Designer Jeans reviews
This weeks denim review is for the Charley 5.0 Skinny Mini Bow Denim Leggings in Abstract. I bought these leggings from Gilt Groupe when they had their Charley 5.0 sale. I had never tried the brand before buying these so I was wondering how good they really are and if they are flattering at all. When I got them they looked really pretty! I loved the little bow details and I never knew you could change the bows if you want to! The leggings come with interchangeable satin bows in cream and black. They attach with poppers so you just pop them on and off. Make sure you attach them on properly so they don’t fall off, I almost lost one of the bows yesterday when I was out. The leggings themselves are super stretchy and are just like normal leggings, they have no pockets on them at all so they are not like jeans. They are very very skin tight and they cling to your legs as well which I love, I don’t like it when leggings are a bit baggy. They have an inseam of around 33″ so they are perfect for the taller girls as well. They are made from 97% cotton and 3% polyurethane. The only thing I didn’t expect was for them to be made in China, I assumed like most premium denim brands with high price tags they would be made in the USA or Italy etc. This isn’t a problem for me at all, I am just letting you know everything about the leggings. If the rest of Charley 5.0′s leggings and other items are as lovely as these then I will definitely be buying more!
I really love these denim leggings! They are a new and girly way to wear this trend and the bows on the back of the ankles really make them unique, I love that about them! I definitely recommend these leggings, they are super cute with heels or flats, very versatile and very comfy! Buy these leggings in Black at Revolveclothing.
Laid down front photo of the leggings so you can see the cut.
Laid down back photo of the leggings so you can see the cut and the bow placement for the cream bows.
Laid down photo of the back so you can see the placement of the black bows at the ankles.
Close up of the Charley 5.0 label.
Close up of the back of the hem so you can see the poppers and the front of the bows.
Close up photo of the back of the hems so you can see the poppers and the poppers on the satin bows as well.
Photos courtesy of Lorna/DenimBlog (please credit if used)
For this weeks denim review I decided to do Frankie B. My BFF Denim Leggings With Lace in Black Fusion. These jeans have the classic Frankie B. fit; very flattering on the butt and low rise. They are very very stretchy, just like real leggings and made of lightweight denim. They have lace/mesh all the way down the front of the legs which you can see in the detailed close ups. The lace is held in place with stitching around the holes. I think they are very pretty and make an interesting jean. I really like the way these leggings look, they are perfect for dressing up with heels and going out to dinner. I definitely recommend them if you are looking for a different style jean. They have a 7″ rise and about a 31″ inseam. The only thing that upsets me a bit is I have super sensitive skin so the lace can feel a bit itchy on my thighs but that’s the issue you get with a lot of fabrics if you have sensitive skin like me, other than that issue the jeans are wonderful and very pretty! Buy these jeans at Frankie B. for $171.
These jeans are very classy, great for dressing up and wearing to the more smarter dinners but they are so versatile they would look very cute with some flats and a tunic. Definitely a must buy!
Full laid down front image of the jeans so you can see how they look unworn.
Full laid down back shot of the jeans so you can see the pocket placement, how skinny they are and how they might fit.
Close up photo of the beautiful, classic Frankie B. engraved button.
Close up image of the back pockets and stitching. They have very good pocket placement and a low back rise.
Close up picture of the Frankie B. leather patch; very pretty and beautiful.
Close up angle of the lace/mesh on the thigh; you can see the stitching holding it in place.
Close up modeled photo of them modeled on the thighs. The jeans stretch out over your legs which shows more and more of the lace so the tighter the jeans, the more lace will be on show (like the stock photo at the top).
Another close up modeled angle against a white background.
Even more close up modeled image so you can see the exact detail on the lace.
Images courtesy of Lorna/DenimBlog.com (please credit if used) and jeans courtesy of Frankie B.
Here is one of the first denim reviews I am doing as requested by the lovely readers. I have chosen to do 7 For All Mankind’s Moto Leggings in Coco wash. They are brand new and not out until February 28th 2010 so you have to wait a while. Kim Kardashian also owns these lovely jeans. They are super stretchy, like real leggings, you could do yoga in them! They run true to size like most 7 For All Mankind jeans and are very comfy. They are definitely loads different to the normal style of their jeans, they have plain pockets and a pretty marble style wash, cute ankle zips and an elasticated waistband. I wasn’t sure on them at first as I have never really bought into the moto jeans trend but I tried them on and I absolutely love them! They are a very flattering fit and paired with a longer top like Kim and some boots you can’t go wrong. 7 For all mankind really did well designing these. I included lots of close up photos so you can see the details and the wash properly. Also the rise is 9 inches and the inseam is 30 inches for reference.
I really like these jeans, they are great for running errands and wearing as casual every day jeans. I personally wouldn’t wear them dressed up because of the wash.
Full laid down front shot of the jeans, you can see how pretty they are just lying on the floor.
Full laid down back shot of the jeans so you can see the wash clearly and how they lay.
Close up front shot, you can see the elastic in the waistband which is very stretchy and easily worn for comfort. They also have seam stitching around the front of the crotch and thighs.
Close up shot of the back, you can see the seam just below the waist band, it curves downwards which is a lot different to the regular stitching.
You can see the elasticated waistband and the stitching around the knees and legs more closely.
They have very cute ankle zippers as you can see below.
Modeled photos so you can see how they look on the thighs.
Modeled details of the seam stitching around the knee area.
Modeled side photo, you can see all of the stitching very clearly and how they sit on the legs and butt. They are very figure hugging and flattering but loads different from the normal style denim legging jeans.
Images courtesy of Lorna/DenimBlog.com (please credit if used) and jeans courtesy of 7 For All Mankind.