Where to buy jeans when you’re short and plus size?
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Where to buy jeans when you’re short and plus size?

I hope you can take a few minutes to answer a question about jeans. I used to wear NYDJ in an 18WP (women’s petite). NYDJ has stopped making WP-size denim. I’ve tried other brands and haven’t found any that fit well. I’m 5’4 1/2″ and weigh about 200 pounds.  I…

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Recent Retail Hits and Misses: Denim Edition
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Recent Retail Hits and Misses: Denim Edition

Fall is back to school… and back to jeans! I have a few pairs that still work from last year, but you curvy girls know the most beloved denim often ends up being the most worn out and eventually unwearable denim. I was looking for some replacements, and some styles…

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Trying out Fitcode for the Perfect Fitting Jeans
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Trying out Fitcode for the Perfect Fitting Jeans

Shopping for jeans sucks. After swimsuit shopping, jean shopping can be the most frustrating and demoralizing experience. If they fit in the waist they sag in the rear, if they fit in the hips they gape at the back of the waistband. And why is it that a 12 in…

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How to Wear a Fall Denim Skirt
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How to Wear a Fall Denim Skirt

After featuring a denim skirt in my last capsule wardrobe, several of you emailed me asking what denim skirt styles are on trend this season and how to style them. This is an important question as many of us are old enough to remember at least one time prior where…

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How to Wear White Pants and Jeans without Being a Stain Magnet
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How to Wear White Pants and Jeans without Being a Stain Magnet

I love white pants, and own several pairs of white jeans. Each time I wear them someone asks me how I do it without looking like a slob. It’s a good question, I am the Queen of Klutz. I’m known to trip on my own shadow, and can never drink…

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Capsule Wardrobe: Transitioning from Summer to Fall with a Denim Jacket
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Capsule Wardrobe: Transitioning from Summer to Fall with a Denim Jacket

I’m a born again denim jacket fan. After too many years sporting them almost daily in the ‘80s and ‘90s, I couldn’t fathom wearing one again in the new millennium. However, in recent years the denim jacket has again become a popular and versatile wardrobe staple and I broke down…

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Digging on Denim: My Favorite Summer Fashion Trend and How to Wear It
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Digging on Denim: My Favorite Summer Fashion Trend and How to Wear …

Fashion magazines always show trends before they hit the stores. I can recall freezing in my house; the heat was on but the cold was so intense outside I was still shivering though in a ski cap, wool socks in wool slippers, and swathed in fleece. I flipped through a…

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Ask Allie: Wearing White Jeans in Winter
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Ask Allie: Wearing White Jeans in Winter

I don’t know why there’s snow on the ground and I want to wear my white jeans but I do. How can I make them work in winter? I’m 45, self-employed and prefer a more classic yet relaxed style. Get those white jeans out of storage because they are hotter…

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