By Michelle Bell
Last December during the holiday shopping season I was in Bloomingdales. Searching through racks of designer jeans the sales girl says, “You should try these; they fit so well, especially if you have curves like us.” Us being the sexily hippy (at least I think so). This was my first introduction to Joe’s Jeans, the “Honey’s” to be exact. Needless to say, a few months later, when meeting with Adriana Joseph, Joe’s terrific PR rep, we were overwhelmed with excitement to see everything the brand had to offer.
My new favorite Joe’s -which I wear at least twice a week- the “Muse” [n: sophisticated fit] ( 33.5" Inseam 8.5" Rise 98% cotton 2% Lycra 16" in the knee breaks to 15" at the leg opening) has a fit that is damn near perfect, especially if you’re going out after work. They relax on you as the day wears on, imagine that, a pair of jeans that feel better throughout the day. The higher waist makes them fit more like a trouser and the finishing makes them look more even more so. I washed them a dozen times, no sign of fraying, or lightning. The wash stays almost the same. The inseam is 33" so they look great on women with long legs, and they flatter almost any body type. These jeans are a definite especially if you have a relaxed dress code (at least on Friday) at your office. They work great for almost any occasion.
Joe’s “Socialite” is all the rage among well... socialites. Young starlets such as Lindsay Lohan, Heidi Klum, and Nicole Richie have been seen around town on more then a dozen occasions strutting in their “Socialites”. And why not? The slim, classic fit with a boot cut make these the perfect party, dinner, whatever jean. I know from experience, when you wear the socialite, you will get noticed!!!
Let me put you on to the “Honey’s” [n: Booty fit] (33" Inseam 7.5" Rise 98% cotton, 2% Lycra denim 14") in the knee breaks to 18" at the leg opening). While “Socialite” is great, it's not the great when you have a little bit of curve to your bottom half. When it comes to the curvy rear, the “Honey’s” are the ones to get. The leg is a perfect boot cut, the lines are clean/ crisp, and they shape your bottom perfectly. The “Honey’s” also have a celebrity following: Beyonce’, Alicia Keys, to name a few. They were also featured on Oprah (and we all know Oprah knows best.) If it is true what they say “real women have curves”, Joe’s has embraced it and made us a jean that works flawlessly in a “Socialite” world.
It is really tough being a 5’2” jean lover in a 33" inseam world. That is why Joe’s introduced the “Provocateur” [n: Petite Fit] (29" Inseam 7" Rise 100% cotton 16" in the knee breaks to 18" at the leg opening) the answer to this dilemma. With a 29” inseam, petite women don’t have to deal with the time consuming and often expensive tailoring and hemming. The “Provocateur” has all the details and styling of the other Joe’s, just with a shorter inseam. Hair stylist to DC heavyweights, Nakisha Green (5’2”) (who is obsessed with jeans) says, “Although I like my jeans long, these are perfect, they look great with any height heel, and I can’t wait to wear them with boots!”, she continues, “and so many people have stopped me on the street to ask where I got them from”.
Overall, Joe’s Jeans really knows what they are doing. The styling and attention to detail are all worth the sometimes hefty price. Realistically, Joe’s are not as high priced as some of their competitors, and they offer the same, if not better details and extras (embroidery, crystals, cords, skirts, etc). Check out JOES Jeans online, to see what Joe’s has in store for fall.