A Find: The Dream Fit of James Jeans
February 25, 2006
The new attitude in denim is less peek-a-boo panty and more belly-roll control. As in, they prevent muffin mistakes. No doubt the flattering benefits of a hip hugger are bountiful, but no one wants to look like they belong in a bakery case. Choose styles that sit at or just below the waist and please- size is just a number. Don’t try to squeeze into the lower digits if you don’t belong there. Unless you’re picking up a pair of too-good-to-be-true James jeans. It’s recommended that you order one size LOWER than your usual size. Hooray! Not so fast, I did not find this advice to be true to life. My guess is that it applies to slender types whereas I have hips. My actual size was a dream fit and even though James famous five pocket is a slim cut, unlike Mom- it forgives my imperfections. The secret is in the subtle rear coverage and pinch-less waistband. Pick a dark wash like the Bronze Hybrid (194.00) or the faded Dark Night denim (59.99) for even better camouflage. If you pay attention (and we do) James jeans are very popular among Hollywood’s best dressed. eLuxury has a good selection. Looking for a deal? bluefly.com has James jeans up to 60% off retail price.