High Five Friday: Finding perfect fitting jeans


I’ve mentioned before that finding jeans – or non-legging pants in general – that fit my body is difficult. With a stomach that is disproportionately large compared to my hips, rear, and thighs, I always end up with a look that would make MC Hammer from the 1990s proud. Sometimes it’s close enough to fitting that I can take it to my tailor to have the hips, rear, and thighs slimmed down but not always. (And that costs about $20 each pair of pants, which adds to their overall cost, so I have to really love them before I’ll go that route.)

About a week ago, I went in search of some khaki pants and dark-wash bootcut jeans. Now neither of these wardrobe items is so critical that I wanted to spend a ton of money on them, so I went in search of bargain options and found myself looking at these two pairs. I checked the size charts carefully and thought about recent purchases that didn’t work from the same store and skeptically clicked through to order one of each in size 12 petite. I second-guessed myself between when I ordered them and their arrival on Wednesday, right up until I slipped them on in the bathroom at work and they fit like a glove! Seriously? I know about vanity sizing but still, a year ago I could barely fit into a size 26 pair of jeans from the same retailer and now I’m size 12 – wow.

Your turn: what have you done this week that deserves a high five?

  • http://www.shaunareid.com

    that is SO COOL! and they look like they will be so versatile too. go champ!
    photos please! 😉

    • http://lottalatte.com

      Hi Shauna,

      It was really odd wearing them because they’re low rise and that’s not normally a style I’d wear. I found myself constantly trying to pull them up, which was annoying. I will post a picture next time I wear them but it will have to be with a top on because the loose skin on my upper abdomen is NOT going to appear on this blog any time soon. (There is still some fat up there, too, but lots and lots of lovely loose skin. Ugh.)

      Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment!

  • No what what your shape or weight, buying jeans is an adventure, to say the least. I sincerely doubt that there’s any woman who can fit into any & all jeans. My conservative estimate is that I try on (and reject) at least 15 pair to the 1 that fits!