Since my tummy tuck, I’ve had to replace almost all my jeans. Closing my abdominal separation made my waist smaller. Now all my jeans are big for the first time in my five + years as a mom. I’m all about embracing whatever size you’re in. So, just like I had to replace all my jeans for a size bigger when I became a mom, I’m now doing the same – but in the opposite direction. I’ve already replaced most of my beloved vintage fit Levi’s, but now it’s time for my black jeans.
I like to have a pair of black jeans to wear year-round. Especially now, I love pairing them with all the spring colors and then for night outs in summer.
During my search, I found three pairs from my favorite brands: Levi’s and Everlane. All under $100. Ready to see?
Levi’s & Everlane: Black Wash Jeans Under $100
One of my favorite pairs, when I had my saggy belly, was the Levi’s 721. It sucks everything in.
What’s good: They are very stretchy and comfortable. The fit is really good, and the wash is a beautiful washed black.
Not so good: One thing I don’t like that much about these is that the denim is not as thick and sturdy as I like. Remember, I love real denim. So this super-stretchy, thinner fabric is not ideal.
I tried my first pair of Everlane Authentic Stretch last year and loved them. The minute I saw these, I ordered them.
What’s good: I love the fit and fabric. It feels more like denim than the Levi’s, without compromising the stretch.
Not so good: The wash. It’s more of a dark gray than a washed black. I was looking for a true dark wash, so I didn’t keep them. Retailer pic is misleading.
If you follow me on Instagram (@julietatorresd) you probably know these were my choice. I love them!
What’s good: I love the fabric. Thick, looks more like real denim but is still stretchy and comfortable. The washed black color is also perfect. You can choose the length; I’m wearing the ankle one. The exposed button fly is subtle as the buttons are black too. That helps when you don’t want to draw a lot of attention to your lower tummy.
Downside: Haven’t found one. I really love them.
As a Levi’s lover, I was sad to not like the Levi’s so much. But Everlane is a great choice when it comes to skinny jeans at an amazing price.
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Here’s how I’m wearing them right now.
Which were your favorite?
See all the high-rise jeans on my Instagram (@julietatorresd), where I have a real and honest take on motherhood. Social media shouldn’t be for the good things only.