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jeans for my body type

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by littlebit0863, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. littlebit0863

    littlebit0863 Member

    Seems my whole family needs jeans, trying to find me some without breaking the bank. I am 5 feet, in between a 6 and an 8 (or sometimes a 10 depending on brand), and have a bit of a pot belly and no booty to speak of. Anyone out there have my body type, and if so what kind of jeans do you buy? On one and only one occasion I found the perfect jeans, they were Old Navy size 6, but they have worn out and I have never found a good pair again, not even at ON. My friend who is shaped similar to me suggested I wear Lucky jeans but they are so expensive! Any suggestions?
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  3. QueenElinor

    QueenElinor Yes, they really ARE all redheads!

    Try Levi's 505s if you can find them. I also have a small booty compared to my waist and they fit great. Normally I am a 6 but in these I'm a 4, who can argue with that? :thumbsup2

    I agree with your friend about the Lucky jeans, too. I have one pair that I bought so I could wear really tall heels, and I get a lot of compliments on those.

    But the 505's are my go-to jeans. I have 4 pair in the closet and three in unopened bags on the shelf as an emergency stash in case Levi quits making them! Right now they're on sale at Zappos.
  4. littlebit0863

    littlebit0863 Member

    Thank you, I will try those.
  5. jrw118

    jrw118 Member

    Costco has been know to carry lucky jeans for a great price
  6. jgreco

    jgreco Member

    +1 on Lucky Jeans. You can find them at TJMAxx also. I have also found many pairs at Plato's closet for under $30
  7. Scotico

    Scotico Member

    My wife only wears Joes jeans and 7 for all man kind. She swears by them and she always gets compliments. If you want good jeans, you may need to spend more $. We always stick to those jeans made in the USA from teh smaller companies. They seem to hold up longer and feel a lot more comfortable.
  8. Happyjen27

    Happyjen27 Mouseketeer

    Here is what I would do:

    Go to a boutique store with tons of top brans; Joes, Paper and Denim, etc. Try on everything the girl suggests. In the changing room, write down model numbers and names.

    Then hit ebay and buy them for 1/3 the price used. Watch the used clothing stores or Rescue Mission for deals too. The last time I hit the rescue mission, I found a pair of Joes and a pair of Luckys for 6 bucks each. Booyah.

    I've also gotten great advice from Zafu . com. There are tons of questions you answer about your body type, the fit issues you have, etc. Then, they generate a list of makes and models and brands of jeans made for your body type. I think it's 10 bucks to join, but worth it. I've gotten spot on recommendations from top brands on down to Old Navy. It also will recommend certain bras and other things that are exhausting to try every single model until you find a comfy one.
  9. Jenny3

    Jenny3 Mouseketeer

    I have a similar build and size - I've gotten lucky with Gap's Long & Lean petite length and a pair of skinny jeans from White House Black Market
  10. Happiest mommy

    Happiest mommy Mouseketeer

    I tried on all the jeans named above and then some trying to find the
    perfect jean none fit, went to Walmart one day and saw a pair hanging and had nothing to lose, tada!!! PERFECT FIT! who knew $9.99 on sale :goodvibes
  11. 4GoofyCrew

    4GoofyCrew Member

    If you have a Maurices around I recommend going in and trying some on there. They are stylish, affordable and they have TONS of different fits/lengths. The staff is always very helpful too.
  12. Familyof4lovesDW

    Familyof4lovesDW Mouseketeer

    First, please don't laugh, but since you are shorter like me, try girls plus. I know it sounds strange, but it works.

    I would try a 16 1/2 or 18 1/2. Some stores even have a 20 1/2. Girls plus can be purchased at Sears, JcPenny, Justice for sure. Some other stores carry them but they only go to 14 1/2. Just like everything, you may have to try several styles before it works. I always had good luck with Arizona at JCPenny.

    You will have to look at the pockets to make sure they are "age appropriate" lol. No colored butterflies, huge sparkles, etc. Also, since they are from the girls department they are cheaper!

    It is really a good idea for capris and shorts, because they are actually capris and don't look like pants that shrunk lol.

    My favorite pair right now are from Victoria Secret. I got them for $10 at MJR. I wish I could find another pair at that price. I actually bought a pair of girls jeans today for $7.50 at the Sears outlet. They are not near as awesome as my VS ones, but at least I have another pair. Good Luck from one hard to fit girl to another:goodvibes
  13. sharbear

    sharbear Mouseketeer

    Nordstrom Rack is a good place to buy jeans for good prices
  14. Cindy B

    Cindy B <font color=blue>Have taken some furniture polish

    True. I found not one but THREE pairs of Lucky jeans for only $29 there.
  15. mrsklamc

    mrsklamc <font color=blue>I apologize in advance, but what

    Goodwill. You would be surprised the brands that turn up there. Plus, they're all in one place.
  16. tinkermommyof3

    tinkermommyof3 Mouseketeer

    Gap Long and Lean and Talbots Slimming are nice fitting. All of 1% spandex built into the cotton for comfort.
  17. Patience

    Patience Mouseketeer

    I have several pairs of Gap long and lean jeans that I wear all the time that fit really well. I also have one pair of Lucky jeans that I love.
  18. peacelover

    peacelover Member

    I got a pair of INC curvy fit, straight leg that I found on sale at Macy's. I have the same body type. Not for jeans, but chinos. I have found that jcrew fits me well. You have to try them on in the store, but sometimes you can come across your size on the website at a good sale price.
  19. ktlm

    ktlm DIS Veteran

    I do well with the jeans from Ann Taylor Loft (or the Ann Taylor outlet if you have on of those around). If I do the Petites, I do a size 8 curvy and I don't have to have them hemmed. If I do the regular sizes, I do a 6 curvy, but then I have to have them shortened. If you sign up for their E-mail, they are good about sending coupons, and they also have sales quite a bit.
  20. littlebit0863

    littlebit0863 Member

    Thank you all for your replies. We have a nicer mall a few towns over so I think I'm going to take several hours, pick out the styles I like, and start searching online.
  21. esk

    esk Mouseketeer

    I only wear Lucky Jeans -- in short. The shorts have a 30" inseam.

    I have bought them off Ebay for the last 5 years, never new. Haven't paid more than $20 for them.

    If you get them off Ebay, make sure you know your measurements...even among the same style (Easy Rider for me) they can vary by 2" in the waist and hips.

    I tried Levi's 505s in petite and the rise is long. I have tried JCrew, Eddie Bauer, Ann Taylor, Gap, everything and Lucky is the only one that looks good and I get compliments on.

    I also have had several pairs of the Easy Rider boot cuts tailored into straight cuts and they look great.

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