I'm a fat girl, theres no hiding it and I don't ever wear jeans as I have very large thighs and a small waist so this means tight round my bum and gaping around my waist when I found high waisted jeans I was so happy but even then I found them impossible to find in soft denim until I tried on Topshops Joni Jeans. I then decided £39 was too much to spend on some jeans I may never wear so I made it my mission to find a cheaper pair that still felt like the Topshop ones and I did!
Topshop Joni jeans range from a size 4 to an 16 and do 3 different leg lengths so there's a large size range but I always find I have to go up a size in Topshop clothing and it bashes my self confidence so off on a broken hearted wander round town I then stumbled upon River Island 'Tube Pants' they're exactly the same as the topshop Joni Jeans the only difference is 1% in the elastine! Both these pairs are made up of a cotton, polyester and elastane mix, So they're basically stretchy jeans. Disco pants style fitting but in denim! The River Island pair go up to an 18 so a little better for us curvy ladies and they have a massive colour range from bright blue to deep red all for £35.
Then I went to trusty Primark, I was shocked to find they had the same style jeans but would they be similar in quality? These are the Soft super high waisted jeans and at the bargain price of £10!! They're just like the Topshop and River Island pair but have more cotton in so felt more like jeans than jeggings so in my opinion they really are better than the Topshop and River Island ones! I can't tell you enough how much I recommend them, I wore them from 10am till midnight on tubes and a 2 hour train ride back home and they held their shape brilliantly even though they're super soft. I still find the waist is a little big but I did have to get a 16 in these because the 14 felt uncomfortable, I got them on and thought I may pop out of them if I ate anything!
These jeans also go up to bigger sizes than Topshop and River Island however they only come in one length and at 5'6 they graze my ankle, no problem for me as I roll my jeans but just keep it in mind. I saw three colours in my local Primark but I couldn't find out if there was anymore so I know they do Acid wash, Navy and Black. (Primark currently do 'super soft skinny' for £11 but these are the 'super high waisted' so make sure you don't get confused!)
I hope this helps anyone looking for some high waisted jeans for a steal!
Let me know if you've tried these and what you think!