Recognize this problem?
Same girl, same. You, me and hundreds of thousands of women around the world have this problem when trying on jeans: you need to buy a certain size to make it fit over your thighs, hips, and butt, but then you’re left with a gap on your back. It’s annoying and, if you’re bottomheavy, almost unavoidable. You just live with the fact that this will be our jeansdestiny FOREVAH.
Other common problems for bottomheavy girl are:
- the waistband stretches out quicker than the rest of the fabric because you’re constantly pulling up your jeans.
- the fabric between your thighs wears out or rips because of the friction between your legs.
- the back of the jeans are not high enough to actually cover your butt.
It is for this reason that Fox Factor, the brand new plussize jeans label I talked about earlier, was brought into life. Because this is not a size issue: it’s a fit issue. You don’t solve it by simply making plussize jeans, you solve it with plussize jeans that factor in your curves from the start. Whether you have a big difference between your waist and hips or a smaller one: thousands of women have this problem.
Read more: Meet Fox Factor, an awesome new jeans label
Fox Factor developed 6 jeans in sizes 10 to 20 (EU 40/42 to 50/50): 2 skinny jeans (Chicago & Austin), 2 straight jeans (Miami & Denver) and 2 loose girlfriend jeans (Naples & Los Angeles). All jeans have rips in them, some more than others, which I LOVE, since a lot of plussize labels only have basic jeans and the ones that have rips are often not a great quality. Anyway, back to the fit. I’ll be reviewing the skinny jeans Chicago and Austin. Chicago is dark grey and Austin is light grey.
The jeans are currently only for sale online, and I know shopping online is difficult for a lot of people, so I’m going to make this review as clear as I can. If you have any questions, let me know.
Fox Factor sizing
First things first when checking out a brand online: check the sizeguide. This gives you an estimate of the size you need.
My hips are 133cm and my waist is 94cm. That means I need the 20W. In Belgium that means a size 52. I usually wear a size 48/50 in pants, so in general the sizing is on the smaller side. No problemo though, who cares what the size in the label says right? I got the 20W jeans and they were exactly like the sizeguide said: they fit like a glove. You notice on the sizeguide there is a bit of an overlap: that’s because the skinnies and the straight jeans have stretch in them. If you find yourself between sizes and like a fitted look, I would say size down. If you like a looser fit, size up.
Fox Factor jeans fit
The most important thing: there is no gap. None. That’s because the jeans were designed with curves in mind. From the front, I don’t look “curvy”. I’m actually quite straight up and down. But I have very big thighs and a butt that sticks out, which makes shopping for pants really difficult. I have never had this kind of fit in my life. It’s like magic. It’s weird to say this about your own body, but I seriously honestly think my butt looks AMAZEBALLS. I can not stop touching myself, they’re so uplifting for my butt as well as for my ego.
“Their slogan is “your curves are sexy. so are our jeans” but I honestly feel like they should change it to “these jeans will make your butt look like it should walk on the Victoria’s Secret runway, except a lot bigger and juicier” but maybe that’s a bit long for a slogan.”
The second most important thing: I don’t have to pull them up constantly. I’ve worn both jeans out for an entire day and usually, I have to stop every half hour or so to yank my jeans up but these stay put. They come very high at the back, so all the wobbly bits stay inside and secured. They have a higher waist at the front, although I wouldn’t call them highwaisted – they hit at the belly button.
Thirdly, they’re super supportive. Qualitywise, they’re like nothing I’ve ever bought. They’re stretchy but superfirm (nothing like jeggings). With stretchy jeans I usually have that they offer very little support for my belly, so it kind of jiggles inside the jeans which is a bit awkward (this sounds so weird, but I’m sure you all get what I mean right ladies?), but these jeans offer loads of support without cutting off my blood circulation.
All jeans are ripped, the skinnies have the most subtle rip. I think jeans like these only get better over time as you wear and wash them. All jeans have a 32 length. I have 36 legs, but slightly cropped skinny jeans are supertrendy right now so I kind of like the length on me. If you’re a shorty, these will fit your perfectly too (and if you’d like ‘m shorter, just roll the bottom hem to get that cropped look).
Fox Factor jeans price
The chicago (the darker one) is retailed at €135 and the Austin is retailed at €153. The other jeans have similar pricing. I’m not gonna lie: I know for a lot of people (including myself), that’s a lot of money. These jeans were gifted to me, and I don’t want to sit here and pretend otherwise. It’s easy to say you should buy something when you haven’t bought it yourself. Nonetheless, I can 100% understand the pricing, because you really do get value for money.
I’ve noticed in general that plussize women in general often find it difficult to spend money on themselves. In straightsize fashion, there are loads of jeans brands in this price category. G star, 7 for all mankind, Scotch and Soda, Replay, Diesel,… all have jeans priced similarly to Fox Factor (and even higher). Quality and design comes at a certain price, and this is it. Plus, they’re made in Europe, so you know that no child labour was envolved. If thin girls can spend €200 on a pair of jeans, why can’t we? You deserve to look and feel amazing honey. Check out the detailing too, like how the studs and buttons have “fox factor” written on it. Quality, baby.
And the bottom line is this. I’ve been buying jeans for 10 years. In those 10 years, I bought at least 20 pairs of jeans, priced between €25 and €75, and I have never found a pair of jeans that I was completely satisfied with. I’ve never found quality, good fit and trendy design in 1 jeans, it was always 2 out of 3 for me. So I settled for not-so-great jeans. Those 20 jeans for €50 cost me… €1000 over the years. ONE THOUSAND! . That’s a LOT of money to have spent on a product that has literally never fit me right don’t you think?
“Ever since I got the Fox Factor jeans, I have literally not worn any other pair. I mean, why would you pick the jeans that doesn’t quite fit in the morning when you have 2 pairs that fit perfectly?”
So are these jeans a bit of an investment? Absolutely. But they’re so, so worth it in the long run. I’ll be buying these when the next collection drops (apparantly, new designs are coming in the summer. Yay! I want a ripped white one please!) for sure.
Anything you don’t like?
Cause it can’t all be rainbows and unicorns. I wish they had even bigger sizes. I tried one of the girlfriend jeans but because they had no stretch in them I couldn’t get them on. I love the design though, so I’d love to be able to buy jeans like that. Their current sizing is more “inbetween” than “plussize”, and I know lots of girls with sizes similar to mine that would look KILLER in these jeans, so I want them to be able to wear it as well. Perhaps extend the sizing to a size 24W? And more designs would be awesome, but that’s coming so yay! Other than that, I have no complaints… they’re really just that good! I mean, JUST LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE.
I hope this review was helpful, but if you have any qestions don’t hesitate to ask. Friend and fellow blogger Edith reviewed the straight jeans and one of the girlfriend jeans, make sure to check out her review here.