How To Find Your Judy Blue Size

Judy Blue Jeans are basically one of the best arrivals to fashion in the last few years. 

With amazing stretch and recovery (doesn't stretch out after hours of wear) and amazing fit for sizes 0-24W, the only crazy part is figuring out your size!

 

Quick Sizing Help:

Take your EVEN Department store size and size down ONE for your BASE Size.  Torrid and Lane Bryant ladies stay true to size (unless you're hour glass shape with a tiny waist - hour glass ladies can follow regular dept store sizing).

In some pairs we will mention sizing down FURTHER from your base size. 

 

HOW TO SIZE

Torrid/Lane Bryant ladies will GENERALLY stay true to size TO FIND THEIR BASE SIZE as these are a true plus cut JUST like Judy Blue.  A 20 at Torrid will do our 20W as their base size.  

We have a few pairs we will mention sizing down further from your base size that a 20 at Torrid may prefer our 18W.  Always watch the fit videos to see HOW and WHERE a pair stretches for your own personal body composition preference.

****Please note that while less common, we do occasionally have hourglass shapes who shop at Torrid/Lane Bryant state that they follow the regular department store sizing and size down from their Torrid/LB Shape***

 

Old Navy/GAP/AE plus sizing 16/18-26 will size DOWN ONE to find their base size.  A 20 at these stores will do our 18w, 18 will do our 16W and 16/18 wider hip true plus size would do our 14W AS THEIR BASE SIZE.

 

****BAGGY LEGS?**** If your tummy is much larger on your frame than your legs, this is often referred to as Apple or Upside down pear shape.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for help with denim by body shape and feel free to use the chat feature to get help with styles and styling from Ash.

 

2-16 Regular size ladies will size down ONE to find their base size as well.  A 16/17 regular (narrower hips with tummy weight) will do the 15, 14/15 will do the 13 etc. 

If you carry ZERO tummy weight and are a size 6 or below, many of these body shapes often size down one more in most pairs (IE size 6 can skip the 5 to wear the 3) and if this is the case we list it in the description and fit video.

 

Rise and Inseam

    On each pair, we list the Rise and Inseam for you.  If you haven't measured yours lately, check it out for the best fit when ordering online! Measure crotch upward around the belly up to where you want the waist band to hit so you know how our rise compares.

    We carry largely high rise and some mid rise jeans.  Rise for regular and plus sizes is listed in inches for the best fit. We list rise in inches because 10.5 inches is mid rise in our opinion but some stores call that high rise.  Inches won't lie.  Always measure!

    There are fit videos for each pair of Jeans/Shorts and Capris on our website and Free App for you!

    You can see all our Denim jeans HERE

    You can find shorts and capris listed also.

    Our free app has a video of each item we have shown live also to help with fit and feel.  You can grab it HERE

    We have our fit model information listed HERE 

     

    Denim by Body Shape

    Knowing and EMBRACING your body shape is so important for dressing and feeling confident!  It is 1,000% ok to acknowledge that every style will NOT look great on every body shape! 

     

    We have sizing videos below for:

    Rectangle & Hour Glass body shapes:

    • May find that sizing down 2 odd sizes or 1 plus size is best to keep the curves hugged and have that booty pop fit when pairs have great stretch (each pair has a fit video and written listing).
    • Most denim styles will be flattering on these shapes in general. 
    • How you carry weight in your tummy area will likely determine your FAVORITE jean types.
    • Boyfriend and relaxed fit jeans may fit baggy Or fitted depending on your leg composition.  Ashley has muscular legs so most straight/boyfriend jeans have a fitted straight leg appearance on her.

     

    Pear and Apple shapes:

    • Often struggle with fit of skinny jeans as they see them worn by others.  Skinny jeans on these shapes are often best worn with 1-2 cuffs and with low profile sneakers, sandals, flat slip on shoes etc.  (Please note that chunky shoes and athletic sneakers often look odd on this body shape and skinny jeans)
    • Many prefer a straight leg before they get comforable with skinny jeans cuffed to look more straight.  The reason for this is that sizing to accomodate a larger tummy and smaller legs means that skinny jeans can be baggy in the legs and look awkward as they taper in at the ankle if not cuffed.  A straight/relaxed leg will look intentional with room. 
    • New Fave alert!  Many apple shapes are loving the wide leg crop look as the straight leg hides the smalleg legs on an apple frame.
    • Apple shapes should AVOID SLIM FIT jeans as those are a super WIDE THIGH that tapers in at the ankle.  Only wear these if planning to do big chunky cuffs to wear like boyfriend capris.
    • Boyfriend jeans will have a little baggier straight-er leg also. If you want to hide a bit of your shape, boyfriend jeans worn with a top long enough to cover your hips will be a great option also.
    • ALL denim styles can look FABULOUS on these shapes when STYLED correctly so that you feel put together and good in your own skin.  Have a question on styles and styling?  Send us an email or chat us and Ash will help!

    Check out our jeans HERE

     

    We are so glad you found us!  If we can help with anything at all, please let us know!

    XOXO Ash!

    Our free app has a video of each item we have shown live also to help with fit and feel.  You can grab it HERE

     

    12 comments

    • Dawn: May 15, 2024
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      I’ve been wanting to try a pair for a while but struggle with what size to order. I wear an 8 in Old Navy jeans (they’re tight right now, lol, but generally), but when I actually measure my waist/hips and look at the size chart, I’m closer to a size 15 there. Definitely a pear shape.
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      Lola Monroe Boutique replied:
      8/9 in stores to 14/15 is a big jump. If your 8’s are too tight and you think you would be more of a 10/11 in most stores then follow that sizing on each pair. Usually that is for a 9 and on super stretchy pairs a 7. In skinny fit capris for thicker thighs aka pear shape you may prefer the 11 since Capris pull at the knees. Pear shapes do amazing in slim fit wide thigh silhouettes also. Make sure to measure your inseam crotch to ankle and rise. Those are the best measurements along with your current even store size.

    • Blair Smith: April 21, 2024
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      Really interesting post!

    • Shelley : April 16, 2024
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      I’m confused as to why you would do a rectangle body and hour glass body in the same fit help video. They are complete opposite body’s. I amd 5’10 and have a rectangular body..my bust waist & hip all measure the same with skinny thighs. Your fit video did not help me at all to determine which jeans to buy . If I want a Jean to fit my waist and NOT be baggy in my thigh, which do I buy?
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      Lola Monroe Boutique replied:
      Hi! So an hourglass figure will generally have a smaller waist with larger hips/thighs. This and rectangle shaping can be very similar in how they fill out jeans. If you’re mentioning skinny thighs, usually that is associated with an Apple body shape. In general, since you’re ordering for the best fit in the waist, there will still be a roomy leg regardless. You can take charge of your body shape by choosing shoes appropriately (flatter less chunky shoes help) and planning to double cuff jeans and give the illusion of an intentional straight leg fit. Avoid SLIM fit aka wide thigh jeans as an apple or with smaller thighs. Apple Blog: https://lolamonroe.com/blogs/styling/best-judy-blue-jeans-for-apple-body-shapes

    • Kathy: April 16, 2024
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      I love my Judy Blue jeans. They fit awesomely and they don’t stretch out as I wear them. Thank you for your info on the jeans. 😇
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      Lola Monroe Boutique replied:
      So glad you love them!

    • Rhonda Barnett: April 16, 2024
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      I am wondering what size I would take in Judy Blue shorts. I wear a 27 or size in jeans like Levi’s. Do I size down to an even or odd size?
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      Lola Monroe Boutique replied:
      In Judy Blue shorts and shorts in general, you won’t size down basically ever. We do have one pair called Mega Stretch elastic waist that is the exception to this rule. For a 27 in stores if you’re more a 4/5 then do the small. If you’re more a 6/7 then do the medium.

    • Elizabeth kimminau: April 16, 2024
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      Hi
      just checking if you have the new judy blues cool denim?
      I’m a size 20 just got a pair in 18w feel they’re tight around the waist. Thought maybe should have got the 20w. Thanks

    • Lucinda Newsome: April 16, 2024
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      Wonder if the Judy Blue ajeans which is the biggest the 14 or 15? Wondering if the 15 was smaller

    • Crystal Strange: April 16, 2024
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      Thanks for some information on Judy blues. I’ve been wanting to order a pair but been afraid of not getting the correct size. I’m needing some jeans that are in style better as my daughter says. I need to be the cool mom.

    • Lynda Scott: April 16, 2024
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      I usually wear a 16 petite I’m short do you have a suggestion on what size to order can you roll the jeans if they are to long? Do you have petite or short

      Thank you
    • Kayla: April 16, 2024
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      I noticed that the pants have a wider calf and then slim down at the ankle ? Why is that ?

    • Linda Murphy : October 01, 2021
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      I’d like to go to the Bleach party jeans please

    • Susan Inman: April 18, 2021
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      Thank you for taking the time to explain the Judy Blue sizing! I have been on the fence big time about buying my daughter & myself both a pair! You make me feel a lot better about taking the chance on buying them online versus in person! I love your boutique and I just made a pretty big order over this past weekend! I’m planning on buying us some Judy Blues when I get my check & it’ll definitely be from you💙 Thanks soo much!!!

      Sincere Thanks, Susan B. Inman

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