American Eagle Outfitters Denim X Sky High Jegging in Cold Blue Destroy Review on Denimology
As mentioned in my review for the American Eagle Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging in Inky Dark, I posted about the American Eagle Outfitters Denim X line not long ago, and it’s been awesome to get a chance to review them! I’ve obviously fallen pretty hard for the world of premium denim, as I’ve discovered in it a much better quality in fits, designs, innovation and true artistry and passion in the work of the designers. I don’t really sway away from premium brands, but over the years I’ve noticed one of my all-time favorite not-quite-premium brands, American Eagle Outfitters, really bump up their game to a point where they became a good alternate contender. I guess I can use this as an excuse as to why I don’t think I’ll ever really grow out of this brand, as long as they keep up innovating their fits, styles and fabric content to appeal to a wide range of ages instead of just those enjoying their college years. For the quality and price, I believe they are second to none. I probably own about 10 or 15 pairs from them! So I was really excited when we at Denimology got a chance to do a few reviews for this great brand. So here is an American Eagle Outfitters Denim X Sky High Jegging in Cold Blue Destroy review!
So many brands vary in sizing so you never know what you’re going to get, but I always know whatever I order from AEO will be satisfying, and it always is (and I’ve been ordering for 10+ years). They are true to size 99.9% of the time and fit my body type perfectly! To stay even more competitive, they recently just came out with a brand new fabric blend called Denim X, teaming up with INVISTA® Lycra to create a special line of their best-selling Jeggings. I was so happy to see them do this (as all brands have been jumping on similar bandwagons to compete with denim fans switching to active/yogawear after complaints of jeans not being soft enough or bagging out). AEO says, “Our best fit ever. Revolutionary high performance stretch that’s softer than ever before. Never loses its shape…so you can show off your assets all day (and night).” I have to say the result is fabulous! I received two pairs of the Denim X jeans: this Sky-High Jegging in Cold Blue Destroy wash and the Hi-Rise Jegging in Inky Dark. I had both sent in my usual size of 26 (in a size 2 in AEO). You can find my review for the Hi-Rise Jegging in Inky Dark review here!
The American Eagle Outfitters Denim X Sky High Jegging in Cold Blue Destroy was just a tad smaller than usual in the size 2, but I was able to pull them up due to the high stretch factor. At first the high rise was a little too tight (but not painfully), rubbing my belly button piercing a bit too much by the end of the day, but after just two wears they’ve loosened up enough to be a very comfortable fit, and definitely don’t bag or sag. At 58% Cotton, 33% Modal, 7% Polyester and 2% Lycra, this fabric sure is SOFT as promised! I think I could even compare them to the feel of my DL1961 Grace jeans, although the fabric is a little thicker here. They have a high 9.75″ front rise and higher 13.75″ back rise so they definitely are a great fit for curvy figures. They stay put on me all day and do not need a belt. They have a 10″ leg opening, making them a true jegging fit. I am 5′ 5.5″ and they hit right at my ankles in the regular 29″ inseam. The wash is a pretty dark blue with subtle fading and whiskering, and it features two clean rips on the knees. I’m often scared of rips positioned over knees due to the common occurrence of blowouts as soon as you squat down, but the stretch in these jeggings protects against that, even though they are super form-fitting! The front pockets are faux so you don’t have to worry about tucking them back in each time you pull up your pants. I love the back pocket designs in AEO jeans…cute but not too obnoxious or showy. Most of the time it’s embroidered, and this time it kind of has a cool embossed look!
Whenever anyone asks me for a nice pair of high rise jeggings that doesn’t cost too much, I always refer them to American Eagle! The Denim X technology was a smart move for American Eagle Outfitters, and keeps them in the game. The Denim X Sky High Jegging in Cold Blue Destroy is a great choice if you are looking for a distressed, pretty dark blue form fitting style for a wide range of body types and styles this is a great one to try! At $59.99 (currently on sale for $44.99), you can’t really go wrong. If you haven’t yet tried American Eagle Outfitters denim, now is a good time to try!
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Read the entire review on Denimology here!