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Finally! Designer jeans that fit my curves
on January 25, 2014
I'm very excited to write this review because I'm happy to share that there is finally a pair of designer jeans that fit my many curves! Here are my findings:
I am 5'7" and and weigh 170 pounds. I've got huge thighs and a generously sized muffin top. In some jeans (Guido and Marie, J.Crew, Domino) I wear a 31. However, I recently ordered 10 pairs of designer jeans (7 for All Mankind, Rockin' Republic, Lucky, etc.) from Zappos in 31 or 32 and none of them fit. None of them. The problems were either with the waist band cutting into my sides and pushing my muffin top way over the band, or not being able to pull the jeans far enough up my legs to meet the crotch area properly, or cutting to low and revealing too much bummy crack. I was embarrassed to have to ship back all of the jeans I'd ordered. My post-partum self-confidence and body image was at an all-time low because 31 and 32 are the highest sizes you can order in those brands. However, when I saw these come up on Amazon Deals, I decided to take a closer look through the reviews. Lots of curvy women had reported that these fit...and that they came up high enough to prevent or cover up any muffin top. Hooray! I decided there was nothing to lose by ordering them, so I ordered them and was nervous when they arrived. Low and behold, I tried them on and they were the perfect fit--like a glove! THAT was a skinny-feeling day!
The length is crazy long. I was so excited to wear them out to a fun dinner with my husband that I wore them with my biggest heels before I got them hemmed. Even with 4" heels and pulled as high around the waist as possible (Steve Urkel high), the bottom still dragged on the ground. Then I was so excited to wear them to playgroup that I just folded them underneath twice. Before the end of playgroup, they were unfolded and dragging the ground. I walked to my car over a snow-covered driveway and the legs got soaked. They're at the tailor's now getting hemmed and I hope they look as great after.
The material of these is surprisingly corse and thin. I actually looked on Zappos to compare this style to other styles of 7 for All Mankind to see if this was a lesser-quality style (like the outlet version or something). Sure enough, this style is up on Zappos for about double what I paid on Amazon. No one else has commented on the denim feel and weight, so maybe I just don't know enough about fancy jeans. I do have another pair of 7s that are a thicker and softer material. It's going to take a dozen washes or so to break in the fabric, I think. Also, it's not very stretchy, yet it somehow fits like a glove and doesn't restrict movement.
These jeans make me feel great about my larger post-baby body...and they are very flattering all over. Absolutely go for it if you're on the fence...I have a feeling you'll be delighted like I was!