This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 21 messages.)
Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.
I badly need new jeans but am only 5' tall. Next used be fine a few years ago but seem to have lengthen the leg in recent years (I'm not shrinking, I checked ). Very few shops seem to do short sizes or 'short' means 5'2".
Now I've had 2 children, I find the higher waisted ones more comfy and forgiving and I'm usually a size 10 or 12, depending on the style.
I'm 5 ft too (short but not really petite - size 10/12) and always end up buying M & S jeans. They have quite a few styles so usually take a selection into the changing rooms and finding something that fits.
I'm a bit too, erm, 'curvy' for skinny jeans, I'm afraid. Although I'm a 10-12 on the bottom I'm sporting a 30G frontage and skinny jeans make me look like a lolly .
Not heard of Uniqlo, so will do a search. I haven't been clothes shopping in over a year, mainly because my town (good-sized and going for city status) doesn't have anywhere stocking petite ranges. I have to go to the nearest city and just haven't found the time.
My 'short' friend used to get them from Gap, although she was tiny with it so i think used to get childrens ones. They do generally have a big range in different leg lengths and the recent ones i bought are lovely
Completely hit and miss fiveorangepips, v-necks with vest tops under are my friends!
If I get anything bigger than a 14, it's huge on the shoulders and the neck is at my naval . I buy clothes very rarely, but when I find something that fits nicely I buy it, even if it's more expensive than what I'd usually pay. It means that my style has to be classic rather than fashionable .
I'd hadn't thought of Gap, I'll have a look at their site.