Monday, March 16, 2009

Recommendations - capris, bermudas, etc.

I'm searching for some pants/shorts to wear on our trip to Europe in June. Capris would be good, or maybe long shorts.

I have several problems that make it VERY hard for me to find pants/shorts that fit:
  • I'm short, but petites sometimes don't fit quite right.
  • My waist is about 2 sizes (sometimes more depending on the fit of different brands) smaller than my hips. "Curvy" fits are better, but often the waist is still too big.
  • I'm short waisted, so I should technically wear fairly low rise pants. They tend to seem too low, though, and I don't like my underwear or extreme lower back showing when I bend over!
  • Bermuda shorts tend to be a little too long on me, but regular shorts often seem too short to me. (I have "thick" thighs and don't like them!)
Anyone out there have suggestions? I don't want to pay a lot, which is another party of the problem. Luckily, I think I do have a 20% coupon to Ann Taylor Loft until the end of this month. I also have a gift card to Macy's that I could use, as well as gift cards to Dillard's. I'm not sure what brand to even look for, though...

6 comments:

Anna said...

I'm off all week for spring break. If you want to go shopping and need a friend to come along and help, I'm more than willing!

LC said...

I bought a bunch of bermuda shorts last year at the Gap Outlet. There is one at the Mills mall. I also have a bunch of capris from Lerner NY.

willtherebecake said...

If you plan on going inside any historic churches or other holy places, don't wear shorts at all and opt for long-ish skirts instead. Otherwise they won't let you in.

I have the same problem with shorts (short waist, big hips and thighs) so I can never find the right style for me. That's probably why I always tend to wear skirts and sundresses in the summer. In fact that's pretty much all I wore on our trip to Europe last fall. And cotton dresses means less clothing items to pack.

Trisha said...

I'm sorry that I don't have any advice for you!

I only shop at about two stores. Target and Cato. (I don't think you guys have Cato on "that" side of the river! ;) )

Jennelle said...

I have a hard time finding shorts/capris that I like, too. I've had good luck at NY & Co. in the past, though.

Karen - Lucky Me said...

I'd say skip the shorts/capris/bermudas. I've heard it said many times that people just really shouldn't wear shorts. If you're worried about being hot I would bring a couple of skirts or dresses. They take up hardly any room and are usually more comfortable anyway. Plus, you'll be stylish:) And the church comment is a very good point. I would just try to avoid shorts.