How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask 10cowife Your Own Question

10cowife
10cowife, Consultant
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 430
Experience:  15+ years consulting
Type Your Question Here...
10cowife is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Where is the best place to find clothes, particularly pants,

Resolved Question:

Where is the best place to find clothes, particularly pants, for a 4'8" woman with a large stomach? She has stomach problems, but in general is not overweight. Walk-in real stores are preferable, but, online and catalog shopping are also possible.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  10cowife replied 3 years ago.
Hello and thank you for using Just Answer! I am familiar with a similar situation: large stomach but very tall shopping! Unfortunately, without alterations, many of the walk-in stores will not suffice.

The best stores for online shopping for petites with special needs such as stomach issues would be: www.landsend.com. They even have a section where you can send your measurements and get custom pants according to your perfect sizing!

Another option would be to search for yoga pants that are highly stretchy but in a petite sizing. Some companies such as JJILL offer such items but they are generally too long in length for a 4' 8" woman. I would suggest JCPenney, Macy's, the Gap, or Old Navy -- all of which have petite sections and often have casual or stretch pants that might work for you.

Another alternative would be shopping at Kohl's in the petite section but for maternity wear. Not all maternity pants have a panel for the stomach -- some look like regular pants but have considerably more ease in the stomach region. Also, maternity shirts are excellent at covering a large stomach while not necessarily looking like the maternity shirts of yesteryear where it was obvious one was pregnant!

Hopefully you'll find these tips helpful. If you have any further questions on this item, please reply. If you do find it helpful, please accept and leave feedback.

Sincerely,
Lizabeth
10cowife
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Wow! That's all great sounding advice! Debbie, my wife of 25yrs, has very limited access to such knowledge. I read your advice to her and, half way through I got a, "Wow!" and a big smile! We'll try landsend.com tonight,and maybe take a trip to Vallejo, where there's Kohl's and an Old Navy (who's commercials we both hate) to check out this week. The more suggestions the better. Deb usually finds a perfect pair of pants in a storage bin in the back of a new shop that she get's for 6.99. Then, at a second hand store, find another perfect item, still in the box, under a pile of used clothes. Then... well, you get it. She would love to find a couple of pairs of soft denim pants, with a stretch waist band. She found a pair at Suzie's Deals where they get new items every day at 30% of retail. I searched and thought I found the same at QVC. We ordered 2 pair and they turned out crappy! Any suggestions on denim!
Expert:  10cowife replied 3 years ago.
Denim is going to be a little tricker but you should still have some good options at Kohls or at JCPenney. I would suggest pull-up denim style pants (my own mother loves these). One of my favorite places to get denim inexpensively is your local thrift store. This will vary by state. For example, in Nebraska, the Goodwills sort their denim by size and you can walk in on Monday mornings and they have a new "color" at 99 cents -- browse quickly through the denim for elastic waist or go through the maternity denim section and you're good to go to quickly see whether they'll have anything that will help you or not.

In contrast, Goodwills in Texas don't sell anything under $6.99 or so and they offer no discounts on any day of the week for clothing. Also, here they are not sorted.

So, depending on your state you *might* want to try secondhand.

I still think -- even with denim -- you might want to call Lands' End customer service and get those "made for you" pants. The company would have them new at a relatively reasonable cost and would fit her perfectly as well as having a wonderful guarantee.

Sounds like you have a good bargain hunter on your hands -- you should be good to go! The thrill is in the hunt, right?!

Attachments are only available to registered users.

Register Here


I would suggest Kohls or JCPenney (or even Sears) before Gap or Old Navy. You might even try the petite section of Dillards or Macy's as they have great clearance sales (really! Macy's had a t-shirt for $3 the other day!). Just gotta be willing to go back and "hunt" which it sounds like you are!! My kind of shopper!!

Sincerely,
Lizabeth
10cowife
10cowife, Consultant
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 430
Experience: 15+ years consulting
10cowife and 56 other General Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21214
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21214
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    18396
    I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/docjohn174/2008-12-13_170143_johnask.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13453
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/multistatelaw/2011-11-27_173951_Tinaglamourshotworkglow102011.64x64.jpg Tina's Avatar

    Tina

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    8493
    JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/dermdoc19/2010-09-30_160749_Photo_122807_015.JPG dermdoc19's Avatar

    dermdoc19

    Dermatologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3856
    30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/birddoctor/2012-6-22_173214_birddoctor.64x64.png Dr. Pat's Avatar

    Dr. Pat

    Bird Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3384
    25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3299
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)