J Brand 23127 Stocking Alana Cropped Jeans in Varnished Ultra Blue - front view

Have you guys read Lisette’s post about J Brand’s new Stocking Jeans? Well I was lucky enough to try them out for myself. I got the 23127 Alana Crop in Varnished Ultra Blue and I must say that I could hardly wait to write about them!

Girls, I love these skinnies and you surely will too! From first sight I was smitten by the beautiful Varnished Ultra Blue wash and its deep, vivid cobalt color. The very fine and delicate tonal shimmer (not glitter!) enriches the hue even more and adds dimension. Slight handsanding on the front creates nice highs and lows giving a touch of subtle complexity. Overall it is a really cool take on a blue wash that can be pretty casual or super glamorous depending on how you want to play it up.

After trying these skinnies on I liked them even more. This whole Stocking Denim idea doesn’t just sound good – it actually really works! The nylon fill denim has an authentic hosiery construction that is supposed to “feel like a stocking but look like a jean”. The part about the stocking might be a slight exaggeration BUT the jeans do feel absolutely amazing. They are super soft and stretchy and cling to you without being even remotely constricting even in such a slim cut. The reverse side of this stocking denim has a luxurious silky “hand” (remember the weft is nylon?!) which takes your comfort to a whole new level.

I am familiar with quite a few of J Brand’s fits and so far I’ve been very impressed by all of them. The same can be said about the 23127 Alana Cropped Ultra Skinny. It is based on the very popular Maria fit (many of you probably already know it) but with a few tweaks and changes. The Alana is also a high-rise jean and gives you a longer and leaner leg line as well as a tiny waist. It is perfect to pair with a cropped top for a cute and stylish spring/summer outfit. I also really love how these skinnies shape up my fairly small butt and give it a nice curve. This is no surprise considering that all J Brand jeans are “booty-beautifying” 🙂 The cropped 27” inseam with an extra narrow 9.75” leg opening looks very chic and gives you the opportunity to wear these pants with very high gladiator-type shoes or sandals which I am now totally obsessed with.

Based on my pair the Alana fits true to size although visually it may appear smaller than your other jeans due to the ultra-stretch denim. My regular size fits great and yours should work for you too.

So, “Do we really need more of those super stretchy jeans,” as Lisette asked? My answer is “Absolutely yes!” especially like these from J Brand. Skinny jeans are like my “uniform”, I wear them all the time and really appreciate when they able to give me a great look and comfort without compromising one for the other. The J Brand 23127 Stocking Alana Cropped Jeans in Varnished Ultra Blue definitely give me that ultimate combination that’s impossible not to love!

The J Brand 23127 Stocking Alana Cropped Jeans in Varnished Ultra Blue are available here.

Top: BCBGMAXAZRIA //shoes: BCBGMAXAZRIA //watch: FENDI //cuff: Swarovski

J Brand 23127 Stocking Alana Cropped Jeans in Varnished Ultra Blue - back view
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Elena Zueva-Smith
I am the EU contributor and product reviewer for Denimology. From the time I was 5 years old browsing through my first fashion magazine I knew I wanted to be in this industry. While working as a Merchandiser at Gloria Jeans, the largest denim manufacturer and retailer in Russia, I discovered my passion for denim. It fascinated me then and years later it fascinates me even more. Every day I learn and discover something new and exciting about denim and am thrilled to do it hand in hand with all of you!