Last year I picked up a pair of Old Navy's Sweetheart jeans for $15 on sale. They sit a little higher than I like so I nearly returned them, but my other jeans fell apart leaving me wear the only pair I had. After several months of wear, these jeans are holding up better than any pair I've owned since the $120 Silver Jeans I bought in high school. They wear so well I went back during a recent Old Navy sale and nabbed another pair for $19 (which came with coupons for three more pairs at the same price).
- These jeans wear for months. They hold up to all sorts of activity.
- My curves are too curvy for most "curvy" fit jeans, but these fit well.
- They come in boot-cut and skinny.
- They come in three washes in boot-cut and three colors in skinny.
- Sizes 0 - 18 in petite, regular and tall are available in the store.
- The "label" is embroidered so there's no scratchy tag, a surprisingly nice feature!
- Even at the full price of $29.50, they are reasonable. Plus, they go on sale frequently.
- These are really classic, basic jeans with out any crazy embellishments.
- They only have a slight stretch so it doesn't feel like you're wearing spandex.
- They are really soft.
- The fit can be irregular and varies from wash to wash. I noticed even a slight fit difference among pairs of the same size and wash, but it was minor. I just tried a bunch of pairs on.
- They have a tiny bit of distressing on all washes, but not too much.
- The boot-cut doesn't come in a true dark wash, there is some fading on all the washes.
- The skinny version doesn't fit as well as the boot-cut, and they gap more in the back.
- The rise is higher than I'd like (I love a low-low rise) for a basic jean like this, but it's not mom-jean high so it's OK.
The pros greatly outweigh the cons. I'm even thinking about using my coupons to buy a pair in a light wash and experiment with dying them. What's to lose?
Has anyone else tried these jeans? Do you have a favorite jean recommendation?