Long Tall Sally Denim Review – Which Look Do You Choose?

A few weeks ago, I needed new jeans. After comparing three brands (see post here), I admitted that Long Tall Sally‘s fit and length were the best. Since then, I somehow ended up with another couple of pairs of their jeans: perhaps I tried a bit too hard to find my perfect fit! I didn’t have the heart to let them go, so my wardrobe is now a happy place.

Approximately ten years ago, I had sworn to never ever buy jeans from Long Tall Sally: their fit was terrible. Nowadays, it seems to have improved significantly – although, admitted by their own store staff, their sizing at the moment is all over the place.

This is why I was very curious to receive a pair of jeans of my choice as a gift directly from the LTS marketing team: to try it and give them my opinion. Grateful for this opportunity, I decided to review these jeans together with the other two pairs by LTS I recently purchased.

Pair 1. Long Tall Sally Flare Jean

When asked to choose a pair to try, I decided to experiment with a type of jeans I would not normally buy myself: flare leg, high waist. This is just not my style: I always go for boot cut, as nothing else looks decent on me. Here is the look I can pull – in combination with two jackets:

Long Tall Sally flare/wide leg
Long Tall Sally flare/wide leg and my favourite denim jacket from a very old LTS collection

Long Tall Sally flare/wide leg
Long Tall Sally flare/wide leg and a jacket from LTS’s new collection
Long Tall Sally flare/wide leg
Long Tall Sally flare/wide leg and same jacket from LTS’s new collection

Although not a fan of flare jeans, I must admit: this pair converted me. The high waist, contrary to my expectations, doesn’t emphasise the size of my stomach: on the contrary, it actually helps shape my curves nicely: unexpected bonus! The length of the jeans is an inch longer than my usual size (37″ rather than 36″), which looks rather nice.

Overall, I would say this is a lovely pair of jeans. They feel comfortable and flattering, and make me feel sexy: all the things you would expect from a good pair of jeans. My only criticism is the fabric. I am not entirely sure the material can justify the price of these jeans. I recently bought a pair of skinny jeans made by Belle Grande (see post here), which at the bargain price of £10 (still available to buy here!) are made of very similar denim. The difference in price, though, is staggering.

Pair 2. Long Tall Sally boot cut jeans:

Long Tall Sally boot cut
Long Tall Sally boot cut

This is the pair that won my contest between three brands – purchased from Ebay.

Pair 3. LTS Straight Leg Jeans:

Long Tall Sally straight leg
Long Tall Sally straight leg

I never wear straight leg – the reason is obvious: just look at this piggy in a blanket. Bought for £12 from a Facebook page for tall clothing, the damage wasn’t after all too bad, and the look is sort of acceptable. One more reason to start losing weight – now!

As for the jacket, I had it on my radar for weeks. Not too willing to take the risk of paying postage and having to return the jacket, I stayed put – until I visited a store and tried it on. One of those “got to have it” moments – despite the high price for a, pretty much, basic denim jacket. The cut is fantastic, slightly fitted, and it looks like it has been tailored for me. Perfect.

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So, which look do you choose? After all the experiments with different styles, I still prefer the boot cut, but most of all, I prefer this look – with a kid’s denim rucksack in the zoo:

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After all, this is what jeans are for: to help us feel happy.

 

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