All tagged curvy

EXPRESS CURVY PETITE DENIM REVIEW

If you read my first Express review about their petites line back in January, then you know that prior to that I had no idea they offered petites. Similarly, I also had no idea that they carried curvy fit denim, which is literally made for our body type. Since I tried these jeans around the same time as the American Eagle curvy fit denim, I decided to compare and contrast the two! The main differences are that Express’ jeans are more expensive, however the denim material they use feels like a higher quality. 

AMERICAN EAGLE CURVY PETITE DENIM REVIEW

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that American Eagle launched a curvy denim line! Seriously, now I can actually kiss waist gaps good bye. While I’ve always been a fan of AE denim since they’ve continually offered a short inseam length, this latest product launch is a game changer for me! I always wore a belt with my AE jeans in the past (pictured above!). One other thing that’s super impressive about their new line is that they carry Sizes 00-24 as well as Short and X-Short inseam lengths! However, it’s important to note that their extended sizes and inseam lengths are only available online. 

Out of all the styles I tried on, I definitely had the best luck with their jeggings. Keep reading for my honest review of all their new curvy denim styles :)

THE PEAR NECESSITIES: THE WHITE T-SHIRT

I originally published this blog post over a year and a half ago. It was my first post ever in the Pear Necessities series. Since it’s been a popular post, I wanted to update with recommendations you can shop versus only offering how I think about shopping for t-shirts. 

For me, finding a good fitting t-shirt can be just as challenging and time consuming as finding the perfect pair of jeans, which is kind of crazy since both are staple items in almost everyone’s closet. There are three key things I evaluate when looking for the perfect t-shirts: neckline, fit, and fabric. While these features are a good place to start in figuring out what will work best for your body type, I’ve learned you pretty much always have to try things on to figure out what will work. Let’s be real - this because very few brands are sized the same way.

THE PEAR NECESSITIES: THE WHITE BUTTON DOWN SHIRT

It’s been a long time since I’ve gone shopping for button down shirt. Generally, I stay away from this category because I find it challenging to shop for. Often times when a button down fits my bust area it’s then too tight it hip area! Can anyone else relate? However, recently one of my friends reached out about where to find a good button down and I realized I had NO IDEA off the top of my head! So I decided to order styles from a variety of brands to figure out which ones are truly pear-friendly! Keep reading to find out what brands I recommend!

EXPRESS PETITES REVIEW

I’m excited to share this review because I’ve been wanting to check out more items from Express’ petite line ever since trying out their coats last Fall. It’s definitely been a while since I’ve shopped at Express. Honestly, I probably haven’t stepped foot in one since middle or high school. Was anyone else completely obsessed with their cami tank tops and t-shirts back in the day? While Express isn’t my go-to store, I’m always game to check out a brand that offers petite sizes.

IS OUTDOOR VOICES CURVE FRIENDLY?

While Outdoor Voices uses plus models such as,  Barbie Ferreira and Lena Dunham is known to wear the brand, I still couldn’t help but wonder is Outdoor Voices curve friendly? In some ways I think no because don’t offer plus sizes (hopefully they will in the future!), but in some ways in think yes. My initial experience with the brand was kind of meh. While many people I know rave about the brand, when I first tried on their famous tri-colored Springs leggings I was not in love. They are made out this fabric that is a little stiff and in my opinion kind of itchy so I wasn’t totally sold the way everyone else was. I definitely had to do somewhat of dance to get the leggings on period. However, this was about two years ago so recently I decided to give them another chance since they have been releasing some new products recently.