I enjoy participating in current trends and the skinny jean is one that is also convenient for winter since skinny jeans are easily tucked into boots. My long time stand by skinny jeans are not actually skinny jeans at all. I stumbled across the "barely boot cut" from express last year and found they were quite flattering in spite of the close fit on the legs. I also appreciated the very dark uniform wash on these jeans, since this is also quite flattering for us girls with curves.
|(you guys remember this picture from so long ago)|
However, I recently fell in love with the Loft "Slim fit" jeans while reading one of Cee's post's from her blog "To Brighten My Day". I orderd the jeans in a 00p (my usual size from the Loft) hoping that since the description said "slim fit" instead of "skinny" that they would be okay. The jeans fit, but I couldn't bring myself to walk out of the house with the legs so tight (one of the perks of being curvy ;) I promptly returned the pants and had been contemplating getting them the next size up but was concerned about the hips and waist being too big.
In the meantime, while picking up some money from some clothing sales at an upscale consignment shop, I ran across the same jeans in a 2p. I purchased them right away because the legs looked so good when I tried them on and the price was amazing compared to buying them brand new in the store.
The fit of the pants on the hips and waist were quite amusing, but since then I have had my tailor take in the waist and hips and am very happy with the look. I thought I'd share this little tip since I stumbled across it accidentally and thought some of you guys might be interested in this option for skinny jeans.
Of course I had to style them once I got them back.
Coat: Ann Taylor Loft (not current)
Bag: Jessica Simpson
Double Breasted Striped Jacket with Patch Pockets: Ann Taylor Loft
Sleevless Empire Blouse: Ann Taylor Outlet (not current)
Ring: Forever 21
Assorted Bracelets: Forever 21
Shoes: Nine West (not current)