With summer fast approaching it’s time to address that yearly dilemma, can we/ would we/ should we wear white jeans? I don’t actually own a pair of white jeans (yet) but as a denim obsessive I think it’s time to get to grips with them and face the fear of exposure.
I don’t know about you but I have (had) a preconceived idea about white jeans: Trashy. Sloany. Liz Hurley. Exposed sausages. Can you see my pants/cellulite/bruise where I fell over drunk?! All these issues have stopped me from trying white jeans, until now. They can be chic, stylish and cool depending on what jean you choose and of course how you wear them. Yes we don’t all have legs like Gwyneth or the desire to eat just leaves but I have tried and tested a few of Trilogy’s best selling white jeans and this is what I found:
AG Stilt LSN
– The Stilt is one of our best selling bodies, a low (but not mega low) rise combined with the slim 12″ pencil leg makes for a versatile shape and works well in white. The fabric, LSN is a super soft cotton twill that is luxe and feels amazing on. If you want an everyday white jean then I’d say give this a go. The fabric feels quite thin but comfort and versatility make up for this.
J Brand 811 – Blanc
811 is my favourite skinny body so I was expecting to like this jean the most and not only is the shape flattering (mid rise- 11″ leg opening) the Blanc fabric is a thicker, stretchy denim that made me feel held in but not too clingy.
DL1961 Emma in Milk
Emma from DL1961 has burst onto the denim scene as a worthy challenger for J brand 811. I have Emma in black and love her very much for her super skinny body and stretch denim has exceptional recovery. If you want something super skinny and super cool then Emma in Milk is for you. The fabric, though clingy is not as transparent as I’d have thought and works well in white. One for the skinny lovers.
Paige Skyline Ankle Peg
More of a typically, authentic white jean the denim here is thicker and more ‘denimy’ than any of the previous but this makes for welcomed coverage and less ‘cling’. Skyline Ankle Peg is always a flattering shape for Paige lovers who feel supported on the waist and flattered on the bum. One for the more body conscious, a mid rise and slim leg creates a balanced offer.
SO, these are four of our best white jeans to be tried and tested. I was surprised by the variation and diversity each style offered and over all I think my previous fear (not just of spillages) may have been a little misguided. With each pair I tried though there was one common link, they all looked WAY more flattering with a longer top that covered the fly zip and the top of my bum. Tucked in or cropped tops are not made for white jeans where as a loose tee, denim shirt and blazer cries style winner!!
Styling is key but get the look right and I am confident white jeans can be pulled off. Good luck!!