Yes, like it or not pants are a reality. Some of us who shall remain nameless (Editor Annie) would rather spend the entire year with great gams exposed by way of skirt, dress, or shorts. However, with the mood swings of our ever temperamental planet it’s clear that days of showing off bare, pasty legs are dwindling quickly.
Now let me talk straight. I actually don’t mind pants that much. When the thermostat warns you that you’ve hit the sub-z’s, it’s time to swap your kind-of-warm-but-honestly-no-help-at-all tights for some basic pants. Be they jeans, sweats, or what I fondly refer to as “grown-up pants” (you may call them, “trousers”), these pieces of clothing are necessary if you want to keep your limbs in the winter.
I get it; pants happen. What I don’t get is why pants look so strange on my pear-shaped body. They never fit correctly. Despite having stopped growing at around age 13 (vertically, that is… horizontally is a different topic all together) finding the right fit is still quite a task. I might be a size 6 at one store, 8 at another, and 00 at the next (such a delightfully blatant lie but one that I’ll accept nonetheless). Vanity sizing has made it kind of difficult for me to a) choose the correct pant size, which has caused me to b) buy a lot of pants that just don’t fit.
Let’s break this down:
Problem: too many pants that don’t fit.
Solution? FIX THE PANTS! (don’t buy more)
With the mad tact of a hungry spider I crawled through the web to pull these pant alteration tutorials that address the feuds between my pants and body. I hope you find these equally helpful, and refer to this post for the rest of your natural life when considering refashion tutorials.
That gap. WHY does that gap even exist? I hate it when my pants are skin tight on the legs yet look like a big bucket around my waist.
Conversely, I often find myself unable to fit into my pants… they need to be taken out… all of them.
You know when you cross your legs so much that a small but very noticeable hole appears in the crotch? I do.
I hate the term “skinny” jean, but I do enjoy a tight-fitting pair of pants. Let’s all be Sandy at the end of Grease.
Do you have pants that don’t fit? Am I the only one???
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