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  • Jeans

    19 posts, 15 voices, 958 views, started Oct 31, 2008

    Posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 by Daphne

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    • Carnelian
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      I have NEVER been able to buy a pair of jeans and like the way they fit.  I have an extremely disproportionate body...small waist, big butt.  

      Where do you buy jeans?  Do you remain true to one brand or store?  What are you willing to spend on a pair of jeans that fit you well?  Do you buy jeans with the intent of altering them?



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          Yana Berlin wrote Oct 31, 2008
        • No loyalty, what ever fits nicely on my large behind is what I buy.

          Since I’m pleasantly, proportionally plump and flabby, I need jeans that are not stretchy so all the cellulite doesn’t show.

          I just stole a pair of “Sevens” from my daughter. She wore them in and now they fit me.

          Check this out, this is how I got my Self Esteem Back 



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Oct 31, 2008
        • I tried on a pair of $100 jeans at Macy’s called “NOT YOUR DAUGHTER‘S JEANS” and I did not think that they looked any better than the inexpensive jeans that I already own.  I buy jeans anywhere, but I normally will not spend a fortune on them.  Yes, I do have to alter them because they are always sooooo long!  Yet, petites are too short.  

          I do like the slimming jeans, as long as they sincerely do appear slimming on me!  I prefer dark colored jeans because I think that dark blue jeans look dressier.  

          My teenage daughter and I LOVE to watch “WHAT NOT TO WEAR” and they have mentioned on this show that darker blue jeans do help women appear slimmer.



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          Daphne wrote Oct 31, 2008
        • I, too, am a loyal WNTW watcher and on every show the girl is sporting a pair of $200+ jeans.  I’m not sure i could pay that much for a pair of jeans!



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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 31, 2008
        • I found a pair of Carribean Joe jeans not too long ago..and I love how they fit me.  They are the first pair of jeans that I have had in many years.  I rarely wear them....and my sisters don’t either.  Sort of strange isn’t it...



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 31, 2008
        • On my recent trip to California I went shopping for jeans. Not a pleasant experience. Since my teens I’ve been wearing the same thing, boys levi 501 traditional button fly size 28/32 with an occasional 33 inseem so I can wear a pair of heels.

          The past year I haven’t been able to squeeze myself into them and honestly I’ve never shopped for anything else in denim!

          I walked out of several stores on this trip choking back tears. I cried when I got into the car.

          I went to Chicos and lo and behold, found a pair of jeans that fit! They come up high enough to cover the muffin top and the fabric is soft and yummy. Then I found another pair at Coldwater Creek and same thing.

          However, I’m still holding out hope that someday I may be able to get back into those Levi’s!



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          Deprogrammed wrote Nov 6, 2008
        • You know how you have to kiss a lot of toads before you get the handsome prince?  Well, you have to try on a lot of jeans before you get a good fit.  Brand names, even their internal style names, will vary from one to another.  As a rule, I go for uniform wash, no whiskering, preferably straight leg.  Yes, I have the big bottom/small waist problem, but I have the advantage of a sewing maching - so I invisibly insert a piece of elastic inside the rear waistband so it cinches in without giving that “paper bag” effect.  No plumber’s crack.



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          Daphne wrote Nov 7, 2008
        • I absolutely agree, Shari...i’d be willing to spend a pretty penny on a pair of jeans that fit well!  

          I recently began sewing the darts in the jeans but i’m intrigued with elastic in the rear waistband trick that Deprogrammed mentioned.  I’m hoping she’ll come back and teach us how to do it!

          Here’s my official shout-out to DEPROGRAMMED!!



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          Kmarie wrote Nov 7, 2008
        • Well, I actually had luck with Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. They have several styles and one of them works well for me. I have since gotten both the shorts and the cordoroy pants from them too. I also have done well with Jones of New York. I also have the problem of a waist 11” smaller than my hips. i also have found that the Macy’s brand Style and Co Jeans work well too. I just keep trying. Different brands different sizes fit well too.



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          Meri Cain wrote Nov 7, 2008
        • CHECK OUT KOHL‘S JEANS, THEY HAVE CUTE JEANS IN GOOD SIZE SELECTIONS.

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          Deprogrammed wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Sorry I’ve been offline for so long, ladies.

          The waistband is usual either (1) a single piece folded over and topstitched, or (2) two pieces, seamed at the top, and topstitched.  For maximum size variation, I cut a slit the width of the elastic through only the inside of the waistband (you don’t want it to go all the way through).  Use a little Fray-Check to keep the slit from raveling.  One slit on right, one on the left.  After you measure the amount of elastic you need, cut to size.  Because I always want some adjustability, I sew an oversized hook on both ends of the elastic, and the eye on each end of the waistband.  Hook one free end of the elastic on one side of the waistband; thread the elastic through the waistband, out on the other side and hook on.  Too much give?  Shorten the elastic, re-attach the hook.  Once you get the hang of it, it takes about 10 minutes.

          One thing:  I recommend no-roll elastic, about 1” wide.  It tends to lie flatter without twisting.  You can always remove the elastic for washing, or to insert into another pair of pants.  Best part - a belt will cover it all from the outside, with no one the wiser about what’s on the inside.



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          Daphne wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Fabulous!  I messed around and came up with my version but i like yours better!  Thanks for posting!



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • I love Levi’s. I don’t like to spend more than that - maybe $30??



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          Dennie05 wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • I found 2 prs of jeans last week. I have been “blessed” with lots of bootie, hips and thighs and a small waist.  The typical pear shape!  I also am a tweener between misses and womens sizes.  SOOOOO....I decided to go into Lane Bryant (sizes 14 to whatever).  I guess it makes me feel good to say I wear the SMALL in this store.  Anyway, I tried on the 14 in the RED label.  It was like I went into the store, and said make me a pair of jeans to fit me!  Even the trouser style fit me perfectly.  To top it all off, they have TALLS.  Now I can actually wear heels with my jeans and my daughter will stop saying...your jeans are tooooo short.  So, if you are like me....go give these jeans a try.  They also have styles to fit many other body types.



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          Inakika wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • I love Old Navy jeans. I’m 5‘11” and they fit me just right. I also get my jeans from Lane Bryant, they have a new line of custom fit jeans, so I am a “red 1“. My issue with jeans is usually length. I need at least a 35” inseam, anything less and I’m wearing floods!



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          Dennie05 wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Inakika, It sounds like we went to the same store!  The jeans I just bought were the “red 1” also.  Funny, we were posting this at the same time.  I will have to go to Old Navy and try those out!



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          Jenz ~ wrote Dec 28, 2008
        • I've always had a few pair of levi's & they last forEVER. lol I like MEK's, "Miss Me's" and Big Star's from the BUCKLE store ALOT. True Religion I LOVE the one pair I have but won't get into the habit of buying those the price is HIGH. They DO look & feel great though. And I like the unique way they're stiched.
          No loyalties here~ Wherever I find a great fitting pr of "Butt Jeans," (lol lol) I get 'em! :)



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          Termite wrote Dec 28, 2008
        • I have been buying the “Style and Co” at Macys.  They are so comfortable, in style and they have an updated fit.

           They reasonably priced when they are on sale.



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