Let me just say this: I don’t take jean buying lightly. It’s a painful process, they’re largely uncomfortable to wear, and in the end, few pairs are flattering.
I’ve personally spent many many weekend days, and online ordering binges (as i’m sure you have) trying to find the perfect jean. I’ve come close a few times, but these Banana Republic Sculpt Skinny Jeans are as close as i’ve come as a size 12-14 woman.
First thing’s first, they’re the right length. They’re about 32″ in length, which for me is absolutely ideal for rolling. If you read this post, you’ll know that i’m a huge fan of messily rolling pant legs and actually prefer a bit of additional length over a perfectly fitted pant leg.
On the topic of color, these jeans have no crazy wiskering or fading. There’s nothing worse than fading on the front of your thighs (this will make them appear bigger), or on your rear end. These are nice, clean, gently faded dark blue jeans. Perfect.
Finally, the pocket placement in the back is ideal. Tip from me to you: avoid jeans with pockets that are set too far apart in the back. This will only make your butt look bigger. Closer pockets with a bit of a slant draw the eye inward, perfect for ladies with a substantial tush.
And last but not least: rise. Ugh. I can’t even tell you how perfect these are. They hit me about an inch below my belly button, with no gaping in the back. They sit flat on my stomach and don’t do that annoying thing that some jeans do when they dig into your stomach when you sit. With a mix of 80% cottom, 13% polyester and elastane, they have just enough give to be perfect throughout the whole day.
Please do share if you try these jeans, and let me know your opinion.
Also also also! I’ll be reviewing Khloe Kardashian’s new denim line Good American in the next week or so after I receive the 3 pairs I ordered this morning. It was designed to fit curvy women, and was made in sizes 0-24. Stay tuned.