Clearly Gap doesn’t read my blog. If they did, they’d know how I feel about jeggings. At my age and all.
— Gap (@Gap) September 6, 2013
I don’t wear jeggings. I have tried them on and felt like an anatomical model.
Specifically “yes, here are my thighs. Some people love them. Others see the resemblance to hams.”
I used to spend buckets of money on designer denim. I had my AGs, my Citizens, my Sevens. They were all low rise and in sizes smaller than I wear right now.
When my parents visited recently (yes, they even came to Brooklyn), I gave them bags of clothing I no longer wanted including most of my fancy jeans to consign or sell elsewhere. Even if I get that skinny again – come hither, would-be bad boyfriends – I can’t picture myself wanting low rise jeans ever again. I’ll be lucky to get $100 for five or six pairs. Total.
Try to block out the sound of my weeping.
My question is for female readers over the age of 30: where do you buy jeans? What styles do you like/not like?
Please don’t say Chico’s. I’m not that old.
As I type this, I am wearing a pair of too-big Gap boyfriend jeans. They’re so comfortable but not at all figure flattering. I feel hobo-like each time I hike them up.
I also have Gap’s Always Skinny jeans which fit, but area about two inches lower in the rise than ideal. I’m willing to spend a little more than I do presently, but I’d like to put the days of $200+ jeans behind me.