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Date: 4/24/11 2:57 PM

The recent thread on altering the rise in RTW jeans inspired this post. A couple members had great suggestions for RTW brands that the OP might try for her fitting issues, and I'm hoping the PR folks might have some of the same advice for me!

My issue is that I'm between a size 8 and 10 (US) in RTW pants, curvy, with thick thighs. Most size 8s tend to be too tight in the thighs, but size 10s are way too big everywhere (except in Coldwater Creek, where it all shifts down a size: 6s are too tight; 8s too big). I end up wearing mostly knits--which is fine at home, but I currently don't have a single pair of not-knit pants (jeans, khakis, nice trousers, etc) that fits me well. A little stretch/Lycra in the fabric helps, but doesn't really solve the problem. The last issue is that even though I'm only 5'4", pants (usually jeans and knits) are often too short on me. I think this is b/c of the curvy thighs + a little hip fluff.

I have ABSOLUTELY NO INTEREST in sewing my own pants so I'd love it if anyone had suggestions for RTW brands that maybe have a little more ease where I need it? Or something?

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Date: 4/24/11 3:50 PM

I'm not curvy so don't know first hand but if you Google "women's curvy pants" you will get a number of hits. Good luck, pants are difficult no matter what your shape.

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Date: 4/24/11 5:39 PM

You might try Old Navy or even Target. Both those I noted recently had their jean lines in skinny up to curvy though they name them differently. One of those might be a match for you.

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Date: 4/24/11 7:46 PM

I have similar issues and can find jeans and very casual pants at Eddie Bauer. Dressier pants usually come from Talbot's.

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Date: 4/24/11 8:54 PM

I have the same issues and I've found American Living at JCPenney's, Jones NY Signature, Liz Claiborne, Bamboo Trader at SteinMart and Talbots offer the room I like in the leg but fit well in the waist. Good luck--pants shopping can be discouraging.

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Date: 4/24/11 10:02 PM

Fashion bug has a "by fit" line of jeans and slacks. The blue circle identifies the curvy fit. I'm definitely a pear and I struggle to find pants with a small enough waist and large enough hips. Depending on brand I'm either a 4 or a 6 - in their brand (L.A. Blues) a 4 fits well. They are only $25, so they are not expensive.

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Date: 4/27/11 5:54 PM

Thanks, everyone! I will check these out. We don't have Fashion Bug, but I think they're the same store/different name as Dress Barn, yes? And I buy a lot of things at Penney's; I'll have to pay closer attention to the brands I'm picking.

I did as Barb suggested and Googled "Curvy fit pants reviews," and found Lee's website. They actually have a "fit selector" that allows you to choose "fuller thighs" as one option. Many of the choices ended up being pleated front/elastic waist/tapered leg horrors... but some of them did have a more current look to them that might be worth checking out.

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Date: 4/27/11 6:09 PM

go to onestopplus.com they have the best pants ever. I love most of their pants and their plus size clothing is the only ones I get. they sizes from 8 to over 3x. and their very good for curvy women, and probably non curvy women too, just depending on the style of pants.

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Date: 4/27/11 6:33 PM

I will second the recommendation for Eddie Bauer. I have another friend who has our similar full thigh issues and we agree that these are our favorite jeans. Last fall I bought a pair of black corduroys from them and find them very easy to dress up or down. Good luck in your quest for the perfect fit.

Oh, and their basic T-shirts are great too. Good quality and long lasting.

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Date: 4/27/11 7:19 PM

In the course of my rather long life, I have never--never--been able to buy nicely-fitting pants, except for a few jeans. Strangely enough, when I go to France, something I now recommend for many reasons (most of them not clothing-related, by any means), I can buy pants off the rack like you wouldn't believe.

People vacation in France all the time. They probably buy commemorative T-shirts and such. I wonder if they know that the basic pants sloper is different there?



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