There is one item of clothing that I will never dare buy online. That is none other than a pair of jeans. Whenever I set out to buy a new pair ever since I moved here in the US, there is only one department store that I buy my jeans from: at Saks Fifth. I love that store and my personal shopper. My jeans shopping experience is always relaxed and stress-free. It’s never easy for me to get that perfect fitting jeans so I find it a chore to buy a pair. I have to try a lot of pairs all the time.
Do you have the same dilemma? Through these years of my dilemma, I have a few tips to share so you get that perfect fitting jeans.
While in the fitting room:
1. Have your favorite heels and flats with you. Reason being that the “fall” of a leg is affected by ones footwear whether one is wearing a straight or flared jeans.
2. Most jeans stretch more than they shrink assuming that you buy a quality pair of jeans, so be smart about sizes. One’s “size-ist” attitude should be double checked right at the dressing room door. The most important thing is you are getting a pair that fits. You may be 26(an 8 in Citizens of Humanity) or a 28 (most likely in Seven For All Mankind and Joe’s). You may even expect to size up when buying vintage.
3. Have a very open mind. You may see a pair that does not appeal that much to you on the rack but can be amazing when worn. Apart from that, fit descriptions can be misleading sometimes as a mid-rise flare may actually be the perfect low-rise boot cut on you.