This may not be news to you, but it’s certainly news to me – and very welcome news it is, too.
You see, I take a UK size 6. This is not an easy size to find in the UK. The majority of stores that do stock it, stock it only as part of their petite ranges, and this is about as much use to me as a bra would be to Britney Spears, because although I’m a short ass, I’m not quite short enough for the petite ranges, and while I get away with a "petite" top or skirt, petite trousers or jeans will cause people to ask me who died and caused me to wear my trousers at half-mast.
"That’s OK, though!" I hear you say, "There must be some stores in the UK that sell smaller sizes in regular leg lengths!" This is true – there are. But they are few and far between, and finding that elusive size 6 regular in their stock can be as unlikely as snapping Victoria Beckham on a "fat day". You can see my problem, here.
But I’m forgetting to give you my good news: Dorothy Perkins have started stocking some of their jeans in size 6 regular and long. DP have, for a while now, been one of those stores who only stocked size 6 in their (rather limited) petite collection, but these grey skinnies, for instance, are currently available in a regular, 32" leg. Given that Dorothy Perkins is one of my current favourite high street stores at the moment, and their jeans are only £25 each, this is about as exciting as it gets for me. Is that sad? On second thoughts, don’t answer that…