Jeans are a bitch to buy whatever your size or height, but when your inside leg hits the 36 inch mark, the task of finding that perfect pair become almost impossible!
Topshop has always been my personal saviour when it comes to jeans. By the time I was 13 years old I had already hit the 6’1 mark, and back then, very few retailers on the high street had a dedicated tall section – let alone one that was on trend and reasonably priced. Even when I went from a slim size 10 to a curvy size 14, I still felt I could rely on Topshop and when I started working for the brand ten years later, I made sure I purchased at least one pair of jeans with my uniform allowance. The Jamie high waisted skinny fit has always been my favourite (I wore my last pair to death until I ripped a hole in the crotch) but over the last year I haven’t been able to find a good pair, thanks in large part to Topshop turning almost every pair of Jamie’s into ankle grazers *sulk*.
After battling for a while, I gave in and decided to try the super skinny Leigh fit. I have a couple of jeans in this style, and whilst I like the multitude of colour options, they aren’t as relaxed (or forgiving) as the Jamie’s, the soft material isn’t as durable, and I often find that the side seams twist when I’m wearing them. Does anyone else have this problem?! Surely it can’t just be me…
I’m on the hunt for a new pair, so any recommendations would be great! I’m going to attempt to force myself out of my Topshop addiction and try a couple of styles from the New Look, Next and Dorothy Perkins tall sections too – wish me luck!