TODAY | October 27, 2012
>>> what woman hasn't struggled trying to find the perfect pair of jeans? we all know how hard that can be. so jackie stafford is here to help us with that. we have three women who have been struggling a little bit. so we're going to help them. the first one is karen . and she struggles with the dreaded mom jean, right?
>> so many of us have that problem.
>> no one wants to wear the mom jean. remember jessica simpson , how terrible that was? anyway, let's take a look at karen and we'll show you her transformation.
>> my name is karen , i'm 46 years old, i'm a mother of four girls, and the biggest problem i have with buying jeans is the fact that the rise is so low that my underwear hangs out when i'm bigger. i'm petite, so i need something shorter, which is really hard to find.
>> we are going to have the perfect solution .
>> jackie, how about these?
>> i'll show you why not. i know so many moms love the baggie boyfriend jean, but to be honest, they just look sloppy and they're not doing anything for your figure.
>> after having four kids, i'm nervous about putting on tighter jeans.
>> so let's find you some color .
>> i never thought i'd wear color .
>> if you're over 40, i always say go for a more muted shade rather than bright neon because they can skew younger.
>> so that's karen . how were you able to find a pair of jeans that really fit karen 's petite figure?
>> we wanted to make sure that we went for something in the petite's department. you always want to look specifically in the petites department. and also at the color as well. here she is.
>> she looks so great.
>> i know that she thought she'd never, ever wear color . so these jeans particularly are by nydj. they have the patented lift tuck technology. they are skinny in the leg, the skinny petite legging. petite is important because it gives you that right knee placement as well. it's a perfect length for her. we got the color . a lot of women are nervous about color . but those are the darker shades. the eggplant. the chocolate.
>> i love color jeans. they're so in right now. those do not look like mom jeans .
>> they're the anti-mom jean.
>> thank you, karen . next up is tanetta. eu your challenge for her was finding a good fit for all her of her curves.
>> my name is tanetta. my biggest problem is finding something to fit over my thighs and my bottom area, but that will be small enough to fit my waist.
>> the thing is if you're trying to down play a heavier bottom half , you want to go for more of a slenderizing boot cut bottom. you want a slightly lighter shading down the center panel, because this makes your legs look slimmer just because of the optical illusion . no, no, no. this is not the right silhouette for you. want to create more of an hourglass silhouette. balance off the bottom half . and i know you're going to have another problem with those pants. there's about a four-inch gap here.
>> so how were you able to really find something that facility her body like a glove?
>> you want to make sure that you're fitting the waist as well as bottom area. so what you ideally want to look for something is something that has a slight boot cut . you want to go for a nice uniform dark wash. these ones. they look quite professional. the great thing about a dark wash is you can take it to the office and wear a jacket over it. she is a professional, so she wants something she can look great in at the office. a nice, clean dark boot cut . keep the hem long. always want the original hem on your pants.
>> that's a good tip. you can tell when it's not the original.
>> have the original hem put on the bottom of your pant. keep the hem long. we found these at target, $28, which is a great price. they were relatively small in the waist as well, so they accommodated a smaller waist and a rounder bottom half .
>> those are very slimming. they look great. so our last one is tessie. let's take a look at her story.
>> my name is sophia smith . the most frustrating thing is finding a nice fit for my thighs. i have a lot of muscle, so i want to find something that slims them down.
>> the wash is too light for her. the slent is a kind of awkward length. no pocket. you want to look for the mid placement of pockets. this looks like a wide expansive bum.
>> i love these.
>> so remember, every time you do whiskering, it's drawing attention to the part of your body that you don't want. you want to look for a darker uniform wash. it helps slenderize your leg.
>> what's the best look for her?
>> the best look for her is like a cropped flare. the reason i love these so much is they have the four-way stretch so they're going to retain their shape. she's a dancer. you can tell. she has the muscular thigh. rather than going for a skinny bottom, we wanted to do a tiny little bit of a flare at the bottom there with a crop, so you can wear a crop. some fabulous heels. it's a great leg for her. the little pep as well gives her the extra shape, gives the curve, brings out the top half of the body. look how she looks phenomenal in those jeans.
>> i'm sorry, but her butt looks amazing.
>> amazing. pocket placement, it's very important to get the great pockets on those jeans, because the mid pocket will give your bottom half the perfect perky shape.
>> when you find a pair of jeans, hang on to them. i've had these for ten years. hang on.
>> you buy a pair that you hem with heels and a pair that you hem for flats.
>> thank you for being here. mom jeans are not as beautiful. i had to say that really quickly.