Denim that doesn’t gape at the back for the first time in history! I’ve whinged and whined before about most jeans and how they’ll perfectly fit hips/bum or waist, but never both. I know I have a good few inches difference between both areas (more than average, most likely) but I’ve heard so many people complain about the same fit issue that it baffles me why most clothing is still made this way. Lots of us got these #bigbootyproblems! Obviously I could drop a couple of hundred quid on a pair and have them fit every square inch perfectly, but we’re in the real world here. That kind of tailoring is out of my budget maybe. For now, back to this high street pair!
I’d heard from a couple of friends that New Look jeans are usually pretty good for fit, particularly at the waist, so I’m not sure really why it took me so long to give them a try. I suppose I do have a fair few pairs of jeans in my drawers but only 4 that I actually wear any more, and probably only 2 that are on regular rotation. The rest either drive me insane to wear (that feeling of jeans too low around the crotch is soooo annoying – I don’t know how guys do it!), or go really saggy at the knees and bum after sitting down in them once. Saggy ass is never good. So, my Friday morning late start last week was spent in New Look with my mum, quickly plucking a pair that looked about right and trying them on in an equally quick fashion. Which isn’t exactly easy with spray on skinnies – surely I can’t be the only one that does the strangest leprechaun style jig to pull them on? Anyway as I’d been told, they fit nice and snugly all over, so mama treated me to the pair. They’re actually long enough to properly reach my ankles too, which is pretty rare. Still don’t come as high waisted as the imaginary pair in my head do, but said imaginary pair would probably reach the armpits of someone without my exceptionally long torso. Might be a while before I find my ultimate denim holy grail!
Anddd I just wrote 2 full paragraphs about a single piece of clothing. But hey, everybody wears jeans so that’s all the justification I need. Our jeans are a big thing in our lives. And if I can’t write 2 paragraphs about jeans here, then where can I?
jeans: New Look | cropped top: Bank Fashion
Hit me up with your denim recommendations!
lily kate x
See my updated 2017 post for no gape skinny jeans here!