Style: High-Waisted Thrifted Jeans For Curves.

 Jeans are in the top 2 of favorite type of clothing that I love to wear (only second to a white button-down shirt) but it’s usually quite the challenge getting a pair that fits my curvy body properly, while being of a great quality.

Apart from Levi's and J Brand, who i think make the most awesome jeans, the better quality jeans are usually found in Vintage/thrift shops and markets, based on my experience. 

New jeans from our open/mass markets here (Lagos) just have too much elastin, bad color washes and weird cuts, which might fit okay at first but those jeans are often not durable and begin to slacken and lose form after a few washes. 

'Cheap' but neither classy nor sustainable.

As a curvy person, you want jeans that are flexible but with structure.

[In a subsequent post, I’ll be going in-depth about jeans and what qualities to look out for when buying them, such as fabric mixes, cut & style, etc.].

Anyway, I wanted & needed a new pair of jeans, one that is high-waisted, classic blue wash, a little loose-fitting, straight cut and almost floor-length. I used to be a skinny jeans gal but recently I’ve become more into the vintage-y, straight cut fit.

I knew I wouldn’t easily get that cut and fit in the open markets here in Lagos and buying from abroad like on Asos or Fashionova was not also a viable option, so I thrifted a pair.

The color, fabric and sizing/measurements of the jeans I got were close to perfect, except for some gaping and the too-long length.

I went ahead to do a little D.I.Y to take-in the gaping at the waist and also take up the hem a little bit.

To see the whole process of how I did this, watch the video on my YouTube channel here (please SUBSCRIBE too).

Now, I’ve styled it here for a simple casual classic look, with a plain white long-sleeve top, clear heels to add even more height and some minimal gold accessories. 

This is such a classic outfit that works every time and for a reason! Simple enough for anyone to wear, flattering on almost every body type, especially curvy bodies.

These jeans are very comfortable, fits my body and curves perfectly, I couldn’t be more satisfied.

So if you have a curvy body like me and you don’t have access to proper denim brands, try looking into thrifting and a little D.I.Ying!


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