Blue jeans are about as American as apple pie, and they’ve certainly earned their spot as a wardrobe staple. We wear jeans so much that sometimes we take the technology behind our fave pairs for granted, but not all denim is created equally. Over the past few years, the brilliant minds behind the denim you wear have come up with some uber-cool innovations, designs and technologies, and we’re more than willing to shimmy into this trend.
Stain repellent white jeans
Photo credit: Joe’s Jeans
Any gal who’s ever spilled red wine while wearing white jeans knows how difficult it can be to get stains out. Last spring, Joe’s Jeans set out to make white jeans a bit less of a laundry hassle when they released Spotless, a collection of white jeans they claimed would repel stains. According to DenimHunt, the collection resists water, coffee, soda and other liquids, thanks to “an innovative wash treatment that repels spills.” And it seemed to have had some success, as many media outlets showed. Now if only we could get a creepy guy-repelling pair of jeans…
Photo credit: James Twiggy Dancer
Say Namaste to jeans you can do yoga in. James Jeans recently unveiled their newest denim innovation, the James Twiggy Dancer, and we’re getting comfy just thinking about it. So what makes these jeans so special, and can you really do downward dog in them? Well, we’re glad you asked. The brand worked with ISKO to give the Twiggy Dancer a denim base that stretches with you but also keeps its shape, so you’re able to move around as much as you’d like without worrying about tearing your pants. Now excuse me while I get into warrior pose to test these babies out.
Photo credit: Wrangler
When Wrangler debuted their “Denim Spa” collection last year, the name immediately piqued my curiosity. I don’t know about you, but “denim” and “spa” aren’t two words I usually use in the same sentence, so the concept had me intrigued. According to the Huffington Post, the skinny jeans were supposed to moisturize your dry legs thanks to a fabric infused with skin care superstars like shea butter, aloe vera and apricot kernel oil. An added bonus? The line’s Smooth Legs moisturizing jeans claimed to reduce cellulite too. There was much debate over whether the denim actually stood up to the test, but I’ve still got mixed feelings about these kind of genius, kind of gross jeans.
Photo credit: DL1961
Whether you’re going away on vacation for a week and only want to bring one pair of jeans or just haven’t gotten around to doing your laundry lately, we’ve all worried about denim odor at one point in our lives. So when I heard about denim that features Silvadur antimicrobial technology, I was interested to say the least. Up until now, DL1961 denim has only offered the technology in their men’s and kids’ styles, but this spring, the line is unveiling it in their women’s denim. The “intelligent” microbial control system gets to work when it senses unwanted bacteria and helps fight off odors so they can stay fresh longer. The payoff? Fewer washes and a long-lasting shape, shine and feel.
Photo credit: Colette Fragrance Jeans
We told you about scented jeans this summer when they first came out, but we figured they earned a spot in this quirky roundup based on their badass scratch and sniff nature. The Colette Fragrance Jeans hail from Portuguese denim brand Salsa and promise 20 washes filled with a fab fruity scent. Each skinny cut pair comes in a different fruit-inspired washed-out white color and features its very own fruity scent. I don’t think my adult self really longs for pants that smell like my favorite fruits, but I do know my closet would have been a scary, fragrant wonderland if they had these things when I was a kid.