You’ve finally reached that point in your life where you’re comfortable enough with your body to own it. Still, shopping for jeans if you’re curvy, can be challenging. Everything either doesn’t fit, hangs too loose, or leaves you with unsightly gaps between your waist and your jeans. You may have even tried on any number of pairs that claim to fit your shape, only to end up pulling them up all day long or every time you sit down.
Here’s everything you need to know about shopping for jeans as a curvy woman. We’re here to answer all your questions – from materials to sizes to body types, to shrinkage. If you ever have any specific questions, feel free to leave them in the comments. We’ll do our best to answer them in our second part!
1.) How are jeans typically sized?
When buying jeans online, it’s best to use your actual measurements, not what size you think you may be. Since brands often use several models during sample creation or even redesign their fit model every few years to reflect changes in their brand vision, these numbers are approximations. For jeans to feel comfortable and appear form-fitting, brands must make sure there is enough room within the fit, which means not all measurements are the same across different designers. That’s why it’s so important to know your size so you compare it to the sizing chart.
2.) What about stretch?
Some denim comes in non-stretch varieties, but if you prefer a little give to your jeans look for skinny styles which tend to include a material like elastane. You may want more or less stretch depending on your preference, but if possible, choose a pair that will fit you through a few wears so they break into your body shape perfectly! It’s worth spending that extra on something that feels like it was made just for you.
Check out our form-hugging Dani Jeans for our take on the classic skinny jean.
3.) What is reduced shrinkage good for?
Buying slightly larger than your typical size can reduce shrinkage when you wash your denim. Don’t worry if the pair you select is a bit too big – you’ll probably only shrink it by 2% or less. This makes it much easier to buy jeans online and allows you to save money on higher quality materials that may cost more upfront, but will last longer!
Check out our ultra-form-fitting and derrière-boosting collection that fits like a glove.
4.) How much do high-quality materials matter?
Not all high-quality materials are created equal – but they’re worth their weight in gold. As higher-quality fabrics like organic cotton break into your body shape over time, they feel softer and fit better. Additionally, one great investment can replace two or three cheaper pairs from over time.
In addition to our robust “proprietary panelling structure”, our 100% organic cotton fabrics enable us to give more definition to your hips, waist, and bum than ever before by using premium materials at an affordable price.
5.) Are all jeans created equal?
No! If you’ve ever shopped around for jeans, you may have noticed that different brands use different cuts, fits, sizes, etc. And while most retailers offer a range of sizing, there are still many variances across each brand due to their fit model not being universal.
Our Nicole and Dani Jeans come in sizes 8-24. Shop online now.