Fact: a good pair of jeans is a must. The closet staple needs to go with every top because once you find that perfect pair, you know you'll wear the same pair quite often. Even more importantly, your jeans need to hug your curves (or lack thereof) in all the right places, and accentuate without causing any issues with discomfort or an unflattering fit.
But have you ever run into the problem of a brand not carrying your size? If so, you're not alone: A recent statistic from Plunkett Research shows that 67% of women in the U.S. wear a size 14 and above, yet many major retailers stop displaying in-store sizes at size 12, which leaves the majority of female consumers without options.
Back in 2003, NYDJ noticed the limited access to inclusive sizing, and responded by releasing a line of jeans in 66 unique sizes from 00-28, in regular, petite to plus, short to tall, and maternity. Shoppers particularly love the Marilyn Straight jean, which is a standard straight-leg silhouette that flatters every body type. They recently featured this jean in their More Than Just A Number Campaign that showcased the brand's own employees rocking the jeans.
With a 4.3 star rating with nearly 200 reviews, Amazon reviewers are obsessed with the plus-sized version of these jeans, which come in 14W-28W. "These are the only jeans I can wear as I'm stuck between a size 14 and 16," one reviewer shares.
The petite version is a hit too, at a 4.1 star rating with nearly 800 reviews. "In spite of the fairly high prices, I keep going back to NYDJ jeans, primarily the Marilyn line," says a user who calls the Marilyn Straight her go-to jeans. "This particular pair in my usual 4 petite size is very comfortable with just the right amount of stretch." Another user who describes herself as 4'11" adds, "No need to bring to the tailor to get hemmed or shortened some more."
For others, it's all about the aesthetics. "For this shortie with athletic calves, this straight-leg cut is best," says one Nordstrom customer. "I like the generous back rise, and the lack of contrast stitching on this dark fabric looks dressy. I experiment all the time with other brands and cuts, but continue to come back to the Marilyn."
And the final asset that everyone seems to agree on? The comfort. "Snug on my tummy and not baggy while being deliciously comfortable," says one Amazon reviewer who says they're comfortable to wear when she's playing with her grandkids.
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