miss, but I normally can get something to fit me and they was hand wear well.

3DcAndMe Mon 21-Apr-14 11:28:31

Just treated myself to a few pairs in the sale online (next)

KingfishersCatchFire Mon 21-Apr-14 19:23:14

I'm 5'2" and buy all mine from Topshop Petite.

beccajoh Mon 21-Apr-14 19:25:24

Next petite jeans.

beccajoh Mon 21-Apr-14 19:27:43

Shoes - I'm a short skirt and tights person and either wear my sparkly hi-tops or Uggs. In summer I wear shorts or skirts with converse-a-likes or ballet flats.

Goldendandelion Mon 21-Apr-14 20:52:13

Next for petite jeans. The sexy high waist skinnies are fab.

3DcAndMe Mon 21-Apr-14 22:19:14

I can't decide if I'm brave enough for high waisted!

4' 11'' here and I buy from New Look most of the time in the 28" leg length and roll up or fold under as needed. I have a 26" inside leg and the only ones that truly fit length wise are children's jeans but I don't fit in those width wise!

mrspink27 Mon 21-Apr-14 22:28:07

Also worth looking in the teen sections as I have found they tend to be shorter.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Mon 21-Apr-14 22:31:57

Another vote for Next petite jeans here.

EatShitDerek Mon 21-Apr-14 22:32:07

I get teen age 12-13 and still have to roll them up. I tuck them under so no one can tell.

My legs are 25 inches long. They dint deserve the name legs grin

I wear a lot of Primark super skinnys. I wear high tops with them. Mainly my converse. I'm a size 2 to 3 so they don't look huge.

I have some high waisted ones but I think my bum would look long in them

EatShitDerek Mon 21-Apr-14 22:33:39

With day dresses I wear my black denim uggs as I wear black tights too. I live in skater dresses.

ceeveebee Mon 21-Apr-14 22:39:47

I am 5'1", I buy jeans from topshop, next, Dorothy Perkins or gap.
Used to buy Levi's in 28" leg but went off them as they were not skinny enough (not tried them for a few years though)

bishboschone Tue 22-Apr-14 00:53:06

I'm 5 ft. I never buy petite . I often buy 32 leg . I don't have particularly long legs but I have a bit of material around my ankle. I think it looks better than them stopping flat . Also I roll alot of my jeans up so it doesn't matter what length they are .

bishboschone Tue 22-Apr-14 00:54:04

I wear havianas or leather flat sandals with dresses.

Nocomet Tue 22-Apr-14 01:07:53

If your an 8 and mean, you may well get into some 13/14 girls stuff. Teen sizes and lengths are very variable.

homebythesea Tue 22-Apr-14 08:04:19

M&S cropped jeggings are also fab- ankle skimming length, just skinny enough and a reasonsbly high waist to hide floppy bits

happypotamus Tue 22-Apr-14 09:57:16

I'm 5ft, and can only buy jeans in Next. They aren't great and sometimes don't really fit properly, but I've never found any others that even close to the right length. I do have some child's jeans, I think they are age 13, but they are much too long.

Ivedunnit Tue 22-Apr-14 16:35:37

Next childrens jean's age 12 - perfect ! Go for the one withs some lycra.
I have them in Red/Black/Grey You can get some in the plus size which gives an extra inch or so at the waist but the same length.
For price / style and longevity they are hard to beat !
The only shoes I would wear during the day would be wedges!

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