Designer Jeans reviews
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.
Looking for jeans for curvy women? Check out this review of one writer’s experience with some top premium brand jeans made for curvy women. We spotted this article on the LA Times website and thought we should share it!
Squeezing real-world curves into lean-fitting denim — few things are more frustrating. Thighs get sausagey, derrieres get flattened (or worse) and you can’t bend over without offering innocent bystanders a free peep show. A few years back, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans rode to the rescue with a line of functional denim — jeans that promised to flatter what you have and hide what they should. Now, amazingly, premium denim brands that didn’t deign to make sizes larger than 30 are getting in on the action. Even J Brand — makers of Mary-Kate Olsen and Nicole Richie’s toothpick-thin dungarees — just introduced a line of roomier styles called Blue Label. We tested five of these purportedly figure-fixing jeans. Some weren’t cute and actually created a few extra bulges. But the best fit us so well and made us look so svelte that friends demanded we spill our secret. Judging by the cupcakes we ate yesterday, there’s no secret — it can only be the jeans.
Ratings: ***** A must have, **** A good addition, *** Take it or leave it, ** In a pinch, * Not even if you’re desperate.
Rozzie Rae “Bette” jeans
Claim to fame: Designed “for the sexy American woman,” meaning those with a pear- or apple-shaped figure.
Style quotient: Raw indigo coloring and a high, ’70s-style waist put these pants right in step with today’s denim trends. But there was a problem: The zone between the pockets and the waistband was much less constricting than eitherof them, resulting in an unsightly bulge right around the love handles.
Comfort: They’re stretchy but thicker than the other pairs we tried. We felt sexy through the thighs, as our pesky Jell-O jiggle was almost completely compressed. But above the thighs? Not so much.
Bottom line: They’re cute, comfortable and go up to a size 36. Just wear a long shirt.
Claim to fame: “Made for real women with real curves” and available in the biggest size range (up to a women’s 24)
Style quotient: A faded indigo finish and trendy high waist look harmless on a hanger. But on the body, these awkwardly proportioned jeans did us dirty, creating curves in places we didn’t have any before. And not in a good way.
Comfort: Because of the high waist, we had to reposition ourselves to keep the front button from creating a second belly button while we sat. But overall, the stretchy cotton and Spandex made these pretty breathable. Extra points for keeping things under wraps when we bent down and leaned forward.
Bottom line: Our boyish bottom half suddenly looked hippy. Saddlebags showed up out of nowhere, and our behind should have been plastered with a “Caution: Wide Load” bumper sticker. It’s true: Your daughter wouldn’t be caught dead in these.
Claim to fame: These Brazilian-engineered jeans aim to flatter natural curves with a slightly high waist, contoured butt support and contrast stitching that distracts from trouble spots.
Style quotient: That contrast stitching is pink and purple — a, um, complement to the glittery front button. To make matters worse, a batch of flat, circular rivets dot the front and back pockets, officially making these jeans too tween for our taste.
Comfort: We may as well have been wearing sweats in these free-as-a-bird-feeling jeans. There was no gaping when we sat so we felt confident that our Victoria’s Secret would remain just that.
Bottom line: Sure, they felt good, and they go up to women’s size 16. But these jeans had too little of a figure-flattering effect to forgive their poor styling.
Claim to fame: This Los Angeles-based label claims that its jeans make you look thinner — no lipo or boot camp required — and go up to size 38.
Style quotient: A super-dark wash, contrasting trim and slightly flared straight-leg cut let these pants transcend trendy. The classic look is cool enough to wear now and won’t go out of style later.
Comfort: Our SkinnyJeans had just the right amount of stretch and cuddled our curves like a Porsche on the Autobahn.
Bottom line: The nerdy name was a little off-putting, but our thighs haven’t looked that good since the days we practically lived on a treadmill.
J Brand Blue Label “Monroe” jeans($178, www.jbrandjeans.com)
Claim to fame: With its latest line, J Brand expands on its famous peg-leg silhouette by adding roomier hips, thighs and a contoured waistband to minimize the chance of contracting denim’s deadliest disaster: the dreaded plumber’s crack.
Style quotient: Our midnight blue trousers were the coolest-looking pair in the pack, and with good reason. Blue Label uses the same ink-stained washes and sleek, stretchy fabrics that have made J Brand a fashion favorite since 2005. Next to a pair of J Brand’s standard fit jeans, you’d be hard pressed to tell Blue Label apart.
Comfort: They’re tight, all right — they sucked us in like a Dyson. But the excess blubber had to go somewhere, and it spilled over the low-rise top. Low-rise and love handles don’t mix.
Bottom line: As longtime J Brand devotees, we couldn’t see a difference between the favorite standard-fit pairs in our closet and the Blue Label curvy cuts. Compared with the other jeans we tested, these had the lowest waistband, the longest legs, and the most limited size range (only up to a 33) — which means they won’t appeal to every woman.