How to know if jeans are too tight

They have been your favourite pair of jeans for over a year. You wear them at least twice a week. Lately, you’ve noticed that they are getting a little uncomfortable. Do you think that the five pounds you gained over the winter may have made your favourite pair of jeans too tight? Do you wonder if other people are looking at you and thinking, “Gosh, did she paint those jeans on?” Has someone asked you if you jumped off from the kitchen table to get into your jeans? How can you know for sure if your jeans are too tight? Well, here are a few things to look for that scream, “Too tight,” loud and clear.

If you need to use a pair of pliers to zip your jeans up while you lie flat on the bed then they are too tight. Worse yet, do you need someone else to operate the pliers while you just lay there.

When you have your jeans zipped up, look down, and see if the material around the zipper gaps apart? If it does then your jeans are too tight.

Look down at your waist; do your jeans leave left ugly red lines in your skin where the waistband rubs against you? Does the red line have jagged marks in it, too? Either way, your jeans are too tight.

Look at your rear in a full-length mirror. Do your jeans look like they are inside the crack of your buttocks? When you sit, does the seam rub your tailbone raw? Then they are too tight.

Now look at your front side in a full-length mirror. Do your jeans outline every part of your front anatomy? Do you have chafe marks on your crotch? Does it hurt when you urinate after wearing your jeans for an hour? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then yes, your jeans are too tight.


Your jeans are too tight if you have to unsnap them when you sit down to be able to breathe. If, while you are pulling yourself up into a saddle to ride your horse, the entire crotch rips out of your jeans, then they were too tight. If you must use scissors to cut your jeans off after eating at a buffet then they were definitely too tight.


Wearing jeans that are too tight can lead to yeast infections in women.

Things You'll Need

  • A pair of pliers
  • A full-lenth mirror
  • A chair
  • A pair of scissors
  • Tight jeans
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About the Author

Julia Fuller began her professional writing career eight years ago covering special-needs adoption. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Marywood College, is co-owner of GJF Rental Properties as well as a livestock and grain crop farm. She worked for the United States Postal Service and a national income tax service.