White jeans … a classic, summer wardrobe staple. Yet, finding the perfect pair has been a chase down the rabbit hole for me over the last year and a half. Yes, you read that correctly, I’ve been searching for a pair of white jeans for over a year.
If you’ve read some of my past blog posts, you have probably deduced that I am incredibly discerning when it comes to clothing, and finding the perfect white jean was no exception. Hence the lengthy search. Along the way, I purchase and returned roughly 30 pairs of white jeans from various retailers (both big, brand names and local shops) for various reasons.
That search finally ended when I purchased the 8” Skinny Jeans in Pure White from Madewell. Here’s the skinny (no pun intended … kidding, the pun was totally intended):
Rise: Long gone are my 20’s and my phase of low-rise denim. Today, I exclusively purchase high-rise jeans so that I can move, sit, travel, live, etc. and not be in constant state of concern about whether my pants needed to be pulled up. With an 8” rise on these jeans, all of my curves are tucked in, and these pants stay put.
Look: I was searching for a clean cut jean, free from designs/distressing/rips/etc. Something timeless that will last for years. These are it. Plus, if you’re feeling fancy, they can be monogrammed with gold stitching.
Weave: So many of the white jeans that I purchased over the last year and a half were see-through! Literally, almost every pair. Let’s have a real moment here, many of us have cellulite (myself included) so I needed a thicker material to conceal, but not too thick that a white summer jean would become unwearable because it was too hot. These jeans are specially woven to counteract the whole see-through factor.
Length: As with every pair of jeans I own, I needed a tall-length option. And I was after an ankle length, so that I can wear these jeans through the fall and winter, as opposed to a capri length which limits me to summer months. The regular length on this pair is 29”, the tall is 32” and the taller is 35”. I ordered the taller length and they fit perfectly.
I can’t wait to wear these jeans again and again this summer.
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