I was at LB today and I decided to take a look at the new denim they were putting out, since I overheard one of the salesgirls saying that they had been re-sized again. I haven't been able to fit in to any LB jeans in at least 2 years, so i thought I'd give them a shot and see if maybe by some fluke they would fit. Well, I was in for a surprise. They no longer carry sizes 14-28 in their jeans, instead they have sizes 1-8. You have to have your waist measured with their special measuring tape to find out which size you need, and then you have to find out your fit-style, of which they have three: red, blue, and yellow. The fits are all COMPLETELY different. Apparently this is a result of some huge 3-year-long data collection on their part. Anyway, I usually have to go to Avenue to buy size 32 jeans, but I ended up fitting relatively well into the Blue 8's. Supposedly they will eventually have sizes 9 and 10 on the website, but from what I see now they don't have these new sizes on the website at all. Anyway, I really like the fit of the Blue style, aside from them being a little more high-waisted than I am used to. They are actually fitted through the ass and the thighs, areas where jeans usually are baggy on me when I get them to fit in the waist/hips. In any case, I'd be curious to see what everyone else's opinion of them is. Although the sales girl did annoy me a little when she told me that based on my measurements I should wear a size ten, then opened her eyes really wide and said "TEN! isn't that so much better to hear than 30 or 32!!" ... Whateeever.
I also discovered yesterday that Old Navy is selling up to size 30 in some of their bottoms online, which I was excited about. I ordered a pair of jeans and a skirt, and I hope they fit, because I have been coveting ON jeans for a while but have always been too fat for them. Has anyone ordered their size 28-30's yet? If so, how true to size were they for you?
- new venezia jeans sizes/fits, old navy extended sizes?