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#1 iwanttosleepin

Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:44 AM

Because I can no longer think about the state of politics in Australia I am going to take up a new challenge....new jeans for me.

Here is what I want:
  • Dark blue colour
  • Stretch to make comfy
  • Straight leg (not boot cut)
  • medium rise waist
  • to fit a bold curve
  • suited to a size 32 who is only short
I used to buy bold curve Levis but they are not made anymore.

I also have a pair of Mavi Gold jeans but I find these stretch so much after day 2 of wearing that they almost fall off.

#2 andyk

Posted 19 May 2019 - 12:28 PM

I buy mine from the US - Gap Curvy Mid Rise Straight leg.


Edited by andyk, 19 May 2019 - 12:30 PM.

#3 zenkitty

Posted 19 May 2019 - 12:33 PM

Today has just been made even worse - I buy bold curve Levis 😔

#4 cvbn

Posted 19 May 2019 - 12:39 PM

Don't discount tailoring. If they fit well everywhere else it is not a big job to have the centre back taken in.

#5 iwanttosleepin

Posted 19 May 2019 - 12:45 PM

Thankyou andyk..that look like exactly what I need!

I have considered tailoring but the back gape is only part of the issue.  I will often have difficulty even doing the button up, whilst the back is gaping by inches!

#6 José

Posted 19 May 2019 - 12:48 PM

i love my saba jeans. they tend to be high rise though.

#7 cvbn

Posted 19 May 2019 - 01:10 PM

View Postiwanttosleepin, on 19 May 2019 - 12:45 PM, said:

Thankyou andyk..that look like exactly what I need!

I have considered tailoring but the back gape is only part of the issue.  I will often have difficulty even doing the button up, whilst the back is gaping by inches!

I completely understand. I make my own jeans using a custom pattern and they look so funny folded in half. The back tucks in  and the tummy is an angle out!

I need a 14 for the waist but a 8 or 10 for my legs, bottom.

#8 Thinkagain

Posted 19 May 2019 - 01:35 PM

I'd like to suggest 'Only' brand jeans from Myer. I usually have a lot of trouble with jeans and tried them on because I must have felt masochistic that day ;). However, they were surprisingly great in the fitting room, and I've worn them now several times, still great. I have slim legs but a big tummy and these are really comfortable and not loose around the legs. The stretch and fabric are good. I did have to take them up but no big deal, situation normal. Mine are a mid blue, and the model is called Blush I think - they have a few different models/names, you see online I guess.There is definitely a dark blue though.

#9 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:05 PM

Jeanswest Curve Embracer Slim Striaght in short leg length.

#10 Wahwah

Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:12 PM

I just bought Levis 312 Shaping Slim jeans in black. They have a good degree of stretch, but hold my belly in, and are straight. I'm short and bottom heavy and the 30w/30 leg are perfect. Am going to buy a second pair in dark blue because they are so comfy.

#11 JBH

Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:18 PM

Madewell Roadtripper:


I’m not short, but they also come in a shorter length.  They say high rise, but indon’t Find them particularly high.

#12 just2ofus

Posted 19 May 2019 - 04:23 PM

I swear by the Sophie Jeans from Target. Perfect stretch, dark denim, high waisted (hides my tummy rolls well), good value at $30! I’m a size 16, 165cm.

#13 JomoMum

Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:51 PM

Jeanswest have such a huge variety. Leg width and length, rise, stretch and colour. I haven’t bought jeans from anywhere else for probably 10 years, and they come with a 1-2 year guarantee.

#14 Ayr

Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:54 PM

J brand and citizens of humanity have been the only ones that fit right and suit me. Jeans are such an individual fit/taste it's hard to go off recommendations alone.

#15 Anon63

Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:55 PM

View PostKiwi Bicycle, on 19 May 2019 - 03:05 PM, said:

Jeanswest Curve Embracer Slim Striaght in short leg length.

I just tried these and found them way too stretchy.  Perhaps I just needed to size down a couple of sizes.

#16 SFmummyto3

Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:00 PM

The soft touch jeans from Best and Less have a bit of a cult following..


#17 Brumby Jack

Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:09 PM

I love my Gordon Smith slim miracle jeans. They would meet most of your criteria.

Edited by Brumby Jack, 19 May 2019 - 08:13 PM.

#18 Kattikat

Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:15 PM

I second the Only ones from Myer, I have skinny ones with zip ankles and they are as comfy as trackies

#19 darcswan

Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:36 PM

I am a total pear - chunky little legs, big ass, small waist. Uniqlo jeans fit like they were tailor made for me. I wear the boyfriend jeans all the time.

Their online range is miserable though, so it relies on you being near a store!

#20 *melrose*

Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:44 PM

View Postandyk, on 19 May 2019 - 12:28 PM, said:

I buy mine from the US - Gap Curvy Mid Rise Straight leg.

They look so good I am going to buy some in the next few days when I get a change to look at them - :)
How long does the delivery usually takes? Also is it true to size?

Edited by *melrose*, 19 May 2019 - 08:44 PM.

#21 Charli73

Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:58 PM

I love the jeanswest jeans but not the curve embraced ones just the normal skinny jeans but they have a heap of stretch.
Recently I bought some at best and less because they were only $20 and they seem pretty good. Even got some  jeggings for $12 and they are so comfy...

#22 rosie28

Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:21 PM

If you’re in Melbourne then dejour jeans. $50, heaps of colours and fits and they tailor them for free. I finally got rid of the back gap! And they go so far as to tailor around the knees so they’re perfect and don’t rumple. Amazing.

#23 Anon63

Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:44 PM

View Post*melrose*, on 19 May 2019 - 08:44 PM, said:

They look so good I am going to buy some in the next few days when I get a change to look at them - Posted Image
How long does the delivery usually takes? Also is it true to size?

I wear these. They are pretty true to size. Postage is expensive (around $44 for two pairs) and takes around 10 days. There are faster more expensive postage options.

As a size comparison, my size 31 gap jeans are too tight at the moment but the Jeans West Curve embrace slim straight jeans in 14 were too big.

Edited by Anon63, 19 May 2019 - 09:49 PM.

#24 polythene

Posted 20 May 2019 - 10:23 AM

Oh boy, I dread going shopping for jeans....actually I hate shopping for clothes of any kind.

I used to buy Gap jeans before they skipped town as I'm short and I didn't have to hem them, unlike most other brands  So the hunt was on to find something just as good....and I bought jeans from Cotton On.  Lots of choices and good prices too.  Uniqlo are pretty good as well.

#25 BeAwesome

Posted 20 May 2019 - 10:36 AM

My new favourite pair of jeans is Decuba Riley Wonder Jeans, however they're currently only in black.  There are other Riley styles in dark denim.

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