Simple TikTok jeans hack to help you find the perfect size—no trying on required!

This TikTok jeans hack could be just what you need to get the ideal fit with minimal fuss...

TikTok jeans hack could help you find the right size, here a woman stands in front of a wardrobe holding stack of blue jeans
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Trying clothes on can often seem like a chore especially if you’re in a shopping rush, but is getting the perfect fit just too much to ask for? Apparently not— if you use the simple TikTok jeans hack that’s got denim-lovers going wild.

It might only be 6 years old (we can’t believe it either!) but there doesn’t seem to be a problem TikTok can’t solve. 

Whether you’re looking for the best TikTok home hacks to help you give your space a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ or searching for some serious make-up inspiration with the latest TikTok beauty hacks, TikTok users seem to have an answer for everything. 

And this even includes finding your ideal jeans fit without the hassle of trying them on in-store or at home.



Posted by several TikTokers including @topnotchboutique and @mavens_market, this handy tip has been doing the rounds.

And with summer still seeming a *long* way away right now for many people, the idea of bagging yourself some new jeans without getting out of your warm layers is an added bonus!

Rear view of a woman wearing denim trousers

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What is the TikTok jeans hack to get the right size?   

The genius part of this TikTok jeans hack is that it simply involves wrapping the waistband around your neck. Yes, really! It seems getting the right size of jeans could be that easy and it seems to have been suggested that the hack could give people a good indication of how jeans will fit their own personal waist sizes.

TikToker @topnotchboutique shared her video explaining how it works and has now had almost 3,000 likes, explaining in her caption that her “husband thought [she] was crazy”, before proving her method worked for her. 

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Jean hack! My husband thought I was crazy

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“Let me show you a jean hack that’s going to be a lifesaver,” she begins, before wrapping the waistband of a pair of jeans around her neck. 

“If it fits round your neck, they’re gonna fit,” the TikToker declares confidently before going into the store changing room to put her theory to the test.

The outcome? You guessed it, she soon emerges wearing the jeans which appear to fit her perfectly around the waist. Giving the camera a better look at the jeans she exclaims, “See, look how cute they are?” and it’s hard not to agree. 

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The TikTok jeans hack suggests that if the waistband fits comfortably around your neck then they should fit your waist just as well. If the waistband doesn't quite stretch or is a bit too baggy around your neck then it’s likely they’re not going to work for you when you put them on. 

Of course, it’s a pretty bizarre way to check your jeans sizing and you could be risking a return visit to the store if it doesn’t work as well for you. 

But if you do find yourself drawn to a pair of jeans on your next shopping trip and just can't be bothered to try them on, this TikTok jeans hack could just save you valuable trying-on time... 

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com.


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!