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Definition of "short legs"
What exactly does that mean? To me, a 5'2 person with a 30" inseam doesn't have "short legs," yet she would if she was like 5'9. What's your definition of "short legs"?

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It's im comparison to their body. That 5'2 person would have long legs in comparision to her body but the 5'9 person would have short legs because most at that height wear 34" inseam and up.

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^ Yep, it's all about proportions. There is such a thing as "too long" legs as well. If you look like a meatball on stilts, well...

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Well I think a "petite" inseam is traditionally 28".. I'm 5'2"/5'3" on a good day.. with a 27" (i think) inseam and I DEFINITELY have short legs..!

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I'm 5' 2" and a 28" inseam is just about right for me (just a teeny bit too short) without shoes. It stops about 1/4" from the floor. Though, I find that I look best in 30" if I'm wearing heels anywhere between 1 - 1 1/2". I consider myself to have fairly long legs for my height, though my husband would beg to differ. He thinks that short people have short legs.


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im 5'2 and my inseam is 29" but I still find my legs short!

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pear shaped people tend to have short legs....that's talking in proportions though as everyone has said.

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i think it's all based on how people see you as well. to me, whether or not someone has short legs can be completely opinion-based, whereas whether or not someone has long legs seems a bit more obvious.

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i think it's all based on how people see you as well. to me, whether or not someone has short legs can be completely opinion-based, whereas whether or not someone has long legs seems a bit more obvious.
I guess that's true. I'm 5'2, 29 1/2" (more or less) inseam and I usually consider this pretty average/normal for my height, since I'm told that petite clothes generally are made to fit someone who averages at 5'2. However, several of my yoga instructors have told me that my legs are "longer."

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pear shaped people tend to have short legs....that's talking in proportions though as everyone has said.
They tend to have short legs if they're short themselves. I have a pear-shaped body but I wear a 34" in most, and sometimes 32" and I'm ~5'7.

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I'm 5'7 (pretty tall) but I have incredibly short legs at 30.5" inseam. It really sucks. I look terribly out of proportion...like Keira Knightley. Bleh.

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^I'm 5'6" and mine are 29" I don't think they're that short i mean they're not long but I don't feel out of proportion..

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This is my definition of short legs.



Other than that its all normal.

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ok..so true

I also forgot to say..Keira isn't out of proportion, she's really beautiful

I obviously think completely differently to you Bargain Queen

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I'm 5'4 and wear a 32" inseam, but then the pants are a bit too long (I like them a bit long, in case I want to wear heels) and I think I have short legs. Maybe 30" inseam would be the actual length of my legs, I'm not sure because it's not easy finding jeans that short.

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