I have been on a quest to find the perfect pair of higher waisted, straighter legged, NOT too skinny jeans without rips. After numerous deliveries, hours of online browsing and research, here are my findings. I *think* I have decided which ones I am keeping, although I keep changing my mind when I look at these photos.
*It might be helpful to know that I am 5’4, my waist measures 27 inches and my hips measure 34 inches.
1. LEVIS 501 Skinny Jeans – Were £85 now £42.50
I bought size 25 waist, 32 leg (28 inch leg wasn’t available) and had to roll them up twice.
2. GRLFRND Denim The Karolina- £260
I ordered these in a size 25.
3. MIH Daily High Rise Straight Leg Jeans – £215
I ordered these in a size 24.
4. ALEXANDER WANG Cult Cropped High Rise Straight Legged Jeans – £260
I ordered these in a size 24.
5. SEZANE 1967 BRUT SEXY – 95 euros
I ordered a size 24.
6. SEZANE 1958 The MOM Jean – 95 euros
I ordered these in a size 24. The bad news is that that’s the only size left available.
7. ASOS FLORENCE STRAIGHT LEG JEANS – £32
Ordered 25 waist 30 leg
8. J BRAND SELENA CROP – Were £220 now £99
I bought a size 23 waist. I would always advise sizing down in J Brand as they stretch. Mine are about a year old
The final pair of jeans that I wanted to tell you about were recommended to me by a stylist who recommends them to all her clients.
They are AG ‘ISABELLE’ Jeans – £249
Apparently they fit like a dream, sit higher on the waist and have straight, slightly cropped legs which elongate. I have ordered them so will update the post with photos as soon as they arrive, along with any other jeans that I try. Hopefully it has been helpful. I am still not sure which ones I like the most, so if you have any preferences I would love to know your thoughts. Help me decide!
Thanks for reading,
Love, Chloe x
What’s the amount of lyrcra/ elastine in these. I’ve been wanting some with less stretch for a while now!
I think the Karoline, MIH and JBrands look the best on you – they look fab. Not sure how you whittle them down from 3!! X
Can you believe I sent them all back in the end! Holy Bloody Grail!! x
Great post! As a fellow shorty, I find getting the right jeans to be like looking for the holy grail, so it’s really helpful to see what they look like on someone of a similar height (even though you are still a couple of inches taller than me). I’ve been deliberating over the Sezane 1967 Brut jeans for a while and I think they’re still my favourites. Will need to shed some of my muffin-inducing christmas poundage before I try them though as everything looks wrong on me at the moment!
Thanks for all this effort to help us all find that perfect jean! Ongoing for so many of us. Have you tried the topshop straight ones ?
THank you for this, I did yesterday and they are winners!!
Wow! What dedication! I think I would’ve lost the will to live, in fact I know I would, you’ve just highlighted why jeans shopping is so hard and why we often end up with a pair that’s not quite right. Thank you for the public service!
It’s a nightmare! Can you believe I sent them all back in the end. The search continues!!
It must be the weekend for it! I have had three pairs arrive yesterday; two from Me&EM sale (AUTHENTIC STRAIGHT SIDE STRIPE JEAN and the COATED KICK FLARE and then a favourite – The Harper from A&G. Oh dear dp I keep them all?!!
Ooh how did you get on ? All of mine went back in the end!
Kept them all…..eeek! Never worn Me&Em and really impressed.