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

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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 »

Debate This: 10 Reasons Jeggings Are Awesome (And 10 Reasons They’re Not)

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Jeggings, the love child of jeans and leggings, are a huge point of contention in the fashion world. Some people think they’re the best thing to happen to denim since the advent of the dark wash boot cut. Others find them more offensive than mom jeans, acid wash skinny jeans, and men’s jean shorts combined. Here are 10 arguments for jeggings, and 10 arguments against. Make your own informed decision and share your opinion in the comments! 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 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]

Gap Adds More Color & Washes — And Tacos — To Its Denim Collection

Gap has built its reputation around its classic denim jeans, but this fall, the retailer is shaking things up. The Gap 1969 collection will feature deep, saturated colors like the rust corduroy legging above. Gap has also developed unique washes. Its legging jean will be available in a gummy texture along with subtle camouflage and leopard prints. These definitely aren’t your regular blue jeans, but the corduroy leggings and legging jeans are just as affordable and comfortable. I lived in my Gap cords and black legging jeans last winter because they have just the right amount of stretch to be comfortable, but also hold their shapes.

Keep clicking to find out how you can enjoy tacos and get a dose of Gap’s premium denim. Keep reading »

Jean Genie: 10 Denim Hybrids We Refuse To Wear

10 Denim Hybrids We Refuse To Wear
I accepted jeggings. I even bought a couple pairs. They did nice things for my behind. But I draw the line at jweats. Yes, jweats are what happens when jeans and sweats make sweet love and produce a really awkward baby. They are the new clothing item poised to sweep the fashion world. Only they are ugly, unflattering, and I refuse to ever put them on my body. Denim is a wonderful material, but it needs to be used thoughtfully and strategically when it comes to fashion. Click through to see some other jean hybrids we would never, ever be caught dead in.
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