I am in love with the bright jean/khaki trend this spring & summer, but as a 6'0" mom with a 38" waist, I'm having a HUGE problem finding colored jeans in my size & style. I've tried Gap, Talbots, Macy's – any suggestions?
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Hi Sarah! Thanks for writing in! Your question is well-timed, because I just heard the following from IndiCustom Denim:
1. They are now doing custom jeans in colors!
2. They are having a Spring sale on all custom jeans – 30% off – with sale coupon SPRING12
IndiCustom is, as you can probably guess, an online store that makes custom denim. Sarah, I threw your measurements into their online designer just to be sure…and YES. They do have skinny jeans in bright colors available for a 6' tall mama with a 38" waist. Here are the current color offerings:
IndiCustom actually let me customize a pair for myself last month (more on that coming soon)…and so far, I've been really impressed. I actually screwed up the first pair (I'm not very good at precision tasks like taking measurements)…and it turns out that if your custom denim doesn't fit…they make you a new pair. Seriously. You just call and they ask questions about the bad fit, and then input all of the changes into their little computers and VOILA! New denim. The toughest part is the wait.
My other thought for you….is to try men's jeans. (No throwing things, Mamas. I actually HAVE worn guy's jeans, so pipe down.) But seriously: Gap's men's line is filled with bright, fun colors for denim and khaki pants. I think rocking a pair of colorful boyfriend jeans (or khakis) would be completely adorable.
Here's Gap's current lineup:
Obviously, Sarah, if you want a well-fitting pair of skinnies, then IndiCustom would be your best answer.
Tall Mamas – are there any other places to find brightly colored jeans that fit? I wouldn't be surprised if I missed a spot…at 5' 2", I can barely see the top shelf in the supermarket…