I still remember my first pair of designer jeans. They were a pair of J. Brand black skinnies that I purchased off Gilt almost 3 years ago. Before owning these designer jeans, I was always baffled by those who would spend hundreds of dollars on a pair of jeans I could buy for $20. Even now given the fact that I know how worthwhile of an investment good denim is, I still find myself going towards bargain denim at times and have usually ended up regretting my decision later on when I find that my jeans are baggy, faded, and stretched out after 3 short wears.
I really have 2 main reasons for buying designer denim that I feel like the ends justify the price:
Ability to retain its shape. This is the most obvious difference between designer and bargain denim in my opinion! If you’ve ever noticed your jeans getting baggy and loose as your wear them throughout the day or between wears, you know what I mean. Quality denim should not stretch out much at all, and the way they fit the 100th time they’re worn should be almost the same as the 1st time they’re worn. This means no more saggy butt or baggy knees!
More flattering fit. The denim will generally form to the shape of your body over time and flatter your silhouette, making those legs appear longer and that butt appear perkier. I’ve found that quality denim will nicely compress your body to make you appear slimmer as well as have shaping in the butt area to create an illusion of lift. Need I say any more?
I was recently given the opportunity to try out a pair of Silver Jeans, a line of mid-luxury designer denim sold at Nordstrom and Macy’s. This brand is great in that they’re more affordable than many other designer labels yet still has many of the qualities you come to expect from high-end denim. After looking at their line, I was surprised to discover that they carry petite sizes with both short and regular inseams. This pair of Suki Skinny jeans in 0P SHT actually fit me off the rack with no alterations needed!
Silver Jeans caters to women who have some curves, and while I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself that curvy with my 24/34 waist-hip ratio, these jeans did fit just perfectly in every way (measurements for 0P are 12″ waist, 15″ hips, 27″ inseam). The jeans were slimming in the thigh area and contoured my backside nicely. The waist fit me without any gap and the mid-rise gave me the freedom to go without a belt and not worry about any possible fashion mishaps. Silver Jeans is known to blend modern and vintage details in their collections, and my jeans featured a contrast stitching and back pocket flap. While I’ve never worn jeans before with either of these details, I decided to play up on these features and create a more “country” look by pairing it with a printed horse shirt. These jeans will add a nice bit of variety to my current collection and given the amazing fit, I can definitely see these going into heavy rotation!
Now Dallas friends take note! Silver Jeans is opening up a “loft” concept store at Stonebriar Mall in Frisco, TX this Saturday, October 25! The store will offer highly personalized service that caters to customers’ specific fit needs for both men and women. Reflecting it’s long 92-year history, the store features rustic wood paneling, craftsman style denim bar, and vintage Western Glove Works factory photos. It will truly be a unique and creative denim experience so be sure to check it out!
* Disclosure: I was given a pair of Silver Jeans to try out but was not required to post anything in return. I just wanted to share my honest thoughts on these jeans and why we all need to invest in great denim!
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