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