If you’re like most women, the only thing worse than bathing suit shopping is jean shopping. That’s because you try on 300 pairs and some pinch here, others ride up in the front, some sag in the belly, you step on other pairs and even though you’re in the dressing room doing the magical jean dance shimmy you can’t will those bad boys to fit. Then your mind starts this terrible game. You wonder if you’ve put on weight, lost weight, if there’s something wrong with your body because there are thousands of jeans at your disposal and not a single one fits. You think there must be something wrong with your life just because you’re getting moose knuckle. (Don’t Google that. Especially not at work.)
Here’s what you need to know. Most jean companies aren’t trying to make jeans that fit you. They’re trying to mass produce jeans that they think you’ll want to wear, knowing that you’ll sacrifice yourself to get into them. They’re not bad people, they’re just savvy in business and when you’re making large global business decisions you’re not exactly taking into consideration every woman–especially you–and how you’re going to feel in the dressing room. And it would be impossible to do so. There are more than 7 billion people in the world.
How do you fix it? Know that every jean you try on isn’t going to fit. It’s not going to fit you or that girl across the room that you’ve got it planted in your head that she’s perfect and she doesn’t have any problems. She’s got trouble fitting in jeans, too. Go up a size or two and then have them tailored to fit you perfectly. Take those mass produced bad boys and turn them into something custom. Most likely it’ll only cost you an additional $15 or so and it’s worth the money to be walking down the street knowing that everyone hates to see you leave but they’ll love to watch you go. 😉