Jeans and genetics

March 14, 2011

Pretty on the Outside

With my recent weight loss has come a need for new clothes. I had two pair of jeans, one that I wore until they were to the point of falling off of me, and another that I can still get away with for about two more weeks. Though I have had a serious need for it, I’ve

My jeans (sans the bedazzled look of course)

avoided shopping for new jeans for two reasons: 1) I haven’t had the money; 2) there’s a certain mental/emotional armor one has to put on in preparation for trying on jeans.

My sister convinced me that the first wasn’t actually a factor to consider because clothes that fit is not a luxury, but an investment in myself. The second was more difficult to get over. The thought of trying to find jeans that fit the combination of my thighs/hips/butt and waist was daunting. Even under the best of circumstances (when I was at my fittest) it was never an easy task, so now pounds heavier (though also many pounds lighter) I wasn’t confident that I’d find a pair that fit.

Finding the right jeans takes multiple fittings at a dozen stores often ending in a lot of disappointment. NOTHING ever fits my waist due to the hip to waist ratio. While having a booty is something I do proudly on good days, it’s a curse on others. Designers definitely design for model-types (skinny, no ass, straight line from whatever direction you’re looking at them).

Thanks to genetics I’ve had an ass and very few jeans since the age of 12.

But for once, I was wrong. Thanks to the new sizing in jeans that takes into consideration women who have curves I was able to find two pair that fit. To say I did a little dance in my soon-to-be jeans in the dressing room would be an understatement; it was a full-on broadway musical of happiness in there.

If you’re a woman with hips, you know the feeling!

♫♪♪

Whoa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now
I feel good, I knew that I would
So good, so good, I got you
So good, so good, I got you
So good, so good, I got you

HEY!!

♫♪♫

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Libby Juliá-Vázquez is a writer and communications professional, living life in Chicago, one random moment at a a time.

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One Comment on “Jeans and genetics”

  1. Arlene Says:

    YES!!! Mom has to take it in a little at the waist for me for most but I have this one pair of Colombian jeans that have a special stretch waist just for us curvy ladies ;)

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