Thursday, October 18, 2007

Jeans, Jeans, Jeans ......

Ok first off I will start by saying that I love jeans and they are a staple in my wardrobe , as I mentioned earlier it is hard for me to find jeans that fit perfectly because I have the issues that most black women have a smaller waist and larger hips with a bigger bottom. My jeans always seemed to gap in the back and were too long in the crouch area. What I have noticed is that jeans fit my body type better with 1 or 2 percent spandex this will alleviate the gap and also make for a better fit. I complain about finding jeans for my body type but I wouldn't change it , this post is to teach women how to amplify it with the correct jean.

Some tips for the perfect jean when you are pear shaped (which means larger on bottom than top) ;

  • always look for 1 or 2 percent spandex
  • a darker wash is always best, more sophisticated and never goes out of style
  • never get a low or ultra low rise always go for just below the waist or regular fit
  • Don't believe the myth that hipper women look best in boot cut , I love a skinny jean you just have to find the right pair for you with at least 2 percent spandex and they need to come just above your ankle . to me these jeans show off my hips and my overall shape best. I love them just as well as a boot cut which should be a staple in anyone's wardrobe.

Ok now that the basics are out of the way I will talk about some of my favorite brands and also some new brands that are worth a try.

My favorite brands right now are old navy sweetheart fit , bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker boyfriend fit and also straight leg , seven for all mankind, true religion, jag jeans , little in the middle, apple bottoms , and worn jeans to name a few .

The new brands that I want to feature are Christopher Blue, Jag jeans, and my fave little in the middle ( a jean that caters to women with smaller waists and bigger hips).

My last jean purchase ; I haven't been able to find these in the stores like my Jag jeans so I had to order them online on the website.

These are Jag jeans Chic - a -Dee jean priced at $ 80.00, they are 98 percent cotton 2 percent spandex. These also have a great fit. I actually lucked up on these in Marshall's only paid $49.99 for them.

These are Christopher Blue's Lloyd's Daughter Jean priced at 150.00 they come in sizes 2-16 ;

they are 98 percent cotton 2 percent spandex. I have these jeans and they fit wonderfully.

The perfect website to visit to help you with everything jean is you put in all your measurements and they match you with the perfect jean they will even send you a free tape measure in the mail when you register with the site. Now the jeans can range from $70-$170 depending on the brand the site lists over 100 brands and they are all brand names the thing when shopping for anything you have to remember is you get what you pay for . Alot of my jeans I have had for years and they still look new. The key to the longevity of my jeans is that I put my jeans in the cleaners to have them dry cleaned , I am a firm believer that whatever they use on your clothes helps to preserve them. If the cleaners is too costly for you I suggest washing your jeans and letting them air dry DON'T PUT THEM IN THE DRYER this will preserve the life in your jeans as well as the look of them.

I hope that this post will help someone in their next jean purchase. Any other jeans that I haven't mentioned on the site that you think are great please leave a comment and let me know :).

I am adding two elements to my site , when project runway (my fave show ) debuts I will be giving a weekly recap and opinion on the show. I will be doing this with my other two obsessions The Game( team Melanie )and The Hills( team Lauren , Heidi Sucks lol) . Also I am an avid reader and music lover I will be giving my critique and ratings on books that I read and Cd's I like, so look forward to those. Feel free to email me or leave comments on anything you would like to see added to or talked about on the site. Thanks and Have a great weekend and Happy Friday.


Kristen said...

Hi, my name is Kristen and I work as a content manager at You offer some great advice for pear shapes!

Thank you so much for mentioning True Jeans. It is great to hear that was able to help you in your search for jeans.

Carlee said...

Great post!! I found wonderful collection of jeans at Apple Bottoms...