Lovely meghan asks:
I have a pair that I love but is a bit too loose. Any tips to make them fit better?
This is a dilemma I have faced myself, a few times. Jeans are expensive and very size-dependent. Plus, with the new addition of fibers that provide stretch in jeans, they can get crazy stretched out and, oftentimes, misshapen. (I can’t be the only girl who gets those weird knee marks in her skinny jeans, right?) So between fluctuations in weight and the new stretchy fibers in jeans, it’s easy to end up with a lot of pairs of jeans that are too loose.
To shrink up jeans, I usually wash them (by themselves if they are very dark jeans) in very warm water and then dry them in the warmest cycle (usually cotton). Here’s the thing: I don’t dry them with fabric softener (or I don’t add fabric softener to the wash). Why? I have found that either by air drying or not using fabric softener, my jeans won’t stretch out as bad on that first wear, because they’ll be slightly stiffer.
Readers, do you have any tips for making loose jeans fit a little bit better?
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