Today's post is slightly different but hopefully one which you will find useful. Lots of you have been discussing jeans and in particular high waisted vs low waisted. So, I thought that I would show you the different "rise" on some of the jeans that I own, with guidance as to comfort.
To be meaningful, I needed to mark my tummy button which I did with a series of stickers provided by our youngest - the real thing is not a pretty sight after three babies! Obviously my proportions will not be the same as everyone else's but real jeans on a real body should go some way to acting as a guide for you.
Proportionately I do have fairly generous thighs in so far as my top half is very neat in comparison. Even though I have friends who are much larger than me, their legs are slimmer and I quite often have to reject trousers on the basis that they can't accommodate me - not so with the brands detailed below. I thought that I would highlight this, should it also be an issue for you.
So, here goes!
So, this is the first pair, the high waisted skinny jeans from GAP. Sorry, I forgot to do a close up shot but I think that you can get the gist from the above photo. I found that I needed to go up a size in these. I love the high rise and they are currently my most comfortable jeans.
2. Real straight jeans from GAP
Clearly these sit lower. Being a straight jean they are less tight than a skinny fit and a good compromise between a skinny jean and a boot cut.
3. Cos skinny grey jeans
Probably marginally higher than the straight leg GAP jeans but still fairly high waisted and very comfortable too.
4. Teal Warehouse Skinny Jeans
These are surprisingly high waisted for Warehouse jeans and I find them really comfortable.
5. River Island Pale Green Skinnies
Probably the lowest of all of the jeans so far, but really still not that low compared to many of the jeans out there.
6. Mango Martha Flares
These are fairly low waisted but they are still high enough so that if I bend over, there's nothing on show that I wouldn't want to be on show.
7. GAP long and lean
The length of these jeans requires a lower heel but I kept the high ones on for the sake of consistency. These are now probably my least favourite - I used to love them but I think that I have got used to the higher waist on the GAP high rise skinnies and the Cos grey ones too.
So, low rise vs high rise? I have to say that I am of the high rise persuasion. I like the support and comfort that they offer but then I am a girl who likes to wear a vest tucked in too!
It's a case of each to their own with jeans in terms of style and cost. Some ladies love to invest in more expensive brands, others don't either feel the need and/or have the budget to do so.
There are lots of other brands and styles that I would like to feature - some of the Topshop ones are great (Jamie skinny are high waisted), their Leigh style, which are slightly more jegging like. I would also like to show you some of the Boden styles, which are fairly high waisted and they do a wide leg style too. Oasis Scarlett are great for those who get that gaping going on at the back and the Hobbs bootleg fit lots of shapes - but they are a bit short in the leg if over about 5ft 5".
If you like what you see, let me know and I will do another post with different brands. I am open to suggestions!
After all the above photos had been taken, our youngest wanted to get in on the act and take some - so this is what she saw, poor child!