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High waist straight leg jeans?

(22 Posts)
franch Fri 15-Jul-11 14:27:30

I got a pair of 7 For All Mankind ones and they were PERFECT but they split at the crotch blush after a couple of months and apparently they're not selling them any more. (I got them from Selfridges as Next don't sell my size, and they gave me a refund.)

What else should I try? By straight leg I mean skinnyish but not totally skintight. I think they need to have a bit of stretch in them like the 7 ones. The high waist is the only thing that works with my belly/muffin top.


Nobdie Fri 15-Jul-11 15:47:19

Try topshop. I got some lovely ones from there, I'm wearing them now smile

LuckyMrsT Fri 15-Jul-11 16:30:23

These? You won't get designer ones any cheaper. There's an extra 30% off at checkout today.

franch Fri 15-Jul-11 21:39:29

Nobdie which style?

franch Fri 15-Jul-11 21:40:30

And thanks MrsT also. Have you got a pair of those?

RichTeaAreCrap Fri 15-Jul-11 21:48:31

franch, try Paige jeans. I always used to buy 7 for all Mankind and went off them a bit. I went to Selfridges and tried a pair of Paige on and bought them. I absolutely love them - they are higher waist and stretchy and much more comfy that the 7's. They are about £180 but worth every penny. I've still got 2 pairs of 7's that I wear but much prefer the Paige ones.

pushmepullyou Fri 15-Jul-11 21:56:10

Levi curve, straight leg with a 'medium' rise. Quite pricey, about £80, but good quality and wash well with no stretching or bagging at the bum or knees

kyacat Fri 15-Jul-11 21:59:18

On my quest for high-waisted bootcut jeans I found loads of high-waisted straight legged in the Levi store, they looked very nice smile

HauntedLittleLunatic Fri 15-Jul-11 22:00:48

Bhs dream jeans.

Supposed to make you appear a size smaller than you are...bit of exaggeration but they are good.

ThisIsANiceCage Fri 15-Jul-11 22:01:57

Ooh, marking so I can come back to this thread.

franch Fri 15-Jul-11 22:51:43

Thanks everyone, I will try all of those if I can!

franch Fri 15-Jul-11 22:54:02

Now I just need to find one website that sells them all smile

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 15-Jul-11 22:55:23

I got some lovely ones from Autograph at Marks and Spencers last year which I wear all the time. They called them skinny jeans but they aren't really ( I wouldnt wear them tucked into boots for example)

LuckyMrsT Sat 16-Jul-11 00:25:19

Franch I don't have them but I'd just been looking at them when I read your post.

Nobdie Sat 16-Jul-11 09:22:08

Just been to have a look. The style is KRISTEN
Hth smile

franch Sat 16-Jul-11 09:47:36

Thanks nobdie, and everyone

franch Sat 16-Jul-11 09:51:23

Nobdie, can I ask another question? The Kristens get great reviews on the website but a few people have said they get baggy after a few wears. Have you had yours a while?

franch Sat 16-Jul-11 09:52:47

Also, anyone who's posted about jeans they own, could you let me know if you bought your usual size or smaller/bigger? I know 7 jeans are v big and expand as the day goes on, so I had to buy a tiny size - useful to know with other brands.

HauntedLittleLunatic Sat 16-Jul-11 10:16:31

I bought my own size. They are quite tight but very stretchy.

Nobdie Sat 16-Jul-11 10:26:56

Hi I've only had mine a couple of months, and they were tight when I bought them (have lost a bit of weight since), so I would make sure you get a really snug pair. They don't seem to lose their shape but have probably only worn them 5/6 times so time will tell. I find it difficult to find good skinny jeans, as my legs are slim compared to my waist, so they are either too tight on the waist but fit the legs, or ok on the waist but baggy on the legs! Would definitely recommend these smile

franch Sat 16-Jul-11 13:04:18

Thanks Haunted & Nobdie.

Nobdie you sound the same shape as me! Will def try those

RichTeaAreCrap Sat 16-Jul-11 13:53:46

Paige are very true to size franch

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