Jeans. I love jeans. I own too many pairs to count and in a variety of different styles. From skinny, to high waisted, to bootcut and straight leg. I have every day pairs for mucking about with Addy in and my favourite pair which is my Levi Curve ID that I bought in California and are like a second skin.
Finding jeans that are worthy enough of making it into my wardrobe is hard though as so many of the cheaper pairs don’t fit well either on the waist or are too long in the leg (the problem of being 5ft 4 and curvy). Good fitting denim is expensive and as much as I would love to invest in a pair of MIH jeans the reality of spending £200+ on one item of clothing is just not realistic or practical.
I’ve been hankering after a pair of flares for a while, particularly high waisted ones as they look great and are a master as disguising the mummy tummy whilst making my legs look longer. Finding a pair though that are good quality denim and under £80 has proved tricky until the lovely House of Fraser team contacted me about reviewing some items from their extensive range of denim clothing.
House of Fraser is a company I love. They stock all the big brands and designer ones as well as I trust buying online just as much as heading to my local store in Solihull. Their range of denim is vast and they have all the latest cuts and colours so you’re bound to find something you’ll love, even better there are pairs starting from as little as £10 so even the bank manager will be happy!
One of the great things about the House of Fraser website is that the refine search function really works and really allows you to drill down using multiple specifics at any one time. This makes is super easy when you’re pressed for time to find a new pair of jeans in a flash. A quick search by size, style and colour and I was presented with my choices. Looking through the list I was drawn to the iconic 60s brand Biba, and in particular these high waisted kick flare jeans in a rich blue denim.
Biba as brand was created in the 60s and was the brand for women who wanted to bring a bit of glamour to their lives. Let’s face it in 2015 we all still want a bit of this and when the jeans arrived and I opened the quality was fabulous. A strong fabric yet soft to touch (these have a high cotton content at 90%) and with a lovely deep rich blue colour there was lovely detailing such as the gold Biba rear logo panel. There was no fighting and squeezing to get into them as they were perfectly true to size and it was refreshing not to get fresh air at the back of the jeans across the flat of my back. Without shoes the length was right even for me at 5ft 4″ and adding in a pair of 70s block platform sandals the jeans made my legs look much longer and slimmer than my usual choices.
They are priced at £59 and are well worth investing in as they give a fantastic shape and definition and also wash really well, with the added bonus of requiring little or no ironing!
With the heatwave hitting this week they may not get as much love as they have for the last week and a bit but they are certainly a new favourite in my wardrobe for autumn.