Thursday, August 20, 2009

What I Wore - Blue and Floaty

Jeans, jeans are my favorite thing. I don't know about you, but I have a lot of jeans. (probably like 20-40 pairs) I went through my freshman year of high school with maybe two pairs of jeans and probably not much else for pants. This was not because we couldn't afford them or anything, but I wasn't into clothes and I couldn't find much that I liked. For my birthday that year, I got a pair of Silver jeans with flare legs. I wore those jeans almost every day! They finally succumbed to the fabric pile about 2 years ago. I do believe that this was where my denim love began. In that same time frame, I found a love of LEI jeans, but previous to that I had a hard time fitting my shape with flattering denim.

I have always been what fashion people call an apple. I carry most of my weight in my upper half. Chest and stomach area. I don't have an hourglass shape in the traditional sense of the word, but I have learned to fake an hourglass. In the past year, I have learned how to create the illusion of an hourglass shape with dress and skirts but before that, my struggle was with denim.

Isn't is fun that we get to fight through the body shape dilemma along with everything else we face. Guys just try not to look fat. They don't have to worry about where their shirt hits with these pants or how the sleeve fits their arms. For a guy, if it fits, it fits. (And if they are married or in a committed relationship sometimes their idea of fitting is vetoed. Maybe that is just me!)

Pear shaped women have trouble with gapping at the back of their pants and getting the pants over their thighs and hip/butt area.

Slim women can have problems looking like they have any curves.

Apples, our problems can be trying to get a waist band that fits without having saggy butt issues, trying to find jeans that don't slide down constantly as our hips aren't wider than our stomachs, and trying to find denim that doesn't create the dreaded mushroom top.

So far, I can say that I have found several pairs of American Eagle jeans that work for me. I definitely need to try them on but I have had success with that brand.

I have also found success with Seven for All Mankind Dojo's, Aristocrats, Silvers, Arizonas, Banana Republics, and a few others.

The perfect denim is a hunt. A challenge. A game!


Dina's Days said...

I love jeans too. I wear them more than anything. I love that there are so many options in both styles and what you can do to make an outfit wearing jeans pop.

I am pretty anal about how my jeans fit. I also love Sevens, worth the investment because they will last you forever and fit just right.

Ps, you have a lot of land out there, beautiful!

Kristen said...

Wow, 20-40 pairs of jeans! (Heh, that's quite a range; I'm guessing it's closer to 40 but you're afraid to count them. I am the same way with my shoes!)

I used to think I was a jeans gal, but over the years they just...stopped being my go-to outfit. I don't know how it happened -- mostly because they're not allowed at work so there's no point in having a lot of them -- but I do miss it.