stretch jeans

Alicia Keys was enjoying a family day out in New York City. She sported a double denim outfit comprised of a pair of high waisted skinny ankle jeans and a denim shirt, both pieces in the same very light blue, almost bleached wash.

Unfortunately, this time Alicia’s choice of denim was not the best one. Light blue wash skinny jeans always tend to make you look heavier. Adding a great amount of stretch and being in an ankle length only makes matters worse. You can clearly see all the folds and bumps on Alicia’s legs, especially on the back. She could have avoided this by choosing a less stretchy and darker wash kind of denim style.

When buying light blue skinny jeans, make sure they are of a heavier weight and with as little stretch as possible, a 100% cotton and 2% elastane would be ideal, like the Joe’s from the collector edition, the AG Stilt crop, and the Ciggy jeans from James.


  1. A pair of replay hyperfree denim joggers would be comfy, flattering and look hip on her. Have you ever seen the Replay video of brazilians trying not to move? They have every body type looking amazing because the expert tailoring adds zero bulk and glosses over the details.
    I like the double light wash without faux effects, but the denim of the jeans is really bad. It even bunches up at the crotch. Would be great to know who made this denim to avoid the company. No one could look good in denim like this. Getting the very high rise is unflattering. She should stick to a high rise that ends at the hip bones, not above them. Probably skinny jeans are a bad idea for her, as they are for most people, but she could try Frame because most of their skinny jeans have better denim than other companies.
    I would also like to see her in a pair of Rag & Bone boyfriend (not DRE) jeans, Rag & Bone cropped Lou that are DIY cut off just below the knees, and JBrand wide leg jeans, all sized for ease and drape. She’s an energetic, agile person and her jeans should be, too.

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