November 18, 2009

Jeans: My Worst Nightmare

Shopping for a new pair of jeans is the bane of my existence. I often cry. No kidding. My body was not made for jeans. It was made for dresses and skirts. My hip/thigh/butt area is rather large, my waist is very small in comparison, and I'm really picky about how jeans make that whole h/t/b area look (mostly my thighs, it can be scary). To put it in real terms, I have 2 pairs of jeans that I will wear, only one of which I actually like. So, yes, I'm picky.

I mentioned a few days ago that I ordered some maternity jeans from the Gap online. The one pair of jeans I have that I like are from Gap. I bought a pair of work pants at the mall here and I wore them earlier this week. They have the hidden band, so it's kind of like their kids' jeans where you can pull the elastic band out from the inside and it has button holes to secure it. (Those are so awesome for kids, btw) I like it, but since I'm obviously in the very early stages, I have to pull it so much that my waistband gathers and it looks funny. But, not too bad since I wear longer tops. The only complaint that I really have is that the (maternity) work pants from Gap only come in regular length, and I need long so I will have to have them let out a little which always looks funny because the crease stays and you can obviously tell that I had to have them lengthened. Whatever.

Fast forward to yesterday. My Gap order was waiting on my doorstep when I got home!!! Yay! I immediately pulled everything out. I was kind of nervous for the above reasons. I got these 2 pairs of maternity jeans, without seeing them or trying them on in real life:
Bootcut jean with a demi panel (a like 3 or 4 inch elastic waistband) (the picture doesn't do them justice, they look much better irl)

Skinny jeans with a full panel (stretchy stuff goes all the way over your tummy to your bra) (this is my very first pair of skinny jeans ever in my life, and they are maternity, haha)

OMGEEEEEEEE I LOVE them both!!! I was shocked at how much I liked them. They fit me so much better than any pair of regular jeans I've ever tried on!! And I'm not talking about in the waist, I'm talking in my 'problem' h/t/b area. That being said, let's go ahead and talk about the waist.! Elastic waistbands are amazing!!! Can I just always wear maternity jeans from now on? Please? Because that would be awesome! I am wearing the skinny jeans today and I love the full panel. It's still a little big for me so I wore the bella band with the jeans and it is working out great. The bella band works a lot better with these jeans that with regular jeans that you have to unbutton and all that fun stuff that makes you feel like a heifer. And I like that maternity pants kind of accentuate your belly. I only have a little pooch right now but it does look bigger when I wear maternity stuff. That might seem weird, but I love big baby bellies and I want to have one! I mean, I'm not doing all this for nothing, I want to have something to show for it, right? :)

Okay, that ends my psa on Gap and their maternity jeans. I should probably contact them to see about paying me for all of the endorsement.


s a r a h said...

I totally feel you on the hip, butt and thigh region of the body ... I am the same way. Jeans are disgustingly hard to fit on my frame and it is SO OBNOXIOUSLY annoying. I'm glad you found maternity pants that fit though - that is a bonus!

s a r a h said...

Oh and weird ... I have found that skinny jeans actually flatter my hippy figure more than wide legged jeans. I used to only buy bells or flares, but looking through pics they seem to make me look large all the way down and the skinny is somehow more flattering. Who would have thought?

Jax said...

YAY!!!!!!!! That's awesome, girly! Love it! I look forward to seeing you in your haute jeans! And especially ordering them online.. whoa.. I am definitely jealous b/c everything I order online gets sent back b/c it never fits. So, getting skinnny jeans while preggo and loving them =major.victory. And the others are super cute, too! Way to go, trendy mamma.. literally.. XOXO!

Meredith said...

They are both SO cute. I think pregnant ladies in skinny jeans are adorable.

And holy crap your cop story is terrible!!!

Tiffany said...

I am so glad they fit and you love them!! I agree with you on jeans shopping...I hate it!! So glad you found some that work. :)