Hey there denim lovers! I’m back with another denim review. Today let’s talk about coated denim, shall we? Ever heard of it? It’s one of the hottest trends right now, and the look is incredibly chic! Coated denim is denim that has been specially treated to give off a shiny, wax-like finish that resembles the look of leather. Leather pants were a big trend last fall & winter, and I’m still seeing them as a hot trend this year. Many of us cannot afford a real pair of leather pants, so the faux versions are where it’s at. But, let’s be honest, faux leather pants or leggings are rarely as comfortable as denim. That’s where coated denim comes into play. You can still get the edgy chic look you’re craving, but with added comfort AND at a fraction of the cost. What’s not to love, right?
So, when Lisette (Denimology editor and coated denim lover) raved about Habitual coated denim, I knew I had to review a pair! Habitual has some great colors to choose from too – including chocolate and chianti. However, I decided to stick with classic black, and I chose the Habitual “Eve” High Rise Coated Skinny Jeans in Licorice.
So, being the 5’10, long person I am (I’m talking long arms, long legs, long torso …) I have a love for high-waisted anything! I think the look is classy and quite flattering on us taller folk. At the same time, Habitual designed this pair to be high, but not too high for a petite girl to pull off. Kudos to Habitual for finding a great balance! What’s also great about this high-waisted style is that you don’t have to worry about the back of the jeans creeping down (a problem I have sometimes with stretchy jeans in general).
I have to say that when I initially saw these beautiful jeans in person, I was slightly intimidated. Will they fit right? Will I have to do a funny dance to even get these on?! Well, let me just say all of that went out the window once I tried them on. They slipped on with ease – even easier than some of my regular denim. The stretch is impeccable. The jeans are 98% cotton and 2% elastane. They felt stretchier than some of my non-coated styles. I was quite surprised. I expected them to be tight and perhaps slightly constricting, but they were anything but that. I am still working on getting back to my pre-prego jean size of 27, so I chose to try a size 28 and size 29 in this style. The size 28′s fit perfectly. I was able to move around comfortably and they kept their shape the entire length of wear. I love a pair of jeans that doesn’t stretch out! Don’t you?
The rise is 9″, the inseam 32″, and the leg opening 10″. I almost prefer a 30″ inseam (even though I’m tall), only because I really love a clean look with skinny jeans. I’m all about zero bunching at the ankles, but if this is my only qualm with these jeans it’s not even something to complain about.
These jeans surpassed my expectations. I’ve tried coated denim from other brands in the past, but none were as good as Habitual. So there you have it! Lisette was right on the money and these jeans are really awesome! If you’re after the leather look at a great price, but you desire comfort then I highly recommend you give Habitual a shot!
So, are you a fan of coated denim? If so, I want to know (and do let me know how you like to style yours too)!
P.S. Don’t forget to keep up with me and my daily outfits and fashion musings on my personal blog, Belle de Couture. xo!