"I'm lookin' for a dime that's top of the line/Cute face slim waist wit a big behind..."--Ying Yang Twins, 'Badd'Happy Monday!
I had a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Makes it hard to come to work, but I digress.
Reader Monique sent an e-mail titled 'Frustrated with Finding Jeans.'
"I have a dilemma: I am a relatively small size...5’7" with a bottom that my mother has so graciously blessed me with. My hips are about 41 inches and my waist is about 28 ½ inches. So you can see the dilemma I have with finding jeans...I used to have like 20 pairs while in under grad, and now I have 3! I would love to buy some skinny legged jeans that compliment my body but every time I find a pair they look odd with my hips. I gave up thinking they could possibly look good on my new curvaceous body. So now I'm here to ask you to help me out! I need a few options for cute designer jeans that fit a girl with booty and hips."
Well Monique, you're in luck. With a little searching, I found an online boutique called True Jeans (www.truejeans.com).
They specialize in finding jeans for women based on their measurements and body type. Basically you input your height, weight, inseam, waist, shape--even the size of your butt, thighs, and belly--and they find you the perfect fit!
I subbed in my approximations of Monique's measurements, and found over 20 jeans options from designer brands like Blue Cult, William Rast, and Kasil. I picked out 4 jeans in various styles: skinny, capri, trouser, and straight legged:
Top Row: 575 Denim Parliment, $220; Penny 'It' Jeans in Midnight, $54.
Bottom Row: Little in the Middle Jeans Basic, $79; Red Engine Straight Leg Jeans, $154.
All available at www.truejeans.com
What's cool is that the website also suggests what size to buy based on the brand and your measurements. So for the 575 Jeans, they recommend a size 31, while with the Little in the Middle Jeans they recommend a size 8. [A note about the new brand 'Little in the Middle,': they're cut one size larger in the hips than the waist! Perfect for women with Monique's body type.]
If you find yourself frustrated with searching for jeans in department stores, give True Jeans a try!
PS Boutique Finesse' One Year Anniversary party was so much fun! I was strapped down with a Polaroid, so I could only take a few digital pictures:
But trust me, it was a good time, and great to hang out with the girls from Hourglass Events and the B Life. Check out the B Life Blog for more pictures...and stay tuned for our next event!