Finding The Perfect Jeans For Your Tweens

Posted on Feb 23 2016 - 10:23am by tweenselmom

Finding the perfect jeans for me is a challenge not only because I’m petite but I’m also chubby in the usual parts. Very ironic because I think my body is very typical of Filipinas my age, but when I’m looking for jeans, I find it difficult to find a pair for me because they are either too tight fitting on my belly or they are low rise ( they don’t reach my belly at all). I’m looking for a perfect pair of denim jeans from Levis just recently, I’ve already found my size and my style, but when I got to the fitting room and see myself in it, I totally changed my mind. Sometimes, you need to be in your perfect mood and perfect budget too before you are able to bring that perfect jeans home.

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Luckily, when it comes to my daughter, it was fairly easy. I think majority of the brands these days cater to young teens like her. The jeans that we find in store these days most usually have her size of hips and length available off the rack. Even so, make sure to give your tween an advice in picking their jeans. If we don’t guide them, they will either buy and be ripped off or buy something overly expensive when they actually don’t have to.

Tips In Buying Jeans For Tweens

1. Know your daughter’s preferences –  Make sure to know or ask about your daughter’s preferences when it comes to jeans. Our style and color preferences may not always be what they like. For example, my eldest likes to buy jeans with elastic waistbands while I prefer the button type. To keep up with this preference, I buy the leggings type of jeans which usually has those kinds of waistbands and stretchable fabric.

sad-girl-in-blue-shirt-and-jeans 2. Let her know that jeans are not only for the rugged style. My daughter has this notion that you wear jeans when you want to look hippie or that you can only wear it with t-shirt. Jeans can also be worn elegantly with a pretty blouse.

3. Quality doesn’t always mean expensive but usually, branded jeans have great QUALITY. I’ve always tried to teach Maristel that it’s not necessary to buy super expensive clothing including jeans BUT usually, those which are made by popular brands are made of good quality material and that they last longer. It’s better to invest in these kinds of “medyo pricey” clothes rather than buying a lot of cheaper ones which will only last after a few use.

4. When buying jeans, it’s always better to buy with the kids and fit them before paying. There are a lot of times when I thought that I did good buying their clothes without them with me, only to end up returning them. Teens grow up without us knowing it, and it’s not always about the height. My daughter’s hip and thigh size expanded and I didn’t even notice it.

5. Go for soft jeans. For me, I always encourage for Maris to choose soft jeans which are more comfortable but also lighter, easier to wear and wash. In our kind of weather and the teens hyperactivity, jeans made of thick materials can be uncomfortable and limiting to your teen’s actions.



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In general, most of my requirements for jeans will be seen in my choices for my daughter’s clothing. But as she grows up, she starts to see and pick according to her style, and I try to let her be (well, I don’t have a choice about that most of the time). What we can do is just to guide them so they can choose wisely and enjoy their purchases for a long time.



23 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rochkirstin Santos February 24, 2016 at 1:04 am - Reply

    Great tips! I also love wearing soft jeans because they are way more comfortable than those made of hard material. The perfect jeans can flatter your figure.

  2. Jason Panuelos February 24, 2016 at 2:00 am - Reply

    I also suffer from the same problems! These are indeed good pieces of advice! 😀

  3. Claire Algarme February 24, 2016 at 10:10 am - Reply

    I think I have grown, horizontally, that is, so I find your post very helpful. Now, I love soft jeans because they are comfortable and easy to match with.

  4. Fred Erick February 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    I will take note of this. My nieces are still toddlers, but I will apply these tips once they grow up and I will take them shopping for jeans. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Pooja Kawatra Gupta February 24, 2016 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing it as many teens find it difficult to get a perfect pair of denims for them.

  6. Amanda Love February 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    I usually let my kids choose their own jeans. They all have different sense of style so I give them options.

  7. Franc Ramon February 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I think it’s best to bring them along and let them try it out. They’ll know if it fits and you’ll also get to know if it would suit their built.

  8. Shubhada Bhide February 24, 2016 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Great tips! Am surely going to use them when next time I buy jeans for my kid.

  9. Mai C. February 24, 2016 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I used to have a difficult time buying the perfect pair! Jeans are simple but challenging, don’t you think? But when shopping for kids, it’s really important that they’re with you.

  10. Tiffany Yong February 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Soft jeans is definitely better so that there’s less risk of abrasion! I got it before and it hurts badly!

  11. Barely Vegan February 24, 2016 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    I love pairing jeans with an elegant blouse! I would wear that outfit with flats in the daytime to make it a little more casual, and with heels at night for a different look. Great tips!!

  12. Pj Zafra February 24, 2016 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    Great post. I’m sure a lot of tweens can learn from this. I have a lot of female cousins so these tips sure help out a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  13. dmhyf February 25, 2016 at 6:35 am - Reply

    Lucky for me that my tweens already have their own sense of style when it comes to the jeans they wear. Lucky too that it is not too difficult to buy pants that look good for them. – fred

  14. Maerose JS February 25, 2016 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I’m clumsy when choosing clothes. haha Could take hours before I finally decide that the piece of cloth is right for me. I used to wear pants often when I was younger, but now I only have a couple of pair, but I really like them! They’re called jeggings, or soft pants that fits perfectly to my curves. 😉 Lucky I still don’t have to buy cloths for tweens or for anyone. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Kelly Chin February 25, 2016 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Sometimes it not easy to get the perfect pair of jeans. Sometimes it just not suit our body shape and style. If i find one that I like I will stick to it.

  16. Bhushavali February 25, 2016 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    I’m sure for now it would be easy for them to find jeans that fit perfectly…. I never had issues till mid twenties when I really couldn’t find jeans that fit easily!!

  17. Pushkal Pandey February 25, 2016 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Buying clothes, jeans specially always gives hard time. Thanks for the post 🙂

  18. Mommy Roxi February 26, 2016 at 1:36 am - Reply

    I remember having only one or two favorite jeans when I was a tween because they were comfortable and not rough-feeling. It was quite soft for jeans, but not like jeggings. I wore it until they wouldn’t fit me anymore!

  19. Sin Yee February 26, 2016 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Till now, my wardrobe still full with jeans! I still love wear jeans anywhere

  20. Arisa Chow February 26, 2016 at 5:00 am - Reply

    I too find it difficult to shop for jeans even with big brands like Levis and Guess because if my proportion, glad your daughter found hers!

  21. Pal Raine February 26, 2016 at 5:07 am - Reply

    My two girls loves to wear pants now. And they like jeans that are floral and colorful.

  22. Jeypi Kyu February 27, 2016 at 12:34 am - Reply

    any tips for guys? hehe i was actually planning to buy some clothes soon hehe

  23. Earth's Attractions February 27, 2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Interesting tips – I am sure helpful for those with teens. Jeans are indeed comfortable and many people across the globe wear them daily 🙂

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