Today I want to talk about one of my favorite topics… jeans! Ha. But really, I love them and basically live in them in the cooler months. When I was pregnant (both times) I missed them soo much. Maternity jeans are HARD, but that’s a whole other topic. Anyway, today I want to share and compare my two favorite pairs of high-waisted denim.
Let’s start with the OGs, the Levi’s 501 Skinny Jeans
This pair is right under $100. I’ve had these for two years now and aside from the knee distressing expanding (so common) they’ve held up really well. I cut them at the ankle because I’m on the shorter side and like my jeans to hit there. They are perfectly high-waisted, come right up to my belly button and are regular denim (no stretch). However, after several wears they feel a little stretched out so I wash and dry them to shrink them back. I really rarely wash them unless I need to.
These are $178. I finally pulled the trigger on this pair last fall and have been so happy with them. Price wise they’re significantly more expensive than the Levis, which to me, is the only downside. Otherwise I think they’re very similar to the 501’s. I do prefer the wash on this pair, but I’m sure there’s a Levi pair with a similar color.
It should also be noted I wear my normal size in both and they have a similar level of comfort!