Rediscovering jeans

One of the things on my (very long) list of stuff I wanted to buy when I reached my Slimming World target was a good, well-fitting pair of jeans.  In the last two weeks, I have bought four pairs, and have my eye on a few more.  I had forgotten how comfortable they are when they fit properly.

My growing jeans collection.

I did have a couple of pairs of jeans when I was bigger, but they were always uncomfortable.  Because of my endless yo-yo dieting they were rarely the right side for me, and even when they were, they would still dig uncomfortably into my middle whenever I was sitting down, which was most of the time.  I think this was largely because up until a couple of years ago, jeans were still uniformly low-rise, and so they hit at a really uncomfortable place for me.

Burgundy jeans
That burgundy pair were cute but super uncomfortable. Yes, I am sitting on a beach ball, and no, I’m not going to explain why. The legs belong to my Thrills-loving mate Gemma.

The return of high-rise waists suits me a lot better, in terms of both comfort and style (they look more ’80s.  Everything is better when it looks more ’80s).

Blue jeans
Wearing blue jeans for the first time in about fifteen years. I only had black and burgundy ones when I was bigger. You can see the previous pair of blue jeans I owned, a ridiculous pair of ’00s baggies, in the picture for my review of Now! #56 from 2003.

I am now learning about all the different styles you can buy at the moment – skinny, super skinny, slim leg, straight leg, mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, the list goes on.  This is an exciting new world!  I am not about to let it get to the levels of my shoe obsession, but I am really glad to be done with the phase of my life that involved wearing leggings every single day.

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