Friday, September 21, 2007

Jeans hatred

There is one thing I hate more than anything else in the whole wide world and that is trying on jeans. I hate it. When I find a pair that fit my butt and my thighs nicely, I get major gappage around the waist. And gappage, as everyone knows, is just so totally attractive because anyone can look down your jeans and see your crack and panties. Nice.

My waist is obviously smaller than my butt but the waist of the jeans has to get over the butt to get to the waist where it then has a good three or four inches of excess material just flapping around in the breeze. And belts don't work because the snugged-up waist just manages to bunch up uncomfortably.

I've tried men's jeans, but that was a no go. Men's jeans are made for a woman's curves. A typical jeans shopping trip usually requires me tugging, pulling, cursing and crying my way through at least 15 pairs of jeans before I find one pair that is halfway acceptable. Hours later I walk out of the store with a single, solitary pair of jeans and tear-streaked cheeks.

Is it no wonder I've opted to just start wearing cargos? I LURV cargos. I'm going to marry cargos. I love all the pockets cargos have and the nice, loose fit with no waist gappage.

I think I'm going to start a cargo pants revolution, where comfort is queen!


Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Arrrrr, I hate jean shopping too. It ranks right up there with swimsuits.

nell said...

Ugh. Waist gappage is the absolute worst. Not only is it HAWT, but the jeans slips down. all. day. long.

Sona said...

Go for mid low rise jeans. You have curves and a mid low rise will hit you just as the curve starts going inward towards your waist.

This will eliminate (most of) gap and crack shows.

Ninja Of The Mundane said...

I hate it when people can see my panties.

Linlee said...

I hate jean shopping and I just had to do it. I lucked out and found 2 pairs right away. I got the new ones that have some stretch in them. Otherwise I was stuck still wearing my maternity jeans..which are actually more comfortable. Go figure

moosh in indy. said...

So I take it you just did your annual jeans search?
Mine ended successfully and expensively after a three month search.
Best of luck.

Rebecca said...

For me it all comes down to the money. Cheap does not fit me. Do I have better things to spend 100 bucks on? You bet. . . but I also need to be clothed, or so I've been told.

Nancy @ World Wide Rolves said...

I think both Gap and Eddie Bauer have a 'curvy' option that has worked well for others with gappage.

Don't forget to buy a couple when you find one you like!