This weeks review is on a pair of very fun and bold jeans, the Hudson Nico Mid Rise Skinny Jeans in London print. I first saw these jeans on Georgia May Jagger in the Hudson Let Yourself Go campaign a little while back and fell in love with the print then!
As for the fit, they are just like every other Nico that I have reviewed; a super stretchy mid rise jegging with the plain back pockets instead of the flap. They are incredibly comfortable, but the Nico isn’t my favourite cut out of every brand. I find it stretches out quite a lot and can become too loose and baggy after a lot of wear, so I would recommend that you size down or take your smaller size in them. That way after some wear they will still fit you ok. I did take my regular size of 27 and they fit as a 27 does in every other Nico, but you can tell on some of the close up photos they are a bit looser with the wrinkling.
In terms of fabric, these are very soft, not as soft as their denim Nicos as these are heavily printed, but the fabric is very smooth on the skin and comfortable to wear. I wore these all day and found them easy to be in without any discomfort. The inside of the jeans is all white, so the print would have been printed on top of the fabric rather than the fabric actually being fully printed. This is a little bit of an issue if you want to cuff the jeans though as it would just be a block white cuff without any colour.
The London print is actually gorgeous in person. I have spent a lot of time just staring at it all over trying to work out which parts are what. I have found the cathedral, the London Eye, parts of Westminster, fast passing traffic, London scenery by night and more. It’s definitely one of the most bold and daring prints I have ever seen on jeans before. I wouldn’t say they are the most flattering jeans as the print does enlarge your figure a little bit (as do most printed jeans) and it’s hard to see how flattering they are on the butt down to the pockets being a pretty similar print to the back of the jeans. I actually feel like they make my butt look a little wider than it usually is, based on the illusion the print creates at the back. So, I would class these as a fun jean to wear for a funky outfit, but I wouldn’t count them as any kind of staple jean that you would wear often, one that flatters the figure gorgeously.
They are beautiful though as you can see and I have included close up shots of every angle so you can see just how detailed and pretty the print is. It looks more like a collage of photos merged together to create one large print. My one negative about the print though is how much white they have at the bottom around the hems. This sudden colour change made my legs look really short, especially combined with the bunching the jeans had at the calves as they are longer than what I’m used to, it wasn’t a good look for my legs, but I tucked the hem under to make them much more flattering and darker around the hem. I feel like that elongates the legs rather than makes them look like they come to an abrupt stop. But obviously for the ladies with longer legs, you have nothing to worry about! I haven’t included measurements just yet, but I will update the post to add them if any of you require them! Just let me know! Buy these jeans online at Hudson for $218.
Jeans courtesy of Hudson.
Written by Lorna Burford