Attractive Women's Jeans
April 30, 2014 2:16 PM Subscribe
How do you find jeans that actually look good?
posted by Blitz to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (34 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Where do women shop for their jeans? I've always been at a loss as to where to buy jeans. I often see women wearing jeans that look good, but never, ever can find a good looking pair when I shop for jeans myself (not even a pair that looks good on the hanger). So let me elaborate as to what I think makes a good looking pair or jeans 1) a nice medium shade of blue (though I'm looking for faded, soft black jeans as well), 2) a simple design/stitching on the back pockets ( no studs, sparkles, overly garish or "stylish" patterns ), 3) no built in fading/wear patterns. Meaning those faded patterns that are at the intersection of the hips to the thigh, fading at the knee, fading at the front of the quad, back of the calf, etc. 4) a nice soft jean fabric. I hate stiff or rough feeling jeans. 5) probably low rise, but I do not find this to be that much of an issue. 6) do not seem like designer, "stylish" jeans, but also don't look like they are super utilitarian jeans bought at the cheapest discount store. 7) somewhere between straight leg and skinny (but not super skinny! and not super elastized).
When shopping for jeans I actually find # 3 and # 2 to be the biggest issues. I pick up a pair of jeans that look promising from the front and invariably I turn it around to find ugly, flashy pockets, or I unfold them to find prominent, deliberate lines/fading all over the place.
I do, very often, see women wearing jeans I like, so I know they are out there. I just don't know where to buy them (I'm bad at shopping in general, it seems). I often see younger (college age) women wearing jeans that I really like, but feel embarrassed asking something as silly as where they bought their jeans.
I would appreciate not just suggestions for particular jeans/brands, but also stores as I'm really clueless as to even where one goes to browse jeans.
As a bonus question - how much does it cost to have your jeans tailored/altered? Specifically having the waist, hips, and bum and crotch area taken in? I have HUGE thighs in relation to my hips and waist so no matter which jeans I've ever found the thighs will be skin tight (uncomfortably tight) while the hips, crotch and waist are slouchy, pouchy, and almost falling down (really it's always my thighs that hold my jeans up).
It's my dream to have the first pair of great jeans of my life. Please help me!