5’6” tall/29.5” waist/40” hip. Gap Mid Rise Skinny, size 28/6R, $69.95.
Et voila, this is me wearing size six jeans. Let me be clear - I have not worn a six in probably five years. And yes, I’ve lost a little weight recently, but no, I am not the size or shape I was back then. This is pure and simple vanity sizing. And you can bet it had the intended effect. I made them mine! These babies are just the right amount of stretchy while still maintaining a true jean feel. Definitely not leggings. I went in hoping to find a slightly higher waist than my stretchy Levis, and I was happy to find this mid rise cut very flattering to my muffin top region. Success!
5’6” tall/29.5” waist/40” hip. Gap Mid Rise Skinny, size 30/10 tall, $69.95.
I definitely consider myself a size 10, with the occasional large or stretchy 8 thrown in. I grabbed a tall here on accident, but aside from that — just look at them! I really like Gap jeans, but their sizing is ridiculous. These 10s were mighty large and boxy on me, not quite what I had in mind. I ended up two sizes down in this style (next post).
- 5’6” tall/ waist 29.5”/ hip 40”
- Old Navy blue stretchy bootcut, size 29/8R
- $15, Buffalo Exchange
as comfy as these were, they were ultimately a no. they looked kinda charming belted, but I was really only tempted by them for nostalgic reasons: they look and feel like lazy summer pants I had in younger, skinnier days. the truth is that these pants were too big, and I know I would regret them in a very short time.
meanwhile: an 8 that is too big for me? I can tell you right now I have a pair of size 8 Old Navy capris sitting in my summer clothes box because I hope that I will one day fit into them again. same brand, same supposed size, vastly different fit on the same person. doesn’t seem right, does it?
- 5’6”/ waist 29.5”/ hip 40”
- Forever 21 dark denim leggings, size 29
- $5 at Crossroads Trading Company — I think they were pretty much new.
these are super stretchy and comfortable, look good with everything, and they were ridiculously cheap. they have fake front pockets, which annoys me, but the back pockets are real and the fabric is thick enough that they don’t look like, well, you know — leggings. I snapped them up!