Sharing about ourselves and being transparent can be so empowering for all of us!!
When it comes to assessing the quality of a pair of skinny jeans , there are two key things to consider: Simply use your thumb and index finger to get a good feel of the denim itself. As jeans become thicker and heavier, they become more difficult to wear-in but will generally last longer.
And luckily, that promise extends to denim. Proudly the hottest on high-end trends, Topman was one of the first high-street brands to pounce when Hedi Slimane sent skinnies down the runway more than a decade ago, swiftly garnering a name for itself as the destination for a pair of jeans to pour yourself into.
Few brands are as synonymous with denim as Nudie Jeans. In fact, you could say its relative newcomer status is exactly what inspired some of its most commendable points of difference in a crowded market. Nudie only uses per cent organic cotton to produce its wares, ensures the workers who make them are fairly treated and paid, and also offers a free repair service at several of its stores. Searching for something more slim than skinny?
Look no further than this Brighton-based outfit, which prides itself on raw and selvedge styles with a slight taper. Not content with founding Saturday Group — a fashion empire comprising magazines, a major creative agency and more — Swedes Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede set up Frame Denim, a tightly curated luxury clothing line designed and produced entirely in Los Angeles.
Unlike others, Wrangler jeans are actually making America great again. Most importantly, however, it also makes quality skinny jeans that, while not exactly trendsetting in their design, will be the workhorses of your wardrobe for years to come. Known for popularising Japanese selvedge denim not to mention some choice TV ads starring Brad Pitt , Edwin started out taking its cue from American jeansmakers in the s.
River Island relaunched its entire denim offering in , keeping a focus on skinnier cuts including super-skinny and spray-on styles. Whether you shop in store or online, expect a mind-boggling array of denim washes , too, as well as all the rips or distressed touches you could want or not.
Californian street cred is more commonly linked with skaters, medicinal weed, or skaters on medicinal weed. Paige, however, is but one denim brand to polish up the profile. The label has peddled skinny jeans since , partnering with only the most reputable wash houses in the US with a rigorous wear-testing process for ultimate durability.
This refined, contemporary denim brand prides itself on supplying seriously premium clothing, focusing on the two only things that truly matter: Once named the No.
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Wildly more flattering than skinny, on me at least. This has been my favourite post in a long time, Emily! I think that will be my denim purchase this year-a pair of awesome high-waisted flares. I purchase one pair of jeans every few years and like to make sure I purchase something good and versatile and that I can get loads of wear from-your review will help! I think your pound comment was to remind people that this is what you weigh and look like in the jeans-not that you need to weigh pounds or less to where them;.
Thanks for keeping it real. It feels good to remember that everyone has their own body and how one thing can look great on one person, it may not do the same for another. Never before have I found jeans that fit me correctly in both the hips and the waist!
One time I got behind on laundry and all my rockstars were dirty and I had to wear one of my old pairs of pants to school. I thought I was going to die. Oh, I agree too! I used to never ever like Old Navy jeans but these rockstars having been carrying me around since I last gave birth 18 months ago. I have them in a 4 and an 8 from just barely post partum and they fit the SAME. Certainly no fear of getting paint on those!
Can I add a totally affordable pair to the list? J crew factory midrise skinnies. And we could be twins: Also, getting the right size I wear a 24 in those-vanity sizing indeed , as you want them to suck you in but at the same be comfy once they stretch out I used to have some beef with my butt, but then I realized the issue was the sagging denim. Oh to weigh pounds.
I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I just wish I was more self-confident because this post has me feeling very self-conscious now. Everything looks good on pound people but there are no actual pound people so we have to try and fail constantly to find clothes that work. Definitely walking on glass here, I guess. Trying to figure out which pair I want to invest in. HUGE fan of them. I wish they had a pair that was not cuffed in that exact same. I have some of the color rockstars too, and yeah they are not the greatest.
They are so stretchy and comfy and flattering! Emily, please please please be kinder to yourself and your body. It can be difficult to have perspective when the people you live around are all your size or smaller. It could make you feel lbs is unacceptable in some way. You rocked all those jeans, Mrs. The affect is cumulative! Love your awesome original content!
Also, may I add a note? I loved this review post. You are brave and wonderful! I have a few pairs of the others you showed but always choose these ones first.
Not sure how this was read as body shaming post. I think some people are extra sensitive to the issue of body weight. Just a shout out for Genetic! Thank you for a funny tour of the big bad world of buying jeans. Jeans, clothes in general, are such a personal thing.
I always think more expensive is better, but it is not the case if it does not fit correctly. Thank you for making me smile this morning Emily! I loved this post! I usually get a 27 or I just bought these on sale! I also love the AG skinnies — they are well worth the investment for how good they feel on and how great I think they look on me, at least. Some of your favorites could look unflattering on lots of people and vice versa.
Rolling hems is in right now if you like a pair that is too long. Scrunching kind of ends up looking sloppy or too big sometimes. I definitely have a butt and thighs. But seriously, you know whats my favorite..? Their jeans have a great amount of stretch and perfect for ladies on the more petite side.
I personally just bought 3 pairs of the GAP always skinny jean in multiple colors. The GAP always skinnies fit so effing well and come up to the perfect stomach height. The Loft Modern Skinny jeans. I am built very similarly to you and both the blue and white fit awesome. I bought them in both the black and distressed wash. I love the fit of loft modern skinny jeans. Loft cords modern skinny last forever, are soft, and are so flattering. This was a very, very brave post, Emily.
I see this post was just about finding flattering skinny jeans. Kudos for your courage as it opened up a dialogue on a very controversial topic.
Super important for women to remember and keep perspective on this fallacy of weight and body image in our culture and to educate our daughters about this weirdness so their fragile and forming self body images are not harmed by this.
My LA fashionista daughter-in-law who has always worn high end jeans, but then discovered Target jeans, so introduced me to them. They are fabulous…I have skinny, jeggings really flattering and comfortable and boyfriend. I love them all. I am not kidding you, these jeans are legit. GAP revolution skinny jeans. This was a great post. I love and appreciate your honesty. Thanks for posting this! My fav jeans that I keep buying again and again are randomly from express.
They feel like a hug. I used to looove Gap jeans. Then suddenly one day all jeans had so much spandex that they stretch out and start falling down a few hours in. I have learned to buy jeans in a size smaller because of that issue. Love this fun little post and will say that Express has some Skinny jeans Stella I think?
Dark wash, stretchy, perfect! This piece gives me hope that it MIGHT be possible to branch out and find a great-fitting skinny with more structure. Also, yes please do some flares! The most flattering skinny jeans on me are the AG Farrah jeans: These are SO SO comfortable and they hide my post-baby belly really well.
The best part is, because of the high waist, I can get down on the floor and play with my kids without risking showing too much!
I LOVE that look and always feel like it comes across super boxy on me. You are getting a lot of mixed feedback, but I love that you are taking risks with your posts. Thanks for such great content in Roc k on mama! I appreciate that you did not want to make anyone feel bad about herself. I hope you can do the same for yourself! Here is what worked for me: Having a baby girl. I was forced to deal with lingering body issues, because it hurt my heart to think of my daughter having such critical thoughts of her own body one day.
Lesley, same for me!! Having a daughter and realizing that even as a toddler, she was carefully watching and mimicking everything i did, made me take a close eye to how I loved myself. Now instead of beating myself up and being critical, I show her that eating well and staying active are more important than fitting a certain pant size. Totally enjoyed this post. Can you please indicate which numbers correlate to the descriptions above?
I too am tired of skinny jeans, not being so twiggy myself. Loved this post Emily. You are so genuine and adorable! I never comment but I just wanted to say that I think that you are so wonderful and I love these honest pictures and reviews!
The content about weight etc. Body image is such such such a personal and touchy subject and I so appreciate your honesty! But they actually look pretty jean like, they have a zip fly instead of elastic waistband, and they are soooooo high waisted it holds everything in the tummy region in perfectly. They are the only skinny jeans I buy now.
But without posts like this, the only images left will be of the airbrushed stick figures, the macarons, blah, blah. And the cycle continues…. And lest I make you sound like some brave, political, but not so hot looking chick—for crying out loud, you look beautiful: Anyone here fans of Banana Republic Skinnies? Joellyn — we are the same size and I have been trying to find jeans forever.
Thanks for the recommendation! I totally love this post! You look great, the jeans are great, and I love wearing skinnies too! I enjoyed this post immensely Emily. It was nice to see an honest review, without overly stylized pictures, of something we all wear on the daily. I hear you on the JCrew Matchstick. I love them but my butt looks square and flat in them. I live in my Madewell jeans though. At 5 foot 2 and pounds my goal this year is to get that number down.
Proper amount of stretch but not till where you have buy a size larger pet peeve and yet still affordable. Just so you know, this post had me using the timer on my iPhone to snap pictures of myself in my new jeans.
They seriously maintain their shape throughout the day but are super comfortable. I love that you publically shared your height and weight. The few times it has come up, I am surprised by the number — it is always higher than what I would have guessed it would be, which helps me to feel more normal and to be kinder to myself when I jump on the scale.
This transparency is why I appreciate Nordstrom online reviews that include body stats and also gym locker rooms — both provide a great reminder that there are a wide range of beautiful bodies out there.
I wish more people would. Sharing about ourselves and being transparent can be so empowering for all of us!! Thank you Emily for being so open, in this post and always.
You continue to inspire me! I want to vote, but I need the reviews to be numbered! How the hell do they move so fast?? Anyway, yes yes to Old Navy Rockstar. I bought a pair the high rise, FYI as my transition-out-of-baby-weight jeans and pretty much never took them off. Then bought a smaller size when the time came. Have you heard of Sonnet James dresses? You should try AG jeans too.
I recently discovered them at Anthropologie and they are fab. Gap outlet has a skinny high rise stretch legging jogging that goes on sale for I love Paige jeans too, my favorite premium denim…j brand was my maternity love and joes jeans were my gateway to premium denim. I definitely agree with you. Thanks for the informative post!
May I suggest Pilcro Stets? You can read the reviews on Anthropologie. This post is awesome! I have always wanted to do research like this, but never took the time — so thank you for doing it for us!
This is the best post ever. I hate shopping for jeans and you did all the work for us, now I can just buy! They have the perfect amount of stretch and they come in short, regular, and tall lengths.
I am a curvier girl size 14 , so I know how hard it can be to find skinny jeans that look good in larger sizes. Skinny jeans for all! Great job on putting this post out there! You did some really awesome reviews and I loved the shoot.
Even after babe they were the first jeans I jumped back into. Where are your shoes from? They look really comfy and supportive yet are adorable. I appreciate your real-life approach to personal style. You never know what will work.
We Tested 24 Pairs Of Affordable Skinny Jeans And These Are The Best We tested 24 pairs of jeans from Old Navy, H&M, Forever 21, Target, and American Eagle to find out which brand's pants are actually worth the money. I designed a skinny jeans pattern for home sewists (in my opinion the ultimate in flattering, but hey, clearly biased) so I’ve done A LOT of research into it. The best denim in the world for skinnies is Cone Mills stretch, made in the USA. We have a love-hate relationship with skinny jeans. While the body-hugging denim is definitely a wardrobe staple that can be dressed up and down, the task of getting into a pair isn't always so easy. But alas, the real problem is finding a pair that actually flatters our bodies. As much as we'd love.