After seemingly endless seasons where the legging, jegging, pencil leg, skinny pant, etc., exclusively dominated runways and retailers, I was nothing short of over-the-moon to see the full fledged return of the wide leg pant. Being trend aware and like any true fashion lemming, I have bought my fair share of skinny pants/jeans. Even when I was a rail size 24 (I still buy 25’s for my ego, they just don’t fit), I never had that large area between my upper thighs that seemed necessary to work that look properly. Anyway, thank God we now have options.
Since denim is the fabric of choice for most of us, we’ll focus there. Sound good?
For us taller girls or those who wear their jeans with heels (flats are for the lazy), J Brand makes some of the absolute best “go-to” styles in the market. They make your legs look skinny and a mile long – what more does any woman want? If you’re a conservative type, go for their 19″ mid-rise bootcut in “midnight-blue”. This is a perfect go anywhere pair that you can easily dress up or down depending on where you find yourself. For the more flare-friendly of you, J Brand’s Lovestory cut is the jean for you. Go for the lighter weight denim in their darker washes, “Ink” – the darkest of blues, or, “Dark Vintage” – which has a little more distressing but is still polished enough to be perfect for day or night.
For you midget-ier types or those of you who have not come to terms with the fact that beauty takes pain and therefore there are very few valid reasons to wear flats, The Seven for All Mankind “Ginger” falls into the 31-33″ inseam realm and
is amazing. It is incredibly flattering on virtually all body types and Seven’s lightweight, “Mercer” wash is perfect for all seasons, really stretchy and totally comfortable. No denim injuries in these babies. Yes, even I own a pair – in case I face some uneven terrain where the use of flats becomes necessary.
So say a prayer for all of us out there with SOFA (Sweater Over Fat Ass) syndrome, that the trend towards wide leg pants remains strong – or conversely, you could say a prayer that I lose twenty pounds and end up looking hot in my skinny jeans….