Shopping for jeans is no easy feat, especially when your size varies significantly from brand to brand. At some stores, I’m a size 6, while at others, size 8 is too snug. Team that with the fact that my weight fluctuates throughout the year like everyone’s does (it’s v normal, y’all), and I find myself tempted to steer clear of purchasing new denim altogether. But recently, while perusing Old Navy’s jeans section, I came across the brand’s “FitsYou” style that fits three sizes. The technology sounded game-changing, so I couldn’t help but look into it further.
The debut “FitsYou” style is the Extra High-Waisted Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans ($45, originally $55), which come in four different washes and one ripped design, all featuring a contoured extra high-rise waistband. So how does the multi-sizing work? Well, per the brand, the jeans harness the power of Lycra-free technology, which allows the fabric to “expand over your body while remaining comfortable and not compressive.”
Shoppers choose from a size range (0-00, 2-6, 8-12, 14-18, 20-24, and 26-30) rather than a singular number (which feels so much less stressful and risky, especially while ordering online). After taking a quick quiz to determine my size, the brand recommended adding the 8-12 range to my cart. I went with the dark-blue wash called “Cher” and then selected two-day shipping (because I have no chill).
I was cautiously optimistic about this order, especially since I wasn’t entirely confident that the size 8-12 range wasn’t the right fit. But upon slipping the jeans on, I was shocked to find that they hugged my body perfectly. They didn’t feel too big, nor too small, and the stretchy material felt as comfortable as a pair of leggings. (Yes, really).
My *only* complaint is that I’m not as committed to the skinny jeans as I used to be. These days, I prefer a boot cut or wide-leg design à la the brand’s Extra High-Waisted Sky Hi Ripped Wide-Leg Jeans ($50), but that doesn’t mean I’ll ditch the style entirely. I do hope the brand utilizes the “FitsYou” technology in other styles, because there’s not a doubt in my mind that it’s genius. We just need some more options!
The verdict? I absolutely recommend giving these jeans a try, especially if you’re someone who gets frustrated with jeans sizing like me. I love knowing this pair will meld to my body just as nicely if my weight fluctuates in the future — be it next week or a year from now. As far as fashion innovation goes, these jeans deserve an award for being — wait for it — ahead of the curve.
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