We all know the struggle to find the perfect pair of jeans.; particularly online. Every store on the high street follows a different sizing system, every cut sits differently, and even when you think you’ve found the perfect fit and go back to get the same pair of jeans in a different colour or wash, it never quite fits the same way.
It can be a truly frustrating endeavour; especially if your body shape differs from the norm. I for one am short with big-ish thighs (relatively speaking) and a small waist, and it is extremely difficult to find jeans that fit perfectly everywhere. Until about a year ago I only wore low-waisted skinny jeans – they kinda worked, so I didn’t stray away. But as my style evolved, so did my taste for high waisted trousers…wide they should be, and cropped if possible – everything to make my legs look longer.
But high-waisted skinny jeans?? Nahh…I wasn’t quite ready to make the plunge. They wouldn’t fit anyway…if I managed to get them over my thighs they’d most likely stick out around my waist. Yet, there was this one pair of jeans from ASOS everyone was talking about – the Ridley jeans. They come in all sorts of washes and colours, with ripped or busted knees, as ankle grazers, high-waisted or low-waisted and for petite, tall and curvy women.
Everyone who bought them loves them, so once I managed to get my hands on a promo code that promised 20% off, I decided to finally look for the perfect pair of Ridley’s. I swear it took me about an hour to decide, as the selection is overwhelming huge, but after much deliberation I went for a pair of high-waisted ankle grazers in washed black with ripped knees.
I was so nervous when the package arrived two days later…would they fit?? Would I have to send them back? As you can see in the pictures, they fit like a second skin. I can’t believe I actually managed to pick the right size (size 4) without trying them on first…They are incredibly soft and comfy, lift the bum and hold everything in place that needs holding. So if you happen to need or want a new pair of jeans, please do yourself a favour and get a pair of Ridley jeans. You won’t regret it!
T-SHIRT – ASOS
JEANS – ASOS
JACKET – Lookbook Store
BOOTS – Zara (similar here)