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Thread: Hard to find good fitting comfortable pants?

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    I couldn't put it off any longer, I had to go clothes shopping. My casual wear out in public clothes were looking pretty sad. The group at guild probably thought I owned one outfit! :lol: DGD wanted to go to the mall so while she was getting her eyebrows threaded (plucking or waxing is so old school now, so I learned) I wondered in to Dillards and looked at a few outfits. There was a sale rack so I went to that and next to it was a rack of pants that looked nice. I tried a pair on and I was jumping for joy! The pants fit perfectly, looked great, and were comfortable! They must run large because size smaller fit better then my regular size. ;-) No zipper, no buttons just smooth comfortable fit. I ask the sales lady if they were maternity they were that comfortable. She laughed and said the store sells out of them as fast as they get them in, all the capri lengths were sold out. I wanted the full length anyway.

    They come in denim and classic black, white, stone, or beige. I"m 5"3 and the petite regular short is the perfect length. The sizes 4 - 16 that I saw on the rack in the petite (short) section.

    http://www.dillards.com/product/West...400700?rr=true

    Now if I could find the perfect bra I'd be one happy lady.

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    wow, glad you found some pants and good luck on a bra

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    I like the "Alfred Dunner" jeans in capri's. They have elastic waist and wash great. I buy them at Belk's in FL not sure where you are.
    I'm with you getting a comfortable bra. Mostly stick with Playtex.

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    I HATE shopping for clothes. Isn't it a good feeling when you find just the right thing?

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    Eyebrows "threaded"!!??? what's that !?

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    I'm jealous, I just went to dresses and skirts a few years ago and never looked back!

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    Thanks, I'll write that down. It's just the waist band, I don't get along well without a firm waistband. I can sew a belt on top of the band and have several times. I use the fabric cut off the hems of the pants. No matter if I buy "short"or "Petite" they always have to be cut off. I have a long waist and short legs, no one notices it till I try on pants, they always give me regular ones.
    I just got some from a farm supply store, they are called =Cruel Girl=brand. They are made with a lowered waistline, which sets just at my own waistline, and boot cut which means they fit over my ropers. Because of a long ago broken ankle with seams on the sides, from surgery, I can't wear boots with side seams, so use cowboy lace up ropers most of the time. These pants fit quite well, but only seem to come in denim, but will wear like iron.
    For casual wear, I love Levi's Bend Overs with front zipper. They come in both styles, with and without. Most of the hospital volunteers I knew also used them for their comfort and washability. They come in white and other colors, some I had washed quite well for years before wearing out. No yellowing either.
    Now all I need is a good bra, sure wish I could find one better than my long time ones, Bali Flower Bras. Haven't found any better, even the one that comes with my Bosom Buddy.

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    I am an Alfred Dunner pants fan as well. They use a softer elastic in the waist, fit well and last forever. Going to Dillards tomorrow and will check out the Park Avenue. Thanks!

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    Sounds like me - some brands call this short in the rise.

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    Ditto

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    http://fashionbug.lanebryant.com/int...g=cat_5081%401

    I found these online and just love them.....buy 2 get 2 free. Sale lasts just 2 more days. Need to order 4 otherwise they don't know you want the 2 free ones. (that's what I was told when I called them once my order came) These are soooooooooo comfortable.

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    I don't have a dillards !! Hey the pants don't run large you've slimmed down a size!!! Glad to hear someone found decent looking pants that fit us shorties!!

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    I have a hard time finding pants that fit. I think it is such a chore trying to buy pants. I need to check that out. :)

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    Congratulations on finding great-fitting pants!

    I like relaxed fit jeans, but all-cotton, no stretch. Can NOT find them in my size, but if I'd lose weight, I still have some old ones.

    I'm with you on the bra search, too. I need total support, and because I'm short, I need straps that shorten enough. Whyever did they move the strap adjusters from the front to the back? Oh, and in pretty colors, would that be asking too much?

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    Love dillards. Can always find something I like there.

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    Eyebrow threading is a new painless way to tweeze. A spool of thread is used and it's fascinating to watch. I can't figure it out but it looks so simple. Fast! The store in the mall is called Pretty Eyebrows. Some malls have the kiosks for it. It cost DGD $10 to have her brows shaped by threading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Eyebrow threading is a new painless way to tweeze. A spool of thread is used and it's fascinating to watch. I can't figure it out but it looks so simple. Fast! The store in the mall is called Pretty Eyebrows. Some malls have the kiosks for it. It cost DGD $10 to have her brows shaped by threading.
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    Goodness, and here I am still with my tweezers and magnifying glass!!

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    [quote=Ellen]http://fashionbug.lanebryant.com/int...g=cat_5081%401
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    Thanks for this lead, it looks nice. And the price is right too, 10 bucks each!!!

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    I don't enjoy shopping for clothes anymore as I find that as I'm getting older my body shape is changing. Separate tops and bottoms are ok but trying to get a dress to fit is a joke! Looks like I'll have to go back to making my dresses.

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    get fitted for a bra..you won't be sorry. worth the extra cost to have a great fitting,
    and better looking (with your clothes on) bra. around 70 bucks. I was so totally off in size all these years.

    so happy you found a great fitting pair of pants/slacks!
    save up and get one in ever color and length!

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    I'm having problems finding a simple, comfortable, washable dress. We are going on a cruise and will be gone for about a month and I need some dresses. Jeans are easy for me to find and get a good fit but dresses...I tried Dillard's, didn't like the prices, tried some on sale but they just didn't fit. I have found that sale items are often mis-sized. Bras are another major problem. I'm not large or of a strange size??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Wales-Dickson
    I'm having problems finding a simple, comfortable, washable dress. We are going on a cruise and will be gone for about a month and I need some dresses. Jeans are easy for me to find and get a good fit but dresses...I tried Dillard's, didn't like the prices, tried some on sale but they just didn't fit. I have found that sale items are often mis-sized. Bras are another major problem. I'm not large or of a strange size??????
    QVC susan gravier clothes are very travel friendly. very comfortable too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    get fitted for a bra..you won't be sorry. worth the extra cost to have a great fitting,
    and better looking (with your clothes on) bra. around 70 bucks. I was so totally off in size all these years.

    so happy you found a great fitting pair of pants/slacks!
    save up and get one in ever color and length!
    Don't know about your bras, or their price, but I sure do get a kick out of the tag on your avatar. The first time I read it, I just bellered out loud with Ha,Ha's. Where on earth did you find that, if you don't mind sharing.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32
    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    get fitted for a bra..you won't be sorry. worth the extra cost to have a great fitting,
    and better looking (with your clothes on) bra. around 70 bucks. I was so totally off in size all these years.

    so happy you found a great fitting pair of pants/slacks!
    save up and get one in ever color and length!
    Don't know about your bras, or their price, but I sure do get a kick out of the tag on your avatar. The first time I read it, I just bellered out loud with Ha,Ha's. Where on earth did you find that, if you don't mind sharing.?
    i found it on line..i tried to find the original place/poster,to give them credit, but kept getting bad links..

    www.pinterest.com
    is one of the places

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    Good lookin' pants bella, I'll have to try to find some. I'm a shortie too...its very tiresome to try to find any pants to fit. Actually, the longer shorts look like capri's on me!

    watter...I cracked up at your avatar, had to show DH...love it! LOL!

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