This is a shout out to all clothes manufacturers: What the heck happened to jeans that actually FIT?! Remember those days? The days when jeans actually fit your waist and your butt. Women come in many different sizes, however finding jeans to fit each one of those sizes is like finding a needle in a haystack. There are skinny jeans, super skinny jeans, curvy jeans, mid-rise, low-rise, ultra-low rise, stretch, semi-stretch, non-stretch, jeggings, the list goes on. I have issues with jeans. I have been
cursed blessed with a small waist and big butt. I blame genetics mostly because my mom is built the exact same way. If I am lucky enough to find jeans that fit around my waist they are too tight in the butt. If I find jeans that fit perfectly in the butt they are too big in the waist, usually resulting in a gap in the back which makes the use of a belt completely pointless. It doesn’t even matter what size I wear at the moment either. Whether I’m a size 10 or size 4 the problem remains and the problem existed before I had kids. Don’t even get me started on stretch jeans. I don’t understand how they think stretchy jeans will help or are even flattering. Once you wear them for a couple of hours they stretch out too much and you find yourself pulling them up every time you stand up. As if that isn’t bad enough when you do sit down you have to make sure you’re not flashing everyone behind you. I know I am not the only woman with this problem! So why can’t they make a pair of jeans to fit? If If I find that jeans that fit both these areas they are ridiculously expensive. Sure I could shell out the money but I have 3 kids and could buy them many pairs of jeans for the same price. Plus I would like to own more than one pair of jeans.
Second issue I have is finding jeans for my height. This is an issue that actually ticks me off. Did I mention that I’m only 5’0″? I used to be able to find jeans that were made for short women like myself with no problem. Gap was one of the first stores to offer this and now I can’t even find jeans there to fit my height. Now if I find a pair of jeans that are considered “short,” “ankle,” or “petite” they still need to be hemmed so they don’t drag the ground even in heels. Lately I decided to browse the “Petite” section of a few different stores. Here is where I get ticked off. In every store I have been to their petite section is filled with clothes that are, um, how do I put this without offending someone, that are more suited for a 75 year old than a 33 year old! Do they really think that young women cannot possibly be short?! I guess they think we shrink as we age! I actually left one store in tears, not because I was feeling sorry for myself, but because I was so ticked off that the clothes manufacturers for not being sensitive in this area. It’s a lose/lose situation.
I just want a pair of jeans that fit, that are modern, cute, and comfortable, that don’t look like a pair of “mom jeans,” without having to dig out of my kid’s college fund to pay for it! Is that really too much to ask?!
I propose the following solutions. For the jeans that don’t fit around the waist, how about they add an elastic ban you can adjust just like they do for kids jeans? I mean why not? You could always let it out or take it in as needed without sewing or buying a new pair. No belt is needed! Or how about they start making women’s jeans the same way they make men’s jeans? You know with a number for the waist and the length? Except I would add a number for the butt as well. That way you could go in a store knowing exactly what size you need according to your measurements! Problem solved! 🙂
How about finding a shirt that you can’t see through? Have you noticed that the material in shirts has gotten less and less while the price has gone up? I refuse to buy another shirt to wear under a shirt just so you can’t see through it. I live in Texas, the land of heat and humidity. It’s hot enough without having to wear extra clothes just so you can’t see through them.
If you are a woman (or man) I would love for you to weigh in on this. Do you have this problem or a similar problem with jeans or clothes in general?