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Oh, I have a couple pairs of DKNY that fit really well.

Vanity sizing is funny. My jeans are a sixe 6. I would say I'm a 10, or at least an 8.


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Originally Posted by iroc
Yeah, DKNY has ridiculous vanity sizing. I had a pair of size 8s that fit perfectly when I was 175 pounds (at 5'4")! It was my only piece of clothing that was a single digit size.

After reading this thread, I'm inspired to go try on some Old Navy and Gap jeans. I haven't in a while and I've never had success with them. I'm not too hopeful, though, because I seem to remember thinking that their jeans were cut more for hourglass or pear-shaped women.
Originally Posted by ursula
Old Navy is a little bettee now that they have the different styles.

Sweetheart is for a little more of a curvier shape

Rockstar are more like skinny jeans, straight legged for althletic shapes

Diva - what I wear - fit for smaller hips and thighs, a little roomier in the waist.

They're a comfortable easy fit, and the y dont flatten my butt.

Unfortunately though, Old Navy jeans stretch out a lot throughout the day with wear.

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Can't think of brand right now, but I know what I like in general.

Mid-rise or even a rise where the waist is at my navel. I prefer most of my jeans to be work functional. I have crack showing in low-rise while standing, let alone all the bending and stooping I do at work. A higher rise feels more comfortable on me, and customers don't have to be subjected to my ass crack.

Good rear coverage. I have an apple butt. I need room. Sometimes this will cost me by the jeans gaping at the back of the waist. A belt or tailoring takes care of that.

Some room in the thighs. Not so much that I look mannish, but not jegging tight because then I look like I'm Hulking out.

For shoes, boot cut is my favorite. Skinny jeans don't suit me well in normal circumstances. I look like an inverted triangle. With my work shoes that could be considered clunky, it looks extra bad. Straight leg will do, but I like boot variations and the occasional wider leg. They make a nice line from the thigh.

I do have a couple of pairs of skinny jeans for wear with boots.

No washes that a super light on the front of the thigh and dark everywhere else.

Pockets. I hate pockets that aren't on the cheek. Pockets that are half on the cheek and down onto the top of the thigh have a weird pancake effect on the butt. I like pockets slightly lateral of center, fully on the cheek, and not too small. Tiny pockets overemphasize my butt. No pockets even more so. Pocket embellishment is fine.

I also find that jeans are putting in too much stretch. I hate the falling down feeling at the end of the day.
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Oh, I have a couple pairs of DKNY that fit really well.

Vanity sizing is funny. My jeans are a sixe 6. I would say I'm a 10, or at least an 8.


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Originally Posted by iroc
Yeah, DKNY has ridiculous vanity sizing. I had a pair of size 8s that fit perfectly when I was 175 pounds (at 5'4")! It was my only piece of clothing that was a single digit size.

After reading this thread, I'm inspired to go try on some Old Navy and Gap jeans. I haven't in a while and I've never had success with them. I'm not too hopeful, though, because I seem to remember thinking that their jeans were cut more for hourglass or pear-shaped women.
Originally Posted by ursula
I never had good luck with old navy because they were always too big in the hips & butt while simultaneously being too small in the waist. Definitely cut for someone with more curves than me.
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After reading this thread, I'm inspired to go try on some Old Navy and Gap jeans. I haven't in a while and I've never had success with them. I'm not too hopeful, though, because I seem to remember thinking that their jeans were cut more for hourglass or pear-shaped women.
Originally Posted by ursula
I'm thinking the same thing, couldn't hurt to give them another try!




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I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
The reason I barely wear pants and stick to dresses and skirts is because my lower body is so out-of-wack. I have a small waist and narrow hips and not much of a butt, but ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh my thighs are ginormous and it's hard to find pants that fit right.

I'm currently working at Banana Republic and just bought a pair of jeans without trying them on because they were $6.

I'll report back once I've actually tried them on.
Yeah, I feel your pain, CIBC! That's more or less how my body is shaped, too. It makes things really frustrating. They don't make many jeans for women with big thighs but no butt! Hence why I always end up with a huge gap in the waist of my jeans. Hate that!

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After reading this thread, I'm inspired to go try on some Old Navy and Gap jeans. I haven't in a while and I've never had success with them. I'm not too hopeful, though, because I seem to remember thinking that their jeans were cut more for hourglass or pear-shaped women.
Originally Posted by ursula
I'm thinking the same thing, couldn't hurt to give them another try!
Originally Posted by spring1onu
Just be careful, ladies!

Gap and Old Navy Make Mom Jeans
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That whole article annoyed me But I am old and a Mom.
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My three favorite jeans are all by Lucky and they're all boot-cut. One is Sweet-n-Low, One is Sienna, and I can't remember what the other pair is.

I once splurged on a pair of Paige jeans and then immediately lost weight that I figured was here to stay. The only downside of losing that weight is that now the jeans are too big and I can't afford a new pair!
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That whole article annoyed me But I am old and a Mom.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Maybe the writer is short. That zipper length isn't that long.

I didn't like those long pickets on the Gap jeans, though.
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I was thinking the same thing about the zipper. And why is 'mom' being used as a derogatory word? Makes me sad. I am going to continue to 'rock on' in my mid or higher rise jeans
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One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
1. NY and Co., boot cut. These fit me really well and make me look gooood My only small complaint is that with my long torso, their rise is a little lower than ideal for me.
2. Riders by Lee, boot cut, from WalMart. I love these. They're a lighter weight denim, very comfy, and fit well.
3. Eddie Bauer, boot cut.

As you can see, I like boot cut. They give me more shape. I don't like skinny jeans, on me. If I could wear boots, I'd probably buy skinny jeans to wear with them, but I have an issue with my right foot and haven't found any boots yet that work. Maybe some day...
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Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
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I was thinking the same thing about the zipper. And why is 'mom' being used as a derogatory word? Makes me sad. I am going to continue to 'rock on' in my mid or higher rise jeans
Originally Posted by xcptnl
I'm sparing the world the sight of my crack!
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I was thinking the same thing about the zipper. And why is 'mom' being used as a derogatory word? Makes me sad. I am going to continue to 'rock on' in my mid or higher rise jeans
Originally Posted by xcptnl
I've read that article before, and I thought the afters looked great, but

#1 I hate shopping. I am not going around to look for and try on all these types of jeans

#2 I will not spend a lot of money on clothes. I don't have a lifestyle or wallet to warrant it

#3 I am a mom. I don't like hearing 'I can't believe you are 35', 'I can't believe you have 2 kids' - cause I am, and I do. I'm not trying to be a hot mom.

#4 I don't think I care that much.

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What bothered me is that fashion is a personal choice and how you look in a certain style can be totally different than how someone else looks in the same exact pair-I may look hawt and you may not. And I just think it is stupid to say certain brands make you a fashion dont. Who the frig cares if I wear my jeans up to my neck. And I love buying clothes. And I while I will buy some trendy items I look for styles/looks that I feel good in which may not be stylish per se. I do not care. But to make the word Mom be a fashion don't just irritates me.

Ok stepping off soapbox.
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One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Yeah, I feel your pain, CIBC! That's more or less how my body is shaped, too. It makes things really frustrating. They don't make many jeans for women with big thighs but no butt! Hence why I always end up with a huge gap in the waist of my jeans. Hate that!
Originally Posted by SCG
It's so annoying! And whenever the conversations turn to girls complaining about "chub rub" (which happens often when you're dealing with young women working in NYC and walking a lot in the crazy heat in skirts), and I voice-up about what an issue it is for me and my friends give me this look like, "Yeah, right, you have that problem."

Yes, I DO. ONE of my thighs has the same circumference as my entire waist! Ughhhhhhhhhhhhh. There's nothing I can do about it.

HOWEVER, those supercheap jeans I bought turned-out to fit pretty great!
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That whole article annoyed me But I am old and a Mom.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Maybe the writer is short. That zipper length isn't that long.

I didn't like those long pickets on the Gap jeans, though.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
I don't think she is short bc she was wearing GAP Long and Lean jeans and they have, I think, a 37" inseam. I'm tall and long legged and that style fits me the same way they fit her.
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A 37 inch inseam?! My boyfriend is 6'6" and he's a 36.
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A 37 inch inseam?! My boyfriend is 6'6" and he's a 36.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
The Long and Lean come in two inseams: 35" and 37". So I guess hers could have been a 35".

I'm only 5' 8.5" but I'm all legs. And I wear high heels. So I really love this style...but I can't remember if the ones I have are 35" or 37". I wish they came w/o Spandex, tho or just 1% Spandex.
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All my recent jeans are Levi's Demi Curve, most of them skinny, with a couple of straight leg. I like Lucky as a brand, but they haven't put on their 50% sale and that's the only time I but their jeans.
I love my Levi's. They carry so many sizes and it's rare when I can't find a style in my ideal 26 x 30, the length being particularly difficult to find with other brands.

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