Jean Genie.

At the Independent Fashion Blogger‘s Evolving Influence conference during New York Fashion Week, Levi’s sponsorship of the event meant a free pair of Levi’s Curve ID jeans for each and every attendee.  I confess I have never owned a pair of Levi’s before, so I was very happy to head down to the Soho store (536 Broadway) to pick up some of this free denim post-IFB conference fitting.

When I was fitted for the jeans during the conference I was told I was a “bold” curve shape.  Bold curve shapes typically have a waist that is smaller than hip size, so to avoid the bagging of the jeans at the back, the rise of the jeans hugs rather than gapes or pulls.  Other Curve ID shapes are:

* Demi Curve: designed for women whose jeans often fit their waists yet the jeans ultimately don’t flatter – these style has a slightly curved side seam to suit your shape.

* Slight Curve: celebrates straighter, more athletic figures with a straighter side seam that fits without pinching at the waist.

* Supreme Curve: with a high back rise and tilted pockets to compliment curvy figures.

At the Broadway store the assistant took one look at me and told me she thought I had been fitted wrong and that I was in fact a demi-curve shape.  She was right (the quiz on the Levi website also confirmed this) and off I headed to the changing rooms to see if the promise of the jeans matched up with reality.  I actually thought the jeans fit well and made me re-think my current strategy of bulk buying jeggings (don’t cringe!) from ASOS in standard sizing and ignoring the waist/hip/length ratio.  Ultimately I think that Levi’s are trying to do something helpful and clever for women – let’s face it, a size ten can vary vastly in proportion so it’s a worthwhile attempt at going beyond the one size fits all strategy.  I could hardly tell any difference between the different Curve ID styles in the shop though.  Although I didn’t try other styles on, I’d be interested to hear if you wear them and what you think.  Perhaps I’m not quite ready to give up my jeggings just yet 😉

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6 Responses to Jean Genie.

  1. Marissa says:

    They’re an amazing fit on you! Mine don’t fit nearly that well, unfortunately. They’ll be my backup laundry day jeans.

  2. cupcake says:

    Great fit!! I like that wash too!
    (hey did you get a haircut? looks cute)

    • Well spotted cupcake! I have a hair confession, I hardly cut it at all last year, I loved the length, but it really needed re-layering and to be a bit shorter for a while, so I went to a salon in Soho. I don’t the hair too much here, it’s far too bouncy after the wash and looks short at the front! Give it two weeks and I’ll get the curls sorted. Next haircut: July.

  3. Ritournelle says:

    I still can’t believe Levi’s gave away free jeans at the conference, and you’re lucky this one is perfect for you!
    Jeans can have such a random fit. Levi’s was actually my go-to brand until they discontinued my favorite model and the new collection you tried on doesn’t suit me at all. I’m tempted to go to APC like Noelani did.

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