Now it takes a lot of shopping to find a flattering fit.
Which skinnys would you buy? Which ones would you like to see in your closet tomorrow? You can vote for as many pairs as you would like. Oh, and in case you were wondering where my tops came from: Shoes were a big splurge by A Detacher, and my gold bangle bracelet is from Capwell.
Thanks for a fantastic round-up! Personally, I think jeans and all clothes, really are so individual to each person, depending on body type. When I have a little extra weight as I do now, four months post partum , I need a high rise. But I have an exceptionally long torso and basically no hips. Numbers on a scale are only meaningful when paired with height.
Emily — Can you tell us how tall you are? It would help for fit! And you look great in the light washed ones! Forget about those 5 pounds. I was including myself in that number. Point is all jeans look good on pound people, but many jeans are trickier if you carry any extra weight anywhere on your body at all — like I do. But I edited it because you are right, that totally came off offensive.
Consignment shops are a great place to look for jeans — they have all different brands and, since they are used, if they are going to change size, they have by then. And a lot of the expensive ones are already hemmed….
The only jeans that fit me in a flattering way are paige! Straight and Bootcut are the winners for right now. I am most definitely over lbs, and honestly when I used to be lbs I think I could wear absolutely everything. Now it takes a lot of shopping to find a flattering fit.
But I definitely can. I have to think about it and actually style myself. I have items I love now, not just a bunch of cheap junk. They are super stretchy and extremely comfy. And I know I look good. I love WHBM skinny jeans!
They have had a TON of wash and wear and still look awesome! My friend who has a totally different body type than mine also looks fantastic in them! You know, in all the candid shots you post of yourself — in your house, or at the market, or on a shoot — you always look good. Very, very brave of you, Emily, to do this post!
How about a post on those? You look great in everything; talk about confidence. Shining through in all you do! We did Flare jeans, too! Wildly more flattering than skinny, on me at least. This has been my favourite post in a long time, Emily! I think that will be my denim purchase this year-a pair of awesome high-waisted flares. I purchase one pair of jeans every few years and like to make sure I purchase something good and versatile and that I can get loads of wear from-your review will help!
I think your pound comment was to remind people that this is what you weigh and look like in the jeans-not that you need to weigh pounds or less to where them;. Thanks for keeping it real. It feels good to remember that everyone has their own body and how one thing can look great on one person, it may not do the same for another.
Never before have I found jeans that fit me correctly in both the hips and the waist! One time I got behind on laundry and all my rockstars were dirty and I had to wear one of my old pairs of pants to school.
I thought I was going to die. Oh, I agree too! I used to never ever like Old Navy jeans but these rockstars having been carrying me around since I last gave birth 18 months ago. I have them in a 4 and an 8 from just barely post partum and they fit the SAME. Certainly no fear of getting paint on those!
Can I add a totally affordable pair to the list? J crew factory midrise skinnies. And we could be twins: Also, getting the right size I wear a 24 in those-vanity sizing indeed , as you want them to suck you in but at the same be comfy once they stretch out I used to have some beef with my butt, but then I realized the issue was the sagging denim.
Oh to weigh pounds. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I just wish I was more self-confident because this post has me feeling very self-conscious now.
Everything looks good on pound people but there are no actual pound people so we have to try and fail constantly to find clothes that work. Definitely walking on glass here, I guess. Trying to figure out which pair I want to invest in. HUGE fan of them. I wish they had a pair that was not cuffed in that exact same. I have some of the color rockstars too, and yeah they are not the greatest.
They are so stretchy and comfy and flattering! Emily, please please please be kinder to yourself and your body. It can be difficult to have perspective when the people you live around are all your size or smaller. It could make you feel lbs is unacceptable in some way. You rocked all those jeans, Mrs. The affect is cumulative! Love your awesome original content! Also, may I add a note? I loved this review post. You are brave and wonderful! I have a few pairs of the others you showed but always choose these ones first.
Not sure how this was read as body shaming post. I think some people are extra sensitive to the issue of body weight. Just a shout out for Genetic! Thank you for a funny tour of the big bad world of buying jeans. Jeans, clothes in general, are such a personal thing.
I always think more expensive is better, but it is not the case if it does not fit correctly. Thank you for making me smile this morning Emily! I loved this post! I usually get a 27 or I just bought these on sale! I also love the AG skinnies — they are well worth the investment for how good they feel on and how great I think they look on me, at least. Some of your favorites could look unflattering on lots of people and vice versa. Rolling hems is in right now if you like a pair that is too long.
Scrunching kind of ends up looking sloppy or too big sometimes. I definitely have a butt and thighs. But seriously, you know whats my favorite..? Their jeans have a great amount of stretch and perfect for ladies on the more petite side. I personally just bought 3 pairs of the GAP always skinny jean in multiple colors.
The GAP always skinnies fit so effing well and come up to the perfect stomach height. The Loft Modern Skinny jeans. I am built very similarly to you and both the blue and white fit awesome. I bought them in both the black and distressed wash. I love the fit of loft modern skinny jeans. Loft cords modern skinny last forever, are soft, and are so flattering. This was a very, very brave post, Emily. I see this post was just about finding flattering skinny jeans. Kudos for your courage as it opened up a dialogue on a very controversial topic.
Super important for women to remember and keep perspective on this fallacy of weight and body image in our culture and to educate our daughters about this weirdness so their fragile and forming self body images are not harmed by this.
My LA fashionista daughter-in-law who has always worn high end jeans, but then discovered Target jeans, so introduced me to them. They are fabulous…I have skinny, jeggings really flattering and comfortable and boyfriend. I love them all. I am not kidding you, these jeans are legit. GAP revolution skinny jeans. This was a great post. I love and appreciate your honesty.
Thanks for posting this! My fav jeans that I keep buying again and again are randomly from express. They feel like a hug. I used to looove Gap jeans. Then suddenly one day all jeans had so much spandex that they stretch out and start falling down a few hours in. I have learned to buy jeans in a size smaller because of that issue. Love this fun little post and will say that Express has some Skinny jeans Stella I think?
Dark wash, stretchy, perfect! This piece gives me hope that it MIGHT be possible to branch out and find a great-fitting skinny with more structure. Also, yes please do some flares! The most flattering skinny jeans on me are the AG Farrah jeans: These are SO SO comfortable and they hide my post-baby belly really well.
The best part is, because of the high waist, I can get down on the floor and play with my kids without risking showing too much! I LOVE that look and always feel like it comes across super boxy on me. You are getting a lot of mixed feedback, but I love that you are taking risks with your posts. Thanks for such great content in Roc k on mama! I appreciate that you did not want to make anyone feel bad about herself. I hope you can do the same for yourself!
Here is what worked for me: Having a baby girl. I was forced to deal with lingering body issues, because it hurt my heart to think of my daughter having such critical thoughts of her own body one day. Lesley, same for me!! Having a daughter and realizing that even as a toddler, she was carefully watching and mimicking everything i did, made me take a close eye to how I loved myself.
Now instead of beating myself up and being critical, I show her that eating well and staying active are more important than fitting a certain pant size. Totally enjoyed this post. Can you please indicate which numbers correlate to the descriptions above?
I too am tired of skinny jeans, not being so twiggy myself. Loved this post Emily. You are so genuine and adorable! I never comment but I just wanted to say that I think that you are so wonderful and I love these honest pictures and reviews!
The content about weight etc. Body image is such such such a personal and touchy subject and I so appreciate your honesty! But they actually look pretty jean like, they have a zip fly instead of elastic waistband, and they are soooooo high waisted it holds everything in the tummy region in perfectly.
They are the only skinny jeans I buy now. But without posts like this, the only images left will be of the airbrushed stick figures, the macarons, blah, blah. And the cycle continues…. And lest I make you sound like some brave, political, but not so hot looking chick—for crying out loud, you look beautiful: Anyone here fans of Banana Republic Skinnies?
Joellyn — we are the same size and I have been trying to find jeans forever. Thanks for the recommendation! I totally love this post! You look great, the jeans are great, and I love wearing skinnies too! I enjoyed this post immensely Emily. It was nice to see an honest review, without overly stylized pictures, of something we all wear on the daily. I hear you on the JCrew Matchstick. I love them but my butt looks square and flat in them. I live in my Madewell jeans though.
At 5 foot 2 and pounds my goal this year is to get that number down. Proper amount of stretch but not till where you have buy a size larger pet peeve and yet still affordable. Just so you know, this post had me using the timer on my iPhone to snap pictures of myself in my new jeans. They fit me in the waist and the hips with the perfect amount of stretch. The fit is good in all the right places but not too tight!
The fabric is a good, versatile for warmer and colder weather! Very happy with this purchase! Probably will be donating every other jean I own. Stylish yet crazy comfortable, these are the perfect jeans for a road trip or long-haul flight. They are stretchy without being too thin, they feel so good on, the price is amazing, I own every color. These are holy grail status jeans. It's almost as good as wearing yoga pants.
These jeans are soft, comfortable and has some stretch. I bought 2 pairs because I was so impressed with them. So glad I did. Beauty Clothing Shoes Accessories Shop. The trendy stepped hems that add a twist to a classic pair of skinnies. Great wash, fit, jean! The deep navy wash is perfect for work or an evening out.
Meet our all-time favorite jeans! They're ultra soft, slimming, and the fabric never seems to stretch out. It's like some sort of denim magic. The jean: H&M Skinny Regular Jeans, $* (our pairs were $), and H&M+ Shaping Skinny Jeans, $ *H&M changes their stock so often that the jeans currently available are slightly different than (although still pretty similar to) the exact jeans we tried. The problem with *most* jeans (especially the cheapies) is that they’re made with total garbage fabric. Cheap jeans will stretch and bag out over time (especially at the knee). I designed a skinny jeans pattern for home sewists (in my opinion the ultimate in flattering, but .