Thank you Collective Bias and Sears for this sponsored post that allowed me to shop for affordable fashion that "fits" my needs. By fit, I mean fit issues. I know they are likely only visible to me but that doesn't stop me from whining. After all, they're my issues.
I notice fit issues when:
- my 3 year old post belly jelly spills out over the top of too small in the waist jeans.
- I pull on my jeans and grab a long top to hide the plumber butt threatening every time I bend over.
- I try on a pair of amazing looking jeans and check the back and see a huge gap between waistband and my waist.
- I've gone up a size to comfortably fit my full thighs but they're big in the hips so I'm constantly pulling up my sagging jeans.
Keeping my issues in mind, I went to Sears on a quest for the perfect pair of jeans.
My personal style is pretty eclectic. I like a mix of classics, trends and retro. When it comes to jeans though, I definitely have a style preference. Straight leg. Dark wash. Dark stitching.
Since I was in quest mode, I scanned my favorites into the Try On app and waited for the jeans to magically appear in a dressing room for me. Seriously. Jeans came down a shoot with a woosh! right into the dressing room. This is a good thing because lugging 50 pounds worth of jeans is more than my arms (with their own fit issues) can bare.
I tried on pretty much every style available in my size or could possibly be my size. Size labels do vary. I even scanned juniors size white denim and super trendy distressed jeans! I've worn junior sizes before. It can be hit or miss. I tried on petite sizes too because of the short legs issue.
I ran into quite a few too small or too big jeans. Luckily, I had the Try On app to easily request different sizes.
In the end, I went with my old favorite with a twist. I bought a timeless pair of skinny leg Levi's. It's a narrower straight leg and not tapered like some skinny jeans. It gives me a longer, leaner look. They're also mid-rise so there's great rear end coverage with no waist gap. I wore them all day and didn't encounter a sag situation either.
In other words, I found the perfect pair of jeans that addressed all of my fit issues.
What does your perfect pair of jeans look like?
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Visit my Google+ album to see scenes from my jeans quest including my new age dressing room plus some of the other styles I tried on.
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