JAG jeans? Yes. Yes. And again, yes.
All you apple-shaped middle-aged women like myself, get thee to Zappo's. If you are between sizes (again, like moi), size down. You will note that these jeans are actually pull-ons - there is a soft band of (barely) stretchy fabric just above where the waistband should be. It may look weird in the picture, but it is not at all noticeable - once you throw on a sweater or a blouse or even a T-shirt, the jeans look exactly like all the low-to-mid-rise styles that are popular with our daughters. And you won't have that darn metal snap or button digging into your menopausally endowed stomach, as it does with normal jeans. Or is that just me?
Now, I KNOW I am sounding shallow and self-centered lately, going on and on about my jeans and my waist size as I am wont to do; but people, ill-fitting jeans are as demoralizing as a bad hair day - if I don't have jeans that make me feel like a million bucks (or, at least, $54.99), my whole day feels lousy. If that makes me shallow, so be it.
But I'm thinking it just makes me human.