WHY I TRIED ON 67 PAIRS OF WHITE JEANS
Ladies, Here’s what is happening today. We’re taking back control of our clothes! White jeans need to work for US, we don’t need to work for them!
I have to give my co-worker, Randi credit for giving me this fabulous idea! I was actually working on jean shorts and she said, you should do white jeans. And in that moment I was reminded just how much white jeans stress me out. White jeans are THE WORST! They are see through and uncomfortable. The look amazing on the hanger and then they feel like cardboard on our legs. The are a summer staple but feel like a see through nightmare when we put them on. But that’s stating the obvious.
THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH WHITE JEANS
The way they make us feel about ourselves. We think we can’t wear jeans because we have too much cellulite. We think we can’t wear white jeans because we aren’t thin enough. We think we can’t wear white jeans because they show all our lumps and bumps. All of these things makes shopping for white jeans frustrating and emotional.
But I wanted to help make the dressing room a happier place and give you a gentle reminder to be kind to yourself. It’s not you, it’s the jeans. So let’s break up with some brands and focus on what makes us feel fabulous!
MY WHITE JEANS EXPERIMENT
I took about two weeks, went to 16 stores and tried on 67 pairs of jeans. MOST of them were just downright awful. And for a while I thought I actually wouldn’t find a pair that I liked. But where there is a will there is a way.
WHITE JEANS CRITERIA to make my list (in this order)
- Comfort! I want to feel like I am wearing leggings at all times.
- I want to feel like I can wear them any day. We all know there are jeans days and leggings days. I want to never be scared to slip these jeans on if I overindulged or am bloated.
- The can’t be see through. No explanation needed. I don’t want to see the pockets or undergarments or body bulges. I want to be able to wear granny panties in these things and still feel sexy.
WHITE JEANS TOP PICKS
So, here are my two top picks & the two pairs I bought.
- NYJD SKINNY ANKLE PULL-ON JEANS
2. DENIZEN from LEVIS RIPPED BOYFRIEND JEANS
Here are some honorable mentions:
LOFT Curvy Double Frayed Skinny Jeans
Express Super High Waisted Denin Perfect Sash Tie
COSTCO Buffalo Ladies’ Aubrey Stretch
American Eagle Ne(X)t Level Stretch Super High-Waisted Jeggings Crop
There is literally only one reason I’d spent two weeks trying on white jeans and that’s because I feel so passionately about every woman ending the war they wage on their bodies. We never blame the manufacturer, we ALWAYS blame ourselves. So I hope you think of this social experiment if you’re out shopping for a pair of white jeans. And I hope you buy a pair that makes you feel as beautiful as you are!
Click here for one more important piece of advice when trying on white jeans.
Sizes are a lot like the scale. We let them define us. We’ve come up with a certain size in our heads that we believe we should be and when we aren’t that size, we beat ourselves up.
I know how hard it is to make the decision to buy the bigger size. It feels like a defeat, a failure. And it’s a reminder of the progress we haven’t yet made. But in NO way whatsoever does the size of clothes you wear define you. We look better, we feel better and we lift a huge weight of pressure off our shoulders. And it’s moments like this, when we chose to buy the bigger size that become more effective than any fruit or veggie.
**Note, I have no affiliation to any brand. I do not make any money off any brand. These are my own opinion.
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