10 simple techniques to effortlessly loosen tight jeans and enhance their comfort.

Do you have new jeans that have shrunk or old ones that have shrunk from washing?

A new pair of jeans is kind of like a new pair of shoes, painful, tight, and very uncomfortable in the first period! Even after wearing and washing it many times, it may shrink and become a little shorter or tight in the waist area.

Whether you want more room in the leg, waist, or leg area, you’ll want to try these 10 easy tricks to stretch out stubborn jeans and make them more comfortable, according to fashion experts.

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Wet your jeans and then stretch them

Take a spray bottle, fill it with warm water, and spray your pants well from front to back. Clothes cleaning expert, Katie Brown, advises that you wet the entire pants, then pull the fabric well and tighten it in those areas that you want to stretch. After that, if you want better results, wear the wet jeans until they dry.

Take advantage of the power of heat


Don’t have a spray bottle for water? No problem, Brown tells InStyle : a hairdryer can help, too. “Just direct the heat directly to the areas you want to stretch.” She adds that once your jeans are warm, use your hands to pull them, tighten and stretch the tight areas.

Use the waist expander

Yes, my dear, a tool has been created that makes it easier for you to expand the waist of those pants that are almost suffocating you. The waist extender is a bit like the device used to stretch shoes, and it works like a charm.

You may gain up to 3 cm on your waist as a result of the stretching. All you have to do is wet the pants at the waist with lukewarm water, make sure they are wet, then insert the tool and turn the handle to expand them. It is best to leave the tool in your pants overnight, or if you need to expand it more, you can try again after a few hours.

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Use pants extenders

Most women discover this wonderful invention during pregnancy when they can no longer wear any of their jeans after the first trimester. But let us tell you that using it is not only for pregnant women and it will save you a lot of money instead of buying new pants that are wider in the waist area.

They are small fabric ties with buttons that you can place at the buttons of your pants, fasten them and expand the waist area with ease.

Use your head

If your jeans are too tight because they shrunk in the wash, fashion expert Chrissy Horton recommends using your head to stretch them out.

Place the jeans over your head and pull them. Imagine that you are putting a scarf wrapped over your head, each end covering your ears. Then hold the ends of the jeans with one hand together and use the other hand to secure the pants over your head. Then pull the pants with your head and pull them with your hands alternately!

Your head provides a kind of balance and strength that enables you to pull with more strength and stability. Pull the jeans as hard as you can, then release them, and repeat this about 5 times.

Try a foam roller

foam roller

Rest assured, this trick doesn’t suggest you wear pants to your workout session, it’s a little smarter than that.

If you want to stretch your jeans in the thigh area, celebrity designer Amber Alexandra recommends laying your jeans flat on a table first. Then wet it from the bottom of the pocket to the knee, front and back, using a spray bottle, and insert the foam roller into the leg for about 10 minutes. Then repeat the process on the other leg.

The width of the roller will determine the amount of stretch you can achieve. If you don’t have a foam roller, you can repeat the same process using a large paper towel roll.

Your pants might need a bath!

It might also be a good idea to give your jeans a chance to soak in the tub with you. According to celebrity stylist, Sunika Quadara, wearing your jeans in the bathtub is a classic solution, though not a completely practical way to stretch your jeans. Relax in a warm—not hot—bathtub for about 15 to 20 minutes, then let it air dry.


Your pants may need sunbathing to expand a little. The method involves getting your jeans wet by generously spraying the garment with a spray bottle filled with lukewarm salt water, then putting it on and enjoying some time in the sun until it dries completely on your body.

Make sure to do some movement along the way, like squatting, bending, stretching, and even doing a handstand if you can! The result is a pair of stretchy jeans that are shaped to fit your body for maximum comfort.

Wear the same pants over and over again

Wear the same pants over and over again

What happens when you wear the same jeans multiple times throughout the week? You will feel more comfortable. So if showering in pants isn’t your style, and you don’t have time to sit down with a hairdryer. You can rely on the power of time, according to Alyssa Friedman, director of public relations and marketing at denim brand Mavi.

With some patience and perseverance, and holding off on washing them for as long as possible. Your jeans will become very comfortable and fit your body.

Do some stretching exercises

No matter what area you’re hoping to stretch, there’s a suitable jeans stretching exercise. For example, to expand your waistline, stand or sit and place one hand behind your head while reaching your other arm straight down along your other side. Bend over to reach as far as you can, then come back up to expand the side section, hip crease and curves, giving you extra room on either side of your waist.

Just like your muscles, your jeans need comfort, movement helps lubricate your joints and muscles. Each stretch should be held for 2-3 seconds and repeated 6-8 times per side, creating more room in the jeans.

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