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I notice Chico's for example, carries jeans they call "so slimming". What I want to know is how the bleep can low rise jeans be "slimming"? for anyone except those women who are already slim?
I notice Chico's for example, carries jeans they call "so slimming". What I want to know is how the bleep can low rise jeans be "slimming"? for anyone except those women who are already slim?
Originally Posted by Myrna
Some materials "hold" better than others. I love low-rise jeans, I had have a problem with jeans because I am "bootylious" and my waist is smaller so they gap in the back at the waist. With low riders I don't have to worry about that.
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I notice Chico's for example, carries jeans they call "so slimming". What I want to know is how the bleep can low rise jeans be "slimming"? for anyone except those women who are already slim?
Originally Posted by Myrna
I'm not familiar w/ Chico's jeans (love their colorful ornate jackets, tho)... but if someone has a paunchy belly, low rise is better. It's better that the paunch be held above the waistband of the pants than it be smashed down under the pants fabric. That creates front butt. If the paunch is just kind of suspended above the waist of he pants, it can kind of disappear under the right kind of top. This assuming the paunch isn't enormous...like a peniculus or something.

If you have love handhes (side flab) but a flat stomach, then higher rise is better.

Have you tried on a pair? Maybe you'll be pleasantly suprised?
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I'm a real Chico's fan but have not tried their jeans. Have you tried "NMDJ" (Not My Daughter's Jeans) from Nordstroms? They are stretchy, stylish, and NOT low riders. They are about $100 a pair but well worth it!

I'm not familiar w/ Chico's jeans (love their colorful ornate jackets, tho)... but if someone has a paunchy belly, low rise is better. It's better that the paunch be held above the waistband of the pants than it be smashed down under the pants fabric. That creates front butt. If the paunch is just kind of suspended above the waist of he pants, it can kind of disappear under the right kind of top. This assuming the paunch isn't enormous...like a peniculus or something.

If you have love handhes (side flab) but a flat stomach, then higher rise is better.

Have you tried on a pair? Maybe you'll be pleasantly suprised?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I'm not familiar with Chico's jeans, either. I do have Dockers "skinny jeans." I find your comment about low rise jeans and paunch interesting. I am one of those folks who is very straight through the butt and hips. Most woman's pants are baggy in the thighs and under the butt. The skinny jeans are tighter and more flattering if one isn't "curvy." Had two abdominal surgeries this spring and still have swelling in the upper abdominal area, but no love handles. I find that the low rise jeans squeeze everything up. They are really flattering if I wear a sweater or non fitted shirt. If I wear a clingy silk or cotton tee shirt, you see a roll. Doesn't happen with higher rise pants or shorts.
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I'm another one who feels better in low rise jeans (not super low, just an inch or 2 below the belly button). Even when I'm heavier I think they suit an hourglass figure better, holding in the stomach area.
My favorite brand right now is ANA at Penney's. I have 6-8 pairs in different styles and love them all.
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I'm very short waisted so low rise pants in theory are supposed to look better. However, I think they contribute to a muffin top on me, so I prefer a normal waist/rise. I like either NYDJ (which are pricey) or even just the Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda jeans that I can pick up for $15/pair at Costco. I have those in every color since they're so inexpensive and I save my NYDJ for going out at night.
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Well, here are my two cents. I think pricey jeans are a total rip off. I like Chico's So Slimming, they are wonderful, comfortable. Also - and it the ONLY thing I will buy from Walmart - are their Faded Glory on line straight leg jeans - all washes, Talls, regulars and petites. The only thing is that in some washes I have to go up a size. And guess what - they are $12.00 I will have to look in to the Penney's ANA and the Costco. I do not like a boot cut, however. I like them on other people, just not on me. I prefer a narrow straight, not skinny, leg.
Jeans have gotten REALLY expensive over the last 10 or 12 years or so! Paying $200/pair is seen as almost a foregone conclusion for some ppl. I'm really resisting that practice as much as I can. But I have bought some premium denim here and there and I have to say, I LOVE IT!
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I recently tried J.Jill's Tried and True straight leg jeans and I love them! Got them on sale for about $30, and I would gladly pay full price for them (but will try to wait for another sale).
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No idea if expensive jeans are better or not, but I don't think I have ever paid over $30 for a pair of jeans in my life, and usually much less. I would just rather have 15-20 pairs of jeans instead of 1 or 2.
And now I'm in the mood for some more jeans!
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