Post # 1
This post is a mini-rant as well as a cry for help from a petite, hourglass-shaped woman who has not found a good-fitting pair of jeans in over a year and a half! :O
I was reading the thread with the body shape poll and noticed that many of you said you’re a pear or an hourglass. Could you offer some input on where you find curvy jeans for your body shape? (I didn’t want to threadjack the other thread by asking there.) I’ve spent countless hours shopping around for jeans and all I’ve taken away from it is that clothing designers seem to think that all women are shaped like popsicle sticks. Even the designated “curvy” styles don’t fit well… I still end up with not enough room in the hips/butt, and a huge gap at the back of the waist. I’ve resorted to buying jeans in a higher size so that they fit my hips and are higher-rise, and then I take them to a seamstress to get the legs hemmed (I’m only 5’3″) and the waist tucked in. But due to the higher size and my body shape, it still leaves the thighs baggy.
Sorry you had to hear me b*tch and moan about something as simple as jeans haha!! But I’m pretty desperate and would love to hear where you pears and hourglasses buy curvy jeans. Thanks! 🙂
Post # 3
I just bought a pair of bootcut Tommy Hilfiger jeans that fit like a dream! I’m an hourglass shape and they’re almost a 100% perfect fit on me.
Post # 4
I’m 5’4 and I find that those jeans fit me really well 🙂
Post # 5
If you want jeans that fit, you get them tailored.
Not because you are a pear or apple or whatever, but because that’s what the people in magazines and on tv do to look like that.
Buy something cheap that fits your hips. Pay for it to have it taken in at your thighs. You’ll look like a million bucks and you’ll stop wasting so much time.
Post # 6
Levi’s and lane bryant jeans work best on me.
Post # 7
Im 5’4 and have an hourglass shape and I have the opposite problem haha my theighs fit, and my butt but the part of the jeans where the belt goes never fits! and they slide down alot =c and belts make them bunch funny! Ive just given up, im forever cursed to pull up my pants haha
Post # 8
i’m a 5’8″ hourglass and have a hard time with length so you’re not alone in that department (you’d think normal length would fit 5’8″ but noooo). i always have to get my jeans hemmed. i don’t know what your budget is but paige jeans are awesome. they’re stretchy so they hug your shape better and have a higher waist than other brands. if you’re on a budget, try old navy. for the price you pay there, you can get them altered to fit you perfectly.
Post # 9
I have a big problem with AE. I didn’t when I was in high school and college, but since I gained weight, they just don’t expect my thighs at all. If I buy them to fit my thighs/butt, the waist is huge. 🙁
Honestly, I’ve had luck with Baby Phat jeans and 7 for all Mankind.
Post # 10
7 For All Mankind
I think the key is finding a pair that are stretchy enough to buy fitted for the waist and will expand for the hips. Trust me, I know. lol…
Post # 11
I buy my jeans at AE, but only out of convenience. they are cheap, fit moderately well, and they last. I wish they didn’t stretch out so bad though! I am constantly pulling my pants up. I also wish they carried more mid rise styles.
ETA: as a short person, I really like that AE has a short version of all their styles. The short always fits perfectly in length.
Post # 12
Coldwater Creek, because the are the only company that has Long jeans in a 35″ inseam and curvy fit jeans. Other brands are an inch or two too short
Post # 13
Thanks for the input. I’m not so concerned about looking like people in magazines or on TV as I am about comfort, though. I agree, I’m pretty sure I will always have to get jeans tailored just for them to be comfortable and I don’t mind that, I’m just searching around for a brand that makes them with roomy hips and slimmer thighs. Less hassle when altering.
Thanks for the ideas. American Eagle fit me… eh, ok-ish. Good thing I can put up with shopping in a teenybopper store. I’ll have to try the other brands.
Post # 14
I buy the Stella cut at Express and they work pretty well for me.
Post # 15
I’ve been meaning to try AE or Gap for jeans, but I mostly have crappy Old Navy jeans. I’m an hourglass and their Diva cut is usually spot on. Says on their site that they are meant for a “straight” body type, but I always have back waistband gappage with the ones they say are for curvy body types.
Post # 16
I’m 5’6.5 I don’t think am petite , but i have a lot of hips. I like the jeans from guess and express…..they have to be stretchy otherwise they would be too big from the legs or to tightfrom the waist/hip (where you zip it)