There are few things more difficult for the curvy girl to find than a great fitting pair of jeans. Well, this week, we hope to demystify the process by giving you some tips to keep in mind while you shop for the perfect pair.
1. You absolutely MUST make a trip to the fitting room. With jeans, it is difficult to determine if a style will fit properly unless you try them on. There are styles that may look perfect on the shelf or online. However, you may be surprised once you get them on your body. Schedule a whole afternoon, or even an entire weekend to search for the right fit. For online purchases, make sure the store has a workable exchange and return policy.
2. Spandex is your friend. Some curvy girls get nervous at the idea of body-clinging fabric, but denim mixed with 2% (or less) Lycra, or an alternative stretchy fabric, will give your jeans just the snugness and give they need to hug you in all the right places, yet surmount any problem areas. Stretchiness also helps conquer the age-old problem of jeans that fit the width of your hips, but not the narrowness of your waist.
6. Know that 'slightly too snug' is better than 'a little too loose' or what seems like 'just right.' When you are buying jeans with stretch, over time, the fabric will relax and become slacker. You want a pair that will mold to your body the more you wear them. Just ensure that they aren't so tight that you can't get them up and fully zipped - the tautness should be minimal, meaning the jeans should fit when you swipe your card. And avoid 'muffin top' at all costs!
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