Yesterday morning I decided to go on a short trip to Antwerp to pick up some beauty products and snap a couple of quick outfit photo's of my favourite item I bought this season: the Levi's Wedgie Fit jeans.
Back when I put together my shopping list for this season, this was actually the garment I was most nervous about purchasing. I loved the look of them but had my doubts about how comfortable they would be, given their name and some photo's I'd seen (case in point: that seam looks scary). My doubts, however, turned out to be completely unnecessary.
If you're like me and find trying new jeans silhouettes a daunting task, here's everything you should know about the Levi's Wedgie Fit.
Fit & sizing: 4/5
These are not mom jeans, not straight legged jeans and not just a cut off version of the classic 501's, this is really a fit of its own. All in all they're not even that dissimilar from my regular skinny jeans, so the cut did not take any getting used to, but the differences make these look a little bit fresher. The high waist and aforementioned middle seam accentuate the hip and butt area, but in a much more flattering way than, say, your average pair of light wash mom jeans (at least in my opinion). The legs are straight from the knee down and leave the ankles bare (for reference: I'm 1,74 m tall). The only negative point about the fit I can think of is that they loosen up a little, so they aren't as skin tight as they seem on some photos.
They run a bit larger than I had expected. I wear a size 28 in Cheap Monday and H&M, but got these in a 26, as was recommended by the staff at the Levi's store.
When I left the store with these I was still a bit hesitant about how comfortable they would be. They do not feel like an actual wedgie, which was a huge relief, but the waist was still a bit tight (read: entered muffin top territory). However, after breaking them in for a few hours, they got more comfortable. I would not grab these to lounge around the house on a lazy sunday as I would with my thinner, stretchier pairs of jeans, but when I wear them out, I am never really uncomfortable.
I feel a bit weird about posting this, but I suppose a review would not be complete without, well, a rearview.
Where do I start... As far as tops go, I have worn these with plain T-shirts, a linen camisole, light cotton and linen shirts, a black lace top and a black blazer. For shoes, I love these with espadrilles and black ankle boots both flat and with a block heel, but they also work with some sandals and light canvas sneakers. I go for very simple looks à la Jeanne Damas (and steer clear from Kylie Jenner territory), so I should get a lot of wear out of these.
Quality: 5/5 (for now, will update on this in a few months)
I've only owned these for about two months so can't say anything about how they hold up overtime, but I have high hopes. The fabric feels very sturdy and the stitching looks and feels solid, which is a far cry from some of the cheaper pairs of jeans I own.
The slight stretching was expected given the fact they're 99% cotton, but they don't get too baggy. Also, washing them on 30° more than restored the initial tight fit.
One thing I was concerned about was the unhemmed, slightly cropped legs. They started fraying immediately when I wore them out for the first time, but washing seems to have put a stop to that, so I don't think my jeans will be completely desintegrating anytime soon.
If I could give you one tip: go to a Levi's store if you want to try the Wedgie fit. The staff were able to tell me all the tiny differences in cut and fabric between the different pairs they had, immediately found the right size for me and were just tremendously helpful.
trench coat: Pull&Bear || white T-shirt: H&M Conscious || jeans: Levi's Wedgie Fit || espadrilles: Zara