|The invisible woman|
I am clearly an odd shape. I have a small waist, big
I have worn my favourite jeans so much they have a hole in one knee. None of this 'pre-worn look', oh no, this is genuine wear. No matter how trendy it is, it makes me realise my jeans are, quite frankly, knackered. Hubby suggested I nip out today and pick up a few pairs for myself to go along with the range of tops I now possess.
I decided to head to M&S to get a few. Hubby was aghast and said didn't I want to go into town and get some 'proper' ones. By this I think he was referring to Levi's or Wranglers (actually, do the latter still exist?). However, the jeans I love and live in are all Per Una ones from Marks so I'm was on a mission today to find some more.
Arriving at M&S I immediately spot lots of jeans in various colours (who does wear those really, really deep blue ones?), styles and sizes. I happily wander the aisles and get myself a good armful of different ones and head to the changing room. I even picked up M&S own 'economy' version of straight leg jeans which retail at £12.50. Oh come on, they are bound to be
I should mention that having now lost some weight (and hopefully I'll never find it again) it was lovely to just take one size in to try on. Last time I had to take two different sizes as my thighs would not allow my bum to even say hello to some of them!
The trying on began. I like my jeans with a bit of stretch to them. My mum would probably have described them as being 'comfortable' but I hesitate to say that as it paints a picture I really do not want of my clothes...
All of them were lovely and I was especially impressed with the Marilyn style jeans which literally fitted me like a glove. Despite my lumps and bumps, having a small waist normally means to get jeans to fit all the slightly larger bits, I used to end up with 6" of material flapping about around my waist which only a belt would get under control. Jeans and a belt. I shudder at the thought.
Once I'd narrowed it down to the particular colours and style I wanted and liked the best, I decided to go for two pairs.
I chose a lovely pair of kind of 'jousers'. They are not quite trousers and not quite jeans - a bit of both see? I just made that up but you never know, it may catch on. Who'd have thought anyone would buy something called jeggings?
And the second pair? Yep, you guessed it, the £12.50 ones! You could have knocked me down with a plastic M&S jeans belt. It goes to show that you don't always need to pay lots to get good fit.