When I go shopping for jeans I’m looking for the magical tag that says .. Curvy. Jeans labeled curvy are usually relaxed through hip and thigh with a fitted waist. These are the type of jeans that fit a pear shape gal the best.
So I decided to visit Kohl’s as I usually do when I’m in the desert and found a pair of JLo jeans that were tagged curvy. I tried the jeans on and the fit was good, but what I see in the mirror is someone who looks like she just poured herself into this pair of jeans. The jeans fit perfectly, why do they look bad on me? Well, the jeans have a worn look on the thighs and on the rear end as you can see in the photos below. The placement of the acid wash on the thighs brings the eye right to the area that most pear shaped gals are trying to conceal. It was a real shame that these jeans were designed this way. These jeans are not a flattering style for a pear shaped gal. So I put the jeans back on the rack and off I went to Stein Mart.
|JLo boot cut jeans (Kohl’s), notice the white wash on the thighs and ‘cheeks’ under the pockets.|
Stein Mart is a designer label for less store similar to TJ Maxx. While shopping, I found a pair of Not Your Daughter’s Jeans on sale for $50 which is quite a bargain as NYDJ jeans usually sell for $120 at Nordstrom. Oddly enough, after trying on a few pairs of NYDJ at Nordstrom, I decided that this brand wasn’t for me. I thought the jeans were super stretchy and the material hardly resembled denim. The stitching was a bright tan color which didn’t help smooth out those lumps and bumps. The pockets were over embellished as well.
The NYDJ pair that I picked up at Stein Mark were completely different. The jeans are a dark material with dark stitching. The petite black rhinestone detail on the back pockets, although visible, really blends into the jeans instead of highlighting the rear end. The monochromatic color of these jeans creates a slimming line from the hips down to the boot cut leg opening.
|Pocket design that blends, not highlights rear end|
The multi color t-shirt and purple unlined jacket are both from the Daisy Fuentes line at Kohls.
|Long, lean lines with NYDJ|
Overall, I’m quite happy with my NYDJ purchase. I’m not sure I’ll spend $120 on a second pair, but if I do find another pair at a discount retailer, I’ll be sure to try them on.
What are your favorite slimming jeans for your body type?