How Should Jeans Fit?
Just because your jeans are the right size does not mean they are the right fit. How should jeans fit? The way jeans fit varies by brand and style. A pair of our pull-on jeans will fit differently than a pair of mid-rise jeans. But, no matter the style, a few items remain consistent.
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Try on your jeans and examine them in the mirror. These tips will help you figure out if your jeans fit:
- Fitted jeans should not feel too tight nor too baggy in your waist, hips, or thighs. If they squeeze your stomach when you bend down or you don’t want to sit down because they are uncomfortable, they are too tight.
- When you buy jeans, they should feel snug. This is because after you wear them a few times, they will stretch. You don’t want to risk them becoming too baggy.
- Check out your inseams. If your inseams are pulling to one side, your jeans are too tight.
- Make sure your waistband is snug but not too tight. You don’t want a muffin top.
- Check your pockets. Wrinkles in your front pockets mean your jeans are fitting poorly. Your back pockets should be centered around your cheeks and not pass the curve of your cheek.
- Your jeans should feel slightly snug in the crotch. If they are baggy below the zipper, your jeans don't fit.
- Where does your flare begin? Your jean’s flare should start at your knee. If it begins any lower, it’s time to toss them.
- Look at your ankles. Your hem should hit directly at your ankle bone. If the hem falls higher, you might need to stretch your jeans’ length. If your jeans are bunching at your ankle, you can cuff or hem them.