Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Weightloss Wednesday--Buying Jeans

Do you remember the last time you went to buy jeans? Do you remember what a horrible ordeal that was. I do. These ones are okay, but my butt looks like the side of a barn. These ones are alright but the legs are five miles too long and they have those hideously humungous pockets on the butt. And then after you put them on, you look into the mirror and the nightmares really start.

I look at girls in jeans and I think to myself, "See her, I want to have jeans like hers. I want to look like that." But when I try on jeans like that, I don't have enough butt to fill them out. Let me tell you a little secret, I was born deformed. I am one of the buttless people. Even when I was at 254 lbs, I still had no butt. I was fat, but I had no butt. Now gets to be fat and buttless. That's just not fair.

Anyway, the point of this little detour is that, I was given an interesting article, "Jeans for Every Body" that gives some pretty good hints at how to get jeans that rock on every body type. I figure anything that makes a trip to the change rooms less of a nightmare is a good idea in my books.

So after reading the information. If I have it right, I need relaxed fit jeans, with straight bootcut legs, with 2 % stretch, that don't gap and have big pockets with flaps. Hmmm . . . . That shouldn't be too hard to find. LOL. I told you I was hard to buy jeans for. Here are some of the things I learned:

  • Full Figures
    What to Avoid: High-waisted and tapered jeans are not your friends.
    What to Look For: Relaxed fit jeans that sit below your waist will create an hourglass shape.
  • Boyish Figures
    What to Avoid: Baggy jeans will swallow up a straight figure.
    What to Look For: Jeans that sit at your waist and taper in the legs will create volume and curves.
  • Apple Shapes
    What to Avoid: Low-rise jeans will only create spilling over the waistband.
    What to Look For: Straight leg jeans that sit at your waist will make your body look more proportional.
  • Pear Shapes
    What to Avoid: Jeans that taper will make your hips look wider.
    What to Look For: Straight or wide-leg jeans that sit just above the hip line will give your body more balance, she says.
  • Short Legs
    What to Avoid: Trudging around in superlong jeans looks sloppy.
    What to Look For: Boot cut or flared jeans will lengthen your legs and maintain some flare after being shortened.
  • Long Legs
    What to Avoid: Jeans with too short a rise or inseam will make you look awkward.
    What to Look For: Tapered jeans accentuate long legs, so you're the perfect candidate for the ultra-trendy skinny jeans.
  • Curvy Figures
    What to Avoid: High-waistbands will make you look unevenly proportioned.
    What to Look For: Jeans with at least 2 percent stretch in a trouser style or straight leg will showcase your curves.
  • What's a Good Fit?
    ▪ When you bend over, your jeans shouldn't gap in the back.
    ▪ They shouldn't be baggy in the crotch or in the rear.
    ▪ There shouldn't be lines (pulling) across the crotch area.
    ▪ Side seams should be straight. If they curve, your jeans are too tight.
    ▪ You should feel comfortable in them both sitting and standing.
  • Pocket Rules
    ▪ Generally, jeans with large pockets will make your rear appear smaller and smaller pockets will increase the size of your backside.
    ▪ To emphasize a stellar bottom or give a boost to a flat one, choose pockets with flaps, which will give your butt a lift.

Food for Wednesday:

  • 0 points--coffee
  • 2 points--egg white omelet
  • 1 points--ff frankfurter
  • 1 points--ww bread
  • 1 points--fruit
  • 2 points--chicken soup
  • 1 points--fat free sugar free yogurt
  • 2 points--granola bar
  • 5 points--veggie burgers
  • 2 points--ww bread
  • 0 points--mixed veggies
  • 0 points--salsa
  • 2 points--fruit
  • 1 points--fat free sugar free yogurt
  • 2 points--smart pop popcorn
  • 2 points--granola bar
  • 24 points--total for Wednesday


Vivian said...

Ok.. I'm not looking forward to buying anymore jeans! lol.
Hope you have a good day and thanks for stopping in.
I'm sure I will be posting how it goes with my new job. :)

... said...

thanks for posting that great article! and for coming by my blog too ;)


3treasures said...

Lol, you made me laugh....i have the opposite.....i have too much so great either when shopping:( Thanks for sharing those tips. I'll keep them in mind when i go jean shopping again.

April said...

LOL, I know exactly what you mean. Right now I am just happy to fit in a pair of jeans. I have tons of jeans hanging in my closet that someday I will get into again!

Come on in for a nice cup of coffee and a chat about my weight loss journey as well as all the healthy recipes I have found, including WW points and/or nutritional information if available. I am eating a vegetarian diet and concentrating on getting healthy and hopefully weight loss will follow. Thank to all my readers for their ongoing support.