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High street shopping today and looking for fairly low priced skinny black jeans but all I could find were very thin cotton ones - jeggings really.
Tried the usual suspects - Zara, H and M etc. I had a look in Fat Face. Didn't get a chance to look at Gap and I know they have these new ones they are promoting so I will look there but does anyone have any ideas?
I want something that isn't either too thin or 90% lycra. And I might have a look at more expensive brands in the sales but probably not pre-christmas. Help?
Top Shop have a new style of jeans now called Sidney. I've got a couple of pairs now and I'm really pleased with them. I used to wear the Leigh skinnies all the time, but these Sidney ones are thicker and more denim-y....that's what I wanted going into the colder weather. Another bonus is that they seem to hold in my tummy more - never a bad thing
If you don't mind non-black stitching, you can dye them. I'm wearing my black denim skinny jeans right now - cheap M&S ones (from MN swears by in fact). I ordered them, fit was great but didn't like the colour so much, so I dyed them black with a dylon pod thing in washing machine. As long as they're almost all cotton (mine are 1% elastane) it will work.
Also if originally black jeans fade you can dye them as well.
Certain re Levis. 721ks are high waisted skinny but the waist isn’t too high. Interestingly (or not), I ordered a pair in a 26” waist via HoF, the only leg length they do is a 32”. They were good on but too long so I ordered the same cut, style and colour from the Levi Store with a 30” leg. They barely fastened around my waist and were a completely different fabric. The HoF 32” were true denim, the Levi pair, more like cotton. The Levi pair are going back and I’ll stick with the others as they’re a much better fit.