Hey dolls! Summer is about to start winding down and I am beyond ready for some cool temperatures. The summer heat in FL has been unbearable at times, so lately I’ve been sticking to denim shorts and easy breezy dresses and rompers to keep myself cool. If you’ve been following my denim reviews, then you should be well aware of my love for extreme flares or bell bottoms. That’s why I was smitten when I opened the package to find these Genetic Denim Adriane Mid Rise Quilted Bell Jeans in Dark Seafoam. Genetic Denim is a brand I first came across when I began reviewing denim on Denimology.com, and I was an instant fan after I reviewed the Shya Ciggarette Jean in Cabo. Genetic Denim is based in NYC and was founded by Scott Sartiano, Ali Fatourechi, and Shawn Hurley. The brand is all about fashion and fit, and it’s easy to see why many celebs (such as Emmy Rossum, Lea Michele, and Kate Beckinsale) flock to the brand. These jeans spotlight every woman’s curves and are flattering on a number of body types.
The previous pair I reviewed by this brand was uber soft, and this pair is one in the same. The size is very true, the fit is perfection, and the jeans are extremely comfortable. They are 99% cotton and 1% polyurethane, giving this pair just the right amount of stretch. I love how easy it is to slip these jeans on and off. They fit like a glove, yet I don’t have to worry about doing “the jumping dance” to get them on. I really like the wash of these jeans too. The jeans appear darker in the photos on singer22.com, but the wash is more medium blue in person. Don’t get me wrong, I love a lighter wash from time to time, but darker washes are my fave. Darker denim is easier to dress up and down, and definitely more appropriate for those “casual Friday’s” at work.
One downside of these jeans would definitely be the inseam. I’m 5’10, so naturally I prefer a longer inseam on my flares and bell bottoms.The inseam on this pair is 34.5″ –if the inseam was a tad longer the length would’ve been perfect on me!
As for the pockets, I do prefer standard pockets in the front of jeans, but I don’t mind the “trouser-esque” slit pockets in the back of this pair. I think slit pockets like this on the back of denim are suitable for flares or wide-leg jeans, but I just would’ve preferred pockets that I can slip my hands into for the front of the jeans. The quilted detail isn’t bad. Usually I prefer little to no detail on denim, but the quilting detail is minimal and it gives the jeans character without being overpowering.
Overall I’d say these jeans aren’t my fave choice when it comes to bell bottoms, but they were comfy and flattering. I love this brand a lot, and would love the chance to review other styles.
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The Genetic Denim Adriane Mid Rise Quilted Bell Jeans in Dark Seafoam reviewed here are available online from Singer22.