|Monsoon Farah Regular Jeans £45|
Even before I had children I struggled to find jeans that met my stringent criteria; stay up throughout the day; don't gape at the small of my back; be the right length. I realise that these are completely unreasonable criteria. They must be, because if they were sensible pre-requisites then the designers would have addressed them before now.
However, it appears I am alone in my requirement to keep my jeans up on top of my hips and certainly alone in the wish that they didn't show off my pants at every possible opportunity.
Of course then I had children. My pre-baby body was always larger at the hips, with a slim waist. But now I have a tummy that certainly isn't concave, and so I discovered that, short of wearing braces with my jeans, I was unlikely to find any that stayed up without a belt.
Therein lies yet another problem (I told you this was a feat) any mother that has a similar (overstretched) tummy from giving birth will know that belts, when worn on jeans that like to sit on your hip bone, are the most uncomfortable belts in the world when you try and sit down. The belt rams itself into the folds of flesh that you wish you could magic away with 200 sit-ups a day. Oh if only we had the time. You end up having to hoist the jeans back up onto your waist before sitting down. Not an attractive sight, and second only to hoisting tights up to the correct position by lifting one leg at a time into the air in an unseemly manner.
So, in a world that designs it's jeans for (so it appears) size zero models only, where would I find a pair to meet my needs?
It turns out, that I found them when I wasn't even looking. When I had, in fact, given up the search in favour of actual trousers. I found them at Monsoon; one of my favourite stores.
The Farah jeans are beautiful. They come in a short or regular length, which is great for me, as the regular is perfect. Usually regular lengths are too short for me, and long lengths only good when I happen to be wearing 4 inch heels.
They don't gape at the base of your spine. At all.
They completely hide my mummy tummy. Completely. Without digging in at any point. If you think they may look too high, don't worry. They don't. And I always wear tops that fall slightly over the top of my jeans anyway, so that's not a problem.
When I tried them on in the store I nearly cried. I extend my heart felt thanks to the shop assistant who pointed me in their direction.
If you have curves and usually struggle to find jeans that fit, try them. You won't be disappointed.
I provide only one caveat. These are 2% elastane, and so do make an attempt to slide down your hips. You can feel them trying (if you stand up for a long stretch of time and are specifically concentrating); but they don't get far because of their shape. I love them. A lot.
This review is my honest opinion of jeans that I discovered in store and paid for myself. I would be more than happy to test other products for Monsoon, should they be interested (wink). I purchased the Farah Regular Jeans £45.