Ok, some of you may hate me while you read this post. I am giving you a fair warning now. I tend to be a brutally honest person. I will take the risk of you hating me because I want to know what other girls are doing in my situation. I know you have to exist!
This past week end I feared I was going never going to wear jeans again. Friday night I ripped my THIRD pair of Express jeans. They were my daily, go to pair- my mom jeans. They ripped in the upper thigh so I could not continue wearing them like I wear the jeans I ripped in the knee. I really hate shopping for jeans. I think I would rather go shopping for a swim suit! Sounds crazy, right? Here is why I hate shopping for jeans: they do NOT fit me. I am short, barely 5’3. If a brand does not carry a petite line of jeans, most likely I can’t wear them. Aside from the length, I have a whole bunch of issues with jeans. Ok, I have three major issues with jeans: my waist, quads and bootie. I have muscular quads, a bubble butt and a small waist. Those three things do not go well with jeans. If I can get a pair of jeans past my quads and butt, I am doing well! However, 9.9 times out of 10, there is a huge gap in the waist. I cannot deal with that gap in the waist. I do not want to give everyone around me a nice view of my undies or said bubble butt.
I decided to go to Facebook with my issue. I am a Sweat Pink ambassador. I asked my fellow ambassadors what kind of jeans they buy. I figured fellow fit girls will have the same problem. Most of the suggestions I was getting were big fails for me. American Eagle? I do not care to buy 2 sizes up so I can get the jeans over my quads, thank you. Gap? They are called Gap for a reason in my case (the huge waist gap). Loft? No. I worked at Loft. I love their clothes but their jeans are no good for me. I could continue but I will save you the time and boredom. I won’t even mention the jeans that were recommended that cost over $200. Tried them all on and they still didn’t fit!
I headed out to the mall the other day and tried on a million pairs of jeans. I was feeling very stabby by the end of the day. Seriously, I tried on well over 60 pairs of jeans in two days. OMG. One of the sales girls attempted to help me at Von Maur. She asked if things were going well. I pathetically said no. She asked if length was an issue (was that a short crack?!). I said yes but then explained my other issues with the jeans- small waist, muscular thighs and big bootie. She responded with, “Well, sounds like a good problem to have.” YES, UNTIL YOU NEED TO FIND JEANS!!!! Move on, polite sales girl, I am starting to freak out!
Then I stumbled upon this label last night:
Luscious and curvy. Of course they said luscious and curvy. I texted Stacy excitedly and said these jeans looked promising! And guess what?!?!?! They fit over my quads and bootie and there is no gap in the waist! YAY! Actually, someone in my Sweat Pink group did suggest these jeans. She feels my pain. They are not perfect because they are super long. Thankfully, in this day and age we have high heels and tailors.
Ok, fit girls! Let me know what jeans you wear if you have curves and a small waist! Just don’t tell me you love American Eagle jeans.
Not breaking up with jeans just yet,