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Wayyyy too small
on April 3, 2013
Oh, how I wanted to love these jeans! I miss Levi's since I've been wearing Gap and Old Navy jeans for about 15-20 years. But I haven't actually bought any new jeans in 10 years. I've been a size 4 in Gap and ON for forever, but their new styles no longer fit me. Well...actually, their "boyfriend" jeans fit, but not any of the others. The bf jeans are by nature much more relaxed and cropped, and they have fashionable holes, so they're just summertime jeans.
I'm 5 feet tall and weigh 110 pounds. I'm middle-aged, and most of my weight falls to my hips, thighs, and butt. But 10 years ago, I was the same weight and was a size 4, and all jeans fit me fine. (Ugh...the weight must have shifted?!?!)
So...I decided to try Levi's, hoping they'd work out better. OMG. I couldn't even get the size 4 jeans past my calves, they were so tight. The size 6's I bought just in case were better (they made it past my butt), but no way could I button up. So I'm returning those and ordering sizes 8 and 10 (and probably have to hem IF they fit).
The jeans themselves seemed durable, felt heavy enough, and also felt spandexy, in that you could tell they were stretchy. Having worn only old-time Levi's from the 70's, which were all cotton, stretchy Levi's feel strange. But I'd been used to stretch with Gap/ON.
I don't know how a previous poster who was 5 feet tall and 120 pounds fit into a 4P!! I thought I was safe because of that, but no. I long for the good old days of all-cotton jeans in normal sizes. (Better ditch the potato chips and get back to my celery diet.)
Not sure if any of this will pertain to you, but I thought I'd offer my experience. Hope it helps.
Edit, 4/5/13: I ordered sizes 8 and 10 petite, and though the 8 fit, it was a sausage fit, so the 10 is the one I'm keeping. (No hemming needed!) It actually fits really well! Looks youthful, not mom jeans at all, midrise, so hits at the hips. I have no idea how they'll do after washings, but for now...I'm safe! Note: the navy color (light blue) was a nice worn-in look, but the dark navy had these weird "whiskering" lines on the front upper thighs (they look better in the photo than in real life), plus a fake red tag on the back pocket, no "Levis" name, so seemed like knockoffs. So I'm sending back and asking for a replacement. We'll see if they're any better.
Edit, 4/13/13: The replacement jeans fit well, had the correct Levi's red tag, and the whiskering wasn't as severe. Yay!