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post #1 of 15 Old 08-14-2020, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question for women

I have a question for the ladies out there.

I have never had much of a problem buying pants, except that as a very skinny person some brands don't make them in my size. I am, to put it charitably, not very curvaceous. My daughter, however, seems like she is going to have a much more "feminine" shape than me. We are close to the same number size, but her waist is smaller and her butt is definitely bigger. Plus she doesn't like pants that are tight in the butt. The brands that I like, and that fit me fine, are tight in the butt on her and they also pull down the waistband in the back.

If anyone out there has a similar shape, could you tell me some brands that fit you? She's outgrown kid sizes. I'm not talking specifically about horse riding gear, just ANY brand of pants that fits more feminine-shaped women. Her shape is so different than mine!

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post #2 of 15 Old 08-14-2020, 01:32 PM
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Levis hands down the easiest to find and cost conscious of the jean type. You still need to try the styles on but they have higher waisted styles with bigger rears. Still some strecth across but comfort wise they fit without being overly tight. The look most are aiming for is to show off the rear. I wear longer tunic type tops over them.



I also like the Walmart jeggings and will wear even longer tunic tops over them. With regular jeans my shirts come just under the bum and with jeggings they are mid thigh at least. For those you want to try the juniors, ladies and womens as they all fit slightly different for the same size..
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Levis hands down the easiest to find and cost conscious of the jean type. You still need to try the styles on but they have higher waisted styles with bigger rears.
Ah.... is that why she likes a higher waist? Because it works better for her shape? I've always like lower waists myself and I couldn't figure out why she wants higher waists. I asked her why but she couldn't really explain it.

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I'm a similar shape - narrow waist, wide hips and tall (ish) at 5'9. I've never been able to find dress trousers or jeans to fit my shape. I've to comprise and take the ones that fit my rear and hopefully my leg, and accept that they'll be too wide around my waist. I prefer the high waist as well.

I send trousers to a tailor to be altered and wear a belt with the jeans, although I've had them altered a few times as well. I'd try as many as you can as i was surprised that best fit for me was a very cheap brand of jeans.
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post #5 of 15 Old 08-14-2020, 02:22 PM
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Yes. The higher waisted pants are narrower at the waist.
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post #6 of 15 Old 08-14-2020, 03:30 PM
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American Eagle/Aerie have a "curvy" line specifically to fit more shapely women with a finer waist. I bought shorts and jeans from them, and the waist, butt, hips, and thighs fit. Make sure you measure and follow the size chart, along with reading reviews for if they fit big/small, and go wild!
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Plus she doesn't like pants that are tight in the butt. The brands that I like, and that fit me fine, are tight in the butt on her and they also pull down the waistband in the back.

Another vote for higher waist.


Low ride pants do NOT work for me. They sit akward and always fall down in back when you move.



If you've got some curves and shapes, go at least with mid-rise waist or higher! Personally, I'm loving that the high waisted pants are all back in style b/c those flatter me and fit well.



I've gotten lots of jeans from Boot Barn lately. I think one pair is a Miranda Lambert??? brand. (Or I could be remembering wrong.) Have a few Wrangler ones that are the Ultimate Riding Jean. Those are good. And I've got several pair from Shyanne that are really comfortable too.


I hate wearing a belt so it is imperative that my jeans fit well and stay up on their own! I too prefer a tighter stretch fit when I ride, but that is my preferance.

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@ClearDonkey are you suggesting that American Eagle has size charts that are ACCURATE???
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post #9 of 15 Old 08-14-2020, 04:13 PM
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I don't have any suggestions of brands as I like to wear tight fitting (but I also like the high rise). It is what I have found works best for me over time to have something with stretch that is made to fit tight. So I typically wear skinny jeans, leggings, and jeggings.

Anyway, what I wanted to contribute was about size charts. Beyond if the size chart is accurate in terms of your actual waist/hip measurements, it is good to look at them for the ratio of waist to hip to see what sort of shape body they are made for. If you know your waist measurement and you look at that on the size chart and then the hip measurement corresponding to that on the size chart is significantly smaller than your hip measurement, the brand does not make clothing to fit your shape. All companies (ready to wear and sewing patterns) will have a particular body shape that they are making clothing for. This probably varies more in sewing patterns (particularly indie designers) but it does vary between ready to wear as well.
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post #10 of 15 Old 08-14-2020, 04:21 PM
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I've always had that problem, along with being really short so legs are always at least 6 inches too long. When I was younger I had a 22 inch waist and 36 inch hips....never had a pair that fit they way they should until the really high waist bands came in fashion. I always preferred this style, no elastic in the back:
https://www.madewell.com/linen-blend...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

And these for more casual pants:

https://www.levi.com/US/en_US/clothing/women/jeans/ribcage-bootcut-corduroy-womens-pants/p/369390001

I used to joke that I needed to get a 50% discount on all my pants because I had to cut off half the legs. Unless, of course, they were cropped in which case they probably were just about the right length for me.

If she's got a rounder backside, rather than what I always called a cracker butt (flat but wide hips), then she'll need to try some of those higher waisted pants on for it. I notice even on some of the ultra skinny models they're cut too flat and pull down in the back.
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