Statement Denim for Days

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2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments. I will always and forever have a spot in my closet for a simple well fitted skinny jean, but even the self described “lux basic” loving queen has a place in her closet for some fun denim. And I am going to be honest I was a little nervous going into this post, but I can say without a doubt that I now am on team statement denim. It was a blast styling these pieces, and working to pair each jean with a complimentary top that would really play up the denim style.

So I decided that I would order some “Statement” making denim from two of the hottest plus brands around and have ourselves a little showdown! Here are some of the criteria I applied when I was judging these denim options. 1.Comfort  2.Fit  3.Versatility        4.Price

First up we have a look from the fabulous Eloquii. 

Statement Denim for Days. 2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments.

Here are the outfit details

Statement Denim for Days. 2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments.

Lets rate the denim! Now don’t forget what our criteria is, 1.Comfort  2.Fit  3.Versatility 4.Price.

  1. Comfort – 10, These Eloquii jeans are so soft, and the pearl embellishment is not noticeable through wear(meaning I can’t feel them on my legs)
  2. Fit – 7, I am a solid size 16 and these jeans are a bit big on me, I find myself pulling them up and really considering them to be on the bigger side. Normally when an item is running large on me, I just make sure to dry it on high. BUT because of the pearls I am worried that would harm the jean. My recommendation is to size down, when you go to purchase these!
  3. Versatility – 10, Essentially this is a skinny jean with a bunch of large pearls sewn all over the front of them(adding a fun touch and eye catching look). This makes these jeans SOOOOO versatile, and chic. I styled them with black heels and a bodysuit, then later with the matching chambray, and I plan on wearing these with some cognac high heel booties and a peasant blouse to an upcoming event! These jeans are so versatile, they can be paired with virtually any shoe and immediately bring some drama to the look!
  4. Price – 7, This pair of denim retails for 99.90, now if you can catch Eloquii on the right day they usually have some sort of sale going on, and even then they will most likely be in the high 70 dollar range. I think I purchased mine for 75.00 dollars actually! To me this is expensive for such a “trendy” style. Its likely they won’t be in next year, and paying 100 or more dollars seems steep.

Eloquii Pearl Embellished Denim – 34 out of 40 possible points!

Statement Denim for Days. 2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments.

 

Next up on our Statement denim train is….the chic Lane Bryant

Statement Denim for Days. 2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments.

Here are the outfit details

Statement Denim for Days. 2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments.

Lets rate the denim! Now don’t forget what our criteria is, 1.Comfort  2.Fit  3.Versatility 4.Price.

  1. Comfort – 10, I am happy to report that these cropped skinnies have great stretch! The ruffle hem was not noticeable at all while wearing, I was worried that I would feel like I had fabric pooling around my calf, but it was very streamlined.
  2. Fit – 7, I ordered the 16 in these, at Lane Bryant I vacillate between a 14 and a 16 bottom. And my rule for ordering online(it rarely doesn’t work) is to order a size up. So I went with a 16, and I felt that they were going to stretch and be baggy pretty quick, this wouldn’t be a problem if I had gotten the 14. Lane Bryant jeans are a great fit for my body type, I plan on keeping these and drying them on hot to get some shrinkage.
  3. Versatility – 5, unfortunately this pair of statement denim requires a specific type of shoe. Thus the “versatility” score is lower. As you can see from the photos it was snowy and sloppy the day we shot these looks. I slipped out of my heels and into some booties to finish the shoot, and it looked pretty ridiculous. With a shoe limitation comes a top limitation, you don’t want to be stepping out with stilettos and a hooded sweatshirt! LOL.
  4. Price – 10, These ruffle jeans are 69.95, which I feel is a great price point for the quality of pant. Lane Bryant regularly has specials and sales, I think I purchased these for $50.00 during a sale. At this price I know I am getting a quality item that is going to look great, but I am not breaking the bank. I have many pairs of LB jeans and I am always impressed with the quality!

Lane Bryant Skinny Crop Jean with Ruffle Hem – 32 out of 40 possible points! 

Statement Denim for Days. 2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments.

So who is the winner? 

Eloquii’s Pearl Embellished denim came out on top in this post, with 34/40 points, they really pulled ahead in the versatility category! 

The Lane Bryant Cropped Ruffle Hem Jean came in a close second, and I am officially on a mission to find ways to style and restyle this jean. Versatility will come to this style I KNOW IT! 

 

Which look was your favorite? Let me know on Instagram, Facebook, or comment below!

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