While blogging about the new True Religion Petites line, it got me thinking about how frustrated I am with having to hem my designer jeans. Why do MOST brands only come in a 34″ or 35″ inch inseam – and if they make a “petite” jean, it only comes in 31″ inseam. I don’t understand why no other denim brands have done what Diesel does – which is to put out every jean they make in a 30″, 32″ and 34″ inseam for women – something for just about everyone! Genius!
I just had to express my feelings on this in hopes that some of the major denim brands out there will take the advice of a self-proclaimed denim diva! Especially in these times of economic downturn, not only should designers be thinking about price points, but also, what would help sell more designer jeans. And here it is – jeans in varying inseams! Hello – most of us are not 5’11”! I would venture to guess that most of us just won’t buy a pair of jeans if we have to hem them. Let’s do a poll and see… Okay, I’m stepping off my soapbox now (and I am 5’7″ for goodness sake! And I still have to hem!) Here are some of my top picks for jeans for those of us “shorties”.