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Levi’s Ribcage Jeans
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Lockdowntherabbithole · 30/08/2021 09:30

I fell in love unexpectedly yesterday. I tried on a pair of Levi’s ribcage jeans and took my own breath away Blush I’m a skinny jeans wearer and occasionally wear some mom jeans I got from new look. Usually I get the Topshop skinny’s. I’m a size 10 but have a “pouch” lower stomach and I just felt fab in these rib cage jeans.

I have commitment issues so didn’t purchase but they’re going on my birthday/Christmas list. Anyway, does anyone know if I could find similar jeans cheaper? I saw some on Zara but wanted to feel out mumsnet before I purchased.

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LEMtheoriginal · 30/08/2021 09:51

Are they what me and DP would refer to as Simon Cowells that do up under your chin?

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LEMtheoriginal · 30/08/2021 09:57

Just gooogled and they look great on the 6 foot tall model. Not sure how they would look on a shorter person

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Lockdowntherabbithole · 30/08/2021 09:59

I’m 5ft4 and they looked pretty good!

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TuftyRusty · 30/08/2021 10:01

I tried these on - I found them so uncomfortable as the denim was like cardboard! It might depend on the wash though as I’ve found differences between the materials in the same style and different colours. They looked great but I just couldn’t wear them as they felt horrible Angry

Anyway, in answer to your question - check out eBay and similar sites. They have lots of Levi’s ribcage and you can probably get new with tags for half the price, especially as you’ve tried them on now and know your size.

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TuftyRusty · 30/08/2021 10:03

@LEMtheoriginal

Are they what me and DP would refer to as Simon Cowells that do up under your chin?

Wow don’t you sound lovely!
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Lockdowntherabbithole · 30/08/2021 10:05

@TuftyRusty I know what you mean about the denim! That would be an adjustment… been wearing Topshop jeans for years and whilst they’re not super soft they’re much softer than Levi’s. I’ll check eBay out too! Thank you ☺️

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LEMtheoriginal · 30/08/2021 10:08

Thats all good then , buy them. They would look ridiculous on me because I'm fat, youre a size 10 so will be able to pull it off but my concern is that whilst youll extend your legs you'll lose your middle.

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LEMtheoriginal · 30/08/2021 10:09

Tufty, thankyou i like to think im a delight Grin

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Ofnorman · 30/08/2021 10:10

I like the legs but I'm so stupidly short waisted that it would look like I was wearing a strapless jumpsuit!

I mourn for low rise.

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TuftyRusty · 30/08/2021 10:11

@Lockdowntherabbithole

*@TuftyRusty* I know what you mean about the denim! That would be an adjustment… been wearing Topshop jeans for years and whilst they’re not super soft they’re much softer than Levi’s. I’ll check eBay out too! Thank you ☺️

Maybe they’ll wear in and soften up! Someone else might come along that has them and can advise. Good luck finding them - jealous as I think they look great!
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Lockdowntherabbithole · 30/08/2021 10:18

@TuftyRusty Me too- surprised how flattering they were!

@Ofnorman I’m the opposite- I’m not tall but have a very long body and shorter legs. I look fine in skinny’s but wouldn’t tuck in my top because I’m stomach conscious. Whereas with these I felt they were much more flattering. It was quite overwhelming being in Levi’s with their umpteen different styles after living in a skinny jeans bubble for such a long time Grin

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Judystilldreamsofhorses · 30/08/2021 11:37

I have the Levi's high-loose-taper which is similar. I love them so much I now own them in pale blue, dark blue, and black. The denim does give and I find them very flattering (I'm 5ft 6 and a UK 10). I found the sizing varied with the colours, weirdly, so my blue pairs are a 28 waist, but the black are a 29 - with the light blue I could have gone to a 27.

I do find the very high waist gets a bit uncomfortable if I am sitting all day WFH.

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Lockdowntherabbithole · 30/08/2021 13:51

@Judystilldreamsofhorses I’m glad you said this because I’ll go into the shop to get some now instead of buying online.

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ellyeth · 30/08/2021 14:22

What are rib cage jeans? Are they high waisted jeans like Per Uno does? I am 5 foot and I buy high waisted jeans.

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Anoisagusaris · 30/08/2021 14:24

Took your own breath away?? 😆😆😆 Did you actually write that?? Cringe for you

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PearlyRising · 30/08/2021 14:26

They look like a nice pair of jeans.
Is the denim very stiff then?

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PearlyRising · 30/08/2021 14:28

GO back to the shop and buy yourself those jeans that made you feel good! You were CRAZY not to buy them.
Wine

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youvegottenminuteslynn · 30/08/2021 14:34

@Anoisagusaris

Took your own breath away?? 😆😆😆 Did you actually write that?? Cringe for you

Such a needlessly snarky post to someone who just found something they feel great in. Cringe for you more than OP.
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Sickoffamilydrama · 30/08/2021 14:45

I've been looking at them to OP I'm taller than you and high waisted suits me.

Are you anywhere near Bicester (it has decent train links) as they have a Levi's outlet shop, I'm going soon to buy the kids school shoes so will report back think they are usually about half price there.

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JaneJeffer · 30/08/2021 14:54

Did you try sitting in them? I would worry they would dig in.

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Lockdowntherabbithole · 30/08/2021 15:27

@Anoisagusaris yes I almost passed out and the sizzling sight of myself, I wish I’d have taken a photo for you…. Of course I didn’t take my own breath away! It’s a bit of humour- scout round and you’ll find it all over mumsnet. I also didn’t “unexpectedly fall in love” would have been a shame for DH seeing as he was outside waiting for me.

@PearlyRising it’s stiffer than I’m used to. But they felt great quality.

@Sickoffamilydrama thank you! It was a retail place an hour or so from us where I saw them too.

@youvegottenminuteslynn lots of snarkers out today! 🤪🤷🏼‍♀️

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Cluckycluck · 30/08/2021 15:31

I absolutely adore the ribcage jeans! Like you I was (still an) and avid skinny jeans wearer but tried the ribcage jeans on randomly and fell in love. I've found Abercrombie high waist wide legs are very similar but still fairly up there in price.

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Lockdowntherabbithole · 30/08/2021 16:39

@Cluckycluck ahh that’s good to know! I buy quite a few bits from Abercrombie and hollister, particularly when they have the sale.

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NotExactlyHappyToHelp · 30/08/2021 19:20

I got a pair of 501s recently and I did have a good shock as I’ve only ever been used to the stretchy jeans before but I persevered wearing them even just to knock about the house in and they’re a lot softer now. I haven’t washed them either the big scutter that I am Grin.

The Levi’s outlet in Cannock did a 2 for £110 deal so I put in with a mate which made it much better value.

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5128gap · 30/08/2021 20:40

I bought them from an outlet store for £60. They also have them on Ebay.

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