Can quads and denim mix?
August 15, 2012 9:11 AM Subscribe
Leads for finding sexy fitting jeans for a short lady with massive thighs and some booty?
posted by ifjuly to clothing, beauty, & fashion (22 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
OK, so I'm short (5'2) and even 10 years ago when I was very skinny I always had curvy thighs and a booty and some trouble finding jeans to accommodate that. But now I'm older and I lift weights (viva squats) and do sprint training, so my leg muscles, particularly my quadriceps, are Seriously Not Fucking Around. It's gotten so I've given up trying to wear structured but form-fitting pants--I've spent the last year wearing nothing but skirts, dresses, and shorts that are short enough to avoid the "huge hard thigh muscle" issue. But it's going to be fall soon and I really miss being able to wear smart, sexy dark jeans. Plus, it's not like I'm ashamed of my legs--I love them and wouldn't mind showing the curves off.
But where the hell do I find jeans that both manage to be short enough AND won't rip at the seams up by my thighs and in the seat? I feel like when I try on pants that aren't painfully tight in those areas, the waist is so enormous (huge gapping right below the belly button) as to be infeasible even with a belt, or the area below the thigh is massive and I'm swimming in fabric.
Any ideas of where to go looking for jeans for my curvy thighs and butt but more modest waist and short legs? Online is preferable but any ideas are most welcome. And if you've got ideas for affordable tailoring/customized stuff online, I would love specifics and firsthand accounts of how measuring and all that works for you. Thanks.
(I'd also reeeally prefer to avoid having to spend a zillion dollars--I'm not particularly rich or ritzy--but on the other hand if I could just find one decent quality pair of jeans that fit me like a glove and made me feel great it'd definitely be worth spending some dough on...I guess what I'm saying is cheaper is my preferred route but don't totally hold back if you only have spendier ideas.)
(And yeah, I saw the recent Mefi thread on jean fitting, which was great, but didn't, at least that I saw, address this issue directly or where specifically to go find brands for this.)