3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

What is your favorite jean brand

Thread Tools
Old 08-23-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
Tired Of Just Surviving
SmallSteps's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,150

S/C/G: 296/281/198

Height: 5'7"

Default What is your favorite jean brand

I need to go out and buy some new clothes before my trip to Florida next month. I was just wondering does anyone love a specific jean brand?

I love blue jeans but I can never find any that fit just right. It has actually become a nightmare to go out and try to shop for a pair.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

My Lowest Journey Weight: 242.8 - July 30, 2012
My Reboot Journey Weight: 286.6 - June 27, 2015

5% (272.3) | 10% (258) | Under 250 (249.9) | 15% (243.7) | Severe Obesity BMI (241) | 20% (229.4) | 25% (215) | 30% (200.8) | ONEderland (199) | 100 lost (186.6)

You'll never be able to deal with what's going on with your body until you deal with what's going on with your soul.

SmallSteps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
AriesNV's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 184

S/C/G: 196/190/150

Height: 5'9"


This is going to sound silly, but I'm really digging Lauren Conrad's jeans, as of late. You can find them at Kohls.

I just LOVE the way they fit. Right now, I wear a 14 and a 14 is a 14 with LC jeans...they're the perfect length (hard to find) and a PERFECT fit. They're pretty pricey at $60, but they're usually always on sale for about $30...they have a summer line right now. The jeans are lighter and stretchy, but they're still quality and very comfy.
AriesNV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
Mini Goal 4- 169lbs
toastedsmoke's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Africa
Posts: 1,317

S/C/G: 275/170/165

Height: 5'7


Right now, I'm really into Zara jeans and H&M to a lesser extent (for flare leg/trouser leg jeans) and New Look or Levi's (for slim fit straight leg jeans).

When I was in plus sizes, I REALLY liked Lane Bryant Right Fit Jeans (especially the trouser leg/flare leg cuts); I found them to fit better than the more expensive Seven jeans, LB also carried. Also another tip with LB denim, I found the "special" styles they sold on the hangers always were nicer/fit better than the generic folded kinds they had on the shelves.

I also had pretty good luck with I.N.C. jeans and Michael Kors denim (both available at Macy's) and Jessica Simpson jeans (from Fashion Bug). If it helps any, I'm an apple, so we may or may not have the same requirements in jeans).
Original start/HW: Jan 2009: 275lb; 3FC Start Weight: July 19, 2009: 257lb; Record Low Weight: Oct 21, 2012: 152lb
Losing the Regain- Jul 2014- Jul 2015

Overall Weight Loss

Last edited by toastedsmoke : 08-23-2012 at 09:09 PM.
toastedsmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
thistoo's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 2,317

Height: 5'0"


The perfect jeans totally depend on your body type. I'm a very short hourglass with a lot of junk in the trunk and a very small waist, and the best fit for me are Lee Comfort Fit straight leg jeans. The bonus for me is that they're not unreasonably priced, and I can often find them at discount stores. But different jeans work for different bodies for sure. I can't wear any Old Navy jeans, for instance.
thistoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 09:38 PM   #5
On a break with Baby #5
Arctic Mama's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,754

S/C/G: 257 /ticker/ 160

Height: 5'3" - I got taller!


Yup, the perfect jeans are the ones that fit, and even among women of the same height and weight, body proportion can make a huge difference. I look great in a certain cut of Levis, and terrible in a certain cut of Carrhardts. One brand that looked good on me at one weight (Ann Taylor) is unflattering to me now, because my proportions have changed asi have lost weight and more fat has shed from some areas than others.

All three brands I recommend trying, btw... But no thoughts as to how good or awful they will look. It really must be trial and error. As of late I'm digging my Motherhood Maternity jeans, but I obviously wouldn't recommend those to most folks, either
Taryl - http://www.aurorafiberarts.com/weightloss

Weight loss since Oct 2008:
Arctic Mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:01 PM   #6
Senior Member
sluggerbean's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 622

S/C/G: HW:319/RW:257/CW:193.0/GW:140

Height: 5'4"


I have done ok with the plus size jeans at Wal-Mart: Faded Glory and Just My Size. The best fitting ones were some Lee jeans that I wore when I was at 140; but that was 23 years and a birth ago.

Unfortunately trial and error is the only way right now to find what fits you best at this time.

Happy Hunting!

If you believe it, you will achieve it!!

sluggerbean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 10:34 PM   #7
There is no try.
Vex's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,260

S/C/G: 281/T/140

Height: 5'6"

Default re:

Been wearing Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda jeans now since about size 18 and gotten some compliments on them. I was never the stretchy jeans type, but these seem ok - and they're relatively inexpensive (around $20)
Vex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 11:47 PM   #8
Senior Member
KatMarie's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 552

S/C/G: 325/125/maintaining

Height: 5'6.5


Try on some Not Your Daughters Jeans. They have them at Dillard's and Macy's.

Link to before and after pics
KatMarie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 12:15 AM   #9
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 21


Levi's plus size, full waist maybe 590's
42goingon20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 11:49 AM   #10
nirvikalpa samadhi
DCHound's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Posts: 1,728

S/C/G: 369.5/ticker/169.5

Height: 5'8"


Like Vex, I love the Gloria Vanderbilts too, particularly because they come up above my natural waist so they suck in all the flab. I can squeeze into their 12s, the 14s fit fine, but if I decide to wear a really tight top I go with the 16s because now they come up to just under my bra line. It's like wearing Spanx without the annoyance. I get mine at Costco, they are about $18 a pair there.
DCHound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 05:31 PM   #11
Let go laughing
s rosa's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Grafenwoehr, Germany
Posts: 113

S/C/G: 265/254/150

Height: 5'10"


Right now I'm loving NY&Co jeans - their curvy bootcut ones. I have such a hard time finding jeans that are big enough in the waist to not give me a terrible muffin top but still tight enough everywhere else to stay up when I walk. I hate that with other jeans I constantly have to pull them up. Their jeans run around $50-$60 but they have awesome sales all the time, I just got 6 pairs for $100
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."
Mini-goal #1: 249
s rosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 06:12 PM   #12
Started IPD 6-19-12
Barb2012's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Alaska
Posts: 41

S/C/G: 316/285/175

Height: 5'8"


I love my Liz Claiborne slim power boot cut jeans from Penny's. They were expensive when I bought them - sixty some dollars, but that was a year ago and I need new ones. They only sell them at Penny's and on QVC anymore. I'm a hourglass but heavier on the bottom. These jeans are long but perfect for me at 5'8" with Danskos.
Barb2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 06:42 PM   #13
Hi From Canada, eh?
Trazey34's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Canada, eh?
Posts: 2,364

S/C/G: check the ticker :)

Height: 5'8


ugh I can just CRY when I think of "Cotton Ginny" in Canada closing, I got ALL my jeans there, fat or less fat or average....sigh... and they were made of JEAN material, no stretchy crapy in them LOL

Started: 323
Now: 171 - nope, 165 now!
NOPE -- 162 now! Holy crap i've lost a PERSON!
Goal: 160

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar
Trazey34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 05:00 AM   #14
Heading Downtown...
TripSwitch's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,374

S/C/G: 225/165/150

Height: 5'7"


Salon Z at Saks carries sizes 14 to 24... They have a lot of really nice stuff, including denim... James Jeans and Lafayette 148 New York are two brands that I like... But my favorites are from Just Cavalli, and he makes very cool tee shirts that really work well with them for a nice casual look as well....
TripSwitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #15
Senior Member
kelly315's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus OH
Posts: 2,524

S/C/G: 290/ticker/145

Height: 5'4"


I've found my last two pairs of jeans (20's and now 18's, yay!~) at JCPenny's. They fit fine, and they were both under $10. It seems that JCP is always having a sale on plus-sized jeans, so I keep going back to them! They're a bit long, so I hemmed them using a bit of liquid stitch, which works great!

Started July 1, 2012 @ 290lbs
kelly315 is offline   Reply With Quote
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steel Magnolias #16 Maggie Support Groups 26 06-11-2012 10:39 AM
Steel Magnolias #13 QuilterInVA Support Groups 31 05-09-2012 01:20 PM
Steel Magnolias #6 Maggie Support Groups 31 03-03-2012 01:31 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2