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Help me find some jeans - short and big bum, high waist

(11 Posts)
BramblyHedge Tue 18-Sep-12 18:17:47

I am fed up with trying to find jeans to fit. I thought Next had the answer but they are awful and roll down.

I am 5 ft 2 and a 12-14. I have a big bum/ hips and a high waist which is about 32in in jeans terms. Usually need 28leg. I used to buy Gap but got fed up with wrecking the bottoms as they hit the ground (30leg). Next is the right length but their high rise is too low for me and I either get muffin top (12) or they fall down (14). Levis look like they do a curvy option but nothing for short people and I am probably too fat and uncool for them anyway.

Shall I give up and live in skirts which are the only think which seem to suit me?

Don't even get me started on my upper half...petite clothes for a 32G bust...feel like nobody makes clothes for me :-(

GrimmaTheNome Tue 18-Sep-12 18:27:29

I'm short and big bottomed, M&S Per Una Roma short length usually has something that fits well. I have had ones from Next that work but much more hit and miss. Another thought - not cool but there should be something to fit any shape and whatever leg length you want - Land's End, once you've sussed US sizing.

LizLemon007 Tue 18-Sep-12 18:36:26

I'm 5'2" and I just got the levi's bold curve about a week ago and I love them. They are tight enough not to fall down but the denim has give in them. Normally even if I get jeans tight they just slouch down and I end up with baggy denim all low slung around my bum, accentuating it! argh.

The 30" leg length is ok on me. my linside leg is 29", what's your inside leg measurement? they might not be too long on you with shoes.

BramblyHedge Tue 18-Sep-12 21:31:11

Thanks for the responses. Put my DH to work and apparently my inside leg is 27.5in so Levis might be a bit long unfortunately. Will try M&S as we have one in town.

LizLemon007 Wed 19-Sep-12 15:27:41

look at these, bold curve and you can choose a 28" leg length!

Bunbaker Wed 19-Sep-12 16:25:37

If you go for the Levis check out TK Maxx first. They often have them in at a fraction of the price.

Zoidberg Wed 19-Sep-12 17:11:35

I got some from White Stuff last year that fitted me, also 5' 2" etc.

BramblyHedge Sat 22-Sep-12 22:45:34

Ooh thanks, I like White Stuff so will try that. littlewoods dont have my waist size :-( but thanks!

Anyone tried petite Boden jeans?

blibblibs Sat 22-Sep-12 22:58:36

I got a lovely pair from Wallis petite last year. 5'2" aswell and perfect lenght.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Sat 22-Sep-12 23:07:39

Try these M&S Jeggings

They are called jeggings but they are actually very stretchy skinny jeans with a properly high waist and in 3 lengths, that is they are fitted on the thighs and calves but not skintight on knees and ankles. I bought some last week and am so pleased with them (I am curvy with big thighs / smallish waist). They don't go baggy after one wear like Next always seem to and are extremely comfy.

teta Sun 23-Sep-12 10:31:59

I was also going to say M&S jeggings.I buy the pull-on ones with a wide elastic band at the top so i have no muffin top.I am 5 ft 3 and they are really flattering on,in the dark colours.Alternatively the Per Una[i know]Roma jeans are pretty good in short.

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