Oh denim. I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love the versatility of a good jean, but hate that I can never get the proper fit. I hate how most jeans either give me pancake butt or is ill-fitting in the hips and waist.
I’ve been, um, vocal in my interest with eloquii by The Limited. I was super excited, then ordered some things, then had to return everything but 1 shirt due to fit. Therefore, I was skeptical when they offered to send me a pair of their jeans to try out. Since there wasn’t any risk, I went ahead and agreed. I had to choose between classic or curvy cut, and based on the style finder, I determined I am a classic fit.
Hooray that I wasn’t disappointed. Not even slightly.
- Wash: The wash is a dark blue with the tiniest bit of gray in it. It is the perfect was to dress up or down. No wiskering or embellishment to add emphasis where you don’t want it.
- Waist and rise: The waist fit great. It was slightly large, which was a surprise considering a skirt I ordered from eloquii was about 3 inches too small in the waist. I was happy though. This isn’t a low-rise jean, and I’m so glad. I didn’t have to worry about sitting down and having my rear exposed.
- Butt: I have a chronic case of pancake ass, but these did a GREAT job of disguising it. The pockets were in the right place, and the stretch helped define the curve, without becoming “dumpy”
- Comfort: This is a mid weight denim. There is stretch to it, but it hasn’t gotten super saggy like other stretch denim. Super, super comfortable
Overall, the fit seems to be slightly large. I could probably fit into a 22 versus a 24 if I had to, but the 24 is good for now. I will also say that they shipped me 24S (short) and they were long enough, even though I’m 5’10 (with admittedly short legs and oversized torso). Just check your favorite jeans inseam before choosing a length. I have 4 pair of current “go-to” jeans, and these have trumped them all, by a long shot.
If you want more info on the eloquii denim story, here’s a short video:
The great news? eloquii by The Limited is giving away a pair of jeans for one of my readers! Yay jeans! To enter, simply tweet this (click the link to tweet it easily):
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A winner will be randomly selected from all eligible tweets. Enter as many times as you’d like: 1 tweet=1 entry! Giveaway period ends Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 5pm EST. So get to it, and good luck! If you want to go ahead and get your hands on some, you can use code FABFIT25 to get 25% off jeans until November 17.