Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Denim for Curves

I'm curvy on the bottom.  I would be happy to be a size 8 for life, because I feel most comfortable there.  (I'm currently a little curvier than an 8 though!)  But this, combined with my 5'4" height, can make jeans tough to find.  I actually just donated 12 pairs of sad, old jeans from my closet.  Ancient jeans, jeans that didn't fit right, washes I didn't like, pairs that shrunk in length because I hemmed before washing.  Mistakes.

Luckily, with a little advice I found on Girl with Curves, I found some jeans that work for me.

Gap Curvy jeans

Gap's Curvy jean, with its "ankle" lengths, fit me well enough to wear heels.  The denim quality is good too; my Gap jeans always last for years.

Old Navy Rockstar Skinny Jeans

For skinnies (I refuse to call them jeggings), I go with Old Navy Rockstars.  There's a lot of give/elastic in these, but sizing can be tough.  The colored denim tends to run small, so I have to size up.  The ankle lengths work for boots, but are too short to wear with flats.  So there's give and take; they don't last forever.  But for the price, I have to give them credit.  Just don't expect these to last more than a year or two of constant wear!

Old Navy Rockstar Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans
I prefer the mid-rise Rockstars, because they're more forgiving and full-coverage.  (i.e. you won't bend over and show your undies!)

Gap cat print shirt

Oh, and I bought this too.  Because crazy cat ladies gotta represent.


  1. I wish they made a pant that was high in the back and low in the front. I have having undies show and I hate even more having something tight on my stomach (maybe a post-baby problem? - never used to care). So now I find myself buying low rise and just never bending at the waist lol.

    1. I actually feel like the mid-rise Old Navy jeans do pretty well with the bending, and the Curvy fit jeans there and at Gap tend to be lower cut with more coverage in the back. I think even non-curvy girls can benefit from those jeans in that regard! :)

  2. That was supposed to say: *I hate having undies show...

  3. I had no idea they made mid rise rockstars...yes!!!

  4. I am wearing my BR classic skinnies to death because they've somehow made them so they don't stretch and sag, plus I'm not flashing people every time I bend over. Too bad they don't sell them anymore - why?!?!?

    1. I know how you feel! I had these wide leg trouser jeans from the Gap that were amazing, but they shrunk so I looked like a nerd when I wore them. Now I can't seem to ever find them again, not in the same quality fit and material.

      Why do companies get us hooked on things (like a cut of jean, a lip color, etc.) then discontinue?! Surely what works for us also works for tons of other women like us.


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