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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Jeans for Real Girls

OK...I don't know about you but, I'm a curvy girl (translation: larger than a size 2) and I have a hard time finding jeans that are both fashionable and decently priced. I know I can always opt for the Old Navy specials but, when I walk through Nordstroms or some other high-end store and see the $300 pair of whatever happens to be the hot denim this week I wish I could find my size in them. But, I have found options!

1. KUT from the KLOTH jeans: These are actually carried almost exclusively at Nordstrom's (you can also find them online at These jeans are fantastic! They're super cute and you can usually find them on sale for $59. They even have versions that have the button-flap back pockets just like their more expensive, fancier-named siblings.

2. My True Fit website: This website is, in a word, AWESOME! However, one word of caution; for it to work correctly you actually have to measure yourself and then use your ACTUAL measurements. If you're like me, I was horrified and couldn't eat anything greasy or fatty for several days (OK, several minutes but that's just semantics). At any rate, after you're done measuring yourself the site has this nifty calculator that goes through all of its brands and finds not only the best brands for you but also the correct size for you. It will also give you recommendations on what the fit would be like if you went up or down a size (this would be for you girls who believe that the general public can actually see the size of your clothes with their x-ray vision). This site specializes in girls like me who want the designer jeans but in real girl sizes. But, this option isn't as good as the option above as you will pay with an arm (and probably a leg too) on this website.

3. Not Your Daughter's Jeans & Jag Jeans: These are still pretty good choices if you're desperate for some new jeans that have a zipper longer than 1 inch but that also doesn't go up to your belly-button. Almost all versions of both of these lines have quite of bit of spandex in them so they're pretty stretchy. But, each one addresses different problem areas. The Jag line focuses on lifting and tightening the butt (in other words, no more pancake butt). Not Your Daughter's Jeans is more concerned with tummy rolls then with your butt. It has a nice panel in most of its jeans that are tummy tamers. However, due to the fact that these are both pretty spandexy lines that are designed to suck in your trouble spots, if you get a size that is smaller than your correct size you will have a sizeable muffin-top. You can find Not Your Daughter's Jeans at Nordstroms and Macy's and Jag Jeans can be found at Nordstroms, Macy's and HSN.