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POLL: Jeans that fit real women

OK, time for another poll. What jeans do you own or have owned in the past that you just love the fit? I've read in some other polls about Gap curvy jeans, Seven jeans and Citizens jeans. What do you all think? And how about prices? Is it worth it, to you, to spend $80 on a pair of jeans (for yourself)? The mother in me is coming out!

My own response is that I didn't like the Gap or Seven jeans any better than a pair of Levi's Signature. Since I'm in the process of losing weight I can't justify spending more than $25 on a pair of jeans that I'm going to fit into for a few months. Maybe when I reach my goal I will find some sinfully expensive jeans to splurge on. I like Sonoma jeans from Kohl's, especially when they're on sale for $16.99.

Thu. Dec 15, 8:41am

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I like Gap jeans, relaxed fit with a boot cut. They're generally $30, and the more expensive Gap jeans (like the 1969 label) run for about $80. I will get those in my goal size which is a 6/8.
I also think it's important to wear clothing that makes you feel good while you are losing weight. Self-confidence should abound even if we're not at our goal, and a great boost to that is to look your best. And the clothes (once they're too loose) don't have to go to waste. I certainly have friends that can take my old 12's and 14's once I shrink out of them!

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 8:53 AM

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I hate the gap. A few good pairs of jeans are as important to a wardrobe as a black dress. Seven's always flatter any body type. Citizens look good if you're top heavy, true religion the same. AG's work for Oprah. Take the time to try on 200 pairs if you have to. There is no such thing as not being able to find a pair of jeans that work for you and spend the money. They can be dressed up or down and taken in when you lose weight.

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 9:13 AM

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From OP

I agree about having good jeans in the wardrobe and taking them in when you lose, but I've already lost 3 sizes and you just can't tailor anything that much to and make it look good, in my opinion. I'm sure I'll have no problem getting rid of them :) I'm looking forward to getting some super hot looking jeans when I reach my goal. I also agree about wearing clothing that makes you feel good and look good while on the journey. Funny how when the weight starts coming off, the confidence goes up.

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 9:39 AM

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Big bottomed girl (12/14)

I've got BIG ol' thighs and a small waist and it can be hard finding jeans that fit and look flattering. I can't possibly explain how much I HATE Gap jeans. None of the cuts are right.

But I do like the Calvin Klein women's boot cut jean. Hard to find, but wow are they great. Just a little bit low cut at the waist, great backside cut and nice lines through the leg for a thick thighed girl.

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 9:51 AM

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Big thighs here, LOVE Liz Claibrone jeans. I can walk into their outlet store and EVERYTHING fits me. With every other pair of jeans stuff that fits me everywhere else has 5+ inches too much in the waist. Liz Claiborne is my god send!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 11:11 AM

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I have always loved the way the original mens 501 button fly fit me. Since I have hardly any hips they are perfect, the only draw back is if you wear a shirt tucked in everyone can see your size, but really what is vanity compared to feeling like you look hot in something?

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 11:14 AM

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i love my seven jeans!! they are pricey, but i've had a pair for almost four years now and they still look great. granted, i was too big to fit into them for one of those years, but....that's still almost three years of wear!

i also covet a pair of Citizens....i find those jeans fit me really well. i've got big hips and a pretty small waist...

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 11:59 AM

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I love sevens. They have a slight strech so buy them tight in the store. And no dryer. Hang dry only!

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 12:14 PM

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Big hips, small waist, big thighs

Second poster here. I've got the above assets and the Gap relaxed fit boot cut (size 14) fit me beautifully. The trick to them is to buy them and break them in. They conform to your shape like no other jean I've worn, by the 3rd wear. Oprah's got the same-ish shape (although I'm not so "blessed" up top). What the heck are AG jeans? Does AG stand for something?

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 12:35 PM

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Diesel, Sevens, Gap

I think denim has to be age and body appropriate and there are DEF brands which are more age appropriate and cater specifically to certain body types.
I am very curvy small waist, big butt and hips, avg thighs. BUT, I have been thinner and still curvy w/a smaller butt- waist ratio so i think I have good insight.

I think Sevens are flattering but cheaply made, and not worth all that money if you intend to actually wear them as much as I do, which is about 2x weekly (two different pairs ripped on me). I think the age range here in younger because of the dips in the waistline.

Gap worked when I was a smaller size with less drastic ratios in measurements 38 hips to 28 waist vs now: 46 hips and 31 waist- I loved the jeans but they are hardy and the thickness of the material is not the best if you want to minimize down there. I think the age range is wide here.

Diesel is my most favorite jean because the sizes are TRUE and make my body look excellent but they are very young jeans , however, after a size 10 you can't really wear these jeans they dont go any higher, I miss them and they are my goal!

I used to love Calvins then they went downhill- I would love to try them again if someone can vouch that he truly is BACK!

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 1:33 PM

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