When you're short and round it's next to impossible to find good looking jeans that fit. Notice I said good looking, you can always find long, baggy ones that you'll have to chop off and hem before you can wear them. But there are d**n few jeans you can take off the rack and just wear. And of course I'm short waisted which makes the search even harder. A number of years ago I stumbled across Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans. Now with a name like that you'd expect them to be very expensive and designed for tall skinny models. But truth be told they start at about $18.00 and have sizes to fit nearly any shape. They come in short, medium, tall, petite, regular cut, skinny and stretch. Actually all of her jeans have a bit of stretch in them. That's what makes them great. If you order a pair and they fit well and then you put on a few pounds, no problem, the jeans stretch. And they don't lose their ability to stretch as they grow older. I wear my Glorias until they fall apart and that generally takes about 5 years with me wearing them constantly. Then I cut them off and make them into shorts and wear those until they finally dissolve in the washer. I've had many a short, round lady come up to me and ask where I buy my Levi's and I always tell them I don't wear Levi's I wear Glorias.
You can find them at Beall's or JC Penneys, Sears use to carry them but I'm not sure if they do any more. I bought my first ones in the store and since then I just order online their sizes stay constant. My daughter, who is even shorter than me, 4ft.10in. to my 5ft. loves them too. I'd be lost, or naked, without my Gloria's.