Anyone have problems with their pants being too long?

United States
April 1, 2008 6:58pm CST
Okay so I usually buy my clothes at Macy's 'cause they have a floor for petite people. But sometimes even those pants are too big on me. I'm only 4'11" so yeah I'm pretty short. So I had brought these three pants there. One of them fits me okay so I didn't have a problem with them but the other two were way too long. And today I finally went to a place where they measure it and cut it. They charged me $8 per pants. I'm going to get them back on Saturday so i'm glad that they will finally fit me. Anybody else have a problem like that? If your tall then i'm jealous because you don't have to go through this.
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15 responses
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
i'm only 5'2 and i consider myself short like you. i usually take a long time in buying pants because most pants in the department stores are longer than my legs! .
• United States
7 Apr 08
Oh yeah but I don't really like skinny jeans becasue I have horrendously fat thighs and i'll probably look horrible. But I would sometimes go and buy in the teenager section. My mother actually bought my younger sister who's 13 and taller than me some pants a while ago and they didn't fit her so she gave them to me and they fit me perfectly.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
13 Apr 08
i see. i have a small thighs and sometimes i get too insecure of it and i wish they are a little bigger. my sister too is taller than me and she has bigger thighs than mine. .
• United States
15 Apr 08
It's like we are never happy with the way we are huh? But I guess I'll have to live with my big thighs until I lose a few more pounds that I have to lose. ^_^
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@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
2 Apr 08
You are totally wrong if you think people who are tall don't have that problem. I am tall and I have a hard time finding pants that are long enough. They look more like capris than anything. You can find great pants out there that fit you perfectly on the waist/hips but when it comes to the leg you have a hard time finding pants long enough or short enough. So it's not just one sided that short people have a hard time cause tall people do too. I think taller people have it worse as we don't have anything or the same type of material/color to match up as you short people all you have to do is do a few cuts and hem them up.
• United States
2 Apr 08
Well excuse me! LOL. I didn't think of it like that. But when I got to the store most of the really pretty clothes that I see fit huge on me. But when I go to the other side there's not nearly as much pretty clothes. But each to his opinions thanks for responding.
• Canada
2 Apr 08
I have seen ton of cute stuff in the smaller section. I am sure you can find pants that fit you on the hips and waist. How hard is it that you have to hem them up on the leg. Yes we all have our opinions and this one is mine. Taller people have it rougher as we don't have the length and don't have the extra material we have to make extensions.
@busta1baby (1238)
• United States
30 Apr 08
i do sometimes..it is a pain in the buttt...lol
• United States
30 Apr 08
It's a big pain in the behind. LOL.
@megumiart (3781)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Yes, I have this problem, too. I'm 5'3" and I can never seem to find pants that fit and look good in me. I usually buy pants I like, and tailor them myself so they don't drag on the floor. xD
• United States
28 Apr 08
Yeah I know but sometimes I like them a little bit long but not too long though.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Apr 08
I'm 5'8", so if anything once in a while they're too short. My husband has trouble finding pants that are OK though. He needs a 29" length and a lot of places don't sell less than 30". Even with the 29's sometimes he has to have them shortened.
• United States
15 Apr 08
Oh that sucks. No matter what people are always having problems. But there are people that are lucky enough to find pants that acutally fit them well and look really good on them. I wish I had the same luck as them.
@jmr201 (183)
• United States
2 Apr 08
yeah most of my pants drag well im pettit to begin with sometimes i have to go to the kiddy store and get my clothing suck right?
• United States
2 Apr 08
That sucks big time. I used to shop at kids store but not anymore.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I am almost 5'3 and my pants are almost always too long as well. I wear a size 0-2 and I guess they expect that if you wear a small size you must be really tall too! I just cut and hemmed two pairs of my pants last week. I got tired of stepping on them all the time. They fit so much better and look better now.
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yeah that definetely sucks. I like to wear long pants you know those types that are wide legged and cover most of your feet but not like really really long.
@MGjhaud (20865)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
Actually I have problems finding and buying pants that are long enough for me because the usual length here is too short for me. Or I couldn't find that perfect cut of jeans for me. What you do is send them to tailoring and have them cut to your length. It's just cheap anyway.
• United States
2 Apr 08
It's like everyone has a problem with clothes now. It's like these people don't think about the different people that there are in the world. Good luck with finding those perfect cut of jeans.
@zbsl99 (1)
• China
2 Apr 08
of course i had encountered with this problem, what's more, it is shamefaced for when i worn these kind pants and some guys laugh at me with words like "oh,my god,how a short leg could be in the world!". i hate it!
• United States
2 Apr 08
OMG I feel for you. It's horrible to be short and then actually have people snicker at you. I don't mind when my friends make fun of me because they do for fun and I know that they don't mean anything by it. Welcome to mylot by the way and hope you have a fun time here.
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
2 Apr 08
yes i have pants that are too long.they go under my shoes while walking and keep dragging on the public road.the pants tear while walking like that.
• United States
2 Apr 08
That sucks. I like when it drags only a little but when it drags a lot then that really sucks. Thanks for responding.
@nikkiwith (1074)
• Australia
2 Apr 08
I'm the exact same height as you :-) I also have the same problem, i am sick of pants being too long, i am a size 8 (Australian), they fit fine around the waist but they are inches too long!! And i can't be bothered getting them altered. I even have to buy my shoes in the kids section, i'm a size 5 (Australian)and most ladies shoes start in a 6. It's about time things changed. I like being short though, it's part of who i am, i am unique :-)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yayyy! I found my other half. I'm also sick of this problem it gets so tiring. Especially when you see a pair of pants that are really nice and you want them but they are extremely long and then you have to cut them. The converse that I am wearing right now say that I am a size 3 in men but size 5 in womens. I don't know sometimes I still have problems with my height. I would spend a day just being depressed about it.
2 Apr 08
I am only five feet tall and have a terrible time finding trousers and jeans that fit my short stumpy little legs. Fortunately I am handy with a needle so I can take the length up a little but it's a real pain when it comes to buying trousers that fit me.
• United States
2 Apr 08
Short stumpy little legs? That's really funny. It's a huge pain especially when you can't find anything you like and you have to keep searching like if your on a long journey again. Thanks for responding.
• Malaysia
2 Apr 08
yup sometimes i tend to have this problem too- the pants that i like is way too long. usually i will get the length altered at the tailor. but that depends, if i know that i'm wearing the pants with a pair of high heels that suits the length of the pants, then i dont need to cut off the length ;)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yeah but I don't really wear high heels. It'll be like once in a blue moon where I'll wear the high heels But even then it's usually with dresses and only for special occasions. Thanks for responding.
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yeah,and I'm like 5'3. See,when I shopped in Dallas, I never really had that problem,but now that I live in Savannah,GA,its a big problem. Every single pair I buy here has to get the length shortened. http://shopinchic.blogspot.com
• United States
2 Apr 08
Wow well your luck your at least 5'3". I wish I could at least be five feet but I don't think that'll ever happen. I'll be short the rest of my life and all the tall cute guys won't go out with me. :( Thanks for posting.
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yes, I have this problem. All of my pants are long on me to the point that they get rolled up just a bit and they still drag. Just about every pair of pants I have are worn in the back because of them being to long.
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yeah one of the pants I have is like that but this one has this thing on the bottom where I could fold it up and clip this button and make it look like capris. But the other too are long you can't see my feet and I can't walk at all. So i'm happy that I finally went to cut them. Thanks for posting and good night.