Cord me, please.
September 11, 2017 11:05 PM   Subscribe

Please help me find curvy-cut women's cords without a boot cut.

A while ago, Eddie Bauer sold a straight-leg women's corduroy in a curvy cut that worked super well for me. I bought all the colors and wore no other pants to teach in for two years.

I have finally worn them all to bits, and just discovered, much to my dismay, that the only cords they now sell are a slim pant or a curvy cut with boot leg, neither of which work for me.

So: where can I find medium or fine-wale cords in boring colors that are cut for a pretty small waist but still have room for fairly muscular and bulky hips/thighs? Bonus points for being available in "ankle" lengths so I don't have to get them hemmed. I am 5' 3" on a tall day and wear anywhere between an 6 and a 12 because ugh it is terrible to be a woman.
posted by charmedimsure to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
What about these Talbots cords? They've got petites sizes and a sale going on online too.They also have straight-leg version I'm having trouble linking to right now.
posted by wilywabbit at 12:58 AM on September 12, 2017

I also miss the old Eddie Bauer cords, and will be watching this thread! I've had good luck with Levi's corduroy, but it looks like they're not making cords for women at the moment.
posted by yarntheory at 5:11 AM on September 12, 2017 [1 favorite]

Try Ann Taylor, but the boot-cut thing is everywhere these days.
posted by Dashy at 6:14 AM on September 12, 2017

Do you care about the elastic back? I wondered because you noted the slim waist.
I find Land's End clothing to be generous in general, re: the curvy fit. I am a plus lady and sometimes their straight sizes fit me.
posted by oflinkey at 7:31 AM on September 12, 2017

Last spring I got a couple pairs of Kut from the Kloth brand skinny cords at Nordstrom and they fit nicely on my big butt small waist situation. I don't know if they have any straight cut ones this season?
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 7:43 AM on September 12, 2017

LL Bean has cords for women and you can select by size. They don't categorize fit the way Landend does. Free shipping, legendary return policy, so risk level is pretty low.
posted by theora55 at 9:58 AM on September 12, 2017

Loft has them. I bought a couple pairs last year; they've held up well and I wear them a lot. They have 'em in petite, but the regular inseam (30") works well for me as a 5'4"ish person.
posted by goodbyewaffles at 2:26 PM on September 12, 2017

An all-cord company, just getting started, free shipping to USA Cords The website is slow but the clothes I could see look good though maybe a little pricey.
posted by MovableBookLady at 3:54 PM on September 12, 2017

Response by poster: Elastic is a dealbreaker, yes. And, oof, yeah, I don't really want to pay more than a hundred bucks for a pair of pants, although the ones from Cords look nice.
posted by charmedimsure at 11:11 PM on September 12, 2017

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