I’ve always dreaded jean shopping wth clients because getting a good fit is so incredibly tough. But now I have an answer. Measure&Made jeans (and traditional pants too) are sold in sizes 0-28 and in THREE BODY TYPES to address 97% of women’s fit issues. They even offer length options! Use these tips for shopping this amazing new resource.
First take the Shapelogics Quiz. on their website. Answer a few simple questions to reveal your perfect size and SHAPE. For example, I’m a Shapelogics 6.2. The first number is the size, the second one indicates the shape – in my case, that’s a #2 – hourglass. Now I’ve NEVER worn size 6 pants, but because this sizing accounts for my figure type I don’t need to go larger. You’ll probably find the same situation.
Next step is to choose your style.
- I’m a die-hard skinny-jeans fan, but other cuts are becoming more fashion-forward these days.
- The M&M Straight Cut is still sleek through the thigh, then straight from knee to hem.
- Their Boot Cut is slightly more flared – enough to fit down over a boot or chunkier shoe (elongating your leg line) but not full enough to pull focus downward and widen your silhouette
- You can compare them in the photo below:
Notice that my skinnies are slightly shorter since they won’t fit down over a shoe. Straights and boot cut can go a little longer.
You’ll also see that they’re cut a bit lower in front than in back (exaggeratd in this picture). On most bodies the waistband hits just below the belly-button, minimizing any spillover of soft tissue and giving you a longer torso look. The slightly higher back helps avoid any slipping down and visually minimizes the width of your backside. The “living waistband” is cut slightly coutour so it molds to your body and keeps the button closure nice and flat.
Back pockets are on the smaller side, no embellishment and placed a bit high — all of which contribute to a tight, lifted back view. The traditional topstitch color gives the light wash pair a more casual look without calling undue attention to all the horizontal details of jean styling. The darker jeans have color-matched topstitching for a sleeker and more polished presentation.
The front pocket fabric extends all the way to the center front zipper so they never bunch up in the wash and they provide a built-in tummy flattener too.
The multi-fiber denim is based in a cotton/rayon blend to balance softness and stability. Polyester adds wrinkle-resistance and there’s just enough Spandex for comfort stretch without bagging out or “growing” through the day.
And there’s the Perfect Fit Guarantee. A few of my test clients needed a second round to get the fit exactly right. And every one of them raved about the Customer Care Fit Specialists they worked with to fine-tune their sizing.
TESTIMONIAL: Pattern designer and fit expert Pamela Leggett has spent the past 6 months testing countless ready-made jeans as she created her soon-to-be-released jean pattern. And she just phoned to tell me that her M&M Boot Cuts are far and away her favorite for fit, comfort and style!
Shop the line HERE.