In high school I felt the need to own over-priced jeans. I think every teenager does. As the years went by and I had to spend my own money on clothing, I set out to find a cheaper alternative. Most women will attest that shopping for jeans is on par with having each of your eyelashes removed one at a time with a pair of rusty pliers. You can never seem to find just the right pair. They are either too short, too long, too low-rise, too dark, too faded or they simply look like mom-jeans. Now that I’m a mom I do appreciate pants that cover my butt crack as I bend over to pick up my child multiple times each day and I also appreciate pants that suck in my muffin-top; however, I do not want to fall victim to mom-jeans. Ever. Period. Enter Old Navy Jeans. I wore them in my twenties and now I’m wearing them in my thirties and I like to think I look pretty good in them.
Product Name: Old Navy Jeans
- The Rockstar: Super-stretchy and universally flattering. Low- and mid-rise. Skinny leg.
- The Boyfriend: Not too relaxed, not too uptight. Skinny leg.
- The Diva: Straight-leg. Perfect for women who are lacking in the curves department. Low-rise. Skinny & boot-cut.
- The Flirt: If you’re straight from waist to hip with fuller thighs. Mid-rise. Skinny & boot-cut.
- The Sweetheart: For curvier shapes with a defined waist. Classic-rise. Skinny & boot-cut.
- The Dreamer: Slims every body with a tummy-trimming lining that banishes your belly. Boot-cut.
Price Point: As they often go on sale, they can range from $19 to $45
- There are a number of styles available for every shape including tall & petite options.
- They are very affordable especially because they go on sale quite frequently.
- There are a number of washes in each style from faded to deep indigo. The Rockstar also come in a number of fun colours and fabrics.
- Old Navy stores are very common and tend to have a large selection so your jeans should be easy to find.
- The Old Navy website has even more options than are available in store which is great if you know your fit but want to see the other options available.
- If you don’t want to try them on in-store then you can buy them online and simply return them to the store.
- They’re easy to wash & dry – no fuss, no muss.
- You do get what you pay for in terms of quality – they will fade, stretch and wear thin quicker than $150 jeans.
- The stores are frequently picked over so you will (hopefully) be able to find your size and fit but you may not like the colours available in stores. Luckily you can order them online.
- They do stretch out quite a bit over the course of the day which means you will wash them more frequently to shrink them back down to size which is often what causes them to wear thin quicker.
- The sizing is not standard sizing although it works in your favour! You will typically be two sizes smaller in their jeans than traditional jeans. I wear an 8-10 traditionally however in Old Navy Jeans I wear a size 4.
- They do not go by waist-size but by pant-size. This can either work in your favour or work against you depending on your shape & size.
All-in-all I love my Old Navy Jeans. I wore The Diva in my 20s but now tend to wear The Sweetheart or The Flirt. Although upon reading the virtues of The Dreamer with their tummy-trimming design I may have to check those out; however, I fear that The Dreamer may appear to be the closest thing to mom-jeans that Old Navy gets. I have very long legs and a very short torso which means that the classic-rise of The Sweetheart often puts me on the border of mom-jean territory; however, a high waist does not necessarily make them into mom-jeans. Embrace your figure, ladies – buy jeans that fit! If you rock the clothes with confidence then you will immediately look better in your clothes. Jeans that are too loose or baggy will emphasize any problem areas you think you have. Baggy jeans + curvy figure = making you look larger than you perceive yourself to be. Give Old Navy jeans a shot – I guarantee you won’t be dissatisfied.
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.