There are a few things I have decided to not just accept, but lovingly embrace as I age. Curves and a few extra pounds rank high among them. This body produced four 8 lb humans in a span of just over six years. It owes neither apologies nor explanations. I keep it moving. feed it healthy food, and make a valiant effort to get it enough rest. What I don’t do is stress that I no longer fit into the same size clothing that I did 20 years ago. I have grown and my waist line has followed suit. Who isn’t entirely on board with this idea is the majority of clothing manufacturers. As any woman can attest, jeans and swim suits are among the most dreaded pieces of clothing to shop for. Jeans labelled ‘super skinny’ or ‘ultra low rise’ are just not going to work over here. I live in my blue jeans, day in and day out. Wearing something that is unstylish, uncomfortable, or ill-fitting just makes me miserable.
Brothers David and Sam have been producing jeans for real women about as long as I have been producing real humans. Lola Jeans are a fantastic fit in more ways than one. And not only do these folks make a great fitting pair of jeans, they also give back, through their Pink Ribbon initiative. $50,000 has been donated so far to Breast Cancer Research.
Lola Jeans sent me a pair of Kristine jeans to try out, in a medium light blue finish. They are a straight leg, as opposed to a skinny or boot cut. All of the full-length jeans are a 33” inseam. My inseam hovers somewhere around the 30” mark on a good day, meaning they bunch up a bit. I would hazard to guess that this length isn’t an issue for the majority of the population.
See that waist line? It is actually sitting somewhere near my real waist line and not well below my underwear. Muffin top no more. My shape is what it is, but dressing to suit my shape is just an intelligent choice. The trend towards low rise everything is not flattering for me. I find myself constantly hitching them up in an effort to keep covered up and not feel like I am falling out of my clothes. Not only is that annoying, it just doesn’t look good.
The one thing that has not really expanded is my backside. Most jeans emphasize this point (gee, thanks). Because the Lola Jeans fully cover what is there in a 4-way stretch fabric, my derriere no longer looks like an extension of my thighs.
And speaking of those thighs – I have never had that elusive ‘thigh gap’. In grade school, a number of my classmates were taking dance classes and quickly started spending their recess time comparing ‘gaps’. That was never a competition I was going to win. These relatively short legs were built for doing a lot of things but twirling around on a stage was never one of them.
Lola Jeans Giveaway
A lovely set of Canadian bloggers and I are working together to give three of our readers a chance to win their choice of Lola Jeans. Approximate retail value of each prize is $75. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Not responsible for lost or misdirected entries. Use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter. Good luck everybody!