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Thin, runs slightly small, lower quality and worksmanship than some other LB jeans.
on December 23, 2013
I wear a size 27 waist x 30 length in the Sofia Skinny style. I am just under 5'5" and 116lb, a mesomorphic cyclist with large thighs and thick calves. Waist 26", hips 34". I've owned these for about two months.
The Sofia Skinny style has a higher back rise to prevent gaping when you sit or bend over. The waistline, which rests an inch below the navel, is smaller than the wide hip and butt, unlike most jeans that don't taper at all and therefore slip down. It has skinny legs, but it's not very skinny at the ankles, as you can see in the stock photo. The wash is a very dark navy. Turn them inside out and machine wash cold, preferably also before wearing--I washed them before wearing and they leaked a substantial amount of dye and fibers.
These are light- to medium-weight like most LB jeans, while the Sofia Skinny Super Soft Stretch in Dark Faye is medium- to heavy-weight, so get that one if you want a softer, warmer jean.
This jean is crisp and thin, somewhat stretchy, but becomes scratchy when sweaty. It is also constructed less well--one leg's seam is sewn slightly misaligned toward the front, and it tapers less at the waist, so it falls down a little on my hips over the day. It also fits noticeably smaller than my Sofia Skinny Super Soft Stretch in Dark Faye in the same size and length. They took a couple millimeters off every dimension on this one.
I was dismayed at the inconsistency between these same cuts. This one has a different material composition (only 80% cotton) and made in Indonesia, when the Super Soft Stretch (97% cotton) is made in Mexico. Is it worth the sale price? Probably, if it fits you well. Is it worth the full retail price of $99? I don't think so--there are better LB jeans.
None of the other "curvy" or "slightly curvy" styles (Lola, Lolita, Sweet) by Lucky Brand fit my shape, so your mileage may vary, of course. Visit a store and try them on, then return to Amazon to buy, because there are more styles and colors at more reasonable prices here.
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