Help me cope with buying jeans

(16 Posts)
SarkyPants Wed 27-Feb-13 21:16:32

I hate buying jeans.
Too much choice. I panic and always get it wrong.
I now have no jeans that fit me.

Please tell me what I need so can be all focused and sensible when I go shopping.

I am very top heavy (size 12 jeans, 32hh top) so skinnies are a disaster as I need something to balance me out. I have narrow hips that are not much wider than my flabby waist. So jeans usually don't fit.

Tell me what I need. Please smile

SarkyPants Wed 27-Feb-13 21:23:20

Oh and I have enormous muscular calves smile

Annianni Wed 27-Feb-13 21:30:21

What's your budget?

I've got some Hudson Beth baby bootcut that are fitted down to the knee, then a sort of loose straight fit to the ankle.
They are very flattering on.

shrimponastick Wed 27-Feb-13 21:33:34

I too hate buying jeans.

My favourites are gap. I have two pairs, one of which is at least 6 years old now.

Take a couple of sizes of a few different styles into the changing room. And only jeans shop when you are feeling confident and happy with your figure, hair, skin. Otherwise its a v discouraging experience.

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shrimponastick Wed 27-Feb-13 21:34:52

I have big muscular calves too. The gap straight cut jeans fit me like skinnies. They look good on.

The style is 1969.

Ikeameatballs Wed 27-Feb-13 21:36:03

I hate it too.

Even when they appear to fit ok in the shop once I bring them home and cut the tags off they invariably look rubbish.

SarkyPants Wed 27-Feb-13 21:42:46

Just looking the websites is stressing me out smile

So gap straight cut would be good right
That is about right budget-wise.

Or would those Levi ones that vary the hip-waist ratio be a good idea?

Colour?

Annianni Wed 27-Feb-13 21:48:35

I've got gap real straight and they are ok. But I got some premium straight from a gap outlet and they are a much better fit.

I paid £50 ish for my Hudsons in the Donna Ida sale, so not much more than Gap prices but much nicer jeans.

I hate buying jeans too......small waist ,bigger bum so always have massive gape at the back. Come home despondent .good luck.

SarkyPants Wed 27-Feb-13 23:16:06

Maybe I'll just not bother. Who needs jeans anyway?

Paribus Wed 27-Feb-13 23:29:47

Try Levi Demi curve- very, very flattering on (and strangely I am of the same proportions ;) ).

MaryMotherOfCheeses Wed 27-Feb-13 23:33:50

IMHO impossible to recommend a pair.

I think you need to accept that you'll need to just spend an afternoon trying on about 40 pairs so that you can find one which will fit.

Make sure you've got the time to just accept that. And try everywhere. Go dressed for getting changed easily.

that's what I plan to do this weekend <what joy> hmm

Iatemyskinnyperson Wed 27-Feb-13 23:46:30

I'm similar proportions, got a pair of skinny bootcut Ralph Lauren's in TK Maxx last week. Quite flattering on. Straights work pretty well too.

SarkyPants Thu 28-Feb-13 18:41:23

Mary - That is exactly what I didn't want to hear!

I need a body double to go shopping for me. Any volunteers?

Bunbaker Thu 28-Feb-13 22:22:44

Drywhiteplease I have the same problem - my waist is 12" smaller than my hips. I now have two pairs of jeans that fit properly. My favourite is a brand called Saltworks that I got in TK Maxx just over a year ago. The other pair is Per Una that are cut for curvier women.

I find is less of a hassle buying jeans these days as manufacturers are beginning to realise that a significant number of women are pear shaped or have proper hips and waists. Years ago all jeans seemed to be made for men or women with no waists.

For those of you with a high waist to hip ratio would it be worth trying on men's jeans?

SarkyPants Fri 08-Mar-13 00:12:02

Report back time...

I went jeans shopping. I tried on jeans. Then I had a moment of perfect clarity in which I realised the following:

1) I don't like jeans
2) I look shit in jeans
3) I don't actually need to buy jeans.

And so I do solemnly swear that I will never buy another pair of jeans again. Ever.

That's all smile

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