Denim or jeans? You already know the feeling when it’s time to go and shop for a new pair of jeans. It can get frustrating finding a pair of jeans that fit. It’s like going on a quest through all the stores in town and ending up empty-handed or with just an OK jean that you paid a fortune for.
I am 6ft tall and belong to the tall curvy women. All my life I have been struggling with finding the right jeans. If the jeans fit around the waist they were too short, if the length was good, it did n’t fit the waist or hip, and if everything else was OK, then it was the gap on the waistband in the back. The story of my experience with jeans is endlessly long.
Stores are full of jeans on hangers, rags, and shelves, and forget the ones you saw in the window is made to fit the doll. It can take days and weeks to find fitting jeans.
Now we can buy jeans online and because it’s easy it’s also a challenge. The question is how to shop for jeans online, which is what we will talk about next…..
Shopping jeans online.
Before you shop for jeans online, it would be a good idea to make a list of what is important for you in a jean, this will make it more fun and less frustrating. Your list may look something like this:-
- Find out your size (American, UK, and European), by measuring your waist, hips, thighs, rise (zip area), and length inseam (leg length inside) outseam (leg length outside from the waist to your foot).
- The color.
- Material and pattern
Tip: Look for the jeans first, then look at the price second, since you want to know your fit.
Denim or jean
The fabric of jeans is a coarse, twilled cotton material usually blue. Jeans or denim were worn as working cloth or overalls for heavy-duty labor in the eight hundred, in time it became popular as casual wear which started with the pans and later extended to other styles and forms.
Denim: Denim is the mother of jean. It is made on a wide loom, durable,100% cotton, and thicker than jeans. The material is heavier, ridged, and lasts longer. It takes more material to make denim jeans than regular jeans and usually more expensive.
When you first buy denim it’s usually raw (never been washed) and can shrink once washed, that’s why it’s wise to wear them for a while before you wash them so they can adjust to your shape. After wearing for a while, wash denim inside out in cold water and leave out to dry naturally, do not put in a dryer.
Jeans: The material is thinner, has elastane, lighter, and prewashed. Depending on the quality it can lose its shape but goes back to shape after washing.
Affordable and quality jeans
So what should we be looking for when shopping online for a pair of jeans. If you want to make a good choice and avoid disappointment it’s always a good idea to know sometime about jeans.
An online store should have good product information about the material.
rigidity, weight, raw or wash, zip or button, the selvage seam and special detail, the quality of the stitch (which should be tight with no loose thread ends).
Tip: A quality jean or denim has an F for (five-pocket jeans) on the side, more stitches per inch, and Button which are more expensive than a zip. For expensive jeans, you pay for detail, subtleties, the wash.
For curve women, I recommend only good quality jeans since it is a thinner material and wears out in time therefore quality should be high on your list.
Jeans just have to fit, hug our curves, keep our shape like a second skin, regardless of the style. The fabric must be comfortable (soft or ridged according to our liking) the pattern and style have to fit our shape so we feel comfortable and attractive. We want a pair of jeans that we can wear all day any day never needing to adjust them every time we move.
Since we own more than one pair of the jean it’s always a wise idea to have at least two pairs of jeans, one for every day and at least one pair for special causal occasions.
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