Is there any day more miserable than the day you have to concede that your favourite pair of jeans are unwearable? They have been hemmed and patched, a new button/elastic band has been added and that interesting stain covered up with a patch. The left leg no longer has a fashionable rip, but is one thread away from becoming half of a pair of shorts. Or, saddest of all; your bottom is now and will forever be, too big for this particular pair of jeans and you have to make a choice between wearing them or breathing. They were the perfect pair of jeans, but the time has come to buy a new pair. Where to start?
Here is our guide to buying the perfect pair of jeans –
- Have a browse in charity shops, they often have odd sizes, but they also have a wide range of styles. The good part is that they are already worn in, so you can see straight away how the sizing is (they have already shrunk in the wash) and how they will hang.
- Shop the same brand as the ones you are replacing – their cut obviously suits you.
- Make sure that you measure yourself accurately and consult the size guides of the brand that you plan to buy.
- Remember that price does not always equal quality for you. You may find that supermarket own brands fit you far better than high priced brands.
- Be prepared to hem if necessary, its all about how they fit on waist, hips and thighs. Taking a pair of jeans up is easier than you might think.
- Don’t be afraid to try on men’s jeans, they have a slightly bigger cut around the thigh. Maybe go shopping in your partners wardrobe!
- Order online so that you can try them on in the comfort of your own home. Try Amazon wardrobe