Finding pants that FIT (with RECS)

*** Sorry it’s been a bit guys, I’ve been on vacation ***

Finding fitting pants? IT’S IMPOSSIBLE. If you’re like me, I’m sure you’re always on the prowl for a perfect pair that ACTUALLY fits you in all the right places.

I feel actually blessed when I find a pair that hugs my waist but covers my ass properly all while looking fashionable.  It’s only happened a couple times.

I’ve tried SO many jeans, see my previous post about Jeans to find more on that!

Here, I’ll talk a little about HOW to find these mystery pants.

  • First, figure out what style you want. My go to is skinny jeans with a high waist because I like the fit for my curves, it holds me looking shaped, and these happen to be in style (score!!). I also have a couple more straight cut pants for work (which I roll) and I’m a fan of flare/bootcut yoga pants.
  • A reminder that just because one style of a brand of pants works on you, another style or color might not. Pants are funny like that. Especially with less pricey brands.
  • Memorize your measurements (in CM and IN 🙂 It’s useful) to compare on size charts. Check out the reviews of others. Find role model celebrities or fashion icons that are a similar body type/ measurements to you. Try and see what the internet has found out about their pant/ jean brands. Some even tag their clothes with the company on Instagram. I discovered Fashion Nova from Iskra Lawrence’s Instagram.
  • Try Marshalls or TJ Max where manyyyy pants brands exist, it’s a great way to check out many types at once. Also great prices.
  • Learn to sew! I take in waists alllll the time. It’s an awesome and easy curvy fashion trick.

It can be so difficult for young people to find fabulous jeans that fit them properly, aren’t plus sized, and still look smokin’, but there’s enough of us out there that there have to be options. It sucks to have to dig so hard, but the more we work together, the easier we’ll find those hidden golden fits! Let me know if you finally found your dream pair!

 

Jean recommendations:

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Top Shop Joni pants in black

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vibrant jeans in dark wash (I had to take waist in)

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The Jeans Struggle

If you’re like me- Jean shopping feels IMPOSSIBLE. As a young adult, I just want a couple pairs of flattering jeans that don’t gape at the waist and hug my curves in the right places. Is that too much to ask??

I’ve tried SO many jeans. As a young teen, I wore a lot of old navy jeans, which worked fine, but were often weirdly too long (shocking since I’m 5’9″ with long legs) and wore out quickly. I wore a lot of Calvin Klein. My favorite boot cut jeans are from there. But they’re actually skinny jeans… they just fit boot cut. The waist also had to be taken in. This is the case for almost all my jeans and shorts. I tried PZI Jeans, which are a hot recommendation for curvy women these days… and I like them, but they’re very thick denim and are never really “skinny jeans”. On a 30-year-old who wears heels, I could see these being great. I tried cheap Vibrant High Waisted Amazon.com skinnies. They’re great, but like the Calvins, I need the waist taken in. They’re also pretty cheap and flimsy.

So what works? My favorite black skinny jeans are the Joni (rebranded as Moto) Topshop jeans. I’ve bought I think 4 pairs over the years. They’re fantastic. Great stretch, high waisted to the proper amount, solid lifetime, they do wear out and sometimes tear in between the thighs. This is after a lot of use though.

My favorite black skinny jeans are the Joni (rebranded as Moto) Topshop jeans. I’ve bought I think 4 pairs over the years. They’re fantastic. Great stretch, high waisted to the proper amount, solid lifetime, they do wear out and sometimes tear in between the thighs. This is after a lot of use though.

I’ve also liked American Eagle jeans but never bought any. I’ve also been meaning to try Fashion Nova pants, which are widely loved. Recently I just ordered CUSTOM Levis shorts so I don’t have to do it myself (lol) and I’m hoping those go over well. We’ll see!

Let me know if you have any recommendations or questions about jeans!