I kept seeing the same posts over and over, Betabrand pants. I have a difficult time finding pants that fit well. I have a long torso, and I am the tallest for petite and the shortest for regular. I always have to hem pants. Hemming is not really a problem, the problem comes when the pants are too short waisted. I have not liked the style of the shorter waistline because it hits me lower than where it is supposed to hit. So, I am always on the lookout for the pants that come to the waist, especially if they have a longer crotch to waist measurement. I have several pairs of pants from Bryn Walker, and some from Chico’s. And, before I knew it, I was ordering a pair of Betabrand pants. They arrived and I put them on immediately. The fit was fantastic, except they are made for giants. I cut off more from those pants than any other pant I have had to hem! But, they also fit me very well in the waist. I was very pleased.
They were made of a heavy knit, and so I washed them and then dried them on delicate. And, then I put them on. Oh my! They were a bit more tight, and they didn’t quit reach my waist anymore. I thought, “They seemed to fit better than this…was I imagining how they fit??” Then. I. Had. A. Thought. I looked at the tag….’Hang to dry’. Well…they mean that.
The pants are not noticeably shorter. They are noticeably tighter, and noticeably shorter in the waist. However, I am hoping that as I lose weight they will bounce back up to where they belong. I’m thinking that they have actually shrunk width wise, not length wise because they are not shorter. So, I’m thinking that as I loose some weight in my stomach and behind, they will adjust themselves. Right? I can believe this….
End result…as long as you realize that they are made for tall people, and be prepared to hem them, they are a great pant. Oh…and do not introduce them to the dryer.