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Calling all fat shortarses. Where do you get your jeans?

(28 Posts)
EyeballsintheSky Thu 10-Sep-09 11:37:59

<<envisages no one replying>>

I'm a 5' 2" with short legs and a size 20 and I need bootleg jeans, at least mid rise, preferably high rise. Pair from Next came today which were a really nice fit but they're are too long and their petite range doesn't go up to my size. Even when there are petite sizes they are usually cut a bit smaller anyway. I loved the Hula jeans but New Look don't seem to have any more 28" ones in.

Help me. I live in slouch jeans and want something a tiny bit more fitted for a change.


pollywobbledoodle Thu 10-Sep-09 12:01:54

try the m and s value range....beter if you are apple shaped than pear shaped

akhems Thu 10-Sep-09 12:04:48

I'm wearing the £12 bootleg jeans from M&S as recommended on here, always have to take them up a bit tho

Five foot and size 20 too

akhems Thu 10-Sep-09 12:06:45

yep, the ones I'm wearing most are the ones polly linked to - worth getting a size down from normal cos they have a bit of stretch to them

EyeballsintheSky Thu 10-Sep-09 12:32:27

Thanks, have heard talk of those ones by only by size 12s Out of my size online (bugger) but am going to M&S later...

HollyGoHeavily Thu 10-Sep-09 12:44:08

I sound a rather similar shape and I wear Rocha by John Rocher jeans from Debenhams. They are good quality and the short leg length goes up to a size 22.

ElectricElephant Thu 10-Sep-09 12:45:45


mejon Thu 10-Sep-09 14:12:25

Matalan do them in lengths 27", 28" and 29". I've got some in dark blue denim in an 18 and they fit really well.

Ladygooga Thu 10-Sep-09 14:22:57

Joe Browns jeans, luv em

MrsMuddle Thu 10-Sep-09 15:11:38

New Look - they do 28, 30 & 32 length. I'm 5ft, and I have the 28" for wearing with flats and the 30" for wearing with wedges.

And they're really cheap - about a tenner, I think.

PenguinProject Thu 10-Sep-09 19:05:30

Another couple of votes for John Rocha (about £40 but good jeans) and New Look inspire range.

EyeballsintheSky Thu 10-Sep-09 19:13:09

Right, have got my list now of jeans to check out M&S sold out of all sizes except 12 from what I could see. Thanks all. Would be nice to have some jeans that don't drag in the mud...

PenguinProject Thu 10-Sep-09 19:27:15

Depending on your leg length (I'm 5'2" but seem to have ridiculously short legs), Dotty P are also worth a try. I can only wear them with high heels but they have a good selection of styles.

EyeballsintheSky Thu 10-Sep-09 19:29:21

Same here. The New Look 28" Hula jeans were the first pair I ever owned that were the correct length. Every other pair I have ever had end up frayed and grubby.

Tidey Thu 10-Sep-09 19:35:57

I'm 5'3 and I get shortarse fit ones from Tesco, £6 a pair. Damn I'm classy.

Elemental Thu 10-Sep-09 21:52:27

The New Look Hula jeans have been renamed Bootcut jeans in the new Yes Yes range. I absolutely love them and have just bought 2 black and 1 navy pair after getting the first one! The 28 leg is a good length for me, I am 5'1. Nice light fabric too.

lizandlulu Thu 10-Sep-09 22:02:29

new look, dorothy perkins? the short might be too long though? umm debenahms short?

kylesmybaby Fri 11-Sep-09 07:56:14

M&S seem to have all the sizes back again now x

QOD Fri 11-Sep-09 08:24:35

sainsburys - but they are flaming long LOL - shall i cut them off or roll?

bonkerz Fri 11-Sep-09 08:31:10 try here, im an awkward size 26 and have 27inch inside leg, the jeans from here are fantastic!

EyeballsintheSky Fri 11-Sep-09 08:50:14

This is great, thanks everyone! Am perusing madly...

CyradisTheSeer Fri 11-Sep-09 08:55:35

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mamadiva Fri 11-Sep-09 09:07:30

I got my first pair of proper length jeans last month from Matalan for £10, they wash great, really comfy and like others say come in various lengths.

I am 5'3 and got a 28 inch leg.

TheFoosa Fri 11-Sep-09 09:28:57

another vote for Matalan

PippiL Fri 11-Sep-09 09:46:08

You need to buy a sewing machine!

Solved all my problems. I'm in between a reg and petite so always have to take my trousers and jeans up a bit.

Jeans are so difficult to get right, at least then you only have to worry about the fit, not the length.

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