Photo by Jennine Jacob
The thigh gap is my unicorn. The space betwixt my upper thighs remains stubbornly dark and gapless as a playback and will, I’m certain, remain so until the day I die. I accept this, even as discussion of the proverbial thigh gap reaches a fever pitch. The Beyonce gap flap made it household terminology—even my husband knows it now. (“Me: Do my thighs look huge in this photo? Husband: No, you have a thigh gap. Me: How do you even know what that is? Him: I read Huffington Post.” And for the record we were discussing the photo above, and I do not have a thigh gap. It’s the way I was standing.) My favorite line in Mary HK Choi’s Kindle Single Oh, Nevermind: “My mother is 63 years old, and her thigh gap is righteous.”
And even though I’m OK with my thighs on most days, I’m still thankful for DL1961 jeans with their DLPRO fabric. Here I’m wearing the Nina high-rise in Salt Lake They have 4-way stretch that sucks you in but still feels soft. So you don’t feel like you’re wearing a girdle. DL1961 uses a new fiber in their denim (along with cotton and Lycra) called Lenzing proModal, which is so absorbent that they’re testing it in diapers. For jeans, that extra absorbency means the dying, washing and treating process is cut in half, conserving water, dyes, energy and time.
Jeans that save the earth and make me look like I have a thigh gap when I stand certain ways are tops in my book. I tried them with and without belt, as you can see here. I’m leaning towards no belt? I’m also testing out the Florence coated versions in Barcelona (a gorgeous deep blue!) and the Florence in Pacific, so stand by for more.
Outfit deets, top photo:
DL1961 Nina jeans in Salt Lake
Cat Power concert tee
Vintage Brooks Brothers camel hair jacket
Freda Salvador shoes
Foley & Corinna Bag
Vintage belt, random necklaces, Ray Ban sunglasses
Disclosure: DL1961 gifted me these here jeans.