I don't like clothes that don't fit, although I have been known to wear things too tight. Just ask my younger sister about the famous red satin pants. Capri's (for me) fall into the category of ill-fitting clothes. They are too short, high waders. I wore pedal pushers as a child (I know I just dated myself), and hated them. Mostly because they were my older sister's first (nothing against my sister). Being the youngest of 4 children born with-in 4 years I grew up wearing hand-me-downs. This was a necessary in our family due to finances and I did it with my kids as they were growing up. Sometimes I would wait impatiently for a certain piece of clothing to make it to me. The advantage of hand-me-downs is that they are broken in and very comfortable. So that explains my aversion to capri's. That and I think that they make most (not all) people who wear them look 'hippy'. So in my search for capris I decided to go with a jean material that was tighter at the knees. I thought this would make them seem less like high-waders to me. Next was the sizing dilemma for me. Gina happened to call as I was shopping. I was told if they fit at the waist then they fit, so I bought a pair that seemed to fit. The size down was too tight. I think that they stretched in the wearing, because now I am constantly pulling them up and have tons of room in the waist. I would love to tell you that I lost that much weight, but sadly not true.
So, after wearing them 10 times, I have to admit that they are okay. Days when it is too hot for pants, but too cool for shorts are perfect for capri's. I am not going to run out and flood my closet with them ,but I am also not going to burn them in triumph (that I managed to wear them 10 times). I'm glad that I chose the tighter ones around the knee. I don't think I would've made it 10 times with the other ones.