Every curvy girl knows that jean shopping can be a chore. In what can be an endless whirlwind of trial and error, you may find a jean that fits the thighs but not the waist, the hips but not the butt, and on and on leading to that awful muffin top or crack peeking out the back of your pants -- so not sexy.
But one of our most famous curvies of all, Oprah, has discovered a new brand of premium denim
that champions the curvacious -- Cj by Cookie Johnson jeans
. Created earlier this year by Cookie Johnson
, wife of former pro basketball player Magic Johnson, Oprah crows that Cj jeans are "The perfect jeans for real women with real booties."
"I had a hard time finding a jean to fit me," Cookie has said. "Every time I [would] go to the stores, I put the jeans on and I couldn't get them past my thighs. I thought: 'I'm in good shape. I work out. I eat healthy. Why can't I find a jean to fit me?'"
By taking matters into her own hands, this graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Retailing (where she met Magic), has taken her frustrations all the way to the bank. By partnering with jean guru Michael Glasser
, founder of Seven For All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, and Rich & Skinny jeans, Cookie made sure that she had all bases covered.
"My partner, Michael Glasser, is an expert at fabrics, and he searched all over and found these wonderful fabrics from Europe that had great stretch to them but were so comfortable at the same time," said Cookie on Oprah.com. "We put a silk waistband inside the waist so they will be nice and comfortable."
The jeans -- which Cookie terms a "denim legging" come in quite a few styles (boyfriend, skinny, etc.) and colors. The line was initially sold exclusively at Nordstrom for between $140 and $200, and has already expanded to Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales. They come in sizes 2-18. Curvalicious!