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The 14 Stages Of Jeans Shopping All Women Know All Too Well

...and one godsend to avoid all the drama.

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1. Realising your signature pair of jeans is looking a bit...tired, to say the least.

Crotch holes are most definitely not "in"...yet.
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Crotch holes are most definitely not "in"...yet.

2. In denial of their passing, you still wait another two weeks to get to the shops.

Me: I need multiple outfit options for every occasion. Also me: wears the same pair of jeans every day for 2 years.

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"If I ignore the situation, it might just go away."

3. Taking a deep breath and finally heading into the dreaded denim section of the store.

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4. You confidently pick up just one pair of jeans in one size, hoping they'll fit perfectly and that'll be the end of that.

Act 1, Scene 1: The brave heroine heads into the changing rooms battleground to try on some jeans

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5. You soon find yourself crying silently in the changing rooms.

"Why did I ever think a flared jean two sizes smaller than I usually wear would look good and fit?!"
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"Why did I ever think a flared jean two sizes smaller than I usually wear would look good and fit?!"

6. Returning to the shop floor, you pick up every fit and style of jeans that the store carries...

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"ONE of these has to fit surely."

7. Including some that are obviously going to be way too big.

You smugly smile to yourself thinking, I'll be way too small for these. This will pick my spirits up.
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You smugly smile to yourself thinking, I'll be way too small for these. This will pick my spirits up.

8. In the meantime, you accidentally ruin a whole denim display by just trying to find your size in a pile of jeans.

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9. On a roll, you decide to try on the pair you predicted would be far too big.

Reader, they were not too big.
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Reader, they were not too big.

10. You thought putting them on was hard, but taking them off turns into the real challenge.

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You end up having to ask a kind stranger in the changing rooms to help. This is a memory that will never not make you cringe.

11. Midway through your trying-on session, you suddenly find yourself overcome with the changing-room sweats.

"Am I getting sick? Am I allergic to jeans shopping??"
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"Am I getting sick? Am I allergic to jeans shopping??"

12. You slip on the last pair of jeans, and they fit like an absolute dream.

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"EVERYONE...come see how good my bum looks!"

13. Triumphant, you spend the next five minutes prancing around your changing room.

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You even start lip-synching to the generic pop music playing in the changing rooms and have a short fantasy about what it's like to be a pop star performing to a stadium full of your loyal fans.

14. You leave the store with your head held high, thanking the denim gods for blessing you this day.

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Thanks to their unique high-stretch fabric, which contours and supports your shape, GAP Sculpt denim ensures you'll always look great. Meanwhile, the GAP Denim Addict service allows you to customise your jeans with patches, studding, hemming, and distressing. No more knee holes in the wrong place!

Find your nearest denim addict store here.