If I had a dollar for every time I get told by a curvy girl that she can’t wear jeans because she is too big, I could buy that island in the Pacific I’ve had my eye on and go live on it! Seriously, why can’t a curvy girl wear jeans?
The secret to jeans is finding a pair that fit just right for you. Sourcing a good pair of jeans is not an easy task, I understand that, but if you go with the attitude that you “mustn’t be seen in jeans” then you have no hope of being open to the wonders of a staple that SHOULD be in your wardrobe.
I LIVE in jeans! They are my go-to item. I’m lucky enough to have the flexibility of being able to wear jeans in my work. Years ago when I was working in the Corporate World jeans just weren’t an option, BUT they were always in my wardrobe and always my first choice when I wasn’t working.
Jeans. How do you find the perfect pair of jeans for you? Well I could bang on for ages about the science behind finding the right fitting pair of jeans for your body shape, but as you know I’m not about the science. I take this into consideration when recommending garments for my customers, but for me, when I’m working with a curvy customer or my own body shape, I look for how the garment fits, how it feels, how it makes me feel, and what I want to wear it with. Sounds pretty simple right? Well my colleague Marie, The Curvy Fashionista wrote a great blog post about the “science” behind the fit, style, denim etc. here’s a link over to her post, she did it so well I didn’t want to re-create the wheel (oh and show her some love, if you’re not already you should be following her, she’s ace!).
So with this “science” in mind, you should always be looking for quality and fit. It’s fine to drop $10 on a pair of jeans at your local Department Store, but I warn you, be careful about what dyes/fabrics they are using – ouch 🙁
You should invest in jeans:
- Invest in your time to find the RIGHT pair for YOU!
- Invest in quality – don’t buy because they fit your budget, buy because they ARE the right jeans
- Invest in a few pairs – if you find THE right pair – buy 2!
For me, being a size 20 in plus-sizings, and standing at 169cm – I’m not tall, and I’m not short, but I need to work on elongating my body. I LOVE to wear boots, but sometimes ankle or wide-calf over a straight-leg pair of jeans, and sometimes bootleg jeans, depending on my mood and shoe choice.
When I attended the Curvy Couture Roadshow recently, the usual “what should I wear?” flashed through my mind as I started to plan my schedule for the weekend’s events. Here’s what I wore…
Bloggers Breakfast – dressed up jeans
Jeans & Kimono by Autograph
Boots by Ziera
Saturday night event – calls for something slightly dressier than jeans
Sunday morning market – Casual jeans!
Jeans & Shirt (Vintage – from years ago!) by Autograph
Vest by Lily & Lou
Working from home today – casual jeans! Yep, same jeans, but I’ve turned the cuffs up and teamed them with my canvas runners and a comfy t-shirt, hair up and make-up free 🙂
I go through stages of which pair of jeans are my favourite, for now, my current favourites are the Black Secret Boot Leg Jean from Autograph – they are so comfy, they have stretch without the saggy baggy that can come from bad quality denims, the length in the “regular” size are perfect for me and the waist fits just right without the sometimes gap that I get when I need more space for my tummy – you know what I mean! I love how there’s two buttons at the waistband, it sits flat and feels comfortable. They have a good rise – super comfy.
I’m not sure what I’d do without my go-to jeans. I have a wardrobe full of jeans, they range in style and in retailer, but include NYDJ, Autograph, Embody Denim, Crazy4Jeans, 17Sundays and at least another 2 pairs of NYDJ!
So, step out of your comfort zone, and make sure you include a well fitted pair of jeans. If you need some styling help, just let me know!
Love your shape!
This is not a sponsored post, I spoke to Autograph about this post and wanted to help them promote this style. This is my personal review of my favourite pair.