Remember how we filled you in on a little tip for apple-shaped figures and the best jeans to flatter them? Turns out the most flattering cut is a straight-leg, dark wash jean. And we’ve picked out three perfect pairs for you to try. Check them out below.
1. DL1961 Grace High Rise Straight Jeans
2. Citizens of Humanity Ava Straight Leg Jeans
3. J Brand Coated Stealth Power Stretch Jeans
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Citizens of Humanity, dark-wash jeans, DL1961, J Brand, jeans for apple shape, jeans for curvy figure, straight leg jeans
We popped by DL1961‘s booth at Coterie and saw that they’ve cooked up a wide range of colored jeans for next season. They covered pastel jewel tones and neons (two best-selling palettes), and some waxed denim in fall colors (like a bold fire engine red that we wanted to take home). Shorts were a similar range of exciting hues. DL1961′s denim is for the gal that loves a snug fit. Their signature four-way stretch means these are borderline jeggings, and will all look amazing with an oversized off-shoulder top. Browse some of their other offerings below!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: coated denim, coated jeans, colored denim, colored jeans, DL1961, enk coterie, purple jeans, yellow jeans
Have you tried on a pair of coated jeans yet? Let’s just say, not all coated denim are made equal. Recently, Denim Therapy had the chance to review a pair of DL1961 Emma jeans in Wick. These are black coated denim leggings made with X-Fit 4-way stretch jeans, so you don’t have to suffer to look great. I am wearing the Emma in a size 26 with a 32″ inseam. Although I’m not very tall, these jeans fit me perfectly from hip to ankle. Even as these are low-rise jeans (about 8 1/2″ rise), I was impressed with its contoured waistband, which prevented puckering at the back. Equally impressive was how the waistband was cut near the front: slightly higher on the sides so there was no pinching at the hip bones. One thing to note: the non-rubbery coating is only on the outside, so the interior is soft.
If you’re in the market for a great pair of sexy all-purpose black jeans, then you better try the Emma in Wick. You can get the leather jeans look without the heaviness. And, what the pictures don’t tell you online is that there’s a slight sheen and a bit of sparkle lightly scattered throughout the jeans; so, these jeans look great in the sunlight as well as at night. The DL1961 Emma denim leggings in Wick ($168) is available at
Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and everything else we couldn’t help but share. Check out what’s happening (and totally not happening) in the world of denim now. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!
1. The DC | At Work Denim commercial features skaters doing what they do best, in denim that can handle it.
2. Into the leopard skinny jeans trend? Joe’s Jeans just released their own take on the already wildly popular print.
3. The Cheap Monday spring/summer 2012 runway video reveals a floor length denim dress reminiscent of Stella McCartney’s doleman sleeve denim tunic from two seasons ago, with shots of neon and cute sportswear staples.
4. DL1961 is releasing more pastel denim colors, which means our options for colored jeans this fall are officially endless! We favor the purple hues.
5. The word “Jeggings” was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary. It’s official. Nothing is sacred.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Cheap Monday, DC at work denim, denim links, denim news, DL1961, jeggings, Joe's Jeans, leopard print, oxford english dictionary, Runway, spring 2012
“Saved By The Bell” alum Tiffani Thiessen looked elegant in her DL1961 cropped Angel jeans in Milk ($158) while attending the Kiehl’s LifeRide for amFAR New York City charity event on August 6. Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice rocked her DL1961 Cindy jeans in Mariner ($168) at her “Victorious” CD signing in Los Angeles on August 13. Do we see a trend going on here? Celebrities who work events want to be comfortable, and DL1961 jeans for women are the right choice. DL1961 jeans are made with a “revolutionary 4-way stretch technology that adapts to your unique body shape to give custom fit and comfort.” The celebrity list of fans include Halle Berry, Blake Lively, Kelly Rutherford, Mark Salling, Zac Efron, Kim Kardashian, Stephen Moyer, Kendra Wilkinson, and Lindsay Lohan. Tell us, where would you rock DL1961 jeans?
Photo credits: Victoria Justice (courtesy Wire Image) and Tiffani Thiessen (courtesy Owned). Want to try a pair of DL1961 jeans? You’re in luck!
DL1961 has debuted their first men’s premium denim collection, just in time for Resort 2011. Like the women’s collection, the men’s jeans are made with X-FIT LYCRA®‘s patented cross-weave technology fabric, which “provides four-way stretch and 360 degrees of movement resulting in unparalleled fabric stability, shape retention and product recovery, eliminating all worry about your jeans sagging or bagging.”
Four new styles were created in the men’s collection, to suit various types of active lifestyles:
Vince-a universal slim straight zip fly for any body type;
Russell-a fashion-forward skinny button fly;
Chris-a loose relaxed fit; and
Logan-a modern bootcut.
Each cut is available in two to five washes that vary from light, to classic blue, to dark and compliment looks from casual to formal. The DL1961 Premium Denim men’s collection retails for $168-$178 at high-end denim retailers nationwide including National Jean Company and Post Blue Jeans.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: DL1961, DL1961 Premium Denim, X-Fit Lycra
Courtesy Steven Taylor Photo.
Well looky here! Two celebs were spotted rocking DL1961 Premium Denim recently in Los Angeles. On January 30, 2011, Amber Lancaster of MTV’s “The Hard Times of RJ Berger” braved the rain in her DL1961 Jessica in Twilight wash. Her jeans are a low rise skinny with a zipper detail over the right back pocket. The Jessica in Twilight ($168) is available at DL1961 online. Just last weekend, “The Sopranos” alum Jamie-Lynn Sigler, was spotted out and about in her DL1961 Nicole in Onyx wash. These jeans are a full-length ultra skinny jean. Both ladies seem to be running errands (note the comfy gray sweaters on both!) on chilly, wet days, likely wearing jeans that will make them feel comfortable as well. DL1961′s 360-degree stretch X-Fit Lycra denim is a great choice for doing chores — the fabric stretches and moves with you, while offering excellent stretch recovery. Jamie-Lynn’s Nicole in Onyx jeans ($178) are available at Chantal.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Celebrity, DL1961, skinny jeans, Street Style, stretch jeans, X-Fit
Head on over to the west side and soak up some beach sun, fresh air and that new denim scent at Fred Segal! Starting Friday, January 14, save up to 50% off select merchandise at Fred Segal Santa Monica, with even more deals through the end of the month. This is a huge blowout sale, folks. If you’re not familiar with Fred Segal, it’s a popular celebrity shopping destination for a milieu of celebrities, both male and female alike. What’s the big deal? Check out the roster of denim brands that’ll make you drool!
Denim on Sale at Fred Segal: Levi’s Vintage Clothing, Levi’s Made & Crafted, Citizens of Humanity, Current/Elliott, Genetic Denim, Siwy, Nudie, J Brand, AG, DL1961, Habitual, Marc Allison, and more!
Fred Segal Santa Monica Sale
January 14 – Save up to 50% off select merchandise; January 17 - Save two-thirds off select merchandise; January 24 – 31 Save up to 75% off select merchandise.
420 Broadway & 500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 91401
– Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: AG Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, Current/Elliott, DL1961, Fred Segal, Genetic Denim, Habitual, J Brand, Levi's, Made & Crafted, Marc Allison Jeans, Nudie Jeans, Siwy Denim
Posted Jan 12 2011 in Sales
Sometimes I wish I could stay on the down-low when it comes to these fabulous denim sales, but I find it my duty to introduce you to the famous as well as the up-and-coming stars of the denim world: DL1961. The DL doesn’t stand for down-low; because, when you slide these jeans on, that’s going to be the farthest thing on your mind when you go out. As you can see, DL1961 has already been spotted on celebrities like Halle Berry, Blake Lively, January Jones and Rose McGowan, and my, don’t they look stylish! Incorporating the patented X-fit Lycra 4-way stretch technology, DL1961′s jeans are sure to fit real nice.
If you don’t already have a pair of DL1961s, then here’s your chance to get an introductory pair at a nice and easy price (normally retailed at $150 minimum), coming tomorrow at The Top Secret. Sale begins 9/24/2009 and ends 9/27/2009 at 11:59PM EST.
SHOP THE TOP SECRET
– Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Blake Lively, DL1961, Halle Berry, January Jones, Rose McGowan