Monday, January 04, 2010
Comically ill-fitting pants
One of the reasons that I don't enjoy shopping is because it is such an effort to find something I like. And when it comes to clothing, what I like is stuff that fits. The worse culprits are pants. [Bras are a close second, but I will spare you that particular rant.] I am a fairly small person with normal proportions -- about 5'4" and 125 pounds give or take. For some reason I cannot find a single pair of pants for work that comes remotely close to fitting right. For starters, all the pants are pretty much the same style (and in the same 3-4 colors). And it just doesn't work for me. I'm not sure exactly who looks good in wide-legged pants with a low-rise waist and huge waist band, but I know it ain't me. And I probably wouldn't look good in that style even if they weren't too tight or too loose (or both at once, in different spots) or too long or too short. I think I'm going to have to wait for the fashion pendulum to swing some other way. Maybe switch to skirts for the duration, or try to get away with wearing colored jeans. I just know I'm done with spending any more time in dressing rooms laughing at my reflection wearing comically ill-fitting pants. That is no fun at all.