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Date: 7/19/09 2:21 PM

I don't sew my own pants. I am not advanced enough. I am looking for advice as to where I can purchase RTW pants that fit at the waist. Hiphuggers do not work for my figure! I got some great blue jeans from the Lands End catalog online but their other styles of pants are all of the "modern" style meaning they fit well below the waist. I would love to have some light weight capris for the summer, and some casual long pants in darker colors in cotton. As for shorts I could not find anything so I got some Lands End Relaxed Fit Jeans and cut them to the knee. Very comfy. My thighs are not pretty anymore so I like to keep them covered. My new "cutoffs" cover me and fit great!

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Date: 7/19/09 2:52 PM

I'm over fifty, and I have had surprisingly good luck with pants from Chicos

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Date: 7/19/09 3:19 PM

The pants at Coldwater Creek look good, in real life at the store as well as in the catalog. I haven't tried them on so I'm sorry I can't give a personal critique.

It sounds like you created your own pants, perfect!

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Date: 7/19/09 3:25 PM

For some basic walking shorts you might try Penneysshorts
Also LL Bean has alot of styles with a normal waist

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Date: 7/19/09 6:38 PM

Coldwater Creek or Talbots.

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Date: 7/19/09 8:07 PM

And take a look at Eddie Bauer (I do hope they survive bankruptcy!). They have several cuts and I find that they often fit fairly well. Let us know what you find!

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Date: 7/19/09 8:42 PM

I wear the Classic waist jeans/pants from Coldwater creek. I'm tall at 5'11" and low-mid rise or "modern" waist pants look and feel absurd on my long rise body. I order the Longs, but have to hem them up a little (even at 5'11"), otherwise they are dragging since I usually only wear low heeled shoes. I used to wear the Land's end pants, but they changed their fit and their pants gap too much at my waist now.

Coldwater creek has a natural waist style pant, but those don't fit as well. I think they do have a policy that if you order the wrong size, they will exchange it for you at no cost. Their customer service is excellent. I am kind of close enough (30min) to a store that I could go over there, but they don't carry the Longs in the local store.

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Date: 7/19/09 8:50 PM

try sears. they should have some of lands end pants there at the store. check it out. Fashion bug is another place. i found very nice fitting pants there.

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Date: 7/22/09 12:34 PM

Some of the JC Penney's brand fit me.
Liz Claiborne.
I like a contoured waistband slightly lowered in front.

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Date: 7/23/09 7:42 AM

It's been a while since I shopped there but I always had luck at JJill. However, I found that their Small/Medium/Large sizes ran big while their 4/6/8 sizes ran small.

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