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The Soapbox: Why Can’t Levi’s Get A Clue With Their Advertising?

Levi's Controversy
Levi's bigwigs spoke to The Frisky about their Curve ID jeans problem. Read More »
No Body Snarking!
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Susan Sarandon hates when young women snark on their bodies. Read More »

Two years ago, Levi’s debuted their new Curve ID jeans by blasting our eyeballs with ads about their three different “slight curve,” “demi curve,” and “bold curve” shape versions. The sizes ranged from 2 to 14 and each size offered versions for different shaped curves. Some women were apoplectic about Levi’s over these jeans: first, because the tag line was “All asses were not created equal,” and second, because none of the models were particularly curvy. Some critics said a line like “All asses were not created equal” implied that some asses are, in fact, better than others. Another point of contention was why Curve ID ads didn’t have more women of color in their advertisements, since they purported to be for “curvy” girls and plenty of women of color are rocking curves. Keep reading »

Splurge Or Steal: Waxed Denim

I’ve never met a pair of leather leggings I didn’t like, but they are, shall we say, an investment piece. A soft, flattering, fitted pair can set you back like you wouldn’t believe, but they look so goooood. The newest trend that I can get behind is these coated skinny jeans, as seen on the stars. Rihanna, Blake Lively, Miranda Kerr, and Kim Kardashian have all been spotted rocking the style, and they’re shockingly sexy on a bevy of body types. Unlike leather, waxed denim is vegan-friendly and won’t leave you $500 in the hole, terrified to put on a single pound. Here’s five pairs to choose from, ranging from a reasonable splurge to a ridiculous steal.

The Worst Celebrity Denim Outfits

Celebrities often credit their red carpet ensembles to their stylists, but judging by these denim looks — their stylists didn’t always do a good job. Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé have all worn double denim, high-waisted mom jeans and cutout vests that make you ask, “What were they thinking?”

That’s not to say that no one can rock those looks –- Kate Moss did double denim the right way at Mulberry’s spring 2012 show this week and Pippa Middleton looked cute in a denim dress a few months ago. But alas, not everyone can look as good as they do in denim, so check out the slideshow to see which celebs wore a denim disaster and tell us your thoughts below! Read more… Keep reading »

The Only Pair Of Jeans You Need This Fall

Looking to expand your denim wardrobe without spending a ton of money? A pair of jeans that do triple duty, like Gap’s 1969 pintucked trouser jeans — part of their “LA Story” campaign — ought to do the trick. The high-waist and flared leg are totally on trend, the dark wash and trouser cut are office-appropriate, and, of course, denim can be styled to suit almost any occasion. Dress them up with heels and a cute top, go casual with boots and a sweater, and conduct serious biz by pairing them with a buttondown and blazer. One pair of jeans that go with everything? And did I mention they’re on sale? Yes please!

[$59.95 Gap]

Style 911: “I Need An Eco-Friendly Denim Jacket!”

I’m in the market for a jean jacket, but I want to get one that’s from am eco-denim company. I don’t really know whats out there, except for the Gap and J. Crew [ED NOTE: Sorry Amelia!], which I don’t think are known for their organic cotton farming or treatment of kids in their factories. What do you recommend? – Melissa

I didn’t think it would be quite such a major challenge to find a denim jean jacket made from organic cotton, but whoa, milady, it seems the eco-friendly revolution does not include cool denim jackets. While there are plenty of great organic denim lines like Loomstate and Linda Loudermilk Denim, they don’t seem to produce denim for your top half so much. But I did manage to find a great denim jacket, as well as some non-denim, eco-friendly jacket alternatives. Check ‘em out after the jump! Keep reading »

An Imagined Conversation With A Sad Model

Me: Why so sad?

Model: I’m wearing a denim vest.

Me: Oh.

Model: Also I ate some bad oysters. Keep reading »

Justin Timberlake’s Fashion Regrets Include Cornrows, Matching Denim

“God, I feel I’ve gone to therapy just to erase some of them. The cornrows I wore with ’N Sync. That was pretty bad. Britney [Spears] and I wore matching denim outfits [to the 2001 American Music Awards]. Yeah, another bad choice. I’d probably pay good money to get some of those pictures off the internet.”

— At least Justin Timberlake is fully aware this outfit looks imbecilic. It’s only about 10 years too late. [Playboy via Fashionista] Keep reading »

Thank The Denim Gods: Someone Invented Reversible Jeans!

This idea has been a long time coming. Designers over at LA denim studio Bleulab created totally reversible jeans. Given how little we actually like washing our jeans in the first place, the idea that when your jeans get dirty you could simply TURN THEM INSIDE OUT is actually revolutionary. The best part? The jeans aren’t some freaky deaky modified pajama jeans situation on the crotch — they actually have front pockets, zippers, and regular closures. This got us thinking about what other kinds of clothing innovations we need to see happen. Like maybe some retractable shoe laces, that trim themselves to the perfect length? Or white shirts with mega-stain guard technology? What would you innovate? [$163-207, Bleulab Reversible Denim] Keep reading »

Do Not Want: Gap’s Denim Romper

Listen, Gap, I know you’re calling this a “denim romper” to try to make it seem trendy and fresh, but the truth is, I had the exact same piece of clothing in 4th grade, and back then we called it by its rightful name: “shortalls,” aka jean short overalls. Your version might not have Winnie the Pooh characters embroidered on the front pocket, but that’s the only detectable difference. The jig is up. And honestly, I don’t think the world is ready for shortalls to make a comeback. Keep reading »

Boxer Jeans Are The New WTF Underwear For Men

Both boxers and jeans are so comfortable for men. Why not combine the two? A Japanese company has made JeanPants, a pair of boxer-briefs printed to look like denim cutoffs, according to Styleite. Why any guy would want to look like he’s wearing denim cutoffs a la Jessica Simpson in “The Dukes Of Hazzard” is beyond me. If a guy whipped off his Levi’s to reveal denim-esque boxers underneath, I would laugh and laugh.

However, here is the real question: is this sartorial atrocity better or worse than a href=”http://www.thefrisky.com/tag/jeggings”>jeggings? [Japan Trend Shop via Styleite] Keep reading »

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