After Gap, I was fairly sure that I needed a size 16 for jeans, so I headed to Loft with that plan. Guess what size they don't carry in stores? So, I grabbed 14 in every style/fit option, and hoped for the best. I was pretty sure none of them would fit. And then they all fit! Hooray! Loft has a system that is based on leg shape and fit. So, you have every combination.
The Modern Straight seemed awkward. I don't think I could wear boots over them, and I still think that's a priority this winter.
The Relaxed Skinny was just very bad. This style is not doing me any favors.
The Curvy Straight was really comfortable, but I still didn't like the leg opening.
The Curvy Skinny was only available in my size in the light wash. I loved the way these fit, but the color isn't super flattering. I asked the sales associate if they had any in a darker wash, and she offered to order me some. But then I asked if there were any sales going on, and no. I'm not going to pay full price for jeans at a store I know regularly has 40% off sales. So I waited patiently and ordered them a few days later. I really like them!
But I can't decide if I should keep them or not. On the one hand, I will need more than 1 pair of good jeans this winter, and I should probably have a pair that doesn't have holes in it. But I'm hoping to keep losing weight, so do I really want 2 pairs that fit right now? Or should I hold off and buy another pair of jeans later in the fall? For now, I'm leaving the tags on these.
The Flare gets an honorable mention. I might end up with these later in the year. It's hard to adjust to the flared silhouette when I've been in skinny jeans for the past 5 or so years. I just don't even know how to wear flared jeans in the snowy winter. Are the hems just wet and salty all the time?? I vaguely remember this being a problem in college.
Anyway, those are my jeans shopping stories for now. I wasn't sure how hard it would be, but I had success at both of the stores I visited. Not too bad!