Let’s be real, not all of us have a small waist and a cute small bum, flat sculpted tummies and a thigh gap. In fact, most clothing apparel brands fail to cater to the needs of curvy women, creating a pair of jeans that is of good quality, good price point and that hugs well.
I’m petite, around 5’1, am well fed and extremely picky in terms of clothing. After years of looking for the right fit, it’s safe to say that Uniqlo has been my go-to when in need of a new pair of jeans. Quality of the apparels are exceptionally innovative, practical and affordable.
Found all through Asia, the USA and Europe, the clothing franchise has changed the closets and confidence of many.
Uniqlo has become a brand I trust greatly as their jeans snuggle my thunder thighs, muffin top and fits like a glove around my waist. With minimalistic and modern designs and cuts, Uniqlo’s apparel is incredibly versatile for daily wear. Alteration is not always possible due to insufficient time and costliness. However, Uniqlo provides free length alteration that takes little time. ( t&c applied )
The brand also carries jeans and bottom wear curated for pregnant women. However, I have no personal opinion on the fit and comfort of the line.
Yet another collection of bottom wear loved by many are Topshop’s Jamie and Joni jeans. Topshop does a fantastic job in terms of quality and cut, and is known for fitting the curvy figure nicely. My favourite is the Jamie despite the bigger price tag.
In my opinion, Uniqlo jeans are more affordable and reasonably priced compared to Topshop’s. Though, you may be willing to pay more for a pair that is specially made for the petite body. Topshop does cater to shorter females like myself with their ‘Petite’ line.
According to the American Cleaning Institute, jeans can typically be worn up to 3 times before washing, prolonging the life of your jeans.
After many washes of jeans from both brands, neither the colour of the apparel or the fit is modified. Depending on how well you take care of your jeans, they can last for many many years.