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Frequent Contributor
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Registered: ‎10-05-2011

Since when is 28" length in pants considered petite? Much too long!!

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Well I'm 5 feet and 28 works perfectly for me. And the length of the petite jeans I wear from Lee is 29". Some measure slightly shorter than 29 after being washed.  Actually the last time I was measured, in December, the nurse wrote down 4'11" so either I shrank another inch or wasn't standing up straight. 

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28-30 inches is industry standard for petites. I don't think I've ever seen a full length pant in petites shorter than that. Maybe a cropped length pant would fit full size for those needing a shorter inseam. 

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I always have to hem a 28" inseam up 1" to a 27" finished hem.  I've gotten used to doing it.

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I believe some of us like to wear our pants differently too which could account to some degree for what we consider the best length. I like mine to touch the top of my shoe in the front, even a little bend there works for me as well as covering most of my heel.

 

In the warm weather wearing flip flops they're even a little longer. Winter I wear mostly Clark clog type shoes so 29 works nicely. 

 

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Well 28" doesn't work for me, always have to be altered. I find 27" perfect. If 28"-30" is considered normal than QVC should say so, so customer can decide.

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I'm 4'10.......and your pants length......depends on HOW LONG YOUR LEGS ARE.  (Long torso....short torso.)    27" works for me.   However, I can't wear "extra petite" because  the rise is too short.

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Registered: ‎03-11-2010

I like 27" or 28" for regular wear.  My riding jeans can be 30" but have to cuff them when walking around.

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Registered: ‎01-04-2014

Petite refers to more than inseam length. And for everyone that thinks 28" is too long, others will say it's just right. 

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@GenXmuse wrote:

28-30 inches is industry standard for petites. I don't think I've ever seen a full length pant in petites shorter than that. Maybe a cropped length pant would fit full size for those needing a shorter inseam. 


28 to 30 is considered  Regular not petite, 25 to 26 is petite. I wear 29 and I see some are going to a 28, I'm 5-1. I like my pants to touch my arch on my foot.