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I'm Kristin! A short & curvy girl seeking clothes that fit. Originally from the South, I'm now taking on NYC! My blog is dedicated to providing style and fit guides for petite-pear shaped women.

WHERE TO FIND PAPER-BAG PANTS WHEN YOU'RE PETITE & PEAR SHAPED

WHERE TO FIND PAPER-BAG PANTS WHEN YOU'RE PETITE & PEAR SHAPED

 

Recently, I had a reader reach out about where to buy petite paper bag pants. This an item I’ve struggled to find as well. I’ve only found one pair from Topshop a few years back that I truly love. You might notice reading this post that I only sharing style from two different brands, however these were the only ones I could find that I genuinely liked. Further proof that petite ladies always have less options to choose from :(

 
 

MY MEASUREMENTS


Bust = 33’’

Waist = 27.5’’

Stomach = 31’’

Hip = 38.5’’

Thigh = 22’’

Calf = 12.25’’

Inseam = 27’’

Bicep = 9.5’’

 

ASOS DESIGN Petite Woven Peg Pants with Obi Tie - Size 6 Petite

What I loved…

  • High waisted - You guys know me - I love a good high-waisted pant! Another great thing is that these pants *actually* fit in the waist so there’s no gapping! 

  • Comfortable in thigh & calf area - These pants are nice and roomy in the thigh and calf area so they’ll be comfortable for extended wear. 

  • Color - Love the neutral color of these pants! They’re perfect for pairing back to a simple black t-shirt or fun printed top!



Garment measurements:

Waist = 14.75’’

Front rise = 13.125’’

Inseam  = 23.5’’

High Hip = 37’’

Low Hip = 39.5’’

Back rise = 15.75’’

Thigh = 27’’

Calf = 15.5’’

Verdict: Buy! 

 

ASOS DESIGN Petite High Waist Balloon Tapered Pants - Size 6 Petite 

What I loved…

  • High waisted - These pants are SUPER high waisted! (Front rise measurement = 16.5’’) Just for reference most high-rise pants have a front rise measurement of 10’’ or 11’’. So I really loved these because they show off my pear shape.

  • Comfortable in thigh & calf area - Since paper bag pants are often made out of non-stretch crepe fabric, I often worry that they’re going to feel too restrictive in the thigh area. I was pleasantly surprised by these pants and they were roomy enough in both the thigh and calf area. 

What could have been better…

  • Crotch area - As much as I loved these pants, I have to admit the crotch area fit a little strangely. Basically, the crotch was way too low. When I was simply standing it wasn’t noticeable, however once I started walking it kind of created a funky camel toe. 



Garment measurements:

Waist = 28’’

Front rise = 16.5’’

Inseam = 23.75’’

High Hip = 31.5’’

Low Hip = 38.5’’

Back Rise = 17

Thigh = 27.25’’

Calf = 15.25’’



Verdict: Don’t buy, shop around. 

 

ASOS DESIGN Petite Mix & Match Culotte with Tie Waist - Size 6 Petite

What I loved…

  • High waisted - I was really happy how these fit in the waist - no waist gap! Also I love a good high rise pant because it emphasizes the smallness of my waist. 

  • Fit better in crotch area - Compared to the green pants I tried on, these fit much better in the crotch. It wasn’t sitting too low on these. 

  • Very comfortable - The fabric is super nice and soft! Great for a casual weekend look! 



Garment measurements:

Waist = 28.25’’

Front rise = 13.325’’

Inseam = 19.125’’

High Hip = 36.5’’

Low Hip = 40.25’’

Back rise = 16’’

Thigh = 29’’



Verdict: Buy! 

 

Express Petite High Waisted Striped Sash Waist Ankle Pant - Size 6 Petite

What could have been better…

  • Slightly big in the waist - These pants definitely were too big in the waist, however since they have a drawstring you can kind of fudge the fit! So not a total deal breaker.

  • Thigh in calf area - I found these pants to be a bit tight in the calf area. Since they are made out of a non-stretch fabric, this could get annoying during extended wear. 



Garment measurements:

Waist = 31’’

Front rise = 12.25’’

Thigh = 25’’

Inseam = 24.875’’

Calf = 14.5’’

Back rise = 16.75’’

High Hip = 35.25’’’

Low Hip = 38.5’’



Verdict: Don’t buy, shop around. 

 

Express High Waisted Sash Waist Ankle Pant - Size 6 Short

What I loved…

  • Fit - Compared to the striped pair of paper bag pants that were actually a petite size, I found the nude pair fit me much better. Overall, the fit was more generous in the thigh and calf area, which I preferred since they’re made out a non-stretch fabric. 

What could have been better…

  • Slightly big in the waist - Same deal as striped pants, these were too big in the waist for me. Luckily, they have a sash so you can use it as a mock belt to hold them up :)

Garment measurements:

Waist = 30.5’’

Front rise = 11.5’’

Thigh = 25.25’’

Inseam = 25’’

Calf = 15.25’’

Back rise = 16.25’’

High Hip = 34.65’’

Low Hip = 38’’

Verdict: Buy!

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