R&B Dres arrived: Length question

My apologies for the darkness here; I'm helping my daughter get ready for camp and don't have time for a full photo shoot! :) 

My Dres arrived from Vancouver. Perfect size. Lighter weight and stretchier than my first pair by far but a really nice fit, so I am keeping -- even though they appear to have charged me full price for these. (I'm contacting the SA to see if we can get that sorted.) 

I didn't notice the wrinkling in the front that others spoke about. Or maybe I have a higher tolerance for that? 

These photos are so dark you can see nothing. My question is really about length. Predictably, they are way too long for me. Full length at their cuffed length. Here, I have rolled them up a bunch more times. 

How should I be hemming them? So that cuffed, they are sort of ankle length (as in the stock photo) -- ankle would show with V front booties but tall shaft booties would close the gap? 

In pic 3, one leg is shorter and the other "closes the gap." 

Or should leg show with the higher shaft bootie, too? Mind you, that would be a lot of horizontal lines on my short legs -- and less wearability in my climate, because no way I am wearing bare-leg jeans once it gets truly cold. 

I overexposed so they might be a bit more visible, but I know the quality of the photos is awful. Sorry. 

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • Sal replied 4 years ago

    I like them at the longest - pic 3. I think it is more practical and more flattering. I think these are s great fit and shape on you. As they will mostly be worn in fall/ winter I think longer is better.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Thanks, Sally. This is my thinking, too. 

    Yes, the Dre is a really nice cut for me. I sized up with my blue ones for a bit more slouch -- they are also a lot less stretchy (almost no stretch at all -- more like old-style jeans). This one is lighter weight, with more stretch, so I ordered my usual size. Hopefully they won't stretch out much. 

    It's funny how some jeans simply "get" us better than others. I've had great success with this particular cut, and also with CoH jeans in several styles. 

    I must be a lower body twin with Aziriphale, because her two favourite ever jeans are my two favourite jeans. 

  • crazyone replied 4 years ago

    I think longest is most versatile too.  

    I think the Dre cut works better on you than for me :-)  It just looks like a skinny jean on me, and sizing up means waist gappage (and I don't do belts with pants...).  I returned mine already, but I think I should have held on to it and sent it to you, it was the same size and everything--could have saved you a chunk of change.  

    I found that these ran a full size smaller than the R&B Dres in the Yesler (whiskered Blue) wash. 

  • RobinF replied 4 years ago

    Agree with longest length. I think it looks good with those boots and then they can be worn in the winter too (also a problem here in MI).

  • AviaMariah replied 4 years ago

    I like the longer length and it's also much more practical.  I'm glad you found another great pair of jeans!

  • carter replied 4 years ago

    I'm glad you love them! I like the longer length as well.

  • Joyce B replied 4 years ago

    Am I seeing purple pants? I want some, too! They look great on you but I will leave the length question to others.

  • replied 4 years ago

    They look great, from what I can see.
    I think I like the no-gap look best.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Ha, Joyce. They are burgundy but a rather purplish-brown burgundy, if that makes sense. 

    I think we have consensus on the approximate length -- now to figure out a way to pin them so my seamstress understands what I am after. English is not her first language and sometimes she messes up. 

    C1, that is hilarious about the jeans -- fortunately these are on sale at the Canadian sale price (I hope!!) and it would translate approximately the same, and I didn't have to pay shipping. So I think it worked out, but wouldn't it be funny if I had the same pair? :)

  • jill58 replied 4 years ago

    Yes, definitely, no gap. These pants look great on you. 

  • Muffin replied 4 years ago

    So glad they came in and they look great! Agree with other that the longer length looks best (& will get the most usuage from you). And if you wanted to show some leg, couldn't you just roll them again after hemming?

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    YAY. Glad they worked out. Fit is FAB. Wear them with a fire engine red pullover and grey shoes, if you dare. 

    I vote hack a little off the length so that they cuffs are less bulky. 

  • viva replied 4 years ago

    They are a beautiful color! I was disappointed I had a little butt sag on mine and I really worried about stretching out. But it was so hard to send them back. They're gorgeous. They look great on you, Suz.

  • UmmLila replied 4 years ago

    I like the fit on you a lot, but would definitely shorten them. I am not a big fan of cuffing, but I read that it's coming back. <http://www.whowhatwear.com/gig.....nkle-boots>

  • replied 4 years ago

    Oh gosh, Suz , you MUST get a red sweater and grey suede wingtips - can you imagine how cool that would look?? I'd be all over this burgundy jean craze if/when I am a couple of sizes smaller.  Angie's styling idea make me really want these...lots of silver jewellery, a red and grey scarf ....ack!

  • Banoffi replied 4 years ago

    Those jeans look great on you.  I like the shorter length.

  • Colette replied 4 years ago

    These are a great fit on you! I like them longer and the cuffs less bulky.

    I ordered these but I'm not sure about them so they are in the maybe pile. The color is gorgeous but I thought they would be more of a true burgundy but it reads a little more purple to my eye.

    And I can totally picture a red sweater looking so fab on you!

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    I am hereby on the lookout for a red sweater. :) 

    And maybe some silver or pewter boots. The grey ones are pretty fab. 

    I also have burgundy and cranberry booties (different styles). 

    Now I just have to get my sales associate to adjust the prices on these items. Crazy!! 

  • Colette replied 4 years ago

    Just found a red sweater for you. :)

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    You awful enabler, you!! :) 

    Seriously....it's probably a bit too "tomato" red for me...I need a bit of a cool red. But if you have seen it in person, do let me know! 

  • Colette replied 4 years ago

    LOL, I couldn't resist! I haven't seen it in person but I'll keep my eyes out for a cool red.

  • Muffin replied 4 years ago

    Red, burgundy, & grey sounds like a winner! Suz, I also commented on your JCrew tote bag post- is there a way to highlight so you see when you get new responses? Thinking this would be helpful for those who have a lot of separate posts. Anyway I saw it in store today (I still like the RM one). How does it look with the Dres? Too matchy (I like matchy)?

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Muffin, thank you! I will go back to that post and look. I am not sure if there's a way to do that -- I usually am on the forum so much (blushes) that it is not a problem but I confess I lost track of that thread. I'll go check it out! 

    Dres and the bag look good together -- not too matchy. Good idea! 

  • Karie replied 4 years ago

    I LOVE THESE! They look super fab on you, and I also prefer them at the longer length. 

  • Muffin replied 4 years ago


  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    I agree, being able to do the longer look in 3 is good! These jeans look fantastic on you. I'm going to say we're twins. I think mine from last year are close enough to be called the same. (I haven't seen this year's color in person.)

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Thanks, Sharan. And I have been admiring those jeans on you for an entire year and cursing myself for not getting them last year! You wear them so very well. I was just reminding myself that while they're off getting hemmed, I need to go back through your posts to see how you've worn them. Thanks for that! 

  • gradfashionista replied 4 years ago

    Love these pants on you. I'm kind of torn between each leg in pic 3--they look equally good to me, though left is trendier and right will see you through winter and more years.

  • skylurker replied 4 years ago

    Fit looks good. How's the fabric ? Not too thin for your climate ?
    As for length, well, I'm still wearing my full length jeans scrunched haphazardly on my shoes - cropped jeans in winter look seasonally confused to me - so I have no advice to give :)

  • Brooklyn replied 4 years ago

    I like the longer length in no 3 as well. These look great on you.

  • replied 4 years ago

    It's nice to get a closeup of the bag. It looks fabulous with your burgunday pants, and grey and taupe boots and toppers...oh it's hard to resist!

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    I like the longer length because I do a lot of cheating between tucking in, tucking under, rolling, scrunching and ignoring. I like options. :). These are so fab on you!

  • Cassie Lyons replied 4 years ago

    I like them at the longer length on you.  They do look really nice on you and I love the shade of black!

  • Lucy replied 4 years ago

    Those jeans are made for you! Gorgeous :)

  • Style Fan replied 4 years ago

    They look gorgeous on you.  I will leave the length to the experts.

You need to be logged in to comment