I’ve found my holy grail of jeans for this year. I used to love the Next Lift, Slim and Shape, but for 2016, the material seems different, so I looked around, but still ended up back at Next. Jeans from most other places never sit high enough on my waist.
I’m a relatively new skinny jeans wearer, as even when I was last thin enough to wear them, I was never comfortable with my calf size. I’ve got whale calves and thin ankles. Always have had. Now that I’m running, my whale calves have a better shape, and I’ve learned to embrace them for what they are. I’d still love to have skinny calves, but it’s never going to happen….
When I ordered the 360 jeans, I never expected to like them, and to be honest, I wasn’t 100% sure when I opened the packet. They looked tiny, and on first try, I wasn’t too keen, but I washed them and put them on the next day. At that point, I was converted. They’re close fitting, hold in my belly in a way I love, and the waistband stretched enough to fit, without being too tight. I ended up wearing UK size 8 in these, which was a surprise.
They don’t look anything like the model on me, but then again, I’m not 5″8-6″ tall, so they’re never going to look like this pic from Next on someone my age.
How they do look, is fine by me, as I just want jeans that stay up, hold in my belly a bit, and don’t make me feel like the Michelin man. I used to wear bootcut jeans all the time, but now, I’m into skinnies, and these are classed as super skinny.
Anyway, here’s me in my pair. They’re a bit expensive, but are washing well. So far, I’ve bought them in Black, Washed Black (my favourite) and Dark Blue. I hope they keep these for a long time. The only thing that would improve them for me, would be front pockets. They are definitely jeans as opposed to leggings though.