I'm 5 ft 6 in tall. Regular-length pants used to fit me just fine. Recently, though, I've had a problem finding bottoms that don't require hemming...and I don't think my legs haven't shrunk! After many frustrating sessions in store dressing rooms I came up with a solution that works for me. I shop for pants in the Petite department.
(According to Wikipedia, "a petite size is a standard clothing size designed to fit women of shorter height, typically 160 cm (5 ft 3 in) or less". I'm three inches taller than that. Something doesn't make sense here.)Today I took my long yoga pants back to the store. Although they come in a petite version, they'd sold all the black ones, so I grabbed another color to try on for size. Sure enough, they were the right length. Since they didn't have what I was looking for in stock I figured I'd have to return my present and order the new ones from the store's website. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the store offered free alterations.
I put the long pants on, had them pinned up to the right length, then left them at the desk. They'll be ready to pick up in a couple of days. I wish all my clothing issues could be resolved so easily!
Five years ago today: New Thing #351--Going Bananas