The Kardashians are everywhere - no seriously - EVERYWHERE. So it's only fitting (see what we did there) that we'd see them all over Nordstrom's jean department sooner or later. This time it's Khloe Kardashian, who is out with her new denim line, Good American. The collection, with sizes ranging from 0-24, was designed with the belief that fashion should be made to fit ALL shapes and sizes. Get it girl! (insert WHOOP WHOOP here). I agree with that 100%.
I'm not a jean lover (at least on my own body), and I never have been. Maybe that's because I have a really hard time getting excited to shop for and try on the tight and uncomfortable, please-don't-make-me-sit-for-long-periods-of-time death traps.
OK, maybe I'm being dramatic. I'm a new mama, and with my precious new bundle of joy - came a few not so precious extra pounds. When I read the reviews of these new Khloe Kardashian jeans the overall response was that they fit like leggings. Um, YES PLEASE. Jeans that fit and feel comfy like leggings are ideal and also, probably too good to be true.
I had to try them myself, there was not way around it. I went to the flagship Nordstrom Downtown (FYI, only the downtown and Bellevue Nordys carry the Good American collection). I tried on three different styles, and here's the verdict:
- Good American, Good Cuts Ripped Boyfriend Jeans: My Number One go-to is a boyfriend jean, mainly because it doesn't feel like a second skin sticking to me everywhere. That is...until I tried on this boyfriend jean. For me (5'8 and curvy), the fit was tight in all the wrong places. I know those Kardashians like things tight, but dang! On to the next!
- Good American, Good Legs Destroyed Skinny Jeans: Yay, these fit great. They even ran a bit big so I felt pretty awesome going down a size. The only problem here, the 'destroyed" portion of the jeans aka the GIANT rips just made it feel cheap. I'm all about a little roughage, but this went a lil' overboard. The consensus: great fit (soft fabric) but not a good option for my personal style with all the rips.
- Good American, Good Legs Skinny Jeans: Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! These are my kind of jeans. I felt like I really was wearing leggings but way cuter. They fit and hugged my body in all the right places, without all the holes. My name is Kate after all, so I basically felt like I could be on the brink of joining the K club (honorary member).
But there is a problem here. Prices range from $159 to $215. That's a bit high. And I'm not alone in this. Kardashian’s fans have not reacted well on Twitter to the high prices. And I agree. I liked the way the skinny jeans looked, but I have other go-to jeans that I like just as much that cost half the price. So I guess you could say I wasn't ready to officially join the #GoodSquad, are you?