Is ‘Good American’, actually good?

When I heard Khloe had a jean company that was meant for curvier babes, I was THRILLED! I was certain that I would be able to find the “perfect” pair of jeans which is a struggle for most of us, curvier or not…

I have a problem when companies don’t make larger sizes. I have an even bigger problem when companies who advertise THEY do, mislead people. I really wanted to love them. I wanted to support ‘Good American’ in hopes I found the perfect jean; I was willing to dish out the money because of it. I was so excited when I saw the campaign images with models like Denise Bidot, a plus size model. A model I follow and look up too, a latina from Puerto Rico.  Their campaign images are ALWAYS so enticing. With models showcased from all different sizes. These jeans aren’t good – and here’s why. 

I decided that when I needed a new pair of jeans or the next time I was shopping for jeans I’d check out Good American; they are sold at Nordstrom. I am more of an “instant gratification” type of person, rather than an order-online type of babe. Here are some things I found out.. 

  1. They are NOT cheap; I knew this even before I tried them on. They range from $150+. Ouch! I figured with a cute little price tag, a big pay off would come.
  2. They aren’t “plus size” friendly. I am a size 12-14 (sometimes a 10), a size I am comfortable enough to share. In “Good American” however I was a size 18-20 and THAT was pushing it.
  3. Even in those sizes, they fit weird. They don’t fit right – NOT cute. I tried multiple pairs on. Even the girl from Nordstrom agreed, they did nothing for me. Not something I’d pay +$150 for. 

Still, I was shocked. Like ummm.. what? Why on earth would I pay so much for a jean 4 sizes bigger than I normally am, to just look okay? I’m sorry but no. I work hard for my money like most of us do, so no. I won’t be buying “Good American” jeans. Instead you’ll be pleased and maybe surprised like I was that I found ah-mazing jeans for $35 from TopShop. A brand that sometimes caters to small sizes.. Moral of the story – don’t believe the hype.

Ps. I sent this article to “Good American” in hopes they address this. 

Advertisements