Forever in blue jeans…not little black dresses. For much as we fashionistas love our LBDs, they don’t inspire songs the way a girl in a sexily snug pair of jeans can. To make sure yours are picture perfect, here are some shopping tips from True Religion to help you get the most from your designer jeans.
Fash Math A “cheap” pair of jeans ain’t so cheap if, after three or four times wearing them, they lose their shape. The designer pair will be made from much better denim and because they’ll look so good whenever you do wear them, you’ll end up wearing them all the time, making the cost-per-wear negligible.
Fit Finesse Most designer denim contains some spandex for better fit and tends to stretch with wear, about half a size. So if you’re between sizes, select the smaller size. Finding the “right” jeans Before parting ways with your cash, make sure your jean matches your style. Are you a trendy Wendy? Try the of-the-moment Faux Leather Panel Zip Womens Sweatpant (right). A sleek ‘n simple Simone? The Halle Mid Rise Super Skinny Womens Leather Pant. A classic Clara? The Womens Becky Bootcut Jean will see you through many seasons to come. Regardless of whether you opt for bootcuts, boyfriends, skinnies or leather jeggings, what matters is that they match and reflect your fashion persona.
Care 101 When you do find your perf pair, please promise you won’t wash them immediately. When you simply must, turn them inside out. And no drying – the dryer is criminally hard on fancy fabrics. Instead, be patient and let them dry au naturelle.
...& a final word on the great freezer debate In certain quarters of the denimhead world, it’s de rigueur to skip washing your jeans in favor of stashing them in the freezer. Yes, next to the fro-yo and the Lean Cuisines. The theory being that the chilly temps “neutralize” any spills, sweat and bodily fluids. Spot cleaning is apparently allowed, but only with a toothbrush or a sponge. Happily, science proves common sense correct. According to microbe scientists, many bacteria are pre-adapted to survive at extremely low temps meaning that no, freezing your jeans will won’t kill all of them. Although raising the temperature to 121 degrees Cº for 10 minutes will (hello microwave). Or, you could just go ahead and wash ‘em already.
- Lesley Scott