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Skinny jeans: once the only style of jeans I could possibly dream of wearing and still very much a wardrobe essential.
Back in my teenage years, the idea of wearing a pair of jeans that didn’t make your older relatives say “Did you put those on or paint them on?” seemed sacrilegious. These days I’m far more likely to be seen in a much wider variety of styles but that doesn’t mean that there’s not still a very really place for skinny jeans in my heart. They’re probably the easiest style to style which makes them a pretty strong must-have when building your wardrobe.
Skinny Jeans can be a really great outfit base that can be dressed up or down and have you looking effortlessly put together either way. That being said, an ill fitting skinny jean can do irreparable damage to a look so you need to start strong. In my humble opinion, a good pair of skinny jeans should:
- Be mid to high waist – with no annoying gap at the back.
- Fit snuggly around your legs, without stopping you from being able to do basic stuff like tie your shoe or sit down
- Show a little bit of ankle. Especially cute for styling with boots.
- Have pockets that sit at a good height on your butt.
Easier said than done. amirite?
I’m sure many of you can relate when I talk about the struggles of finding a well fitting pair. How do you master a curve-hugging shape when no two women’s curves are quite the same. The answer to that I don’t know, but luckily River Island does.
Ok, technically I think River Island refer to them as a jegging, but for me, that conjures images of those elastic-waist, fake-pocket, super-stretchy leggings that don’t resemble denim in the slightest.
These are not that.
They’re thick enough that they feel like true denim, but they have a great amount of stretch. They come in various leg-length so you know it will sit where you need it to on your ankle. And the come in straight and plus sizes! Perfect
Still my favourite thing about the Molly Jeggings is that there is room for my ass! Seriously! They come up significantly higher at the back which means once they’re on they sit perfectly. None of that weird dipping that you get with a lot of other Jeans. Why are more jeans not cut like this?
Honestly, they’re just perfect. I’m telling you: Try them and thank me later.