Elizabeth Day's "perfect" pair of ME+EM jeans is the only denim you need in your wardrobe this summer

The label is a Royal Family favourite - and Elizabeth's £175 jeans are available to buy now

"How To Fail With Elizabeth Day" Podcast Launch Party
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I love her podcast "How To Fail", as well as her book "Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict", but recently Elizabeth Day has really caught my attention with her style.

If you're on the hunt for the best jeans for your body type then her tapered silhouette style from ME+EM might just be for you. They're the barrel leg shape you've been seeing everywhere lately, and we have to say bravo to her stylist Annie Swain for bringing these beauties to our attention!

Elizabeth attended the Mean Girls: The Musical Opening Night at The Savoy Theatre in London this week, teaming her blue jeans with a one-shoulder top by French label Maje, adding Malone Souliers mules and fashion-forward Linda Farrow sunglasses for good measure. At £175, the jeans are a bit of an investment buy, but ME+EM is one of the top British clothing brands for a reason. The quality is seriously impressive, and like Elizabeth - who wore them in two consecutive Instagram posts - you won't want to wear any other jeans this summer.

Elizabeth is clearly a big fan of ME+EM, since we recently spotted her at the Chelsea Flower Show in an eye-catching orange dress by the London-based label, and she's certainly in good company. Kate Middleton, Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh and Queen Camilla are all firm fans too.

But back to those jeans. I love the tapered leg shape, which we've seen a lot this season, ranging from Sienna Miller's M&S collection right up to Alaia. What's more, the mid-blue wash of this version means they'll fit easily into your wardrobe.

According to fashion editor Antonia Kraswkowski, barrel leg jeans "are particularly flattering for those with pear or hourglass body shapes as the looser trouser fit skims thighs, creating a slimming look. Cropped versions of this jean also highlight ankles, drawing the eye to the narrowest point of your leg."

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Elizabeth Day's barrel leg jeans are a great option if you're struggling to find summer outfits for work - they'll pair well with a crisp white shirt or stylish waistcoat, but you could just as easily keep them casual at weekends with a t-shirt and your best white trainers.

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Antonia Kraskowski

Antonia Kraskowski is a freelance fashion editor with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Having started her career at Conde Nast working for titles including Easy Living, Glamour and Vogue New Markets, Antonia went on to work in the fast-paced world of newspapers and weekly magazines, becoming Fashion Editor at Express Newspapers and Magazines in 2014, a role she held for five years before going freelance.Her career has seen Antonia travel the world, shooting in 18 countries and styling campaigns for brands ranging from Ben Sherman and DKNY to Wallis. 

Caroline Parr
Digital Fashion Editor

Caroline is Digital Fashion Editor for woman&home, and has been a fashion writer and editor for ten years.

After graduating from the London College of Fashion, she has spent the last decade tracking down and writing about celebrity outfits, covering events ranging from the Met Gala to the King’s Coronation.

She has an encyclopedic knowledge of brands, but always likes to know about new and under the radar labels. She’s originally from Liverpool, and outside of work, her great loves are leopard print and her lively but adorable cocker spaniel, Ghillie.