God knows that I have more jeans than one person should probably own in a lifetime, but I had never tried Big Star jeans before 2012. Crazy, I know – it’s not that I hadn’t heard of the brand, or even that I’d heard negative things (I haven’t). I just never got around to it.
But this pair has impressed me. A couple stats about the jeans:
Name: Big Star Jealousy Skinny
Fit: True to Size
Front Rise: 8″ (the site says 7 3/4″, but I measured twice)
Inseam: 33″ (definitely an easier pair to hem or wear cuffed)
The flatter factor on these is very high; between the dark wash with light whiskering as well as the fit, they do a great job of elongating and slimming. And definitely go with your standard size, because they do stretch a bit (this style of Big Star jeans fits like SOLD Design Lab, Raven Denim and Mavi Jeans).
Though there are some styles of Big Star that are on the louder end (heavy stitching, heavy embroidery on the back pockets, etc), this pair made me a believer. It’s not plain, but understated (the pair can really, REALLY work well in a day-to-night outfit!) and the focus is less on flash and more on the fit and style. Put simply, these jeans made me look good. I got a lot of compliments on how I look in them, instead of how they look on me.
They did require a wash before wearing – the leftover dye from the dark color was a bit irritating – but one wash took care of it completely.
Do you like Big Star jeans? Share your thoughts about the brand and your favorite styles!