Review: Good American Jeans
Good American is a brand co-founded by Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede with a focus on providing denim for the modern woman. It’s meant to have a curvier, sexy fit that highlights the beauty and strength of all shapes and sizes. While Khloe is by far my favorite Kardashian sister, I was still initially skeptical of the brand because of the celebrity involvement. Well after watching this brand unfold, seeing how much care goes into their design, and trying them on myself I can say this: I have never felt more empowered by a pair of jeans in my life.
I know that statement might sound crazy, but it’s true. First of all I love their campaign. It includes women of literally all shapes and sizes. When I say this I mean the #GoodSquad ranges in size from 00-24. This size range offering is really impressive because as you go up in size you have to adjust the garment pattern. This doesn’t mean just “scaling up” a pattern, which could be compared to taking a picture and scaling it up: making something bigger, but keeping the same proportions. The issue with this is that just because you get wider, doesn’t mean you get taller, right? When the hip measurement gets bigger, the ankle measurement doesn’t necessarily maintain the same proportion. So as you may have started to realize, this concept doesn’t really work well from a pattern-making standpoint. When moving between missy sizes (0-12) and plus sizes (14-24) the fit completely changes. Around size 14 you really have to develop a new pattern that will start to adjust for different proportions. The fact that they are offering this size range speaks volumes to the amount of detail and care they’re putting into the fit of each pair of Good American jeans.
I’ve paired mine with a y-front halter top by 1.State that is offered in fourteen different colorways and its on sale for less than $50! I love this neckline because it is so flattering and adds a little more of a delicate, feminine touch to the typical halter design. It’s fairly long, so if you’re on the shorter side (I’m 5’5″) you may have to have it hemmed. My crossbody bag is perforated faux leather by Sole Society and it comes in two colors: white and camel. It’s the perfect size for every day or walking around town. Sometimes I feel like my every day tote bag can be a little big, so it’s nice to downsize to something more practical every now and then. Plus, my shoulder thanks for me the reduction in weight.
Back to the jeans: I really can’t say enough great things. When I put them on I felt like my confidence level was immediately boosted because they hugged every curve just right. I felt like they even gave my derriere a little lift! Kim Kardashian said it best: “I love a jean that accentuates the curves that I have rather than mask them.” That’s exactly what the Good American jeans did. I’m shown wearing the “Good Legs Skinny Jean” and the style is the “High Rise Split Hem Crop.” They tout a “gapless waistband,” which is music to the ears of any girl who has a small waist, but large hips or thighs. Based on the amount of stretch in the jeans I’m going to take an educated guess and say these are a type of compression denim. Think of it like a great pair of Lululemon leggings, but in denim form. They hug and lift you in all the right places so you look and feel your best. In closing, I 100% recommend these jeans to all of my friends. Please make sure you at least go try them on! I’d love to hear if you had the same experience. Have a fabulous Sunday and don’t forget to shop Good American as part of the final day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! This is the last day to take advantage of some great deals.