Fall '12 Trend: Wax On, Wax Off (Waxed Denim)

Waxed or coated denim isn’t exactly new. I bought my first pair at Zara two years ago. However, it’s hot, hot, hot for Fall 2012! If you have not tried a pair yet, now is the time. What I love most about a classic 5-pocket jean with some sheen is their total wearability. You can dress them up for a party, dress them down to look a little edgy (because some even resemble leather) or even wear them to the office (if you work in a more accepting work environment or for casual Fridays). With a better price point than real leather, waxed or coated denim breath better than faux leather (which sorry, I think feel like plastic). I still rock my black Zara coated jeans, but for Fall 2012 I noticed a wider range of colors and prints. So this year I decided I wanted to try an Oxblood color, and added the Hudson Juliette Super Skinny in Bordeaux Wax Jean shown in #9 above. I LOVE them! From far away they do resemble leather, but they breathe! Here are 10 waxed or coated jeans you may want to consider:

1. Burberry Brit Mid-rise Coated Stretch-denim Skinny Jeans, $275

2. Juicy Couture Coated Skinny Jeans, $142.40

3. Current/Elliott The Ankle Skinny Metallic-coated Low-rise Skinny Jeans, $250

4. AG Adriano Goldschmied Leatherette Legging Jeans, $198

5. 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Coated Jeans, $138.99

6. Levi’s Modern Demi Curve Skinny Coated Jeans, $61.99

7. Karen Millen Limited Edition Metallic Coated Jean, $130

8. Current/Elliott The Jean Legging Coated Low-rise Jeans, $220

9. Hudson Juliette Super Skinny in Bordeaux Wax, $198

10. Citizens of Humanity Rocket High Rise Wax Coated Skinny Jeans, $229

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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