Don't feel bad Anni - everyone's shape and curves are different! I'd just encourage you to try different things (if you can, take a friend along) - premium denim ofter goes the extra mile for you (they really understand the visual tricks). You can find most of the same features in budget brands too, if you know what you are looking for.
I accidentally picked a lot of mom jeans post-preg, somehow wanting to hide in my clothes and also thinking that I need to look like someone's mother now. But then I realized that oversized and droopy jeans were making my bad bits worse and remembered how fabulous very curvy Caribbean and Brazilian women looked in their skin-tight body flaunting looks. When I read those blog posts, I realized why I do like some of my favorite jeans (a legline that works for me, optical illusions created by bleach or dye, great pocket placement/adornment, whiskering) and why I felt drab in others that fit perfectly (lack of the factors above and pockets too big).
Anni 5 ft 7 - 32" (or 34" that will need some tailoring - 33" ideal on me) leg length. And definitely come back here even if nothing fits!!! (It's the manufacturers' fault if they don't get their sizing right - not yours!). Many premium jean brands have launched curvy fit lines - this is old but might give some ideas. Does anyone have updated suggestions?
Thanks Dona my plan is, to find a brand or style that fits, then scour the sales online.
I can sew, so leg length isn't an issue for me.
I can't really spend £££ on a single pair at the moment, we've recently moved and have a house previously owned by a couple in their 90's... So as you can imagine, we have some rather interesting wallpaper and carpets at the moment
Anni everyone on this thread seems to know the best place to buy premium brands at lower prices. Try lots on and then come back here for advice. Lots of brands J Brand, 7 for all mankind etc are in the sales at the moment. I'm 5ft 9', 32 waist and a 33 leg. Size 14. I wear a lot of 7s. They seem to fit me well but there are lots of brands on here that haven't yet tried so I'll be interested to hear how you get on......
Anni I recommend Donna Ida for some great bargains at the moment. I thought 7s when I heard your description of yourself (always miles to long for a shorty like me, that is why I love my Goldsigns 27in leg!)