How To Buy Jeans Online (That Actually Look Good)

You read that right. How to buy jeans online. It sounds crazy – even though online shopping is getting more and more popular most people still wouldn’t consider getting jeans without physically seeing them first. It’s hard enough to find jeans that fit in brick & mortar stores, especially for us shorties, but I’ve discovered it is possible to find jeans that fit well online!

At first I was skeptical. I’m very brand loyal when it comes to jeans but after doing some research I decided to take the plunge with Mott & Bow. They’re a brand out of New York that are committed to making premium jeans at a reasonable price.

So, how did I successfully find a pair of jeans that fit perfectly online? Here are my golden rules of online shopping:


This is the most important thing when it comes to online shopping. Read as many reviews as you can. If you have time, read them all. The product’s copy will always glorify it but real people will give you a much better idea of what the product is like. And after you receive the product, leave a detailed review too! It doesn’t take too long and will be super helpful for the next shopper. If you feel comfortable with leaving your height/weight/measurements, do it.

Mott & Bow’s website was full of positive reviews, and that was what convinced me to try them. Everyone was right about the great fabric. It’s simultaneously soft, firm, and stretchy. It’s a little thick so not ideal for summer, but as the sun was going down and the temperature was dropping I was glad to be wearing them.

Most people said they fit a little big so I ordered a size down (24). I found that the fit was true to size and I actually wish I had ordered my usual size (25). The 24 does fit but let’s just say I wouldn’t wear them to a large meal.

Measure Yourself

Now that you’ve done your research, it’s time to get technical. Measure and compare yourself to the product specs. This will help you decide your size, along with what the reviewers are saying. Every brand is different so it’s important to check their sizing specs. For denim you should also know your inseam; that will determine what leg length you need. It may seem obvious but I’ve met a surprising amount of people that don’t know about inseams and buy jeans that are too long/consequently unflattering. Sometimes you don’t think about it. I didn’t until I learned what an inseam was and actually found jeans that were the right length.

Another big factor in getting these jeans was that they come in a 28″ inseam. Not a lot of brands carry that length, at least that I know of. From my experience most brands seem to think the average woman is model height. They must be only getting data from Scandinavian countries. Anyway, as you can see the 28″ length jeans are perfect on me and end at my ankles. They’re also a nice, high rise. It justified getting another pair of dark jeans because my other black jeans are only mid-rise. Oh, and technically these are dark grey.

And that’s it! Basically, learn as much about the product as you can. It’s like studying for a test. The more prepared you are, the better you’ll do. Of course there’s always a risk when buying clothes online but if you do it right, you should be fine.

How do you feel about online shopping? Would you buy jeans online?

Photos by Jon Pernul

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  1. Neguine 25/07/2017 at 13:52

    Girl. You have such a Killer body it is actually insane. I never buy jeans online because my body is a weirdo and they always always fit different on me. Love you always!

    1. Maria 27/07/2017 at 17:36

      Aw you’re making me blush. Usually I don’t, before there was basically one brand of denim I trusted but these turned out amazing. I was pretty surprised.

  2. Rebekah 25/07/2017 at 15:37

    You look absolutely gorgeous and the outfit is so looking great

    1. Maria 27/07/2017 at 17:37

      Thanks! I’m pretty obsessed with it.

  3. ANGELEBABY 26/07/2017 at 02:46

    ooh buying online is such a risk! I usually go and try a lot of brands to figure out my size in each, so when it comes to buying online I feel much more prepared xx

    1. Maria 27/07/2017 at 17:38

      Yeah, I’m so glad the jeans turned out to be great, especially since the brand was new to me.

    1. Maria 27/07/2017 at 17:39

      Thanks! True, I’m lucky this was a pretty easy experience.

    1. Maria 27/07/2017 at 17:39

      Thanks Paola xx

    1. Maria 27/07/2017 at 17:40

      Thanks Eleine x

  4. Christina Gliati 27/07/2017 at 06:53

    I love those jeans on you (that’s because you have a very nice body). Me, I really have to try anything before buying eslecially jeans). Also I love the walk in the stores and seeing,trying things. With those tips you gave I believe that you can really fin something that really fits. Kisses!

    1. Maria 27/07/2017 at 17:41

      Thanks Christina! Usually jeans are hard for me too because of length and the proportions of my body, before this I basically only bought from one brand, so I’m lucky these ones fit so great. I get that, but I work at a store so on my days off I’d rather not go shopping lol.

    1. Maria 29/07/2017 at 20:34

      Thank you! xx

  5. Nicole 28/07/2017 at 12:31

    Beautiful photos and i love your outfit! You have the cutest dog too! 🙂

    New post on GIRL ABOUT TOWN blog

    1. Maria 29/07/2017 at 20:21

      Thanks so much 🙂

  6. Jessica 29/07/2017 at 20:05

    I wish I had known these tips before – it took me a while to buy jeans online because getting the right fit is so tricky. Those jeans on you are fierce!

    Jessica |

    1. Maria 29/07/2017 at 20:33

      Thank you! Aw, well at least you know now.

  7. Nevena Krstic 30/07/2017 at 12:00

    Beautiful photos! These jeans look great on you! 🙂 xx

    1. Maria 01/08/2017 at 16:46

      Thanks Nevena 🙂

  8. Shabrina Hazimi Putri 31/07/2017 at 03:32

    Girlll, you’re killin’ the look! 😍
    Also, I’m in love with how beautiful and radiant your skin looks! Super envious of it 😍
    Also, I’ve never bought jeans online and I don’t think I will because getting a nice fitting pair of jeans for me would be very tricky!
    But I’m glad for you that you could manage to get the perfect jeans online! 😉

    Kisses from Tokyo,


    1. Maria 01/08/2017 at 16:49

      Aw thank you! I didn’t before this either but I’m really happy with the result.

  9. Saida - She talks Glam 08/08/2017 at 09:16

    These jeans do fit you like a glove, girl! I am one of those skeptical people, little by little getting more comfortable with e-shopping but still loving the brick and mortar shops much more 🙂 Love your top (bodysuit?) and how the golden hour makes everything shiny and beautiful! ♥ Love from England

    Saida | She talks Glam

    1. Maria 08/08/2017 at 16:08

      Thanks! It is a bodysuit 🙂 I started out small with things like scarves and sunglasses but now I’ll buy almost anything online. I work in a brick & mortar store so during my time off I’d rather not go to shops haha, I think that plays a big role too.

    1. Maria 06/09/2017 at 18:00

      Thanks! Online shopping is super convenient once you get used to it 🙂


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