The Jean Dilemma
The question of the day is how many different denim washes, styles, fits, lengths and pockets are there? Any idea? Give up? I’m going to say 176. And next I’m going to say how in the world would there ever be enough time to find the one that fits you?
For the last 8 months I have been trying to buy a pair of skinny leg jeans. I have been to at least a dozen stores—Gap, Nordstrom, J Crew and other specialty stores. I have tried on and tried on, bought and taken back and I still haven’t found the one. You might ask why all this effort? Give it up! But you see, every time I see a cute young woman walking down the street in her skinny leg jeans and ballet flats I want that look.
The main reason they are so hard to fit is that most of them are sized for a young skinny body—hence “skinny leg” jeans. And if that’s not enough this low-rise thing is absurd.
Who came up with that? Most of the time they don’t even look good on young bodies unless that body happens to belong to a model. I’ve seen my fill of “muffin tops” and “plumber butts”.
Have you ever tried on a pair of low-rise jeans? They are so uncomfortable and unflattering for most women.
So if you are in the market for a pair of jeans, check out this site from MORE magazine:
22 Tips to Find Your Perfect Jeans. It’s actually very informative (even though the comments were rather negative) and gives you brand names and stores so you can go out and try on with a lot of information and a good head start. It’s reassuring to know that my perfect pair is out there and I'm going to find it eventually. That is if I still really care.
If you’ve found a brand that you love, PLEASE pass it along. You could save all of us a lot of time.
Have a great week and I’ll talk to you soon.
P.S. Sorry I missed you last week. I'll tell you why next week.
CJ by Cookie Johnson “Faith” Straight Leg Jeans in Cosmos Wash, $112; nordstrom.com