Monday, June 28, 2010

In Search of The Perfect Skinny Jean...Part 1

I was still in college when I saw a girl wearing skinny jeans for the first time. I mean, sure I'd seen them in movies about the 1950/60s and on ultra-skinny celebrities, but the first time I ever saw them in real life was at a Sheetz gas station. On a tiny little emo girl. And I wanted to wear them.

But skinny jeans imply a certain I really need to elaborate here? I believed that because of my larger legs, skinny jeans were off limits. However, the more and more interested I became in fashion, the more I realized that skinny jeans aren't just allowed on bigger girls...but they are actually incredibly flattering. So one day I decided to try on a pair of skinny jeans...and what do you know? Not only did I like them - oh no - I LOVED them. And so my love affair with finding the perfect pair of skinnies began.

To date, I have only been able to find one pair of skinny jeans that I actually like. So naturally I bought multiple pairs. However, they still leave a little something to be desired. Since then, I have searched with no luck. So with this post, I am really hoping that maybe someone out there in the blogosphere can help me.

Here's the set of problems I am having:
1.) I am SHORT. 5'3" to be that is a problem with finding any pair of pants.
2.) I have thick thighs/legs, but small the skinnies that fit me in the hips/thighs are too big around the ankle, making them look like boot-cut jeans.
3.) Maybe I am just picky, but I NEED a dark wash. Darker = Better.

Tonight I ordered these (because Old Navy is having a 30% off everything sale and because I really have my hopes up):

They offer a short length with a 30" inseam, but I have a feeling these will still be a little long...and I cannot really afford to have them tailored. But we shall see. I will keep you updated.

So alas, my dear readers, if you have ANY information on how I can find the perfect pair of skinny jeans, by all means, please help!



  1. I feel your pain when it comes to finding jeans, especially skinny jeans! Im short too!! A little under 5'4", so the pants i tend to find are always super long!

    For me, my legs are much smaller that my waist, so the pants that fit me around my waist, are waaay too baggy around my legs, and if they fit perfect around my legs, they are too tight around my waist! :(

    Gahh! But yes, good luck finding a great pair of skinny's! when u find ones that work for you, let me know so i can get a pair too!! ;D

    -Christina <3

  2. Have you tried the Gap Always Skinny? They are my favorite! Dark wash, room in the hips and thighs, come in ankle length, go up to size 20 (online). I am very picky about jeans and sometimes I fall I love with a pair and then wash them and they no longer do their magic. Not so with these though I don't dry them. $69 but Gap always has sales if you sign up for their emails.
    I actually wrote about them on my blog today. I love them so much, I own multiple pairs. LOL!

  3. I love the ones you get at dorothy perkins too!

  4. The skinny jeans I have are from Old Navy and I really like them. Can't wait to see how the ones you ordered fit you.

  5. Thanks for all of the advice ladies! I am definitely going to have to check out Gap & Dorothy Perkins now!!! <3

  6. Try Faith 21 but you'll probably have to get them hemmed. Don't buy the $11.50 pair, they break.