I went shopping recently and I’m a woman who does not hate my body. Sorry world. I know this doesn’t fit with what you expect from me.
I’ve played sports nearly my entire life. For a majority of that time, this has meant soccer and running. My thighs are bigger than average. This alone isn’t a problem. The problem is that I enjoy wearing jeans in fact if you’ve seen me in something other than jeans we must have been at the same wedding. That being said jeans never seem to fit me correctly. I know lots of women say the same thing and that eventually I will find my brand, but until then I’m stuck.
Jeans for me never fit in the thigh area. To combat this I go up a size and then the legs fit and the waist is too big. To counter that I get the jeans tailored. They take in the waist as much as they can and I still need to wear a belt. I hate wearing a belt. My son thinks it’s great though because he can stick his toes into my waistband and stand right up which is neither here nor there, but it is sort of cute. Regardless, in a few years one day, no matter the jean, I crouch down to pick something up and RIIIIIP there is a hole in the pants right by the upper thigh. It happens every time. Hopefully, I will be at home when this happens because I will require an immediate pants change…or maybe I can rock this new distressed denim?
Which brings me back to my first paragraph. I did a quick online search and I can find all sorts of jeans that claim to hide this or that. I don’t want to hide! I don’t hate my legs! They help me get work done. I want jeans that fit! To me that is fundamentally different. I’m not ashamed I just require something a little more GI Joe and a little less like Barbie. And while I’m asking I’d like it for less than $50. Who’s got $150 for jeans? If I have that much, I’d rather spend it on something else.