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J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg In Hysteria Wash Review

We just got these new J Brands in at work and all of the girls have been lusting after them.  Acid washing and heavy distressing are going to be huge trends for Spring, and these fall into both categories.  I think they are technically considered an “acid washed black”, but they are really just white jeans with a distressed wash.  They have holes at the knees and a raw, frayed edge at the ankles as well as textured wrinkles at the hips.  I have to say, the distressing looks like something that would work on a looser jean, so I was curious to see how these actually looked on.  Here is a picture of them on the J Brand model:

J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg In Hysteria

J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg In Hysteria

I snuck into the dressing room during lunch and popped them on to see how they would look on a “normal person” since clearly no one else has legs this skinny 🙂

J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg In Hysteria

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J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg In Hysteria

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J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg In Hysteria

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I am not 100% sure how I feel about these.  They definitely fit true to size which is nice, and they are actually a reasonable length (considering most J Brands are 3-5 inches too long on me).  BTW – I am 5’5″

One thing I do not like about them is the fact that my knee was poking out of the hole.  I feel like jeans with holes should be a bit looser so that they don’t look like you created the hole by squeezing your thighs into a pair of pants that didn’t fit.  Also, the distressing at the hips looked a bit weird because of how tight they are.  Again, I associate that type of distressing with looser jeans, and don’t think it works with this slimmer fit.

I could see them looking really cool with an edgy outfit – like with a leather jacket and some chunky jewelry and studded boots, but only for the skinny legged women of this world.  I will probably pass on these.

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Dress Option for Spring

So, every once in a while, I get asked to do a bit of fit modeling at work.  I happen to be the sample size and 5’5″ so it’s convenient for me to jump out from behind my computer and try on some of the new things our buyer is thinking about getting for Spring.

Fit Modeling

Fit Modeling

This lovely dress is inspired by one we had in the store last year, but with some improvements.  We made it a bit longer as well as more fitted in the bust area.  Now the only question is:  What colors do we want to get this dress in?  I personally think it would be fabulous in black with the bottom panel in a stark white. (Can you tell I have a think for the B&W trend this Spring?).  We also discussed nude with a cream trim and coral with a cream trim.

Please feel free to leave comments and let me know which color combo you would buy!

 

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