Does anyone else find that the jeans struggle is real?
I have written before (here) about my struggle to find good jeans on the high street. I find that they are either stiff and dig in or are soft, unflattering and unsupportive, and as someone who is annoyingly prone to bloating, both options are far from ideal.
The same problem goes for denim skirts, which are so often mini skirts that barely cover the arse or tight-fitting waist-high skirts that only allow you to take the tiniest of baby steps when walking.
But just when I was about to give up, my colleague saved the day, rocking up to work in the most perfect pair of jeans I have ever laid my eyes upon. They were slim, not skinny. Tapered at the perfect point of the ankle. Soft yet firm. And they came from Levis.
I had never visited a Levis counter before as the price point was a a deterrent but spurred on by my colleague, I hopped it down to the Carnaby Street branch that very lunchtime to check them out. After all, investing in a good quality pair of jeans makes sense over the long term and because Levis offer free alterations, in the future you can always ask to get them hacked into shorts.
The store was pretty empty which made me a little hesitant but the customer service was incredible. The staff were super friendly and didn’t loom over me, instead they waited until I was about to go into the changing room to ask what I was looking for and if they could bring some suggestions, which I agreed to.
As I pulled up the first pair, I waited for that horrible moment where they get tight and uncomfortable. And waited. And waited. The jeans were up, fastened and there was no discomfort whatsoever. The denim was thick but felt soft, it fitted perfectly around my hips and waist with no digging in and was flatteringly slim on my leg without being as restrictive as a skinny jean. It was the same scenario for the rest of them and I couldn’t believe that I could wear jeans comfortably with a post-lunch belly.
Sadly my favourite pair of jeans weren’t available in my waist size but I will definitely be going back to purchase. In the meantime, I am loving this skirt from Levis as (surprise, surprise) it is the comfiest denim mini skirt I have tried to date.
If you are like me and struggle with jeans and general denim on the high street, I strongly suggest you pay your nearest Levis a visit.