What would regular mean to you? I'm 5'6", not long-legged. Was bought some trousers for birthday - wrong size . Changed them assuming regular = fine. Wore them Sat evening (couple of hours). Were pi$$ing me off because were riding up my calf. Now M&S won't exchange for long because say have been worn. (I know they have so don't shout at me.) Just aarrrgggghhhing at their stupid sizes/lenghths in first place.
I never need long, really am not long-legged, 5' 6" is average, non? Length ok when tried on without shoes. Grr. Being bootcut, I wore boots with them. How stupid of me. Actually, didn't really check length, more hips/bum etc. Boyfriend had bought me a biggersize
I'm 5ft 7 and would expect to wear regular, not long. But M&S sizing is crap from start to finish. Expect you could pick up another pair in exactly the same size and find that they were 6 inches longer.
That's M&S for you. Nice practical stuff, but NEVER buy anything from them without trying it first.
Did they have lycra in them - find they can ride up a bit especially if I'm sitting for long. Would have thought regular was fine. I got short Per Una jeans the other week and I'm about a 28" inside leg. Wouldn't guarantee consistency across all the ranges though.
Bought a regular 12, wearing a reg 14 getting too big due to weight loss. Got home, trouser length 4 inches (10cm!) too long! Went back, selected a "short", clearly too short so grabbed another "regular" off the rail, compared the returning regular with the replacement regular and there is a 5cm difference! Standards gone to pot. Tried emailing head office, no response. The answer is, if you don't have time to try, don't buy. A 14 reg wide leg pant, destined for work was 20cm too long and slid over my hips - now at local charity shop marked as a 16-18 long as I hadn't managed to return in time. Beware!