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Must-Know Tips For Buying Women’s Jeans

Going denim shopping anytime soon? If you’ve been feeling hesitant because denim shopping can be such an ego-blow, experience from hell, we don’t blame you. But we’re here to make it easier. We’ve got 5 tips from Donna Ida on buying jeans to ruminate over before you head out there into the denim jungle.

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1. If jeans go on easily, go down a size. Kicking your way into the legs isn’t unusual.

2. Don’t be afraid to hem cropped jeans. People often think that if cropped jeans aren’t the right length then they’re not the jeans for them, but cropped jeans should be hemmed to fit properly, just like a bootleg or straight leg.

3. When buying jeans with super stretch, look for good quality denim that has great memory. The ‘memory’ is how quickly the denim springs back after wear.

4. When buying jeans with super stretch buy them firm but not overly tight. If you have ‘seam strain’ down the legs, they are possibly too tight and this could damage the stretch.

5. Look for white jeans with faux front pockets. If the style you choose has front pockets you can ask the tailor to remove them for a neater look.

Stay tuned for more tips!

—DT Staff & Donna Ida

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Posted Mar 14 2012 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Denim Therapy’s Francine Rabinovich Talks Washing Your Jeans In Men’s Health

Denim Therapy’s founder Francine Rabinovich shared her expertise on cleaning your denim and sparing it from fading and color bleeding: “The stronger the detergent and the hotter the water, the more you’ll compromise the fabric’s strength and color.”


Check out this and more tips in the Men’s Health 2011 Guide To Denim.

—DT Staff

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Posted Nov 18 2011 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy

What To Wear To SXSW

The big SXSW music festival kicks off today, and if you’re still ripping through your closet trying to figure out what to trek through five days of live music, crazed dance parties,  and stellar networking opportunities? With a touch of denim styled into your look you can’t go wrong, and we’ve got your last second style guide. So grab your SXSW schedule, a couple fun-loving friends, and get ready to rock!

Option 1 – Rock’n’Roll! Featuring Taylor Momsen performing in Denimocracy Zip Crotch Jeans.


Arden B. Cambridge Rip and Repair Bootcut Jean (on sale for $69) – buy it at Arden B; ASOS Fingerless Lace Gloves ($12) – buy it at ASOSTopshop Moto Denim Cropped Waistcoast ($65) – buy it at TopshopNasty Gal Shield Shades in neon pink ($48) – buy it at Nasty Gal Vintage.

Option 2 – Bohemian Nights. Featuring ensemble by Spell Designs.


Wildfox – Women’s Light Blue Friday Night Shorts ($145) – buy it at KitsonNasty Gal Sea Breeze Top ($68) – buy it at Nasty Gal; Native American War Bonnet Feather Headdress, Reproduction ($125) – buy it at Amazon; Michael Kors Fringed flat suede boots ($760) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.

Option 3 – Downtown Editor. Featuring NYLON Magazine‘s features editor, Rajni Lucienne Jacques (shot for Refinery29).


Pins and Needles Chiffon Maxi Skirt ($54) – buy it at Urban Outfitters; Contrast Combat Boots ($35.80) – buy it at Forever21; Jil Sander Silk-blend coat (on sale for $577.50 – 65% off!) – buy it at The Outnet; Blank Boy Blue Denim Shirt ($108) – buy it at Free People.

Don’t forget to share your SXSW outfits and experiences with Denim Therapy on facebook! And if you rip a big hole in your favorite pair of jeans, you know we’ve got your back with our expert denim repair services too.

—Denim Therapy Staff

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Posted Mar 15 2011 in Ask the Denim Stylist » Denim Fashion

Piperlime’s Flare & Wide Leg Jeans Guide

Gearing up for the wide leg jeans trend this spring, but not sure where to begin? There are endless brands offering up the ’70s boho-inspired look, but to find the right one you might need to put it all into perspective. How about by wash? Piperlime has created an easy-to-browse round-up of 24 styles of wide leg jeans from light to dark, with prices ranging from $118 to $277. Happy shopping!


—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 15 2011 in Denim Buys
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