Pre-pregnancy, I was usually a size 14 in jeans. I'm tall-ish, and have always carried my weight mostly in my tummy, so I usually try on jeans that are baggy in the legs/butt, but still don't zip. The good thing about pregnancy changing my body is that my hips are bigger now (yay??), so I didn't have that problem as much. Except, despite doing the squats challenge, I still have no butt at all.
I went into Gap, because they've been my go-to jeans place for at least a decade. And I proceeded to grab every single style of jeans in both a 14 and 16. My arms were about to fall off by the time I got to the fitting room. It probably didn't help that I was also on the phone with my sister. It turned out that size 14 would button and didn't look too tight, but I knew I'd be uncomfortable in them. And old me would have probably gone with it, but I have no time for being uncomfortable these days! (#momstyle, amiright?)
First up, I tried on the Gap Resolution True Skinny. Not a bad start. I liked how these looked okay, but the fabric was too stretchy/leggingy. I want my denim to have some stretch, but these were too much. Looking at the website, it's because they are 41% Polyester, 34% Cotton, 23% Tencel®, 2% Spandex. I need more cotton in my jeans, apparently!
Gap Resolution Slim Straight was next. My sister recently bought these, and told me to try them. We are not similar body types at all, so I figured they wouldn't work for me. Wrong! I loved them! And I think they look pretty good, too. Guess what? They are 95% cotton. So they are actual jeans.
Next I tried on Gap Resolution Skinny (Legging) - I can't find these online anywhere! They aren't the pull-on legging. Anyway, I hated these. Again, I don't think they look bad in the pictures, but they just fit too close and were too stretchy. I can't imagine they would look good for more than 5 minutes of sitting down.
These Gap Girlfriend jeans are like... I don't even know what they are. So stretchy, and yet still uncomfortable! I feel like the whole point of a girlfriend fit is to be a little bit looser, which doesn't really work with the super stretchy fabric. The fabric is definitely more of a knit than a jean, and seemed really thick, like my legs would get too hot.
Finally, I tried on the Gap Flare fit, because it seems like we might be getting tired of skinny jeans. I managed to only get side view pictures of these. I do love a good flare jean, but my last pair of non-skinny jeans barely got worn. These are also 95% cotton. I just like jeans to be jeans, okay?
After all that, I ended up getting the ones my sister told me to get in the first place, the Resolution Slim Straight. When I got home, I was looking online and noticed a version without holes, so I meant to order those and then return the store ones. But I let the day get away from me, and now they aren't running the 40% off deal anymore. I might keep an eye on the sales and see if I can order those to see if I like them better. I'm just worried about where the fading will hit on my thighs and whether that would look okay or not.
Anyway... that's the long story of my Gap jeans shopping. I went to Loft next, but that story will have to wait for another day, because my baby is about to wake up from his nap.
Any thoughts on jeans? Where do you all find good options? Do you think I should get some flares?