Okay, so not many people will appreciate my dilemma, yet I must sing praise for my Arc'teryx Theta SK Pant (womens)! The key to them fitting me was not only finding the smallest size they make, but in a tall length. I suppose the final challenge was that I was purchasing them at the end of the season when quantities are at the lowest.
Having tried on the mid-rise bib style by the same manufacturer in a ski store, I knew we were close to finding the ones.
Although it was not my first preference to purchase this style (high bibs), I am very pleased with the fit and the length; much more than expected. Although pricey, this is an investment in quality which will ensure I do not have to hunt down my size again nor will I leave the sledding trails with a wet backside.