TRYING ON DIFFERENT SIZES AT MAURICES


– This is my favorite
trying on different sizes I’ve ever done. (beeping) At the time you guys
are watching this video, I’m actually back home in Arizona. I am here for Thanksgiving
for a little while. While I’m here, I figured I
would film some fun videos that I’m not able to do in L.A.. And one of those videos that
you guys constantly ask about is seeing me try on different sizes at a store called Maurices. I’ve never personally been in this store, but Maurices is supposedly
a very size inclusive store, and I believe they carry sizes zero to 22 if I’m not mistaken in store. Which is iconic and incredible, I don’t know what the price
point’s gonna be like. I didn’t do any research going into this, because I kind of just want
to go in and be surprised. And with these trying on
different sizes videos I typically go in the fitting
room and test out jeans, just because that’s kind of
the best universal piece of clothing that you can pick
that showcases how sizes fit. So since they don’t have
any of these stores anywhere near where I live in L.A.,
I figured I’m gonna go ahead and try it while I’m back home in AZ. My mom’s already inside waiting for me; she doesn’t want to be on camera today. It’s totally fine, I get it
girl, we’ve all been there. If you’ve seen these videos
befoe you know the drill, so let’s go ahead and head in; pull as many different things
as I can find and hopefully have a really positive
inclusive shopping experience. Let’s go. (relaxing music) Okay so first impression I have to say, a girl walked right up to me
when I walked in and was like “you look so cute today”, and
I was like thank you so much. She was so super sweet, and I asked her if it was
okay if I film in here, she went and asked the manager. They were all like “yes,
please, let us know when you’re ready for a fitting room,
we’ll get you all set up”. They were just really, really kind. They showed me around everywhere, and showed me all the different sections and what jeans are what,
and what to look out for. So far I feel great. We’re off to a great start. – [Carrie] The fist pair
that I really need to grab is a pair of flares, and I’ve gone through this entire rack, and the highest size that
they have available is a 16. But I’m not sure where this zero to 24 in-store is coming from, because
I’m not seeing that so far. I honestly don’t know my size here, I don’t know if they run
small, if they run big, but we’re going to try on some
flares for our first pair. And we’re going to some
more size investigating. Right here we have like a
little high rise section, and something that I’ve never seen before is these are sized small, medium, large. Which is quite interesting, so I don’t even know what size I am, but I’m just going to take a guess. They’re pretty good priced
too, they’re only $34. I’ll grab a large and XL just to see. The lovely girl that works
here, her name is Chelsea, shout out to you Chelsea, you’re amazing. She came up and was like oh by the way, I forgot to show you
our plus sized section. And I was like (giggles). So the plus sized section is actually on the
other side of the store. They have from size 14 to 24
on the other side of the store. I was like so confused, I’m like how does this only go up to 16? But I did see all the way up
to a size 24 on the other side, which is amazing, incredible. – [Carrie] Okay, and now here we have the plus sized section. We have all of these jeggings, which I do see they start at a 14, right here as you can see. And I see quite a variety
of sizing, which is awesome. So we go 18, 20, 22,
there’s 24s down here. It’s nice to see that they
have a pretty full inventory of like each wash. So since I am mid-sized
and I’m able to kind of hop between sections, which is awesome, I’m gonna grab a few pairs
of the plus size as well, and just kind of see what
those look like in comparison, so I’m really excited, let’s see. Okay, just made it into the fitting room, and you guys look how cute it is in here. I have my jeans on the
little hangers here, as well as all over here, I’m trying to keep it as
separated as possible. There’s also like a
little area here that says love it or leave it. This is my favorite
trying on different sizes I’ve ever done, I just have to say. Okay, enough chatting, let’s get started. (bouncy music) So I’ve worn bike shorts today, so that I don’t flash
everybody with my underwear and have to blur out every shot, like I have had to do in past videos. Here we go. (zipping) I definitely think 14 is my size. I just don’t love the mid-rise, and like what it does for me, but I’ve heard people
say that they prefer it; it’s much more comfortable for them. I totally get that, but this
just isn’t my favorite style. I do think it’s my size,
it’s just not my fave. The flare is very cute, like I do enjoy the actual
flare of the jeans themselves. It’s just not my fave,
so let’s keep going. (bouncy music) Come on high rise, don’t let me down. (rubbing) I’m saying this 100% honestly, I would not change a
thing about these jeans. I think I have to get them. They’re nice and high waisted,
they’re really comfortable, they run true to size, I have
a lot of room in the waist. I definitely think a 14 is my size here, but I will be very curious
to see how the plus size 14 fits in comparison, but these are amazing. Nor my bike shorts line here,
whatever, it is what it is. But look at how bomb these look, I’m pretty shook I’m not gonna lie. These are amazing, we’re setting
the bar really high so far. Do you know how many
times I film these videos, and I’m like morbidly depressed (laughs). This is awesome, I’m loving it. (bouncy music) I’m going to try on the 2nd
pair that was recommended by the lovely sales associate, and these ar just the regular jeggings so they are mid-rise which
is like not my favorite. But she said that these are
called the super soft jegging, and they feel like wearing
leggings and I was like sign me up. These are an extra large by the way, so this will be my first time trying on small, medium, large,
extra large so we’ll see. (zipping) You guys may disagree and
probably like the little mid drifting, I feel like
every time that happens people are like, Carrie,
what are you talking about, they look so good. They’re just not my favorite style, but they are really,
really soft on the inside; it genuinely kind of
feels like pajama pants. See if I can show you, can you see it? I think I just pulled something. I will say there is a ton of extra room, so probably mid-size down to a large, if I was going to be actually purchasing a pair of these jeans, these jeggings, but because they’re little bit oversized, I’m able to like hike them up
so I think I like them more. But they’re kind of just
like a basic pair of jeans, nothing crazy about them,
but they are just too big. As you can see back here,
I’m pulling my underwear. Okay, there they are. Just not my first choice for
what would flatter my body, but still a very cute option. And very, very comfortable,
10 out of 10 in that realm. (bouncy music) Now you guys know if I see
a pair of jeans that says super high rise, I have to get them. Look how cute these are. So here we have it, these
are pretty much amazing; the only thing I would
slightly change is that my midsection is a little bit more full for menstrual hormonal reasons. That’s just how I’m built, because of whatever
issues it is I’m having: PCOS, endometriosis, I still need to get to the bottom of that. But I tend to carry more
weight in my lower stomach, so from here up the XL is perfect, but back here it’s just slightly loose, and it doesn’t quite fit the same as a normal pair of skinny
jeans I would wear does. I feel great now, but I’m
just a little worried about walking around throughout the day, I can sort of already feel them bagging, getting baggy back here, and I don’t wanna look like I’m wearing a soggy diaper, you know? So eh, these are really cute though. I’m really torn about them, cause I just love the
way they look up here, but I just don’t love the
back of the leg bagginess. I think I’m gonna have
to pass and now we have one, two, three pairs of
the plus sized jeans left. And my mom’s already
done trying on her stuff, so we’re gonna try to breeze through this as quickly as possible. (bouncy music) My first plus sized pair
are the super soft jegging, which I did try on before, but they’re just in the
14W which is the plus size, so we’re gonna see if
these fit any differently. One of these days I’m going to find a pair of mid-rise jeans
I like, I’m determined. These are not bad, these
are not bad at all. I just feel like, well first of all, when I lift my leg up and
stretch this part out, it kind of cuts into my leg,
which isn’t my favorite. And then it’s just the waist, but I do notice quite a difference between the 14 that I tried on originally and then these 14Ws. They’re just not my favorite jeans. Again a great option for all
you mid-risers out there, but I’m not one of you, I’m sorry. Convert me seriously,
help, I just don’t like it. Okay, let’s keep it going. (bouncy music) So I did, as you can
see, grab this next pair and a 16, because whem I
was picking out my size I had no idea what my size was. So these are most definitely
going to be too big, but we’re gonna try them on anyways. It’s kind of my first
pair of solid dark jeans besides the high rise pair
that I’m definitely getting, right here behind my, my babies. But we’re gonna see. Oh god, I almost fell. These are, just probably a size too big, but an extremely comfy pair of jeans. I honestly might consider
going back and getting a 14 and taking these home with me, because they are really, really cute. And I don’t have a solid pair of jeans that have nothing on them. You guys know I love my jeans with rips and tears and shreds in them, but I don’t have any solid pair and since here at the
store currently it is buy one get one 50% off
jeans, I think I might have to exchange these for a 14 because
they’re just way too big. But they’re very cute, so
let’s try on the last pair, and hopefully end this on a good note, but they are mid-rise, yikes. (bouncy music) I feel like I always, in every video, try on a pair of black, mid-rise jeans, and I never like them so. Oh god. (background chatter) I mean listen, they’re not bad. Pretty remarkable how
much better the plus size, size 14 mid-rise jeans feel
than the standard size, but these are very cute. I just can’t get them,
because they’re not high rise. If they were high rise
I would totally get ’em, but they’re definitely my size, like for sure they’re my size. And I mean this video is
trying on different sizes, it’s not does Carrie
like this pair of jeans? I mean it kind of is, let’s be honest. But will I be buying these, no, but they are my size; I have
learned that I am a dead on 14 at Maurices. So not ended on a bad note, ended on a neutral note we’ll say. Alright, made it back into the car, and I just have to say, I
was just saying to my mom, this is the best filming
experience I have ever had. I was fully expecting to go in there today and not being allowed to film, I was just going to be
doing my voiceover thing. And they were so welcoming
and so encouraging of me filming, they’re like absolutely. You know, some stores are like, yeah just please don’t disturb people, or don’t show any of the
merchandise out on the floor. They were just like, yeah, go nuts. And they were so, so nice. And they said that they get shipments in five times a week typically, so they stay on top of the fact that they have multiple sizes and they
stay stocked in those sizes. So that’s something
that I really think that is a business model that all brands should aspire to, honestly. Going into a store and knowing
that they’re most likely going to carry your size
makes such a huge difference. Now is this store entirely my style, the type of clothing I wear? No, not necessarily, but I will continue to support
them and give them my money, because that was the first
store that I’ve ever been to where they claimed they
carry sizes zero to 24, and I saw size zeroes and I saw size 24s. I was just really, really impressed. So this has been a great experience. I walked away with two pairs of jeans, my mom ended up getting some stuff. It was a good frickin’ day. So I’m really happy I filmed this video, thank you so much to you guys for recommending that I do this video, because without it I never would’ve even known this store existed. Are you giving me bunny ears? (laughing) You can’t even do that. Okay, we have to go now,
someone needs a nap. You’re losing it. – [Mom] I know and I like it. – I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Let me know if you wanna see me do some other kind of
video there where I go back and style outfits, or if there are any other
stores you wanna see me do trying on different sizes videos at. Definitely let me know
in the comments below. Love you guys so much, and
I will see you very soon. Bye. (relaxing music)

100 comments

  1. I've never thought of shopping here before cause I assumed it was a super expensive boutique for some reason??? Lol maybe cause it's not an extremely popular store

  2. pretty sure theyre not in the west coast but you should try buckle jeans sometime! their jeans are super size inclusive & have different fits for different body types

  3. I just looked at their store finder. It is so weird, they have 18 stores in California but all are way out in the boonies. None in the Bay Area where I live, none in the LA area, none in San Diego area. None in Sacramento. But they do have stores in Ukiah, Turlock, Manteca, Chico, Eureka…I don't get it. It's not a Tractor supply store or a Hunting and Fishing store like Bass pro shops.. Why do they think city dwellers aren't interested?

  4. I would just like to say that you are a literal goddess I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone ever have such skill how do you not fall over in the dressing room ? We need a whole video on how to film and try on clothes especially JEANS xx love you Carrie

  5. I love Maurices! I usually buy their things second hand because they are all over the bins here in Wisconsin! ❤

  6. The other day I had to pack an outfit to wear to dinner for after work and I just grabbed a pair of jeans and then a top and then when I put on the jeans I realize they were my single pair of mid rise jeans in the whole entire night I was uncomfortable. I’m totally with you high-rise or nothing.

  7. I'm 5'1 and I wish I could wear high rise jeans! I usually go for mid rise or even low rise sometimes as I like my jeans just at my belly button.

  8. You should try kohl’s! We have all our standard size brands carry 0 or 2 all the way to an 18! And we carry plus!!!!!!

  9. I LOVE Maurice's! I think it's more popular in Midwest states since it's based out of Minnesota. Love their basic t's and tops.

  10. Yay! We have a Maurices in my city here in Canada but I havent really shopped there – will definitely be checking it out. Thanks Carrie! I would love to see a try on of their dresses/tops in another video ❤

  11. Some of my favorite clothes comes from Maurices. For once a store I actually shop at that's not Wal-Mart or Target haha. ❤✌

  12. I love maurices! I’ve been to many different maurices and the employees are always so nice! They help me put together outfits and are willing to take the time to help style you!

  13. I love Maurices! I don’t know if they still do this but like 7-8 years ago I had a “splurge party” there where you and your friends come after the store closes and shop! The guests got 15% off their purchase and the hostess got 30% off. My friends were all different sizes and everyone found at least one thing to buy!

  14. Could you please try Dr.Denim jeans? I am thinking about buying their super high jeans, and their Nora mom jeans (regular and corded) and I really don’t know how they are in quality and size… 👖 ✨ I am also a size 14 normally ☃️🎄

  15. Thank you for filming this! I have been wanting to shop at Maurices but I wasn’t sure about the fit of their jeans. This was very helpful! 😁

  16. Loved this video! I am a size 12-14, used to be a size 18, so this was right up my alley. BUT…. I'm a mid rise girl! Lol

  17. As a maurices employee I’m so glad you tried our store! I personally love what we stand for and glad you do too!

  18. I am a store leader at a Maurices in Wisconsin. So happy you’ve finally did a try on haul at one of our locations and had a great experience! We strive for great customer service and our customers leaving happy and satisfied! This video gives me so much joy!

  19. Hi 👋 I’m from Maurice’s in North Dakota! Saw your video on our company Facebook page. ❤️❤️❤️ thanks for the love!!

  20. There was a maurices in Abilene and it saved me from looking all frumpy in my senior college photos. I’m glad you’re having so much fun!

  21. this is so funny my mom and I were just talking about Maurices last night wondering if they evolved and had cute clothes. When I was younger this was like one of the ONLY stores that was size inclusive so we'd drive an hour to go sometimes

  22. Wow! I’ll have to try Maurice’s. I, too, am a mid-size (size 10-12 US), and the clothing there seem to be true to size. BTW, you look like Kaley Cuoco.

  23. this make some wanna try out their jeans!! only item I tried on from that store was a dress and it was not a good experience. they wouldn’t fit over my hips or over my shoulders, even after sizing up. I am not plus size or have “curvy curves” so it was very confusing lol

  24. So a 14 plus vs. 14 core size basically will always be higher in the rise and have a little more room in hips but waist is very similar ! Also a lot of stores will carry the size 26 in tops now as well !! Which is a size 4 at Maurices !!!
    And the jegging sizes work like this 🙂
    XS- 0-2 , s is 4-6, m is 8-10 , L is 12-14 , and XL is 16 and XXL is 18 . Which makes total sense why the xl was too big on you 🙂

  25. As a stylist (store associate) at Maurices, this makes me so happy to see that the team made you feel great and you loved some pairs of jeans! Our goal as a company is to make you feel welcome and have you leave feeling confident and inspired and I’m so happy that you had an amazing experience!

  26. YES. Maurice's has been sy fave to shop at for years. Such good sizing (now that I've figured it out again) and variety! They have good accessories, too!

  27. I work for a maurices in PA, and let me tell you how EXCITED I was to see that you filmed a try on there! I absolutely love how inclusive the company is and I'm so happy you had such a positive experience, that's what we strive for!

  28. Those 16 dark jeans looked great on you and really look like they fit. I mean this w no hate at all, but as someone of a similar size it kinda sucks that you don't seem to recognize when the larger option fits; it really isn't a bad thing. Obviously I'm not you and not physically trying on the jeans so I can only guess from the video, but the spilling and bunching seems to suggest the 14s were on the small side; being able to pull on the jeans just means there's some stretch/they aren't TOTALLY constricting you. Idk, I guess I'm rambling. Just don't be afraid to be plus sized vs mid sized.

  29. Just a few things about maurices form a former employee (I worked for maurices for 2 years):
    1. they really push inclusivity and body positivity to their employees. I worked in one of the Canadian stores but I’m sure the American ones are similar.
    2. We were trained/coached to compliment customers on things not related to size.
    3. Maurices aims to be a “hometown store” meaning that they try to choose locations in smaller towns to keep the welcoming atmosphere instead of choosing bigger cities where they would make more money.
    4. Keep checking the stores or online because their styles vary season to season (every 2.5-3months)!! There have been some seasons where I loved everything and others that I thought were all about grandma style so it really just depends!

  30. Gurl! You do look so cute! It would be awesome to get an OOTD in these videos! You’re a mid-size fashion icon! We need inspo! 😂😘

  31. Finally a Maurices try on! Although I wish you would have tried the large because my biggest issue there is being right between sizes 😭 large is juuuuust too small and xl is too big

  32. Love this store so much! you can also get a stylist to help you style a couple of outfits. Just call your store & set up an appointment.

  33. I LOVE Maurices but the jeans/pants don't work for me at alllllll. I'm tall and skinny curvy. The pants makes my legs feel like they're being constricted while the waist is at least 3 sizes too big, and the leg comes up about 4 inches too short… RIP haha. Unless they've started carrying tall or curvy cuts, their pants just don't work for tall/curvy body types.

  34. Maurices employee here! (From Illinois!) our district found your video and we are all so glad you had a great experience! I LIVE in my Everflex denim. ❤️

  35. I love Maurices!! It is one of the few stores I can shop at (as a plus size gal) that my sister and Mom (both standard size) can shop at too!!

  36. You don't have to apologize for liking high rise jeans. I think it makes sense since you have a longer torso and you're taller. I like low rise because I'm short and my torso is so incredibly small. If I wore high rise they would go past my chest!

  37. Dayum, I used to buy jeans from Maurices in middle school (back when I wanted them as tight as possible, but with a GIANT flare). Maybe I’ll give them a try again. Need that bellybutton coverage 😂

  38. Maurices actually does styling sessions. You call them, let them know your sizes and what you’re looking for and schedule a time for you to come in to try everything on. Typically they will fill a fitting room for you, put outfits together including accessories & shoes! You can buy whatever you like, and leave whatever you don’t.

  39. Maurice's reminds me of the way Fashion Bug used to be set up. Now you've inspired me to head over to a town 20 minutes away that has a Maurice's!

  40. My closest Maurice’s is an hour away 🙁 I may need to make a trip out of it and find out my size then buy online for subsequent purchases

  41. I was pleasantly surprised at Maurices after randomly finding it one day, loved the style and price point, and sizes were as expected!

  42. And its EVERY store location that they are so welcoming, friendly, helpful, and generally amazing!!!! I wish they had a maternity section cuz its killing me not being able to shop there currently… <3

  43. Carrie you look so beautiful in that sweater your are wearing. I have to wear mid-rise jeans because I am very short waisted so high rise don't work for me. I just found Maurices online and they gave me a $5.00 code to make my first purchase. I bought a bracelet and they also gave me another 10% off with free shipping. It came quick and it was amazing quality. God bless you

  44. Yayyy I’ve been waiting for you to try this store! I discovered it a couple years ago and now I pretty much exclusively buy my jeans there. The staff is always so friendly and make me feel comfortable and welcome like you said!!

  45. Used to work at this store and our biggest complaint was how the Jeggings stretch out. I’ve always gone a size down. Just a tip for any one that wants to try them out.

  46. Hi Carrie! I live in Milwaukee, WI. I'm a manager at the Maurice's in Wauwatosa. I'm so happy to see you making a video of the company I work for! The super high rise jeans are on of my favorite styles we have. Honestly, you could probably go down to a large in those. We also make a high rise button front super soft jegging. You've got to try them! Please message me if you ever need expertise pointers on our clothing! -Beth

  47. I love Maurices! I’ve worked there and they are such an inclusive store! My co-workers were really body positive and awesome! I’m so glad you had a good experience. I will say the jeggings do stretch out a bit throughout the day so I size down usually. I definitely don’t leave there feeling bad about my body.

  48. Finally someone brings Maurice’s more to light! They’re such a great place to shop and have so much thank you for finally showing them off!

  49. i would love to see you do one of these at altar’d state! it has the same “vibe” as maurice’s as far as aesthetic goes and tries to be size inclusive with their “a” for standard sizing “b” (beautiful) for midsize and “c” (captivating) but i wonder how accurate and actually inclusive it truly is!

  50. Wow this is the first time a store is consistent with ALL they’re sizes. I’m so glad you had such an amazing experience and they are so inclusive!!! I’m gonna hit my local Maurice, I’ve never shopped there before!

  51. It's kinda sad that as a retail employee I was listening to the music in the store & it's the same exact b.s. they play in my store in Vegas. They really play that shit everywhere, huh? It's not your fault Carrie, I just hate my job😂
    P.s. your moms voice sounds just like Molly Burke's (idk if you know of Molly but she's another youtuber) mom!!

  52. As a mid-rise jean lover, it's totally okay if you never find a pair you don't like on your body. Everyone's bodies are built differently and therefore are flattered differently. But I do hope you find a pair you like, I always hope good jeans for you. ❤

  53. I definitely thought Maurices was only a Midwest thing. Seems like in places that have almost no retail space, there’s a random maurices. The style is a little outdated but the size range and price point is 👌🏽

  54. Literally one of the only places I will buy jeans. Most of the time if I go anywhere else I just want to cry out of frustration because of sizing. I also love that most of their jeans have great stretch so your body fits in them like a glove and they are very affordable. You don't typically feel as welcomed other places and that's what great customer service is about, glad you enjoyed your trip! Thank you Maurice's for being size inclusive also and giving girls the confidence they need!

  55. Finally!! Maurices is awesome and so size inclusive. I've been shopping their since I was like 12. I don't think I've ever seen a try on or haul video for maurice's. They're about the only store I can shop at online because I know if I order an XL it is gonna fit. The sizing is very consistent.

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