Denim Review and Giveaway: Mike Lanes Premium Denim (CLOSED)

by Jaime on January 29, 2010

Flashy jeans aren’t my style. I don’t want a pair that draws more attention to themselves than they do to me… but I like a little fun in my denim. Don’t we all?

That’s where Mike Lanes comes in. Here’s a little background about this brand new line:

This fabulous denim line is inspired by Barbie Dolls and Strawberry Shortcake. There are eight different girls and each has her own style, personality and pizazz. From Party Girl to Martini Girl to Savvy Girl and Chic Girl, there’s a pair of denim for all to wear!

I was sent a pair of the Cosmo Girl bootcut to try and they fit perfectly with my Jessica Bennett heels (I’m trying to grow taller, I promise!).

My funny story with these jeans: I wore them to work about a week and a half ago (yeah, there’s usually a waiting list for brands to get in on the site… which is good news for you guys!), and while walking through the hall my (female) boss stopped me and asked who made them. What she said? “I don’t usually comment on your jeans since you have so many of them, but those look great on you.”

C. just said the same thing when we were taking photos. :)

Now, onto the real review:

The jeans run from 24-32 and fit True to Size (the pair you see above is a size 26 on me). The inseam is about 34″ with an 8″ front rise… low enough to be stylish, but high enough to still be comfortable. The wash has some great front thigh fading (a huge plus for those of us who are hoping for the illusion of thinner, more toned thighs) and some whiskering at the hips.

The back pockets are stitched with a metallic thread, the yoke (that little V at the top of my butt) isn’t too deep (if it were, that would give the illusion of a longer butt… no good, kiddos!) and the slim boot cut really elongates your legs.

Like most jeans, there’s one thing that really stands out for me: the inseam. Why brands don’t give you inseam choices, other than price concerns, is beyond me and it really irks me a bit. I think it would be such a huge selling point! Plus (and I’m not really sure this is a bad thing, but it’s not great either), there’s no strong back pocket branding; each cut has its own design which, while interesting and fun, might hinder brand growth because of a lack of recognition. But, I could be wrong… they’re already getting big contracts, and the brand is definitely going somewhere – which they should, with the great fits and styles they offer!

Lucky for you, the amazing folks at Mike Lanes Premium Denim are offering one reader a pair of her very own!


Mandatory Entry: Head over to the Mike Lanes Denim homepage and choose the pair you like best. Then, come back and leave a comment here telling me which “Girl” you are!

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This contest will end February 5, 2010 (in one week!), so be sure to enter soon and get all of your extra entries in. These jeans are not to be missed!


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