First off, I would like to say my figure doesn't quite look like any of the women above. Picture a flatter butt and a belly with some extra sag thanks to the kid and being overweight for so long and you've got it.
That said, why is it IMPOSSIBLE to find a perfect fitting pair of jeans? I thought once I got down to a size 10, my problem would choosing which awesomely-fitting pair to buy, not spending an hour in the dressing room trying to find one.
My gut is my worst enemy. Despite the weight loss, I've got the belly flab. I'm working on it, but it's not going away overnight. Or in a few months, apparently. Since brands CANNOT unify their sizes, every pair is different. I've got a pair of Old Navy 10s that fit amazing in the legs, my butt looks great (for me), but the waist is too loose. A rare problem for me. Next are Levi's. They run small, so I wear a size larger. I've got a couple pair of their "perfect fit," with the new waistband, and they are comfortable, but far from perfect.
I also run into the whole leg issue; half the time the ones that fit great in the waist are too long. I do have a pair of Gap Long and Leans that I found at Goodwill ( a great place to shop for jeans) that look pretty good. But they're still a bit loose.
And what is it with these low cut waists? It seems 90% of the jeans out there are like that. Doesn't the fashion industry realize the vast majority of us don't look like their models? That we have hips and have had kids, and those low cut THINGS make us spend all day hiking up our pants. And belts don't work, because getting them tight enough to keep the creepers up causes the dreaded muffin top syndrome.
Muffin top, and not the yummy kind.
Of course, there are designer jeans like PZI that claim to have the perfect jeans for women with curves. Translate: REAL WOMEN. Problem is, they're not available in every state and they're expensive. Who has $90 to spend on a pair of jeans? And if we do, you know it's that ONE special pair that you're terrified to wear because you might stain them.
Why can't anyone come up with a jean that fits comfortably without charging an entire week's worth (or more) of groceries? More importantly, it is impossible to come up with jeans that show your shape without cutting off your circulation and disappearing into your nether regions?
Is there no hope for the perfect pair of women's jeans? Are we too picky, too self-conscious? Have you found the elusive pair?