Post # 1
I admit to being shopping challenged. I hate going out and having to fight through crowds, trying on clothes in cramped changing rooms, dealing with inept salespeople, trying to make a decision, all of it. Alas, my two pairs of go-to jeans for the past five years are both in tatters and a new search is now unavoidable. I’m hoping you can give me some recommendations so I can at least go about it with a strategy.
I’m 5’3″, thin waist, hips and thighs are problem areas. I find regular or low waist, hip hugging, flare leg jeans are most flattering on me as they seem to elongate my legs and make my shape look more more proportionate. Doesn’t seem to be 70’s style super flare, but wider than boot cut. I’m not limited on price, I’m sure whatever I spend will be worth it since I’ll wear them for at least 5 years again.
Post # 3
It may sounds a bit crazy coming from a 23 year old, but I LOVE Coldwater Creek’s jeans. Most of the rest of the store is a bit “older” for my style (although I do occasionally find something great) but I love the jeans. They’re normally about $80 each (although I got 2 pairs for $28 each with a bunch of sales/coupons after Thanksgiving).
I also have larger thighes, hips and a butt so jeans shopping is normally a huge pain (I HATE having to try on 50 pairs to find some that even remotely fit) but I’ve had great luck with Coldwater Creek. Check them out!
Post # 4
@Mrs.KMM: Thanks! There’s one in the mall near my work so I’ll check it out. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of this store before, but like I said, shopping challenged here…
Post # 5
I usually like American Eagle’s jeans because they fit really well but I haven’t been a huge fan of the styles lately so I’ve started to look more at Lee jeans.
Post # 6
Paige denim is my favorite. I’m 5’4 give or take, and I can wear them with 4″ heels without alterations. I’ll wear them as “going out”/heels jeans for awhile and when they start to wear at the hem I get them altered to wear with flats. They’ve got all different fits, but the Laurel Canyon is a good in between boot cut and flare.
Post # 7
seven for all mankind! they are amazing.
Post # 8
My fav jeans OF ALL TIME.
7 for all mankind… “the skinny” – I have them in every color. I adore them. They look good with everything and they snap back right into tip top shape in the wash and dryer.
Post # 9
American Eagle jeans are my current favorite. They make me look thinner than I am, their “short” length is almost short enough for me, and they’re affordable. They are very low rise, which I’m not a big fan of, but they fit so well everywhere else that I deal with it.
If you’re up for spending some money, Joe’s Jeans are amazing.
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
i’d check out the gap long and lean jeans – they have a leg opening that is slighly wider than a bootcut jean and they look great on a lot of body types. good luck!
Post # 11
My favorite jeans of all time are Hudsons boot cut. Pretty much all my jeans are now Hudsons. they make my legs look long and the flap pockets make my bum look super perky. Also Nordstrom Rack very often has them at great prices. Otherwise you can find them at Nordstroms.
My runner up is the “Angel” style from AG Jeans.
Post # 12
I like 7 for All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity jeans…they always fit my butt and hips so well, no matter what kind of cut it is.
Post # 13
@ostrich: i was just going to say the same thing! i have a smaller waist and wider hips and those jeans work great on me. i love them–i own like, 5 pairs
Post # 14
I love my 7 for all Mankind. They are all I buy anymore. Watch for the sales at Nordstroms – you might be able to get the bootcut for close to $100.
Post # 15
I’ve tried lots of designers, and Citizens of Humanity always fit me the best. I’ve got a very similar figure to you, and COH flatters my butt/hips/thigh area better than other brands. Yes, it’s expensive, but they’ll last you for years and they wear really well.
Post # 16
I love True Religions. I like the style and and they tend to make one look attractive. I have an hourglass figure, so I feel they balance things out a bit.