J Brand 23001 Stocking Maria Jeans in Varnished Boa Review

In one of my previous posts I reviewed the J Brand 1370 Photo Ready Roux Biker jeans (which, by the way, are totally awesome and so worth checking out) from the new Pre-Fall’14 line. Now I will continue to explore this transitional collection with another fab piece – the J Brand 23001 Stocking Maria Jeans in Varnished Boa.

Aren’t these skinnies gorgeous?! I absolutely love their beautiful deep green, emerald-like shade which is combined with a glossy coating to give them an almost reptile skin effect – so chic! As surprising as it may sound this color is also very versatile and goes great with a whole range of vivid hues like poppy red and yellow mustard as well as with lots of different prints. It’s nearly as universal as black but much more visually interesting and original.

Maria in Varnished Boa is a Stocking jean which means that it is made out of special denim with an authentic hosiery construction. I have already reviewed a pair of Stocking Skinnies before and I love them just as much now as I did then. Besides a close fit (thanks to its stretch) and flawless look that will last throughout the day (thanks to its great shape recovery) this fabric also gives you ultimate comfort. The light-weight tri-blend of 74% cotton, 24% nylon and 2% elastane is so soft and silky on the inside that you really don’t feel like you’re wearing a pair of jeans but more like your favorite yoga pant.

Maria is a legging fit and is super skinny from the very top to the narrow 9.75” leg opening. It is a high-rise jean with the waistband hitting right below the belly button and is the perfect complement to a trendy crop top. It’s incredibly flattering in the mid-section, even the front pockets are faux to achieve the smoothest line possible. The 30” inseam takes the hem below the ankle without any stacking on the bottom and keeps the silhouette minimalistic and clean.

J Brand’s sizing is flawless as usual and these jeans in my typical size 24 fit perfectly. However please note that they look much smaller when lying flat than most other skinnies do, nonetheless they will go on just right. I was stressed out a bit at first when I pulled them out of the box but after putting them on I quickly figured out that there was no reason to worry.

These J Brand 23001 Stocking Maria Jeans in Varnished Boa are a great pair of denim and definitely a keeper just like many of the other styles from their Pre-Fall’14 line. You should seriously consider not only checking this collection out but actually getting yourself a pair or two 🙂

The J Brand 23001 Stocking Maria Jeans in Varnished Boa are available here.

Top: ELEVENPARIS //shoes: BCBGMAXAZRIA // bracelet: Nordstrom // watch: Tissot

J Brand 23001 Stocking Maria Jeans in Varnished Boa Review
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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!


    • Yes, Nikki, these pics were taken literally two days after coming back from my European vacations filled with fish & chips, french bread, pates and cheese 🙂 Unfortunately I didn’t avoid gaining a few lbs and the jeans are tighter than usually. However I believe they still look good on thanks to their great cut and high-stretch fabrication which is awesome considering that weight is a fluctuating number.

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