I don’t know if you’ve ever heard about PZI Jeans but they are much hyped to be great jeans for tall and curvy ladies. I kept hearing so much about them, so a couple weeks ago I decided to try them out. I noted that they had a variety of styles, their inseams go up to 38″ and they claim that their jeans would fit me perfectly in my hips and waist so much so that there would be no gap. They even say I didn’t need to wear a belt! Needless to say I was very excited and I ordered the Fuze Classic Skinny Jean-Dark in an X-Long inseam with high expectations.
Unfortunately, I had some issues. Let me explain. I watched the informational video first and Claire, the VP explained that you have to measure yourself first in order to get your correct size. I didn’t have a measuring tape at the time so I made do. (I took a belt wrapped it around myself, marked it and measured that. I don’t call it ghetto, I call it resourceful.) And I already knew roughly what my measurements were so I just went with it: 33″ waist and 46″ hips should be a 10 right? They arrived and I could barely get them up over my thighs. I looked like a stuffed sausage. Luckily, my mom tried them on and they fit her perfectly so I didn’t have to pay to ship them back (more on that later).
The 12 was slightly easier to get up but still a little tight and they weren’t fitting like in the pictures. I felt like the crotch was hanging too low like I should be able to pull them up more but I couldn’t. At this point, I was a little disappointed because I wanted so much for these jeans to fit me. So I gave it one more try and ordered the 14′s. According to the chart I thought the 14′s were going to be too big but and figured I should at least try it.
I just got the 14′s in yesterday. And I have to say they fit a lot better in the legs and I didn’t have as much trouble getting them on. But I feel like there is way too much room around the waist. The extra fabric bunches up in the zipper area which I find unflattering. And I definitely can’t not wear a belt. But you can’t really tell when I’m standing and if I wear a long enough shirt, but still. Chalk it up to my nitpickiness.
I bet you’re like jeez, Layne were they really that horrible? No, furthest thing from it. They are really good jeans. They are great quality, well made and the fabric feels good on my skin. And the most important thing, they are long enough. Plus they look good on me. It’s just the fit isn’t as great as I expected it to be. Is it because I’m too curvy, not curvy enough? It could also be just the type of jean I bought. Maybe a different kind would fit better? I’ve had my eye on the Candy Skinny White jean, possibly they will work better for me.
I do have one gripe though has nothing to do with the jeans but with shipping and returns. First off, shipping is at least $11. (But I did use the code PZ20AFL for 20% off which defrayed the cost.) I wonder why does it cost so much to ship from GA to MD? And then, when I wanted to exchange them, I found that I would have to pay to ship them back plus the “exchange” fee. A waste of money in my opinion. So I am a cheap nitpicker. Sue me.
So overall, PZI jeans are good jeans and they are really worth trying. It is very possible that my body shape is just weird. When you do try them, tell me how they work out. Has anyone else tried PZI jeans out there, did you like them? Let me know.
Until next time,