I think I have written before about the skinny jeans fad, and how I don't think those kind of pants look good on anyone, except possibly for young girls with perfect legs. I think anyone older then college-age looks better in boot cut jeans, but these days, finding boot cut jeans can be a challenge.
This rant, however, is about sizes for jeans. I recently was at the mall and experienced something very baffling.
A friend told me about a going out of business sale at a store in the mall. All the jeans were discounted 70%, and I've been having trouble finding jeans I liked for the above reasons. So I decided to check out the sale.
I like to wear jeans that are sort of on the loose side because I prefer comfort to style. About 90% of the time or more, size 4 or 6 fits me pretty well.
I went to the store, and it seemed like at least half the jeans were size 0 or 2. I finally located a pair of size 4 and a pair of size 6 to try on. Except when I got into the dressing room, they were too tight. And the petite length, which is usually a bit long for me, was way too short. My daughter was with me and she informed me that the jeans did not look good.
I returned those two sizes and found a size 8 pair. Unfortunately, it was still too small. At least, it wasn't the fit that I wanted.
I tried to locate a pair bigger than eight but I couldn't find any. Eight was the largest size they had in jeans in the entire store. Isn't the average size for a woman 10 or something like that? How could they not have any jeans bigger than a size 8??? Who is this clothing made for???
And then I went to target, and I couldn't find anything smaller than a size 12.
There's something seriously wrong here.