I am CONSTANTLY frustrated with this problem of having skinny jeans sliding down on my butt. No matter if they are mid- or high-rise, they slide. Period. And no matter if they are 3,4 or 5 way stretch, they still slide.
Conclusion: it must be about the tailoring, the way the denim manufacturers cut the denim, and not the denim fabric itself. Because it doesn’t make sense to me – the fabric manufacturers supply a 4 way stretch denim and then the denim manufacturer doesn’t manage to cut the jeans in the right direction? But there is no other explanation.
Sliding jeans are so very annoying and much more so in winter when you are layering a heavy coat making it impossible to pull up sliding jeans like on the subway steps.
My take on this is that the problem could also be related to the cut of the calves. Because it is there that the jeans usually are too tight and therefore move down when you climb up steps or sit down.
I have asked some denim icons and some denim designers about this and here is the first part of my “research”.
Let me know if this helped you with choosing your jeans or if there is any additional information that you would like about this. 🙂 And stay tuned for more to come.
The key to preventing high waisted jeans from sliding is finding a pair that fits properly and is made from a premium stretch fabric. At Parker Smith, we have designed our ultra high rise skinny, The Bombshell, with a contour waistband that sits on your true waist. The contour waistband allows the denim to sit at the smallest part of your waist while preventing any sliding or gaping. The majority of our Bombshell’s are also made from our Shaper fabric which is made to lift and mold to the body. By combining the right fabric with an impeccable fit our high rise denim is able to move with the body without sliding down.
See what the tailoring experts have to say about this – quite from another point of view!
For women it can be a challenge finding a pair that fits both our waist and our hips. If the pair fits you well in the legs and bum but is still sliding down it is most likely because the waistband is not tight enough so your jeans are sliding down your hips. There are few ways to resolve this. We recommend to have the waist resized a bit tighter. This is the best solution as the seamstress can pin your jeans to your body. Also, we’d like to add that buying stretchier jeans is not always the answer! As many women can attest denim with lycra can still slide down or be ill-fitting and I’ve certainly had a pair of jeggings that still slid down constantly. Making sure the waist fits properly is ideal whether they be jeggings or vintage Levi’s.
If you don’t want to go down the alteration route an old school solution that I like sounds obvious, use belts! From skinny belts to wide bold leather belts or even scarves they can do the job by cinching your waist, holding up your pants in the process, and complementing your outfit. Also, you may want to try experimenting with different rises. Everyone’s waist line hits differently and some brands or rises may fit your particular measurements better than others. Try a few pairs with a rise that is an inch higher or lower than what you usually gravitate to, you might be pleasantly surprised and it may resolve the sliding issue. Jeans come in more rises than ever now from ultra high rise, high-rise, mid-rise, etc. they really run the game. Vintage style Mom jeans certainly fit differently from your typical high rise jegging so experiment!
The reason why our jeans fit so well is because of the construction of our waistband. The contouring of the waistband allows for the jean to sit perfectly on the body. Add that with incredible fabric, it’s the reason why we were able to make such a strong impact in the denim market.