Designer Jeans reviews
So I thought for this weeks review, I would do something a little different and try a cut that I have never tried before. Levi’s sent these to me and I didn’t think I would like them at first as I haven’t really been a fan of the boyfriend skinny jeans but I was wrong! I have worn them about 6 times already and considering the amount of jeans I own, that’s a lot of times for me to wear a pair of jeans! Haha.
The fit of these jeans was something that surprised me actually, I always thought boyfriend skinny jeans would be really unflattering and more like carrot pants which I am definitely not a fan of, well at least I don’t think I am, I’ve never tried them but I imagine they would make my short legs even shorter. These Levi’s jeans are very roomy in the crotch area and the butt area which makes them incredibly comfy and easy to move in. That’s why I love them most for just running errands and going somewhere that I need comfort. They are also not too tight at the ankles which can make them look strangely out of proportion. The way these are cut is great and I am pretty sure, if I wanted to try this trend, I couldn’t have tried a better pair. This is also my first time trying Levi’s so I was quite happy to know I like them.
The wash is a very light medium wash, it’s got some very nice whiskering across the lap area and it’s got distressing patches on one of the knees, it definitely looks quite authentic, like an older pair of vintage Levi’s which have faded over the years. The denim is also very comfy! Since these are a sample I can’t actually tell you what they are made from as they have no tags, however they do feel stretchy and like a pure cotton denim so I would assume they have about 2% stretch to them and 98% cotton.
Speaking of Levi’s though, hopefully I am going to find a Curve ID jean that fits me! I tried the Demi curve and it was just a little too big in the legs and the Bold curve was no good at all as I don’t have that type of body shape. I haven’t tried the Slight curve but I know that one will be the one for me. I took the test on the Levi’s site and it matched me with that cut too so I can’t wait to review a pair of those for you!
Jeans courtesy of Levi’s.
This weeks review is on a pair of jeans I have been lusting after for a very long time! Siwy Hannah crop jeans in Bluestorm. I fell in love with them earlier this year when all of the celebs were wearing them. I just love the amount of distressing they have. I have to admit, the sun was shining in my eyes and the wind was really uncooperative, it was blowing my hair everywhere so please excuse that, haha.
I’ve always loved the fit of the Hannah jeans because they are really skinny, I love how they hit just at the ankles as well, even though they are supposed to be cropped, it’s perfect for my legs as I have quite short legs. The rise is quite low as well, I think it’s around a 7 inch rise so it’s the perfect height. One thing I find funny about Siwy jeans is I seem to suit the shorts a lot more than the jeans, the shorts just seem to be more flattering on my butt. I’ve found it hard getting used to the pocket shape of Siwy jeans as well, I wasn’t sure at first if the round part of the pocket at the bottom really flattered my butt, I thought they would be more suited to those with a more flatter tush. But I think, after getting used to the pockets, I do like them. I will be honest though, for my figure, I do prefer the plain pockets like that of Paige jeans or some Diesel Matic’s. I’m really fussy with my back pockets. But depending on your figure, Siwy jeans can look amazing! Take Ashley Tisdale, Heidi Montag, Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian for example.
The wash however, really really makes me love these jeans!! I’m obsessed with the wash, it’s such a pretty dark blue but the main thing I love most is the huge amount of distressing on the front. I go crazy for distressing and I can’t get enough of it, I think it adds so much character to the jeans. It makes them a lot more unique. The wash is really quite soft as well, it’s a bit stiff to start out with, like most jeans, but once you break it in it’s very comfortable. I hope Michelle brings out more washes like this for her coming seasons! I know she has Temptest, snowstorm and blackstorm and I think they are all beautiful!
I’m wearing another brand I love with the jeans too, Lauren Moshi. I have on her bow tee and it’s SO comfy!! The fabric is as soft as silk! Both the jeans and the tee were sent to me by Apparel Addiction so thank you for that! Buy these jeans at Apparel Addiction for $198 and buy this tee for $88.
This weeks review is on a brand of jeans that is not so familiar at the moment, Marc Allison jeans. They recently launched last year and jumped straight on the jeggings bandwagon! I’m going to be reviewing a pair of their denim leggings in a dark blue wash.
The one thing that really surprised me when I got these jeans was the fit. I’m normally really skeptical about the fit of new brands as I normally leave it up to the experts to get it right, but, just because they are new doesn’t mean they haven’t focused on the fit is what I found out. I think the fit of these denim leggings is the best thing about them. They fit really snug all the way down and they are very skinny. Some denim leggings are baggy in the calf and around the knee area but these fit tight all the way down which is fantastic! They also didn’t forget about the back pockets! They really paid attention in making those very flattering on the butt. Their logo on the right back pocket is only small and quite pretty too, I like the uniqueness of it!
The wash is also very clean and very smooth, the blue is deep and it is even all throughout the jean with subtle lighter tones on the thighs. I think the wash is very pretty and I am glad I got this pair to review! The rise isn’t too high either, it’s in the range of being one of the perfect heights. The inseam is also a good length for me.
Marc Allison also have other styles as you have seen in some of their look books that we have posted on DenimBlog. I would definitely recommend trying out the brand if you haven’t yet. You will be surprised by how much attention they pay and effort that goes in to the making of their jeans! You can buy Marc Allison jeans on their website by clicking here.
Jeans courtesy of Marc Allison.
This weeks review is on a very different pair of jeans to what I would normally wear, flared jeans! I chose the Paige Premium Lou Lou Tulip Petite jeans in Sardinia.
Baring in mind that I never ever wear flared jeans, I’m always in skinnies or straight leg jeans, these were such a suprise for me! I saw them on a few celebs and I thought how good they looked on them and how flattering. I figured, if I pair them with really high wedges then they would work a lot better for my figure. I have quite small legs so normally anything bigger than a straight leg swamps me and makes me look all out of proportion. But wearing high heels gives the illusion that my legs are a lot longer and I love the way they look!
I wanted to start by saying how much I actually love this wash! A lot of washes tend to look the same and they never have that depth to them or the detail that really makes them stand out. With this Sardinia wash, there is definitely a deep blue depth to it and it feels like the jeans have such a rich texture because of how strong the wash is. Those of you who are as picky about jean washes as I am will understand what I mean, it’s definitely the kind of wash that can make even the worst cut jeans look really good, bring them to life on their own all because of the wash. I think it’s so pretty! It’s dark but in a lot of lights it has a medium tone to it.
The fit of these jeans is just… Wow! They have the classic Paige Premium flattering fit which is perfectly fitted on the butt and the pockets are positioned so carefully to really enhance and shape the bum. They are very slim fitted all the way to the knees so it keeps them extremely feminine and then they flare out into a mini bell bottom. The hem opening is definitely big enough to cover your shoes to make you look like you have extra long legs. I do have quite large feet so I guess that’s why my shoes poke through a bit, haha! I would definitely recommend wearing these so they almost hit the ground, it’s a lot more figure enhacing this way. I chose the petite length because my legs are really not long at all, the petite runs at around 33.5″ where as the taller ladies can go for the regular length which runs at about 35.5″. The rise is also not too high and not too low and Paige always makes sure she eliminates that builders butt syndrome by making the back rise just a little higher.
Overall, I’m really glad I tried flared jeans. I find when clothes are worn right and you wear the right shoes and make only one piece the focal point of an outfit or just keep it all simple etc, you can make anything work. There is always a way around something and making it work for your shape and size. I’ve already worn these jeans out twice and I loved them! They have only stretched out a small bit so far so that’s great as well! I know I say it quite often, but I would honestly recommend these Lou Lou Tulip jeans to any of you who are looking for a flared jean but want to keep it as feminine and slim fitting as possible. These jeans tick both boxes! Like I said, they come in petite and regular lengths and they also come in quite a few washes! Make sure you check out the gallery below, I included lots of photos of me wearing them for you to see the fit. Buy these jeans at Paige Premium for $189.
Jeans courtesy of Paige Denim.