This is the time of year where the idea of wearing white jeans seems totally out of reach and yet, if you want to find a decent pair you like and enjoy wearing, you need to shop now.
I have been wearing Gap boot cuts for the last 2 years and promised myself skinny jeans this season so I did some research and have outlined my findings as follows:
J Crew: Stretchy material, looks potentially comfy, reasonable price at $98. Good style. Dressing room: too see through! Darn it! Waist is “forgiving” which doesn’t work with my hour glass-ish frame. Need smaller waist but for others, this could be a winner.
Citizens for Humanity (Citizens): When I had them on in the mirror of the dressing room, I had 2, well 3 thoughts. One, these have potential, in the big mirror in the shared dressing space, sausage-y came to mind around the rear bum and leg area and three, I don’t want to have any bit of sausage to describe how I look/feel in a $185 pair of anything. Keep looking until I get desperate.
Ann Taylor Loft: who would have guessed but they fit great! Material has a bit of stretch so they are comfy to sit down in at first try. Thick enough material to not cause gathering around the girly problem areas in the behind. And not too thin that I may be able to wear different undergarments than stricly nude. Waist is a good cut. Price – a $60 steal plus coupons which make them even better! Problem: last pair in my size had a broken zipper. Ugh. I’m not the only one to like them.
Gap: Similar description to Loft jeans but material is a little stiff. Would need a few wears to make them my own. For a competitive $60, who can complain? And add a few coupons for good measure to make them competitive to the Loft jeans.
Conclusion: Ann Taylor Loft wins if you can find them. If not, default to the Gap.