How Do You Know How Much a New Pair of Jeans Will Stretch Out?

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:58 AM, July 10, 2017

Aired July 10, 2017

Jeans can be a nightmare to shop for, and according to style expert Stacy London, they're the hardest piece of clothing to fit, regardless of body type. One viewer is in a denim conundrum: she can't seem to find a pair of jeans that won't stretch out or get baggy!

"I can go shopping and I can try the jeans on and they seem to fit perfectly in the store. I can wear them twice, and they seem to be stretched out," she explains. Stacy has a few points of advice for those looking for no-stretch denim. "If you're going for no stretch or even just a little bit of stretch in your jeans, you really want to make sure that they're super snug when you buy them because cotton naturally does stretch," Stacy explains.

This, of course, requires a bit of planning ahead and paying close attention to the type of fabric you're working with. (According to our expert, that means finding a jean that's 2% lycra and 98% cotton.)

Luckily, all hope isn't lost on the baggy jeans already in your possession. "The easiest thing to do to fix this is throw them in the dryer for about 7-10 minutes. You don't want to go too long so that you're actually shrinking the jean," Stacy says.

Watch above for more insight on how to pick the perfect no-stretch pants.

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