Printed denim is that trend that seems to be getting stronger with each passing year, and this season is no exception. Today I’m featuring the “Fidelity “Hepburn” Low Rise Crop Jean in Serpent Lace. This is my first time reviewing denim by the U.S. brand, Fidelity. Their denim has a sophisticated edge that’s always been intriguing to me. I must admit though, when I first set eyes on this pair I wasn’t so sure about the print. However, once I slipped them on, the print grew on me. It’s a bit edgy and a bit sweet — lace and snake is an unexpected combo that surprisingly works really well together.
When I receive a pair of denim, I always like to look the pair up online to see how it is featured on the model. I like to get an idea of how the fit should be. These jeans are 8.25″ Rise, 11″ leg opening, and 27″ inseam. I love this cropped style, but I only wish it was slightly more cropped on myself (as it is on the model HERE). I am 5’10” and I’m wearing a size 28, but I feel a size 27 would have fit better — especially in the leg area. It’s especially important to have a clean, streamlined fit when you’re wearing a cropped style of denim. You don’t want to have any gapping at the ankles. You want the look to be as skinny and fitted as possible.
The denim itself is thinner than most skinny styles (almost like a legging, but with pockets). It’s very smooth and soft. The jean is comprised of 97% cotton and 3% elastane, and has great stretch. I paired these jeans with a basic black tank, to really let the print shine. However, I think these jeans would look equally great paired with a white tee and sleek leather jacket, or even a dark denim shirt.
All and all, I adore the print on these jeans, and they were super comfy. I only wish I had gone down a size, because I feel the fit would have been more cropped and tighter throughout the leg.
I’m eager to try more styles by this brand, especially from their fall 2013 line (I mean, how amazing are these?).
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