Most of them fit just fine but I find that a few of the “dropped waist” styles (or mid-rise) aren’t quite as comfortable as they should be. They are about an inch or two below the waist but as it happens, I’m not standard. They are either tight or loose. Rarely are they perfect.
This must be a bigger problem than just me so a waistband that’s a bit stretchy would be a good solution. But no, not a chance.
This is true of the “upscale designer brands” too. In fact I have less trouble with Gloria Vanderbilt or Bandolino jeans than I do with the more expensive name brands. One of my “boyfriend jeans” is so loose, I don’t need to undo anything when I go to the bathroom. I hope it doesn’t let me ‘down’ at some inopportune time.
I don’t buy anything that isn’t comfortable. But like shoes, sometimes you can’t tell until you have worn them for a few hours and they are slicing into your belly button or falling off your butt.
Jeans have a way of changing sizes while you wear them. Yes, while you wear them!!!! They can get bigger or smaller. It’s amazing and I don’t know how it works or which way it will go. Sometimes they get shorter WHILE you wear them too.
A salesperson in a well-known store once told me to buy the tighter pair because they “give” after a half hour or so. Mine must have given at the office because they didn’t give on my body!
An easy fix is to move the button at the top of the zipper. Oh wait! There is no button — at least no real button with holes in it for stitching. It’s a stupid riveted button that sticks out an inch. I don’t really need anything sticking out an inch on my abdomen. Whoever designed that must have had too much wine (or no ovaries!).
I got the beloved husband to remove one of them. Yes, there is a tiny hole but it’s covered by my top. I don’t ever tuck in and if you did, a belt would cover it. It worked so well, I’m having him do two more pair. Moving the button a half-inch makes a big difference, especially at dinner time.
Then again, perhaps this is a great way to curb your food intake!