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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
The waist is too small any idea's of how could i stretch it so i can fit. when i zip it up it only goes half way.

Thanks so much

-Vincent
post #2 of 15
buy a waist stretcher and try stretching them while damp.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hm thats a good idea, but i want to just find quick and cheap way to do that, not needing to spend money. Its a cheap pair of jeans; Levi's 511 Skinny Soft Ridge that i got from Urban Outfitters.
post #4 of 15
Waist band extenders are only like 12 bucks.
post #5 of 15
dampen the waistband, lay down on your bed to button and zip, then wear around for a while. It works great.
post #6 of 15
vincent!

Ive heard the extenders work well, definitely pick one up, as plastic_alligator mentioned, they go for pretty cheap. The easiest way to dampen them is by using a spray bottle. I found it works the best.
post #7 of 15
I've seen people stretch their jeans by using big telephone books inside the pants.
post #8 of 15

Just put some books/big kitchen pot, in your jeans when wet and leave them for a couple hours .... make sure you squeeze what you put in your jeans so its tight and it will strech it, it may go back smaller when you wash them again, but if you generally wear them after doing this, they may stay in the size you need them :) just be careful not to strech them too much that they rip :) hope this helps!

post #9 of 15
I find if you sleep in them for a few days that softens the denim to your natural shape if the size difference is not too big.

If they really are too small I'd recommend exchanging them - or if you can't do that, sell them whilst they're brand new and buy a pair the right size!

Hope that helps,

Cullinan
post #10 of 15
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If they really are too small I'd recommend exchanging them - or if you can't do that, sell them whilst they're brand new and buy a pair the right size!
 

 

Agreed! Or if this is a recurring problem (and it's not because, say, you're a girl with an extreme "apple" shape and you're trying to get a good fit out of a pair not made by Paige or R&R), it might be because your own waist "sized up" a little, so maybe downsizing yourself is the way to go! I'm still fighting some grad school weight gain and, rather than selling off all my jeans that used to fit or taking the waistband stretcher to them, I'm taking the initiative to knock those pounds off.
 

post #11 of 15

Remember whilst you're still growing dieting isn't a good idea...

Much healthier to buy jeans that are true to size and when you've stopped growing lose any unwanted pounds.

If you've made a mistake unload them whilst they're still trendy and go for the right pair...

Having said that, I love sleeping in my old jeans - nice to wake up to them, but I wouldn't ruin new jeans in bed...icon_razz.gif
post #12 of 15
Thank you for sharing!
post #13 of 15
You're very welcome...

At the moment I'm wearing my beaten up jeans virtually round the clock, but I'm expecting a new pair of quite heavy jeans this weekend that I shall only use for daywear or I'd bake!!Plus I would like to keep them smart for as long as possible!::icon_razz.gif:rolleyes:

Likewise old shirts can be recycled into pj tops (saves buying the top half as they're often sold separately).

I've been sleeping in my shirts for years now....in winter I wear my jumper too!!!

Just have to brush off the Siamese cat fur in the morning off the jumper!!
post #14 of 15
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Remember whilst you're still growing dieting isn't a good idea...
Much healthier to buy jeans that are true to size and when you've stopped growing lose any unwanted pounds.

 

True, but most girls should have stopped growing before they're old enough to be joining forums like this (I was completely done growing heightwise at 13, actually weighed 15-20 lbs more than I do now...in college when my weight went a bit lower, and I was about a 28, that was the same size I was at age 12). I know guys grow later but unless a girl is an extreme athlete who has been training so hard that it stopped her puberty, she should be long since done growing by age 16 or so.

post #15 of 15

At the moment I'm wearing my beaten up jeans virtually round the clock,

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