Saturday, 17 January 2015

Plus-size blogger tries on 10 pairs of size 16 jeans to prove that 'women's obsession with being the right size is nonsensical' .

Tight: When trying on some jeans (including Calvin Klein's Skinny Jeans range, pictured) Ms Ospina was unable to fasten the jeans at all unless 'I lie flat on my back and suck it in more than I’ve ever sucked it in before'.
Brooklyn-based blogger Marie Southard Ospina, 23,  tried out 10 pairs of size 16 jeans,She then captured photos of herself donning the jeans in New York stores, before reviewing the fit.

In some cases - such as NYDJ PLUS Plus Stretch Slim Fit Ankle Jeans and Liz Claiborne City-Fit Skinny Jeans (Plus) - the pants appeared to fit her body shape, often with flattering effects.

However, in others, Ms Ospina,'s associate style and beauty editor, was unable to fasten the jeans at all unless 'I lie flat on my back and suck it in more than I've ever sucked it in before'.

These included Jones New York's plus-size jeans, Jessica Simpson's Plus Skinny Jeans range, Arizona's brand and Calvin Klein Skinny Jeans, said Ms Ospina, who owns size 14 to 20 jeans.

While some pairs of jeans apparently left her with a more 'pear-shaped' figure (including Forever 21's jeans), others resulted in 'dreaded camel-toe' (such as Old Navy's Skinny Jeans).And in one case, the Colombian-American writer found the jeans were too baggy around the waist.

She added that her latest experiment has proved to her - and hopefully, others - that women's 'obsession with being the "right" size' is 'nonsensical'.
She tried out this perfect fit, she found that NYDJ PLUS Plus Stretch Slim Fit Ankle Jeans fitted perfectly, with 'soft, sufficiently stretchy' denim.
'Dreaded camel toe': In reference to Old Navy's Plus Women's Skinny Jeans (pictured), the plus-size writer said: 'Digging the relaxed boyfriend style. Not digging the “digging” at the hips and the dreaded camel toe'.
Comfortable: Ms Ospina, who also conducted a plus-size Photoshop experiment in December, found that Levi's plus-size jeans (pictured) were 'relatively comfy and soft'. But she added: 'I would prefer you in high-waist' .
Too baggy: With regard to Decree's jeans range (pictured), she wrote: 'When stretched at the front, we’re looking at three unnecessary inches of space. But you’re not baggy anywhere else! The confusion never stops' .

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