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22nd Nov 2017

There are one-size-fits-all jeans – and I got 19 different people to try them on

The answer to our (many) jean woes?

Orlaith Condon

Initially, we were calling serious BS on this one.

Firstly, I can’t imagine a more torturous experience than shopping for a new pair of jeans.

Yes, jumping from shop to shop, trying on pair after pair, and leaving with nothing but a high temperature and shattered confidence – that’s what it means to go jean shopping these days.

And it’s not just finding the right style that’s a nightmare, the idea of the “perfect fit” seems like a cruel joke retailers are playing on us.

Like many Irish women, I fall somewhere between the sizes available on the High Street, and can vary between a size 12 and a 16 in jeans depending on the shop.

So you can only imagine my intrigue when I heard about a magic pair of jeans that claims to fit everyone between a size 6 and a size 14.

Naturally enough, curiosity quickly got the better of me and I ordered a pair. I then roped in in some of my willing co-workers to help me road-test the jeans.

And the results were rather surprising… namely that they FIT. US. ALL. PERFECTLY.

Initially, we all pulled up the jeans to our hips and cried: “No, they don’t fit!!” However, without fail and with a little wriggle, they did fit. Sheer madness, I know.

From five foot flat to 5ft 11”, from size 6 to size 14… yup, they fit EVERYONE.

It was clear from the outset that these bad boys were packed with some serious elastic, and a waistband that stretched further than that final €10 three days before payday.

While the jeans definitely felt similar to leggings, they also felt a little more substantial – a happy medium between leggings and jeans – which made them an absolute dream to wear.

When it comes to the fit, I would class these jeans as super-skinny; leg lengths might cause anyone shorter than a 32″ leg a bit of trouble.

The waist on them also fell differently on everyone who tried them. For me, I would say they were just about a mid-rise, however, on others, they were definitely a high waist.

Keen to take the experiment one step further, I asked some of my male colleagues to give the magic jeans a try too.

Surprise, surprise – they fit!

Now, these gents claimed that they wouldn’t wear them out and about, but there’s no disputing that they very much fit them.

If I had one complaint it’s that I reckon the product description could make it clear that it’s not quite a one-size-fits-all pair of jeans and more a one-size-fits-all-sizes-6-to-14.

However, name aside, these jeans were an absolute winner and I’ve been getting pestered all week for the links to where I bought them so that many of the lovely models can go get them for themselves.

Personally, I’ll be wearing mine on Christmas Day to give myself plenty of room for all the yummy food.

I might give em a wash first though…