An Online Shopping Experience That’ll Change Your Life.

You know what my idea of hell is? Standing in a harshly lit fitting room, bare feet freezing on a cold cement floor, trying on pair after pair after pair of jeans that don’t fit.


I am short. With even shorter legs.  Short legs that, even when skinny, are rather more substantial than is stylish. Worse, I have hips. Rather wide hips for my size. And, just to make things more complicated, my waist is on the small side (proportionately speaking).

So attempting to find jeans that fit? Is only slightly less difficult than trying to find a non-skanky Real Housewife.

Because of this, it was with much joy (and more than a little skepticism) that I discovered a little online venture called MyShape. The proprietors of this store insist that by giving them some key measurements (at least 11, but up to 23), they can fill an entire store with clothes guaranteed to fit you—including jeans.

That’s right, I said jeans.

I hemmed and I hawed. I clicked in and clicked out. And finally, I sucked it up, got out the measuring tape and jotted down the numbers (but even this activity was not without its share of mental anguish).

And when I was done? I clicked “shop for jeans” and saw that they had found more than 40 pairs that they thought would fit me.

Some were way out of my reach (as much as I like to look good, I can’t see spending more than $100 on a pair of jeans). But there were plenty of options priced for normal human budgets—including some smoking deals ($15 for DKNY jeans? Yes, please).

Still skeptical, but armed with birthday checks (and therefore shopping with someone else’s money), I chose a couple and put them in my cart.

Being me, I didn’t stop there. Before I was done, I added three more shirts and a dress to my order (after all, I have limited access to designer clothing here in BFE).

Well, last night my package arrived. And you know what? The jeans fit perfectly. Perfectly, I tell you. The waist is comfortable, the legs don’t bunch and my ass? Looks good. Really good.

I may never shop for jeans in the real world again.

I do have to send two of the three shirts back, but the dress is flat out gorgeous.  I predict my coworkers are going to get sick of seeing it, because I plan to wear it endlessly.

I can’t wait to order from them again. I might even do so tonight (after all, I have to send some things back. That means I get to spend that money again, right?).

Y’all might want to check it out. Your ass will thank you (it likes to look good too, you know). They give you 25% off your first order and free shipping each way, so there’s that.

And? If you click over there using this code? We both get a $25 store credit. Just sayin’.

Disclaimer: This is not really a review. They didn’t ask me to do it (or give me anything for doing so). But sliding those jeans on was a beautiful experience (practically a “come to Jesus” moment), so I thought I’d share.

You’re welcome.

11 Comments on An Online Shopping Experience That’ll Change Your Life.

  1. Marketing Mommy
    October 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm (5 years ago)

    Just what I need, more online shopping temptation. Sounds worth it, though!

    • Amber
      October 24, 2010 at 9:18 am (5 years ago)

      You can never have too much shopping temptation, admit it. It’s all about options!

  2. Gail
    October 22, 2010 at 10:13 pm (5 years ago)

    How did you know? Seriously, how did you know that I need new jeans? And a new work wardrobe? And how did you know that I am 5’1″, with a 25″ inseam? And need to lose 20-30lbs? And that I finally understand when SAHMs blog about never getting out of their yoga pants b/c they are so comfortable? Seriously, how did you know?? I am totally going to that website NOW!!

    • Amber
      October 24, 2010 at 9:17 am (5 years ago)

      Good luck! I for one found it lots of fun! But if I could? I would totally rock the yoga pants.

  3. Janet
    October 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm (5 years ago)

    OOh, I will have to check this out. I am only 5’0″ tall, and pretty curvy. I have a terrible time finding clothes to fit!

    • Amber
      October 24, 2010 at 9:17 am (5 years ago)

      I hope it works for you!

  4. Elona
    October 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm (5 years ago)

    I just tried it. Apparently I’m supposed to be wearing a sack.
    No, I’m not kidding.

  5. Elona
    October 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh, it gets better. Not only do I have to wear a sack, but there are only THREE pants in the entire store that will fit me and one is a stretchy yoga pant. Joy.

    • Amber
      October 24, 2010 at 9:16 am (5 years ago)

      Okay, that’s just weird, considering you have a much nicer bod than I do. Sorry ’bout that – I guess I gave you a wrong tip!

  6. Lady Jennie
    October 24, 2010 at 2:34 am (5 years ago)

    Oh you have no idea how hard it is to shop for any clothes in this skinny country!

    • Amber
      October 24, 2010 at 9:16 am (5 years ago)

      I am guessing that would be a nightmare. At least the internet is here to save us!


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