I’ve always liked a good pair of jeans, however the last few years my interests waned slightly when I wandered into tregging territory because, let’s be honest, Plus Size jeans can be sooooo uncomfortable to wear – and nobody got time for that! It all changed after I got hooked on an amazing denim skirt from River Island Plus in the summer, and I was yearning for something to wear with all my crop tops that was more autumn appropriate.
It was then I decided to try ASOS Curve Ridley High Waisted Jeans in washed black. They were brilliant! Fabulously stretchy with a high enough waist for me, which is rare thanks to my long body and no waist shape, and they looked great with all the crop tops I had planned for them. They then started to make it into my daytime wardrobe and suddenly cosy jumpers were added, as was a lighter wash jean in the same style as we headed to spring. At £25 they are bargainous too. I’d finally found my perfect jean! There are many sub-styles in the Ridley style too; with rips, frays and arched hems all featuring. These jeans now range from £28 to £35.
Another bargainous pair are the Simply Be Lucy Jeans. I mean, if they are named after me I should also really be investing in them! Zoë from the SMB team looks smoking in her black pair! Again, the fit is great with a decent high waist and some slight stretch to make them a brilliant skinny jean. Her advice is to size down once in these (she’s wearing a size 18 and is a size 20/22) for the best fit, and you can choose your length! I love that they come in a longer length and 4 different washes so there’s plenty of choice available, and they are priced at £26-£27.50.
Kelly from Jelly with the Belly also recommends the Simply Be Lucy. Again, she says they come up high and are actually a skinny jean style, not some kind of straight fit / bell bottom nightmare. So much so she says they made her ‘fall back in love with jeans again’ – I think I’m going to have to try my namesake ASAP!
Finally Abi from A Is For Abi recommend the New Look Jenna jeans, as they have fab stretch and have some give to accommodate hips which is perfect for those blessed with them. They are also true to size and only £27.99. Currently they are available in a mid blue ripped style and a white ripped style which are perfect for summer!
I think it’s safe to say I’ve truly rediscovered jeans now and I’ve just placed a cheeky order for another ASOS Curve Ridley pair in the sale. Hopefully, if you were thinking of trying some new jeans then this mini guide has helped!? Or maybe you have a fave style that you can share, let us know on here or on social!
Finally, a little related denim news: some of the SMB team went to Evans HQ to check out their new season denim offerings so keep an eye out for a full report of what we got up to there (spoiler… it involves personalisation!!)
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