I’ve Seen the Light of “Long & Lean”

I used to watch every single What Not To Wear episode I possibly could. I’d watch Stacey London and Clinton Kelly tell every woman who crossed their path “You want to look tall”, “Extend the leg-line”, “Lean and long”, etc.

Being 5’6″, curvier than calligraphy and semi-body conscious has led me to avoid a lot of clothing in my life that I now am finding out would have absolutely worked, worked, and worked.

Case in point? I didn’t wear/own a single pair of fitted jeans until I was 15 years old. 15! Now-a-days, girls are getting their first pair of boot-cut jeans at 7.

But I digress. I’ve come across the most amazing pair of jeans I’ve owned… ever. There’s no stretch, there’s no crazy embellishments, there’s also no designer label which keeps my debit card happy.

Women: Long and lean jeans - crosshatch rinsed

GAP Long & Lean Jeans – Crosshatch Rinsed Wash

The crosshatch rinsed wash is currently $58 $29.99 on Gap.com

These jeans… are heavenly. My ass looks amazing, they’re a bit too long, so I can wear them perfectly with ~3 inch heels… The wash is gorgeous and dark. I can honestly say… I actually look long & lean in these miracle jeans.

While I love the rinse I have, the other ones are too good to pass up, too!

Women: Long and lean jeans - authentic tinted vintage

Long & Lean Jeans – Authentic Tinted Vintage

$58 – not on sale yet, boo!

Women: Long and lean jeans - medium tint

Long & Lean Jeans – Medium Tint


Women: Long and lean jeans - super faded

Long & Lean Jeans – Super Faded


I love how casual and smooth the super faded rinse is… I’ll probably get those and have them altered and hemmed so I can wear flats with them. It’s a date!


Probably watching Netflix.

6 thoughts on “I’ve Seen the Light of “Long & Lean”

  • July 9, 2008 at 9:15 am

    I’m ashamed to say I only watched what not to wear so I could see what crazy outfits people would call their favorites every episode. They do give good tips though.

    Any jeans that could make me short legs look long is okay with me!

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  • July 11, 2008 at 8:22 am

    I am SO with you. This is one of two styles of jean that look fabulous on my 5’5″, ridiculously hippy frame. I buy in bulk. Long and Lean is also sold at Gap outlets, tho the quality of the jean isn’t as good. (That’s outlets for ya.) Welcome to the L&L club!

  • July 23, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    These look great! Thanks for the review and link!

    Check out my blog for some eco-friendly jeans too!


  • July 30, 2008 at 1:13 am

    they’re not so great for petite gals with not-so-petite thighs. none of gap’s jeans are cut to flatter us.

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