Denim Review: 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Jeans in Destroyed Rue De Lille

This weeks denim review is on the 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Jeans in Destroyed Rue De Lille II. It’s nice to be reviewing something classic from the brand as I don’t think I have for quite some time! The last time I reviewed their jeans it was a metallic gold, stripes, a purple and other dyed colours, so I am really happy to be doing a classic blue again!

I took my usual size 27 in these and I’m pretty sure I could actually do with a size 26, they were perfect as soon as I put them on, but within a few minutes they were stretching, so I definitely recommend going with your smaller size in 7 For All Mankind, or if you do like a bit of a looser fit then stick with your normal size. I prefer my jeans to be really tight though, so they don’t wrinkle up and fall down all the time, but obviously not too tight that they are restricting.

The cut of these jeans is really nice though, the rise is a perfect height to hold you in and be flattering as it’s a bit higher than most low to mid rises, it sits at a very comfortable position of 9 inches. The inseam is around 31 inches, so it’s a little long for me and it bunches, but it will be perfectly straight for the ladies with longer legs. For a super skinny jean, I would say these are definitely longer than most. I generally find the super skinnies to hit above the ankle with around a 28-29 inch inseam, so these have some extra length to them which is great for you taller ladies!

The denim on these is really soft and comfortable. They have a lot of stretch to them and feel really nice on the skin, there is no scratching or irritation, just comfortable fabric, which is something that is very important to me. There is nothing worse than itchy jeans! The back pockets on these jeans are also quite nice, but not my favourite. They are positioned central and are flattering compared to most, but I find them a little too large and square for my butt, that’s my personal preference though. Another thing was the outerseams, I found that they pulled around to the front quite a bit as I’m sure you can see in the photos. I’m not sure if this is because they fit me looser, or because my knees dip inwards, but I don’t have it often on my other jeans, so I’m unsure on that one. I didn’t notice it too much on the Shopbop model though.

Now for the wash, it’s called Destroyed Rue De Lille II and it’s very pretty! It’s a medium blue, but with powdery undertones to it and fading in all the right places. It’s darker around the hip/lap area with whiskering and it’s also darker at the calves, but the front of the thighs and the knees are really faded, to represent natural fades. The butt area is also washed out to show natural dye rubbing off from sitting down, so they are really well designed and I think they look quite natural. Not as natural as some jeans I have seen done to perfection, but much more authentic looking than most. It’s definitely a jean that I would call a classic, one that’s versatile and can be worn with something as simple as a t-shirt and flats or a blazer and heels. Combining the wash with the soft denim and comfortable fit, these make a nice pair of jeans. Buy these jeans at Shopbop for $198.

Jeans courtesy of 7 For All Mankind, all opinions my own.
Written by Lorna Burford