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I'm 5' 2", size 16-18 who am I fucking kidding, I'm an 18 and I need jeans. I'm not a fan of skinnies, and prefer a slight boot cut. Usuallly buy 32" length for wearing with heels. Not for daytime, more for evenings in the pub with a nice t shirt or top. Kind of casual going out stuff.
I'm not in the UK so can't do online shopping (well, I could, selfridges and John Lewis will deliver here, as will asos, but I'm going on holiday next week), but we have the majority of the usual high street stores here - M&S, Debenhams, H&M, new look, next, river island, harvey nicks and house of Fraser etc. I think we even have a Florence and Fred somewhere!
Budget is: however much I need to spend to get them right. Seriously, if someone tells me of a £250 quid pair of jeans that will be comfy, my size, good shape, then fine. If someone comes up with a £6 pair, then also fine.
my biggest hatred is going into shops that don't carry my size - it's that awkward size that some shops sell and others claim to sell but they're tiny sizes in comparison. I always feel embarrassed but not embarrassed enough to bother dieting to avoid it in future if I go somewhere and Things don't fit.
Ideas will be gratefully received, and thanks will be given in virtual wine
I'm also 5'2 and a size 16/18. Always get my jeans from m&s, size 18 in the short length is usually perfect for me. You might want to look online first and then order to pick up in store though as I've found that size and length hard to find in the actual shops. I've also found Next to be ok for jeans although they tend to be a bit hit and miss with the quality and fit. Again I always have to order the short length online and collect in store as the shops never have them in!
M&S might be good for your size. I am an 18/20 but find most of the bigger sizes are short. I have to really delve in to find 'regular'. I think Dorothy Perkins does petite as well and Next of course. Also Wallis (in fact everything I like in that store is blummin' petite!)