Not Small Enough: Victoria’s Secret Kate Fit Pants

Moving onward in the search for dress pants, I heard from a fellow petite friend who swears by the Victoria’s Secret “Christie Fit” pant. I remember trying on a pair of her VS pants a while ago, and them being too big, so I forgot all about them until I came across the “Kate Fit”.

The Kate is supposed to have a really low rise, and the word “stretch” in the description gave me a glimmer of hope that these might be a decent fit. The pants also come in multiple inseams, including a 30 inch inseam that can work for a lot of petites with a pair of heels. I gave it a try and ordered two pairs in size 0 (so I could get free shipping, whoo hoo!) to check it out.

The rise is a nice 7 inches, which makes the pants easier to alter. Of course, the pants are too big everywhere else, which would mean I would have to take them in from the waist all the way down the leg.

When it came down to deciding to keep the pants or not, it just wasn’t worth it to me. The pants are alterable, but I would rather find a pair made of better quality material (these are an unlined polyester/rayon/spandex blend) and construction than put money into these. If you are in need of dress pants and don’t mind the alteration, then these are worth looking into. Afterall, finding the right rise is half the battle!

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  1. says: Anonymous

    I noticed the other comments on this blog that also include information about petite dress sizes. I am 4'11 and yes, finding the appropriate pant size is often frustrating.

    I have found that regarding Victoria's Secret clothing that the smallest size for their sweaters is too small. However, I am not sure if the same applies to their dress sizes. I am considering buying a dress from their online website but am unsure whether the size will be appropriate.

  2. says: Anonymous

    Where can i look for decent victoria secret coupon codes?
    i am going to actually buy a victoria secret bathing suit but its expensive so how shud i get a discount code using the web to reduce the exact amount i must spend?

  3. says: Alterations Needed

    @Anonymous – The best thing to do is sign up for VS emails. You'll get updates on all sales and promotions. Or, look for coupons on sites like

  4. says: Kate

    Kelly I am petitie like your self and wanted to order some of VS swimsuits and some dressess I liked however I am afraid in case the sizes are too big. Can you tell me if you have any items from VS that fit you at all or is their sizing pretty big overall… and I should stay clear?

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