Jeans a little too tight? Having a tiny bit of muffin top going on? Well here is a solution to stretching out the waistband of your beloved jeans. The waistband stretcher! I know I myself ate a little to much over the holidays and some of my favorite jeans are a bit too tight in the waist.
So these things may look hilarious – I know - but they actually do work! I have had to accommodate before and use a regular trouser hanger which was luckily enough just the right size to fit the waist of my jeans and it has stretched them out perfectly. You can dampen the waist of the jeans first before using the stretcher and it will help to stretch them out better! It certainly saves time and money over buying new jeans! Or maybe you don’t want to spend any money on a stretcher, why not just wet stretch your jeans whilst wearing them. I have done it many times before, just put your jeans on and dampen the waist and tug at it a lot or dampen the butt area and do some light squats (careful not to rip your jeans – especially if they are Rock & Republic or a thin denim) and leg stretches. Whatever you choose to do, stretching the waist and wet stretching really does work on your denim, so why not give it a go if your jeans are a little tight? You just might get some good exercise in while you are at it!
There’s a saying that goes, “What’s old is new again” or maybe it’s, “What comes around goes around”. And in fashion, that is always the case. So before you look at any of the current denim trends and say nay, read on……
Colored jeans are for everyone, start with blue or green washes. For a more mature look go for the colors that are deeper, darker like Pierce Jeans Montana Pierson Slim Jean in Brush Sage. And if you are a bit more youthful, you should definitely go bright; like 4 Stroke Neon Roseland Jeans in Dazed from ShopIntuition! I’m not very mature so I’d go 4 Stroke! Yes they’re loud and I could double as a traffic flare in the dark, but imagine how rad I’d look at PTA meetings.
Everybody and their momma are wearing the boyfriend jean. There must be something to it right? Even I’m trying it! I suggest wearing the boyfriend trend with a fitted top. If you’re not digging the Current/Elliott version, you can try Rich & Skinny’s boyfriend jean, available at RonHerman (right) and the Paige boyfriend is pretty cute too! FYI…. I’m wearing Pine IV Sensei Cut (seems a straight leg to me)
*Props to ZoZo, my 6 yr old Director & Photog for my “photo shoot”; Momma is smiling with her eyes!
Wide leg is so simple. You are looking for chic. And when you look chic- you feel powerful! You know what chic + powerful is right? Sexy! You’re also looking for the proper length! These are pants you will ALWAYS wear with the same height shoe. They should be hemmed so they look like they are sweeping the floor but aren’t! Really they’re just above the floor. Take the exact height shoe with you to the tailor that you will ALWAYS wear with them. Otherwise they’ll lose their chic-ness! I recommend Notify Jeans Asarina Extra Wide Leg in Dark Blue.
Ripped & Destroyed
Oh yeah! Because everyone should be a bad ass sometime in their life! Or at least look like one! I really love the Members Only Ripper Skinny Jean! I can’t wait till it hit’s the Members Only online store! Also another great looking ripped & destroyed jean is Siwy Hannah Slim Crop Jean! Those jeans are so cute, I’d love to pair them up with a medium blue denim vest!
The skinny jean took me so long to warm up to. Now though, I absolutely LOVE my Rag & Bone skinny jeans. Talk about fitting like a glove! Hollywood’s skinny jean is J Brand! These are jeans no one can look bad in. I’ve seen girls of all sizes in these skinny jeans. The key is to extend your leg with footwear with a heel. Check out (middle & right) J Brand Suzuki Low Rise Suzuki Jean! Rarrr!!!
In 1973, Italian Jesus Jeans ad with the line “he who loves me follows me”….
The Patent Office registrar said the name would cause greater offence than mere distaste to a significant section of the general public, based on the view of a “right thinking member of the public”.
He said the name was was “contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality”.
However, in 1997 the Patent Office approved French Connection’s application to register FCUK as a brand.
In the case of Jesus Jeans, the Patent Office argued that the name Jesus would be “debased” if it were used to sell jeans and other products offered by the company such as soap, scent and shoes.
The ruling said the value of the name lay in the belief of Christians that Jesus is the Son of God, and although other religions were practised in the UK, most British people would associated only this meaning to the word.
The company that owns the brand, Basic Trademark, argued that the name Jesus is a popular name and that there was a difference between offence that amounted to distaste, and that of offence that would cause outrage or attract censure by undermining religious values.
Lawyers acting for Basic Trademark, WH Beck Greener & Co, told The Times: “Moral grounds should only be raised where there is a question of public order. The use of the word ‘Jesus’ as a mark is not likely to inflame public disorder.”
The brand has successfully registered the name Jesus in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, France, Italy, and Spain, but its rejection in the UK is not the first.
Kate Beckinsale is wearing Genetic Denim Recessive Boot Cut! XY… Men’s! You read me right! Hmmmm… I wonder, if boyfriend jeans are jeans made for girls that look like they are a boyfriend’s jeans, then what are jeans made for boys that a wife wears? Husband jeans? Katie Holmes you better watch out. Another Kate is vying for your denim crown!
images via pacific coast highway