The Most Flattering Jeans – By Natalie Borton

Joanna Fowler April 8, 2015 Lifestyle, Style

collage 1Why has it taken me this long to discover high rise jeans?  I’ve been a low-rise girl since the Britney Spears days, and it’s sort of comical that becoming a mother has turned me on to a high rise cut.  Cliche, really.  But now I totally understand where the phrase “mom jeans” comes from.

Mom or not, high rise jeans are where it’s at, ladies.

Regardless of your shape, this cut is for any body type.  If you have a booty (like myself!), it hugs around the bum and nips in at the waist, emphasizing the beauty of the feminine figure.  And if you have more of boyish shape, your legs will look miles long.

Now the inevitable questions is… which high rise jeans are the best?  There are two brands that really nail it for me – one budget friendly, and one worthy of an investment.

The Budget Buy  I’ve been a longtime fan of American Eagle Jeggings.  They’re affordable, stretchy, flattering and I’ve been a loyal customer since my high school days.  They really fit like a dream, and at less than $50, they’re easy to justify buying.  I recently purchased this pair and have been wearing them nonstop.

DSC_0028The Investment  I can honestly say I’ve never found a more flattering and comfortable pair of jeans.  A few weeks ago, I finally got around to trying on Madewell’s denim and I can’t believe it took me this long.  I went into the store with the intention of testing out the different fits, and I left with two perfect pairs of high waisted skinnies – one classic and one grey.  While American Eagle will always have a piece of my heart and sell my favourite budget-friendly jeans, Madewell takes the cake overall and is well worth the $120+ investment if you ask me.


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2 thoughts on “The Most Flattering Jeans – By Natalie Borton”

  1. Super fun read- and loved the outfits too;) I am an American eagle Jean mom as well. I know what size to grab and they fit Everytime! Now I will have to try the new brand to see for myself another choice for this mom figure!;)

  2. After seeing Natalie’s original post I immediately bought both brands of jeans – and I love both! it’s not easy for me to find jeans so I was shocked they worked for me. I think I slightly prefer the AE jeans though – they are more cost efficient too. I have 3 pairs now and wear them every day! Currently wearing the worn in light wash with holes. Cute. I just wish AE would get more in stock online!!
    Bug bye leggings. Thanks again Natalie 🙂 love your blog!

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