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Hips & Curves: PZI Jeans

With a full bum, wide hips and a small waist, I have an impossible time finding jeans that fit. While my friends have known about the latest designers and denim 'bars', I feel restricted to whatever I can find at the mall with the most stretch content. Recently, I'm more of a dresses-and-heels girl and the popularity of jeggings has been a godsend for my off-work days. However, jeggings aren't appropriate in every casual situation so I've started to look around for denim companies that might fit both my hips and waist simultaneously. Lo and behold, I stumbled across PZI Jeans!


When I first put my pair of PZI jeans on, I experienced this total light bulb moment. Like, "Oh, these are how jeans fit everyone else!". I've become so accustomed to sacrificing in terms of fit, I'd forgotten what it felt like for jeans to work everywhere at once. I've been wearing these giant belts because all of my jeans are much too large for me in the waist. It looks a little funky to have a big buckle sticking out, but if I went without, my jeans sagged through my midsection awkwardly. With my PZI pair, the jeans fit everywhere perfectly and there was zero gaping. I also did the "mirror test" and squatted down, to test the whole "plumber's crack" situation. This will be my first pair of jeans where I don't have to adjust my top, or put my hand on my back, to cover any indecent exposure!


Beyond the EPICALLY AMAZING fit of PZI Jeans, the denim feels high quality and thick. My boyfriend, the jean specialist of the couple, told me he was impressed with the contrast gold stitching and the logo continuation between the left and right back pockets. After doing a bit of online research, I discovered that curvy or hourglass ladies look great in jeans that feature a "low yoke" or seam structure that sits lower through the bum. When I first put my pair on, I wondered what sort of butt magic was going on. The low yoke must be the key! On the shade, I was really impressed. I hate heavy distressing, light washes, and any murky colors. The shade I received, the dark wash, was gorgeous however and will match up well with many of the colors I wear in the autumn.


If your denim quests have been going as poorly as mine, I'd definitely recommend looking into PZI Jeans. They might be marginally pricier than what you'd find at your local mall, but the superior fit is worth every penny. While this pair was gifted to me by PZI Jeans, they're currently having a Fall sale on this same style (Only $55.20!). I've fallen in love so I'm planning on ordering these wide leg red ones and a skinny pair in the near future.
Top: Target | Jeans: courtesy of PZI Jeans| Earrings: old/gift| Clogs: American Eagle (last year)

17 Comments

  1. For plus size women, Torrid has a couple different styles of jeans (skinny and bootcut) that are specifically cut for women who have fuller hips and smaller waists, also :-)

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  2. Oh, that's good to know! Torrid has an excellent reputation it seems amongst bloggers. Thanks for the tip, Nicole.

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  3. Those look great! Especially on your bum :P

    I'm glad you found some jeans that work out for you. I still can't find any, and I don't think PZI will work. My bum isn't big enough for them and they are way too low in the rise for me. I wish high waisted jeans were super popular again!

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  4. I love dark denim and the top is a great colour on you too!

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  5. Thanks, Astrid! Agreed, dark denim is just the best.

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  6. Thanks, Contrary Kiwi! This pair was such a miracle for me, but I'll be checking out/reviewing more denim in the future. Maybe if a certain brand doesn't work out for my rear, it'll be perfect for yours :)

    I'm right there, with you. High waist denim is so bad ass.

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  7. No problem! I just had to share - I bought a new pair of jeans there on Wednesday and I was pleasantly surprised with all of the options they have.

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  8. Do you mind if I ask what size you ordered? I ask because, I would guess we are about the same body type/size but the PZI sizes don't go small enough for me. But those look so great on you, it makes me really want some. Maybe you are taller than me (5'2")?

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  9. Hi, that's completely alright. I considered posting my size, but I didn't want to trigger anyone's insecurity while reading. I'm wearing a size 4 in the photos and yes, I am a bit taller (5'6"). I tried the regular inseam, but they do make a short as well that might be perfect for your height. There's also a chance that the skinny versions are snugger all around. Hope that helps!

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    1. i don't know if you'll get this or not, but thanks so much for this. My daughter is a 26-1/2 to 27 inch waist and 38 inch hips. I'm having a super hard time finding something for her. I was going to get the 4 for her - considering you got a 4, knowing her measurements, do you think it would fit? She is very slim except her butt. :)

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    2. Hello Kathy, it's funny - your daughter's measurements are *exactly* the same as mine and I'm wearing my size 4 PZI jeans right now! Hahaha, I think they'll fit and tell her I feel the pain of a slim-with-a-butt dressing challenges! :)

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  10. I love that feeling: happy shopping surprise! I'll have to pass the word on to one of my friends - she'll be so pleased! :)

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  11. Thanks Cece! I was debating about asking for that very reason. It's so helpful to know how something fits someone of a similar size but it can be hard to word the question/information in a way the steers clear from that body-compare thing that can happen. I've been on the fence about giving these jeans a try (international shipping makes returns a pain) and your information helps a lot. (Alas I think my PZI jeans are hanging out with 26" bra backs).

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  12. Ah, that's too bad. But who knows what the future holds, right? Maybe PZI and lingerie brands wake up to smaller sizes. I'm with you on international shipping - everything I want from the U.K. is so expensive AND irresistibly cute. We should've never rebelled. :)

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  13. Yes, fingers crossed. In case anyone else is in the same position, here's some information I got when I emailed PZI. None of their styles fit small and do stretch out with wear, so they don't recommend sizing up. And, sadly, they have no plans of introducing smaller sizes. Ironically the girl who emailed me needed a smaller size too. Ironic, non? Sigh.

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