Finally! I’m Skinny!

22 Feb

I did it! I finally found skinny jeans!  I know, I know…who cares? But the truth is, I do. I care because I really, really love the look of skinny jeans. They flatter so many figure shapes, including those who are curvy! In fact, I think they work best to our advantage 😉

My issue with skinny jeans was that they fit, well, skinny.  I’m not used to “feeling” and being “aware” of my clothes.  Every time I took a step, I’d feel them crease at the back of my knee. They were always too low-rise (I’m 30; I can’t do the g-string popping out look anymore). And, when I walked, the jeans would pull themselves down because they never properly fit over the thickest part of my thighs.

I’d sigh, throw yet another pair to the side in the dressing room and resolve to notion that if I wanted the skinny jean look, I’d have to do it via leggings.  But I tell you ladies that now, I believe every woman can have the skinny jeans no matter what!

My secret? I bought straight legged jeans which on my body, act as skinny jeans. They taper, they tuck in, and they streamline my lower half.

What’s so special? Take a look.

CITIZENS OF HUMANITY; ELSON IN TEMPEST (COLOR)

skinny-jean

  • Wash: Tempest (dark rinse =  sophisticated and slenderizing)
  • 34″ inseam (great to ruche at the ankles, fold up, or just tailor if necessary)
  • 8″ rise (this is key!! not low-rise, sits just at your naval)
  • 98% cotton, 2% elastin (this is the other key – you want stretch and preferably no less than 2% spandex or elastin)
  • 14″ in the knee (for those who don’t have a super-slim leg, this is an average opening that allows for comfort)

Cost: $189

Pricey? Yes. But these jeans will last you at least 5 years or as long as you deem them stylish. I have jeans that I bought in 2004 that are still alive and kicking.  Essentially, it pays to pay. I recommend dry cleaning no more than once every 3 months and never, ever wash them. Once you break them in, keep them broken in. Washing will only tighten them up and stiffen the cotton.  We’re not children anymore dealing with stains of grass and dirt. Keep your denim clean and it’s not necessary to wash them often, if at all.

Go try on the different styles of Citizens denim. They have a ton of straight and skinny leg styles. The key message–Citizens knows what it’s doing when it comes to comfy, skinny jeans.  I know…I can finally wear them!

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4 Responses to “Finally! I’m Skinny!”

  1. anita February 22, 2009 at 9:02 am #

    i want to be skinny, too!
    thanks for this.
    but wait–dry cleaning jeans? really? holy cow!

  2. Zovig February 22, 2009 at 9:16 am #

    Yes, you should dry clean so as not to wear the cotton down, shrink it accidentally or beat it up in the wash. Treat your designer denim as you would your wool or silk clothing…with LOVE.

  3. artika haliyasmin February 22, 2009 at 11:54 am #

    but i don’t. because i am skinny,.. so thin. i will make me look like a spear, 😦

    • Zovig February 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

      the good news is you can do the alternate…wide legged, high waisted jeans. How cool would you look with your long legs and wide 70’s style jeans and a fun, frilly top tucked in, platforms, and a great belt?
      maximize your body!!

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