Back in the days when we used to try on clothes in stores, there was nothing worse than trying on a pile of jeans to try to find the best fit and walking out empty-handed. But a woman says she’s discovered a hack to find the perfect pair without even having to try them on and she’s letting us in on it. Billie Newland’s viral TikTok video of how to do it may have made shopping for jeans a lot easier.
She said she discovered the hack while doing laundry and it involves using your forearm to find the ideal size without ever trying the jeans on. In her video, Newland says to measure the waistband using the length of your forearm from your elbow to your wrist. If your arm fits snugly inside the waistband, that’s your perfect pair.
To test her theory, Newland asked her dad, boyfriend and friends to try the hack out and they all confirm it works. It could also help you find the right fit for shorts or skirts, too. This video has more than 1.6-million views, which means a lot of people out there will now be able to avoid that dressing room.