Our friends at People.com tested several styles from Good American, the new denim line by Khloé Kardashian, Health's January/February cover star. Here's what they thought.
If you’ve been keeping up with Khloé Kardashian, then you know the 32-year-old reality star has turned denim designer with her debut jean line, Good American. Ranging from size 0 to 24, the collection celebrates real women’s curves. Now we have only one question Khloé: Are you still auditioning for the #GoodSquad? Because we tested out some styles and are ready to join.
The Denim Tester: Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor
The Style: “Good Legs” Crop Skinny Jeans, $169
The Verdict: I am the resident KarJenner deKoder at PeopleStyle, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a pair of these jeans. I love the high-waisted cut and the material is so comfortable they actually feel like jeggings, without looking like jeggings (very important). I felt confident wearing them with a tighter bodysuit because the waistband hit at just the right spot, and I feel like they were more flattering in the butt then other designer denim brands I’ve tried. Plus, I was lucky enough test the same pair Khloé wore to the Good American launch in L.A., so I’m feeling extra Kardashian adjacent.
The Denim Tester: Sharon Clott Kanter, Deputy Style Director
The Style: “Good Legs” Crop Skinny Jeans, $169
The Verdict: I rarely wear denim, so I felt like Khloe’s line really had to blow me away to even register on my radar. And, it did and it didn’t. On a positive note, they were incredibly comfortable — I’m talking leggings comfort levels! — which I absolutely loved. In fact, I wish I could have worn them all day when we tested them because they were so comfy, but alas, we had to send them back. However, even as comfortable as they were, they didn’t fit exactly right on short gals like myself. I’m 5’0” and the smallest size (0) was still too big around the waist and too long in length for me. I’m hoping Khloe expands her line soon to add short inseams and length styles to help out us petite peops.
The Denim Tester: Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director
The Style: “Good Legs” destroyed skinny jeans, $189
The Verdict: I am opposed to vanity sizing in theory but not in principle, as I easily wiggled into a size down from my normal one. They’re stretchy, y’all. The stretch meant they were as comfortable as leggings, hugged my butt and didn’t give any unwanted muffin top, which was a plus. But the extreme distressed style of mine put me off – I felt like so much distressing on a stretch jean looked a little inexpensive, and inexpensive these jeans are not. I have to give her props for the “komfort factor” but I don’t know if I’ll be buying these!
The Denim Tester: Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor
The Style: “Good Legs” Ripped Skinny Jeans
The Verdict: My criteria when it comes to the perfect pair of jeans is simple. I want pants that comes up to my belly button, goes down to my ankles, and is tight everywhere in between. But when you’re six feet tall with hips and a butt, that simple wish list is nearly impossible to achieve. That is, until I put on a pair of Good Americans. These pants truly are all my denim dreams come to life. While some of the ripping on other styles is a little OTT for my taste, this pairs subtle slashes grew on me as the day went on. And having to give the samples back was downright heartbreaking. In the end, my only complaint is that with that many cute styles at those prices, Khloé is going to be the reason I file for bankruptcy.
The Denim Tester: Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor
The Style: Good Cuts, $205
The Verdict: Khloé is my favorite Kar-Jenner (OK, she’s actually tied with Kim), so in my eyes, she can do no wrong. That’s why I can’t hate on this distressed style, even though I’m proof positive these are not exactly flattering in a size 10+. I’m big into ripped jeans, so I tried to be a pillar of body confidence for my double digit girls, but these gargantuan holes did my thunder thighs zero favors (plus at $215, I expect more fabric on general principle). That said, the denim itself was supersoft and the waistline wasn’t cutting off the circulation to my lower half while not exposing my buttcrack when I sat (I’m just keeping it real, people, Khloé would want it that way), so in a more conservative pair, I might be sold.
The Denim Tester: Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter
The Style: “Good Waist”, $169
The Verdict: I’m a total skinny jeans kind of girl, but these made my every day pairs feel like baggy boyfriend denim. They totally transformed my legs unlike any other pair I’ve ever worn. I chose a pair one size smaller than I typically go for which made me a little hesitant, but it ended up making all the difference. The skin-tight fit made my legs look really slim and thanks to the ridiculously stretchy fabric, they feel more comfortable the longer I wore them. I was also a huge fan of the high-waisted design. It made my legs look crazy long (and ignited a ton of compliments from co-workers) and concealed any problematic areas (for me, that’s my stomach) thanks to it’s shapewear-like fabric. I’m a huge fan of the Good Waist, and apparently so are a lot of shoppers — it’s completely sold out on Nordstrom.com and GoodAmerican.com. Trust me when I say, you’re going to want to get on that wait list.
The Denim Tester: Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor
Style: Good Legs Raw Step Hem Skinny Jeans, $169
The Verdict: I love the look of denim, but I absolutely hate shopping for it. Finding the right fit is the most painful process, which is why I was so relieved when I tried this Good American pair. I love the high-waist and the stretch in the denim makes them hug your body perfectly. The weight of jean is really nice too. My only complaint? The ultra-stretch fabric almost feels like a legging, which I’m not a huge fan of.