Ladies, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Something I wish someone had told me long ago.
There is a secret to wearing skinny jeans. Now, if you already have legs like toothpicks and a tiny hiney, then this post isn’t for you. But if you have some meat on your tush and some (ahem) strong thighs, like a certain girl I know (wink, wink), then you too can wear skinny jeans.
Take it from a girl who tried to find a pair of skinny jeans for a year. Mr. Right, my fashion-forward husband, kept trying to get me to go to the skinny jean dark side and kiss my bootcut jeans goodbye, but every time I tried a pair on in the dressing room, and watched my insides become stuffed into my pants like sausage being stuffed into its casing, ready to explode at any moment, I was always on the verge of tears as I tried to wiggle my way out of those impossible pants and left cursing the horrible man who invented such a torture device.
It was downright depressing. And then I learned the trick.
Take whatever size you typically wear in pants, and go up a size. Or two. Don’t even take your normal size with you into the dressing room, or you’ll feel like an elephant.
Just ignore the number on the tag, go a size up, and be amazed at how wonderful they feel. And how much skinnier they feel because they don’t look like they’re painted on. Nobody has to know the real size.
You think I’m kidding. But you know you want to try it.
PS–My favorite skinny jeans have come from Banana (try the outlet) and LOFT. Sign up for their e-mails and just wait for their 30-40% off everything special – they run them about once a month.