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The hunt for jeans

Smart casual, luncheon get-up with jeans
Smart casual, luncheon get-up with jeans

I’m either a “round”, a “rectangle” or an “apple/diamond”. I don’t know which one. I have no waist to speak of and my bust, boobs and hips seem to have almost the exact same measurements except for the fact that they jut out from different angles. I also tend to have a high sitting belly.

Slouchy comfortable jeans for travelling
Slouchy comfortable jeans for travelling

For all the above reasons, I love shift dresses that either skim past my mid-section or those that flare out to give the illusion of hips. More than anything else, I love my jeans. They are my Saturday staple and I currently own about 5 pairs – different colours and fit. My running however has now significantly toned or reduced my lower body and I am a UK14 for bottoms whilst remaining a UK16 waist and up. The hunt for new bottoms (i.e. jeans) begins!!

My weekend uniform for hanging out
My weekend uniform for hanging out

Because I’m only 1.53m tall and I technically have a shorter torso than the average person, I usually pick low-waist petite length jeans. Most times, 3/4 or capris fit me like full length bottoms, so those work too. And because of my belly, stretchy jeans give the best fit! I’m on the hunt for new jeans but they shouldn’t cost me more than S$60 a pair! With the exchange rates these days though, I think S$60 does go a lot further than before.

Dress down weekends. Always with the jeans & an indie band t-shirt!
Dress down weekends. Always with the jeans & an indie band t-shirt!

Anybody seen this range of plus-sized jeans from Marisota? I was pointed to this link recently and 3 of their 9 styles caught my eye. Now, I’m curious.

  1. WOW jeans – designed to make your bum look perkier without going to the gym
  2. SLIM-FIT jeans – skinnies with stretch
  3. JEGGINGS – no explanation needed, I love jeggings.

I’m not sure about the prices though. They are a little more than what I’d normally spend but I’m a bargain hunter and everything is always a little more than what I’m willing to pay. Most Singaporeans willingly pay over S$100 for Levi’s and I do value the fit of a great pair of jeans. They are generally hardier and last longer than most other items in my wardrobe. Maybe it’s time to think about paying a little bit more.

Ok anyway, I’m thinking of

a) Petite WOW Slim Leg Jeans (length 27in)
b) Lola Slim Leg Jeans (length 27in)

I’m not sure how opaque the last one is and I’m definitely not wearing it with my top tucked in! Also high-waisted might mean it goes right up to just under my boobs! Then again, it also looks like it’ll be great under my 100000 tunic tops/short dresses!


I produced an indie music festival in Singapore for 7years before I moved to the US to be with my indie game dev husband Tom who made Axiom Verge and Axiom Verge 2. We live in Los Angeles, California with our son Alastair (named for Alastair Reynolds) and our dog Goliath (named for his size).

4 thoughts on “The hunt for jeans

  1. Long time follower, first time poster. I started following your blog after seeing some outfit posts and thinking, hey this girl has the exact same body/boob/face/hair shape as me! And reading this confirmed it 🙂 I have learned to hate shopping for new jeans, because nothing ever really fits my shape. I’m 156cm-ish, belly, not much hips, waist or bum either (and indonesian by the way)…and I found the zara rtf line skinny ankle grazers fit like the perfect normal length skinny jean on me. They’re stretchy and super affordable! Maybe not as sturdy as a pair of, say, levis or wrangler…but definitely comfier and doable in warm weather.

      1. You don’t look that plus-size! I usually wear a 31 waist pant or 40 in european sizing, which is still within “normal” sizing. I can’t fit petite though, vertically yes, horizontally no way, haha. I’m actually a little broader across the shoulder than you…kind of like a combined inverted triangle/apple/rectangle. Never had any problems with a lot of Zara jeans…H&M jeans however…

        1. Heeeheee thanks! It’s the angle of the pictures! My waist is a major issue. It measures about 37″ now but my hips are also about 37″ so I can sometimes wear smaller bottoms if they end below my belly.

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