Why yes, I *DO* worry far too much about what is proper and rules and such. It’s highly entertaining when I think about it… I was a trail blazer in equality as far back as my ‘tweens, when I was one of two girls to break up an all-boys school’s summer camp, and soon the whole school was co-ed. I was one of the first female firefighters, and now I work in the water well industry, which is also predominantly male…
… and yet, I worry so very much about etiquette. Go figure.
So. While I was trying not to buy six different (really! they were all different!) denim jackets yesterday, I realized that I actually already have plenty of jackets and cardigans, dresses and short sleeved tees, but I lack pants. I have ONE, lone pair of jeans that kinda’ fit. They’re a little big and way too long…
Here’s the thing. I have NEVER had a pair of “dress pants” that fits well. Not chinos, not wool… nothing. But corduroy pants often appear to be styled similarly to jeans, right?
So. No, I don’t really care about cord rules. But I am curious about what pants you’ve found that fit. I’m really quite confused about all this nonsense with modern fit, traditional fit, and all the other options out there. I don’t really want to order seventeen pairs of pants from five different companies and try and try until something almost fits, so PLEASE don’t tell me I just have to go try things on.
THAT is why I wear jeans or skirts/dresses. With jeans, if I can pull them up and breathe, they fit. With skirts, if they don’t spin around my waist like a merry go round, they fit. See, I like to look “put together” but I don’t love to shop, and I sure as shootin’ don’t like to try clothes on.
Tell me… honestly. Do some of you REALLY enjoy just trying stuff on?
And another question. Am I *REALLY* supposed to chat with fit experts on these websites? Seriously?!
PS – I bought the Old Navy jacket last night. Size up, at least one full size. If you’re between sizes with them normally, consider going up two sizes. If your arms aren’t just skin and bones, good luck… but gosh it’s cute. Maybe it’ll be cool enough soon and I can get you a photo.