How I shop for jeans that fit? The last time I went shopping for a pair of jeans was yet a new nightmare. I am a tall curvy woman. 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 didn’t fit around the waist, and if everything else was OK, then it was the gap on the waistband in the back. Finding the perfect jeans is like finding a treasure. The story of my experience with jeans is endlessly long.
Shopping for jeans can get very frustrating. Spending hours running from one store to the next, trying different jeans in sometimes small smelly fitting rooms is a sweaty matter. 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 just because you got tired and bought anything.
Stores are full of jeans on hangers, rags, and shelves, and forget the ones you saw in the window they are made to fit the doll. It can take days and weeks to find fitting jeans.
Thanks to the world wide web we can buy jeans online. It’s easier BUT can get a bit challenging too. In this article, I will tell you a bit about how to choose the fabric, the fit, and the price
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
- Quality of fabric
Tip: Since you want to know your fit. Look for the jeans that fit first, then look at the price second. When you do that it will help you not only find your fit but you will see more options.
Denim or jean
So! let talk a little bit about the fabric of jeans and the difference between jeans and denim.
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. Jeans are not as long-lasting as denim, and they are a bit cheaper.
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 the company and websites that sell the 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).
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.
Tip: For curvey women! I recommend good quality jeans. Low quality is usually of thinner material, can rip, and wears out in time.
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 depending on your liking) the pattern and style have to fit our shape so we feel comfortable but 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 good jeans, one for every day and at least one pair for special causal occasions and maybe a few more just like that.
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