Is that even possible? Yes. You can definitely buy jeans without trying them on. It works. It’s a fashion game changer. And it’s amazing if you’re out shopping with kids and you really want those jeans. I learned this Fashion Hack years ago when I was working for Donna Karan. I couldn’t believe that nobody had passed along this fashion sage advice to me before… it was GENIUS.

So how is this possible – to buy jeans without trying them on?

The waistband on the jeans/pants/skirts is roughly the same circumference as your neck. Viola! That’s the fashion magic. Have some fun with this hack and try it out! I have been using it for 14+ years and I love it. It saves me so much time when I’m shopping with the kids OR (most recently) I was shopping and I could tell someone had tried them on right before me. EW! So I just tried the waistband test and it worked like magic!

Where can you find some GREAT JEANS right now for SPRING?

Old Navy
American Eagle
BJ’s Wholesale Club

Truly though, this fashion hack is a homerun! If you’re out shopping with your kids it’s not easy to try things on. I remember when my 4 sons were toddlers, even just going shopping was too much, never mind actually trying clothing on! Also – if you’re someone like me who loves thrifting, this is a great tip, too!!!

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 4.10.18
    Tonia said:

    Thanks for sharing. I will be trying this today. You just saved me a major headache. I haven’t purchased a pair of jeans in 7 years (my daughter is 8).

  2. 4.10.18

    Wowww! I had no idea! So now I want to grab all my jeans just to see which ones to keep and throw away. Does this work with other kinds of pants too?

  3. 4.10.18

    That is a great tip and I feel like I’ve heard that somewhere before. OF course, I’m pretty sure at my current weight there is no way my waist and my neck are the same size. If so, I’d look like a linebacker. Of course, now, you’ve made me curious and I must try this method.

  4. 4.10.18
    Lizette said:

    Wish I knew that trick last weekend! I hate trying on clothes and those jeans are sooo pretty and hubby said he’ll be super ticked off if they don’t fit (because I didn’t try them on). Lol! I still haven’t tried them on – too nervous! I just told him I have period bloat. ???

  5. 4.10.18

    You know I am going to run right up to my closet and see if this works, I had heard this before but wasn’t sure exactly how they were to touch around the neck. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 4.10.18
    Jennifer said:

    I never heard of this hack! I love shopping for jeans at Kohl’s! In fact, I need to do that soon.

  7. 4.10.18

    Cool tip. My quick question is for us plus size gals out there. Does this trick work for us?

  8. 4.10.18

    I wish this worked on me! It’s my HIPS that are the problem. But yes – this is great for most people.

  9. 4.10.18

    Genius! Going to see if this works for me but I may have the same issue as Vera. The hips don’t lie!

  10. 4.11.18
    Annette said:

    I need a new hair color, something a little lighter, for this season.

  11. 4.15.18
    tammilee said:

    Oh I need to try this. I hate jean shopping

  12. 4.15.18

    What a clever tip! I’ll have to try it.

  13. 4.22.18
    HS said:

    Thanks for the great idea, I’m checking American Eagle out for my best fit.

  14. 4.28.18
    Chrystal D said:

    What a cool tip! I’ll try this the next time I’m at the Thrift stores! Thanks for sharing!

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