Retailers! All Jean Sizes are NOT created Equal

27 Sep

Jeans, and especially skinny jeans, are the hardest thing to order online.

How do we know what fits us well? They all have different elastic, different ‘fits’ (more generous in the hips? gaping at the waist?)…YET so many online stores use a standard sizing chart to ‘help us decide’. REALLY? No freakin way.

Anyone who has shopped for jeans knows a size 29 in one brand is different than a size 29 in another brand. Not to mention that various brands come out with different types of cuts, fabrics, elastics, etc.

Why can’t they just size the jeans properly before they put them up on their site? It would take them 5 minutes per pair (and at $200+ a pair, it’s worth it) and make our lives MUCH easier.

2 Responses to “Retailers! All Jean Sizes are NOT created Equal”

  1. Karen O'Brien September 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    Women’s jean fit has been a sore spot with me forever… not only do jean manufacturers generally miss the mark on great fit – when you do find that awesome fitting pair of jeans then they go and discontinue them – UGH!

    I worked for many years for a major jean label and saw countless women frustrated with the same fit issues: rises too short or too long, the need for tummy flattening, butt fit, waist gaping in back, comfort, shrinkage, etc, etc. When you are plus size like myself the fit issues are that much more.

    After multiple recommendations from friends I recently discovered “Not your daughters jeans” which I do love – they come closer to what I have been looking for for years. I am convinced that most women with curves will benefit greatly from some small alterations to their jeans – it is necessary to get a decent fit.

  2. Elisabeth Potts April 1, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    I agree with you, Karen. Just the other day, I found myself in a dressing room with 3 pair of size 10 jeans. One pair I could barely get into, another was huge, and, luckily, the 3rd pair fit perfectly. They were Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. I bought several pair because they fit me so well. Why can’t other companies create well-fitting jeans?

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