Jean shopping is the worst, I dread it and have to try to get myself pumped up to go shopping for jeans. I like to believe this is the case for most women. My issues shopping for jeans are that most sizes for women are all over the place and a lot of brands go by numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, etc) instead of by waist and length. A size at one store will be radically different then the same size at another store and different styles in that same store won’t even be consistent in sizing. Usually when I jean shop I end of feeling really self-conscious about my thighs and butt.
A few years ago I found this really great pair of jeans, they fit me like a glove, and really make me feel so confident when I wear them. So this magical pair of jeans is wearing out and I have known for a while that I was going to have to replace them but I just wanted this exact pair again. The jeans are Levi’s jeans bold curve, and I bought them at a department store. I went to the Levi store and ask the sales associate for this exact pair and I didn’t even care if it was the same color. They told me Levi stopped doing the curve ID and had switched to strictly numbers, at this point I thought the whole trip was a waste. But one of the other sales associates guided me to the 300 numbered jeans and said these would be the closest and would fit me best.
Actually this jeans shopping experience was not as awful as previous times and I ended up buying 2 pairs a black one and a medium wash pair.
Alright so these are them, I decided a few years ago that I would only buy one brand of jeans in order to take the guess work and horrible experiences out of jean shopping. Since my favorite pair was Levis it made sense to stick with them, they also do the very logical thing of sizing by waist and length. I am between sizes on both waist and length so I tried on like 8 pairs of jeans, but they all fit it was just a debate of which fit better.
My recommendation for picking jeans is make sure they have some give to them and that you are able to do more then what you want them to do. So when I am in the dressing room trying on jeans I want to make sure if I bend over they still cover me. I will also try to sit in them how I normally do- cross my legs, sit cross legged and sitting on one leg. On top of these I will also do some squats and lunges. I really want to make sure I can move in them.
I do love Levis- I especially recommend these 300 jeans for women who are curvier, I think they really provide good coverage and fit well. I have thicker thighs and a larger butt that tend to make jean shopping a horrible experience but this was not one of those. I even convinced my sister to at least try on a pair of these 300 and she also ended up buying a pair.
I did not link anything because jeans are something that you really need to try on. I am an avid online shopper and I will not buy jeans online.
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