I just want to take a moment to thank Gap for their new "boyfriend"-cut jeans. (Their actual name is "straight boyfriend," which cracks me up. God forbid we wear "gay boyfriend" jeans.) The Gap's low-rise jeans have never fit me--although they don't fit many of my undergrads either, and while they seem to have no problem bulging out all over, I'm not about to share my stretch marks with the world. Since I have trouble finding jeans that fit from other brands, I've been stuck in Gap's original cut for awhile. While the original cut is comfy, it's a bit too "mom jeans" for me.
Anyway, the boyfriend jeans are terrific. If you're a bit paunchy like I am but don't want to wear jeans that come up to your ribcage, I recommend these. Best of all, I fit into my pre-pregnancy size in these jeans, which perks up the ol' self-esteem a bit. And if you're a bit on the tall side, like I am, you can also get this style in "long."