Let me start off this blog post by stating that these are far and away the most embarrassing pictures of myself that I have ever posted on the internet. Most bloggers select photos of themselves that are the most flattering. In the name of research, and of serving this community well, i’ve been known to do the opposite over the last five years. Evidence here and here. But, I will say, that standing with my legs splayed in ill-fitting jeans might just take the cake.
Enough about me. On to the review of these very hyped jeans.
The story: I purchased three pairs of Good American jeans. Their claim is that they fit all women sizes 0-24W. They are sectioned into types: good legs (make your legs look good), good waist (high waisted), and a few others. I purchased two Good Legs, and one Good Waist in two sizes: 12 and 14. I’m typically just between those two sizes and all of the websites advised to size down. So, here we go.
First up: Good American Good Legs (distressed) in Black, size 14.
Right off the bat I wasn’t a fan of these. The distressing all of the way up the thigh just emphasizes the exact area that I don’t want to emphasize as a woman with thick legs. Just think about where your eye is drawn. Right smack into the middle of my thighs. Not good.
Next, the distressing was just too. much. Getting these on was a pain because I was so afraid that i’d put my foot right through them.
Next issue with the distressing: when you have thick thighs and the distressing is on your thickest area, this happens. Your fat pokes through the distressing! Seriously I don’t even know what to say about this. I feel like this wasn’t thought through for the thicker audience.
On a positive note, I will say that the front of the pants were quite great. They laid flat and had a high waist, coming just to my belly button (i’m a 31″ inseam). You can see a side view of this in the photo below. It is a flattering front cut.
My one and only point of feedback here: there is no logo or engraving on the button or the grommets. Very bizarre when you’re paying $180 for jeans.
And finally, the back view. I also wasn’t a fan of this view. The pockets are very very small on these jeans, and come up above the lower curve of my butt, making it look like it doesn’t fit into the jeans. The pockets are also set very wide apart. This is great if you’re trying to create a look of a fuller butt, But for someone who has a substantial rear, this wasn’t a win for me.
My overall thoughts on the Good Legs Distressed Jeans: These are going back.
Next up: Good American Good Legs in Blue 004 wash, Size 14
These are the exact same as the style above, without the distressing and in a medium wash.
I actually liked these jeans much more than the ones above. The lack of distressing meant they were more flattering on the leg, and the wash was fairly even. There is some overkill whiskering around the crotch, but nothing that would keep me from owning these jeans.
Overall these had a good fit, minus the issues in the rear just like the ones above. The pockets are small and make me look like I can’t fit into them.
I should also note that length for me in jeans isn’t an issue, as I typically cuff the bottom of my jeans, as seen here.
Oh, and, in getting these on, I had to do this. The “horsey dance” as my husband calls it. Struggling to get the pant up my leg. Not cute.
My overall thoughts on the Good Legs Blue 004 Jeans: These are going back.
My overall thoughts on Good American for curvy/plus size ladies:
I think these jeans don’t quite live up to the hype. The grommets aren’t engraved, the button feels plastic, the material feels thin and far too stretchy for my personal taste. Most importantly, I don’t think the pockets constructed as they are do much of anything for bigger women.
I’ll also say that I don’t think these run large. In fact, I think they run about half a size small. You’ll notice I never tried on the Good Waist pair, as I ordered those in a size 12. There was no way those were getting on my body.
I could probably size up and see a different fit (something I might do). But overall, my $60 Banana Republic jeans still remain my favorites.
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This Size-Inclusive Denim Brand Just Launched a Genius Tool So You Can Find Your Perfect Fit
Shopping for the perfect pair of jeans isn’t easy. Not only do you have to consider the fit and style (skinny, cropped, wide-leg, or straight-leg), the fabric that’s used is also crucial if you’re looking for pants that are stretchy, not stiff. And if there’s one thing that finally makes me feel like my best self, it’s having a pair of jeans that actually fits properly and accentuates all the right places.
Gone are the days of wearing an ill-fitted pair of jeans simply because they are cheap—I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that a well-fitted pair of jeans is a better investment for your wardrobe than a quick, seasonal purchase. And when I discovered the Good American denim brand (yes, the one by Khloé Kardashian) back when it first launched in October 2016, I knew I eventually wanted to try a pair, especially since it was one of the first denim brands to photograph its clothing on three different model sizes: size 0, 8, and 16. But it wasn’t until I recently saw how the company continues to innovate its sizing for all customers that I finally gave in and tried it for myself.
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Whether you’re a fan of the Kardashian family or not, Khloé knows what she’s doing when it comes to making a good pair of jeans for many different sizes. Not only does Good American offer 15 sizes, the brand recently launched a sizing tool that shows how the jeans fit on 15 different women ranging from sizes 00 to 24, which is honestly so genius! Who wants to shop for a pair of jeans while looking at size 0 models if, in reality, that’s not your size at all?
To make sure the jeans would be represented by women realistically, Good American spent one month casting models to accurately depict the brand’s full size range. Plus, have you ever heard of a size 15 in denim? Most likely not because Good American is also the first brand to offer that perfect in-between size 15, which was made specifically to meet customer needs since so many pairs of size 14 and 16 are often returned.
When I was searching for my perfect pair, I immediately clicked the size 8 model to show me how the jeans might look on my own figure, and I was instantly relieved—I literally said out loud, “Now that’s more like it!” What’s even better is that Good American offers nine different fits (plus cropped versions of some of its most popular styles) so that you can decide what parts of your body you want to accentuate. Let’s face it, not all jeans fit the same on every woman! You can choose from Good Legs, Good Waist, Good Boy, Good Straight, Good Curve, Good Flare, and a maternity fit.
I ended up choosing the size 8 Good Legs Crop Raw Stagger ($149), since I knew I wanted a high-waist jean that would make my short legs look a little slimmer and longer. Plus, with the cropped length (a 27-inch inseam) I knew this pair wouldn’t be too long for my legs, which is probably the most annoying issue for petites when searching for jeans. And not only does this pair fit well without any unflattering pulling in the waist, it’s super comfortable thanks to the fabric that’s made up of cotton, polyester, and elastane. It has the perfect amount of stretch without stretching out too much throughout the day.
It might be hard to narrow down your favorite pair of Good American jeans with so many cute styles and washes, but start with the denim guide first by looking at a pair in your size, and I know you’ll find the perfect fit from there.
Don’t miss discounts on Khloe Kardashian’s denim brand!
Multiple styles of Good American jeans are 33% off at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The inclusive collection offers sizes from 00 to 24 and is brimming with a number of flattering styles from classic skinny jeans to cool straight-leg silhouettes.
Jeans seem to be a hit item at the Nordstrom sale. One of Meghan Markle’s favorite denim brands, Mother, is also discounted and the pair is about to be sold out, so we suggest you act fast as the sale ends on Aug. 4.
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