Best Place to Buy Pants If You're a Short Dame - 2000
Our family gatherings are like pygmy assemblies. Everyone's short and has complexes. Like Meemaw, my tippling grandmother who thundered, "No more Gap Kids novelty pants," after a round of Blue Motorcycles and some bathtub gin. Still, the crazy lady's got a point. She also has an optionNYC Flava. Aside from its dim-witted faux hipstress name, this cheapie boutique is a playground for height-stunted damsels who've been tortured into stuffing hips and rears into little girls' pants just because they don't need hemming. My well-worn Flava buys from last season include $20 black low-slung hiphuggers embellished with silver glitter (think Laundry by Shelli Segal); $19.99 rock-glam hot pants inspired by Stella McCartney's Chloe; and tie-dyed stretch jeans, also $19.99 (St. Vincent's version goes for $165). Bring tall friends along to hold your purse.