The Skinny-Jean Dilemma

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Registered: 10-25-2010
The Skinny-Jean Dilemma
Thu, 11-04-2010 - 10:34am

AmandaKrups asked...

Right now my biggest beauty frustration is finding a pair of skinny jeans. I have bought and returned three different pairs of skinny jeans/jeggings. Either they are too low in the back so you can see my butt-crack when I bend over or sit down, or they are too tight (I don't want to not be able to move or look so inappropriate I can't wear them to work), or they are too expensive (I don't want to pay $50 for skinny jeans!). I would like a nice pair of dark wash skinny jeans that are high enough in the back, not too tight or expensive, and have interesting pockets that make my butt look great. Is that too much to ask?!?

The Fix:

AmandaKrups, I feel your pain! It's not too much to ask -- no way! I'm a huge fan of skinny jeans (the stretchy kind, that is), too. But yes, it's so hard to find a pair that hugs yet doesn't show your (((crack))). No one wants to be that girl! So here are some pairs that I happen to love -- and wear! And thankfully, they're on the affordable side, too!


MS Denim Skinny Cargo Jeans in a Dark Rinse (pictured above, $24.99 at Target): OMG -- I love love love these! They're specifically designed not to show your (((crack)))! Even better, they showcase one of the hottest trends of the season -- the skinny cargo!


Lei Trish Skinny Jeans (pictured above, $30 at Walmart): My cousin, Gladys, was wearing these the other night, and I promise you, the waist is high enough that it won't show your (((crack))), but low enough that you won't look like Steve Urkell.


Dollhouse Lightweight Denim Skinny Jeans (pictured above, $15 at Even I can't believe these jeans are only 15 bucks! I love the blue/back color, and the waist is high, but not too high.

And if none of those strike your fancy, maybe you'll like something in this uber denim gallery, which features some really cute jeans that embody this season's hottest trends... Good luck! And let me know how it goes! xo's

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Thu, 11-04-2010 - 4:29pm

My sister had the same "crack revealing" problem with skinny jeans; she bought the Lei Trish Skinny Jeans and absolutely loves them! I've got to show her the ones from Target, too! Or maybe not... they would make a nice Christmas present!

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Registered: 11-30-2010
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 1:14pm

crack is wack...make sure you are buying jeans that fit your body type, not everyone should be wearing the same style

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Registered: 01-29-2010
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 1:18am

I have to admit those jeans look really good and yes crack is definitely wack.

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Registered: 02-02-2012
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 7:15pm

The easiest way to find skiny jeans that fir right is to made them ordered for you - based on your measurements, design options - not sure if you tried using services like Getwear