I need jeans that FIT!!!


I am 21 years old and I still can't find a brand of jeans that makes me happy to put on. The problem is my legs are really long and I have a thin waist. When I find jeans that are long enough they never fit my waist/butt. Big Star jeans that I found at the buckle are the closest I've ever come to finding a good fit but they get saggy around my butt after an hour. It's so frustrating. Any advice out there?
Jul 30, 2008 @ 02:26 pm

16 Replies

Feisty Redhead

jeans are pure evil

LOL Finding jeans that fit has got to be one of the most frustrating things in the world. I recently stumbled onto zafu.com - you answer questions about your preferences, body shape and current problems with jeans and they give you suggestions as to what will fit. They give you both high end and low end suggestions, too, so even if you can't afford to spend a lot on jeans there's a good chance you can find something you like.
Jul 30, 2008 @ 03:54 pm


Thanks Feisty! I'm definitely gonna check that out :D
Jul 30, 2008 @ 04:00 pm
Ali de Bold

Body Blue

I've checked out zafu too and think it's great. Body Blue or Over the Rainbow are two local stores that are great for figuring out what styles fit your booty best because the staff really know their stuff and can tell you which brands are designed for your body type. The jeans they carry can be pretty pricey, but at least you can get an idea which ones work best for you.
Jul 30, 2008 @ 10:27 pm

I know how you feel

I have the same problem, a small waist and long legs, but I usually only find skinny jeans in my size. Not every girl wants to wear skinny jeans all the time! Gimme a bootcut in 34 or 36 inside leg and I'll be happy!
Aug 02, 2008 @ 04:37 pm

have you tried buffalo jeans.

I had a hard time finding jeans that fit me a while ago too. You pretty much can't find a single pair of jeans from gap, America something or any of course mainstream stores. I tried Buffalo jeans. And it fits me perfectly. I wouldn't say that i am tall but i was slimmer. I still wear the jeans today with no problem.

Aug 02, 2008 @ 06:44 pm

stretchy stuff

To get a good fit in the waist without that dreaded gap that shows your whole back and butt when you sit, I look for stretch in jeans and a higher waist instead of a hip hugger style.

My newest jeans that are overdyed for a dressier look, are Gloria Vanderbilt. I thought of her as an "old lady designer", but these jeans are a great, modern cut, have a ton of stretch, a double button on the waist to keep them against my waist and wash beautifully.
Aug 05, 2008 @ 02:02 pm

zafu is a saint

I was in 7th heaven when I found zafu.com. Until I realized that they didn't review every pair of jeans (and I found perfect ones that they didn't quite cover...Isaac Mizrahi for Target, Lane Bryant Right Fit in Blue 1 fit amazingly!). They even have reviews/fit finders for pants and bras. I'm still searching for the perfect bras...but they do need to work on encompassing more sizes.
Thanks for the advice.
I'm a firm believer that I will *never* find the perfect jeans. Whenever I think I've found them, I gain/lose weight or the makers change or discontinue the style. Karma is fickle! LOL
Aug 05, 2008 @ 03:26 pm

ever check Reitmans out?

It may sound funny...but Check out REITMANS....the have pants made for "TALL" people, and they have a huge variety of different cuts! (Everything from petite to 'encore')
It may be worth a look...I used to buy all my jeans from Eddie Bauer...until I had kids LOL...you may have some luck there too if the other name brand jeans aren't doing it for ya!
Good Luck!!!
Sep 24, 2008 @ 11:32 am

shop around...

Okay so these might be some expensive recommendations but Jeans are one of the things that I can justify spending a lot of money on because of the 'cost-per-wear' idea. I get A LOT of wear out of a pair of jeans I love.

Rock 'n Republic...they make jeans with VERY long inseams. Down-side. They tend to be a little bigger in the waist so maybe not the best for the body-type you've just described. Although if you've got small hips too, then it would fit just fine; I would probably just buy a size smaller than your regular size as they tend to run larger. They're also made of a thinner denim material so they wear out a little faster. They're the priciest of my recommendations (from $200).

Paige Denim...try their online interactive fit selector. You answer a few questions and they give you recommendations on which of their models might fit your body type. Paige jeans usually are true to size. You can get a pair for about $150 with some of their styles costing more than $200.

Mavis...come with a longer inseam. They're reasonably priced and come in a variety of cuts.

As a last resort...you could always get jeans that fit your hips and then bring them to a good tailor to get it fitted just right. Just remember to wash them first before you get any alterations done.
Oct 05, 2008 @ 08:38 am

I have the same problem!

Hey glassguru, it sounds like you have a similar body type to me. I also have long legs (35" inseam) and thin hips/waist. I've hunted high and low for the right jeans. I just recently purchased 2 pairs that are winners. Unfortunately, they are a little pricier but in my opinion, worth it. I bought one pair of Rock 'n Republics and one pair of Citizens. Each were about $220. They are both long enough, even to wear with heels! AND they don't stretch out/bag in the ass like most other jeans with so-called "stretch". They keep their shape amazingly well, even after wearing 3-4 times without washing. Lawyergirl is right...Rock jeans run a little bit big. I had to go down 2 sizes to get the proper fit.

I've never heard of zafu.com before, but it sounds a lot like another site I've tried called truejeans.com. You enter in all your measurements and fit preferences and they come up with suggestions for you.
Nov 10, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

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