I know some of you give me crap for only liking the more expensive brands of denim and, to be honest, it’s mostly because my experience has found that those hold up better, look better and feel better on my skin.
Here’s my quasi-exception.
Miss Me launched its first collection in the Spring of 2001 – with the single purpose to dress the modern girl who was no longer definable, but multi-dimensional in character and style. With this recognition and appreciation, Miss Me designs for those who hold a multitude of passions, personas and cultures. Successfully capturing the many identities of a woman, Miss Me creates three lines to provide versatile pieces that represent every facet of the Miss Me woman – from casual wear, formal wear to nightlife styles.
Miss Me has grown to be everyone’s favorite piece in the closet, never compromising comfort for style.Today, the Miss Me brand has developed three successful lines along with a children’s line,Miss Me Girls. Established as the American fashion brand, Miss Me celebrates innovation and quality with young contemporary price points.
The line has been featured in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Teen Vogue among others and has been worn by Miley Cyrus, Mischa Barton, Lindsay Lohan and Beyonce Knowles among others. Miss Me can be found worldwide at select retailers all throughout Europe, Latin America, Japan and the US.
I was sent a pair of the main line, Miss Me jeans, to try out and review for you guys, and there were some things I loved and some things that were very disappointing.
For those of you who know me, you’re aware that I like my denim clean, simple and elegant… but I still need a great fit. Here’s the pair that I was sent (in the three-way shot):
This is the Miss Me Irene Bootcut in Palm Hill. Check them out, form your opinions for a second (including how you feel they look on me) and then read on.
To begin with, there are a lot of things going for these jeans. For those of you who really like the wide stitch style of True Religion, there are a TON of similarities between the two brands, with two fairly big differences: price (The Irene Bootcut costs $98 retail, while True Religion jeans cost anywhere between $200-400 retail) and fit (I genuinely think that these fit better).
But some the similarities of the MM jeans are very similar TR jeans: the arcuate is extremely similar, the wide stitching is something that True Religion is really known for, and the flap pocket, while not an original trait from True Religion, is something they’ve really made popular again.
Honestly, they really do fit much better than my True Religion jeans. I don’t know if it’s because of the added stretch, the tighter fit in the upper thighs (the Miss Me seems to run about a half size small) that lifts the butt (between the lifting and the stitching, these jeans are FABULOUS for women who are lacking in the butt department!) or some unknown factor I can’t decipher, but they are fabulous in that respect.
They have a nice, medium weight denim that they use, and I really like the wash. It’s flattering, but not overdone (as so many brands are right now). It’s hard to gauge (since I’ve only worn these babies for two days now), but it feels like these jeans would last for the long haul.
There are other pairs they have available that are more “me”; they have less vibrant stitching and seem to focus more on the jeans themselves. But, if you like the style of True Religion jeans (especially the wide, heavy stitching they use), these are a great pair to try. They’re in the right price range, fit wonderfully and really provide you with a lifted look in your backside which I think can be oh-so-flattering for most body types.
Miss Me jeans only run from 25-31 (with running approximately a half size small), and all seem to have a uniform inseam (the site says that the 26 is a 33.5″ inseam, mine measures at 35″, so I’m not sure where they came up with their number). If you want more information on the brand, head over to the Miss Me website, MissMe.com.