Fashion Faux Pas or Absolutely Fabulous: Topshop Edition

Topshop’s recent introduction of some rather interesting jean designs to their stores and online site has caused quite the stir on the internet over the past few months, but should these jeans be accepted with open arms into the fashion hall of fame, or left in the design room to never see the light of day?

1. Red Vinyl Jamie Jeans - £55.00

I should start by letting you know that, despite looking like you should only wear these in a rain storm, these Red Vinyl Jamie jeans are almost sold out and have received a 5 star reviews. I, for one, am a huge fan of Jamie jeans, but these plastic jeans - if you can even describe them as jeans - are not for the faint hearted. Their shiny, patent fabric and eye catching colour (which is very fashionable this season) are a huge fashion statement for those who want to stand out in the crowd.

Despite such great reviews online, with customers claiming they are such happy with their purchases, they do mention a few downsides. One review by Cb23 explains that due to the jeans vinyl material, walking can cause a fair bit of noise from leg rub, which I imagine would get you a few weird looks passing people on the street. She also gives an insight into just how sweaty this material can make your legs, which is something to consider with the weather in Britain finally starting to perk up. Another review posted by SexySexy mentions that the jeans are not skin tight, and would perhaps look better and more flattering if they were, but when I think of skin tight vinyl jeans I can’t help but picture that episode of Friends ‘The One With All The Resolutions’.

If you have the confidence to rock these bold Jamie’s, and of course ignore the negatives, they can be yours for £55, which all things considered, is not a bad price for Topshop:

2. MOTO Tulle Skirt Jamie Jeans - £46.00

These Moto Tulle Skirt Jamie Jeans really do take layering to a new level by combining jeans with the huge current trend that is mesh clothing! There are currently no reviews of these jeans on Topshop’s website, but they are sure to sell well over the next few weeks! Despite the addition of a mesh skirt seeming a little pointless, I actually find the design quite sweet, with throwback vibes to the denim we (or at least I) wore as kids.

This updated and modern version of the look could be a good option for those who, like myself, love the idea of skirts but hate the reality of actually wearing them. If that isn’t enough to persuade you that these jeans could actually be a good buy, it may help you to know that these Jamie’s are a little more bank account friendly than the previous, priced at the around the usual Topshop marker of £46, and majority of the sizes are still in stock online:

3. MOTO Clear Panel Mom Jeans - £49.00

These MOTO Clear Panel Mom Jeans are the ones that have caused the most controversy on the internet recently, completely dividing fashion lovers alike due to clashing opinions regarding the questionable aesthetic of these jeans. With an overall rating of 5 stars on the Topshop website, it is obvious that these jeans have been getting some rave reviews and stunning customers with their abstract design, some fans are even going extra, with one review from ButchNCassidy wishing for a Clear Panel Denim Shirt to match with the jeans! Double denim, and windows to show off your joints? You can see why this pair of  jeans has caused so much drama. Some say that the design of the jeans is incredibly practical, providing your knees with shelter from the weathers, while still allowing them a view of the outside world. While others are left wondering why you would possible want to show so much of your knees and lower thighs to the world. Despite the mixed reception, it is clear to see that Topshop has definitely been successful with these jeans, with most sizes selling out online for a price of £49. Could all of these sales and popularity be due to so much free social media marketing from those taking to the internet to bad talk the marmite like jeans?


Edited by: Sarah Holmes


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