Friday, May 2, 2008
Proper Fitting "Fashionable" Jeans
Do you have problems finding proper fitting, reasonably priced jeans? Both of my kids have complained that my jeans were above my navel and so very, very old fashioned. My daughter took me out to hunt for a pair of new jeans for our trip to Egypt a few months ago. We found one at Old Navy. It seemed to fit fine and I was told they were so much better looking. However, in Egypt I found that the jeans have stretch to them and virtually fell off of me as I scampered madly across the streets amid the honking cacophony of car horns. I kept having to pull them up because they were precariously riding on my hips. Some of the younger members of our tour laughed and said that's what they discovered about the Old Navy jeans also. You have to buy them a size smaller. I did but then I ended up with what my kids call muffin tops where your hip fat gets shoved out of your pants to hang over the "waist" band. Also, when you bend over...you can see far more than you want anyone to see unless you upgrade all your blouses....argh! This photo is of my granddaughter illustrating the problem of your pants hanging down and exposing more than it should. At least I don't have to wear diapers....yet.
I did go to the Eddie Bauer outlet two days ago and bought a pair of jeans that are now MUCH higher and (whoopee!) cover everything. My daughter sighed and said, "Well...they do still look better than what you used to wear... but now your butt looks too flat."