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Stretch Jeans, Explained

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It's 2022, and there has been so much global discomfort in the last few years. We are all tired of feeling uncomfortable and restricted. One thing you should not feel uncomfortable in is your denim! Traditional denim can feel restrictive and generally uncomfortable to wear. It can leave you feeling stiff and unable to feel entirely 'free'.

We believe that stretch denim is the answer to all your uncomfortable prayers. But what is stretch denim?... Denim that looks like traditional jeans but allows for movement, stretch, and versatility that traditional jeans do not offer.

With stretch denim comes versatility. At Robell, stretch denim comes in various products and styles to suit every individual and body type. Whether you prefer jeansskirts, or something in between, there is stretch denim for you. Stretch denim to suit your lifestyle, not the other way around! 

We have broken down the do's, don't's, and details of our stretch denim and why it's the perfect addition to your wardrobe:

What are stretch jeans?

Stretch jeans are denim jeans specially designed with more elastane (elastic) to aid stretch and flexibility. Stretch denim will give you the look of regular denim jeans with legging comfort. Talk about a win-win! 

At Robell, stretch denim clothing comes in various styles, colours, and fits. From capri jeans to full-length jeans to denim skirts, we have created a range of clothing that will move with your lifestyle.

What are stretch jeans made of?

Robell stretch jeans are comprised of 66% cotton, 30% polyester, and 4% elastane. The cotton makes the stretch denim soft to the touch, while the polyester aids in longevity. Cotton is a natural fabric with breathable properties that allow softness and denim integrity. Polyester is a man-made fabric that enables the material to be sturdy and durable. The elastane is what gives the soft, stretchy jeans their unique stretch, allowing for movement and range of motion. 

What is elastane made of? Does it stretch?

Elastane is a synthetic fabric known for its exceptional elasticity. It is a lightweight synthetic fabric known for its abrasion resistance, elasticity, and strength. 

Adding it to trousers and jeans makes them stretchy and movable with your body. Elastane is found in products such as Spandex or Lycra, whose properties include high breathability and stretchability. Comfort is crucial with elastane fabrics, expecting a soft to the touch finish. Perfect for hugging every curve!

Visually, using elastane in your denim will not compromise the look of your jeans. You will still achieve the look of denim, but with a softer, stretchier outcome. 

Do stretch jeans wear out faster?

A common misconception is that stretch jeans wear out faster than traditional denim. However, the contrary is true. By taking care of your stretch denim, your denim will last you just as long, if not longer, than traditional denim. Proper washing and drying techniques will significantly affect the longevity of your stretch jeans and keep them strong and soft for longer. 

How to wash stretch jeans?

Caring for your stretch denim is important in aiding in its' longevity. When washing your stretch denim, we recommend doing so inside out and on a gentle 30 cycle. This will help in the longevity and overall care of your stretch denim. We do not recommend putting your stretch denim in the dryer, as both the cotton and elastane is prone to shrinkage. Hang your jeans to dry, and you are good to go!

Our Top 3 Best Selling Stretch Denim

To give you a better look at the stretch denim our customers love most, here are our 3 best selling jeans laid out in detail:

1). Robell Marie Denim Jean: a power stretch denim to hug you in all the right places! The Marie Denim Jean are flattering straight leg jeans with a false zip front and concealed waistband. With a V side split at the hem, dress up or dress down your Marie Denim with ease. Available in 9 different shades and a range of inclusive sizes.

2). Robell Bella 09 Denim Jean: your pull-on stretch denim jeans that are perfect for on the go! Designed with stretch denim, an elasticated waistband and cropped leg, create the perfect, carefree silhouette with the Bella 09 ankle grazer. Available in 10 different shades and a range of inclusive sizes.

3). Robell Bella Denim Jean: an instant classic! Straight fit stretch denim is perfect for days at the office or nights on the town. Super stretchy and lightweight, they are the perfect jean for both the summer and winter months. Available in 9 different shades and a range of inclusive sizes. what?

Stretch denim really does come with so many benefits. Versatility, longevity, comfort, and of course, style are just some of the reasons that make stretch denim so incredible. At So Simply, we sell all the Robell styles, colours, and garments that are a perfect addition to your wardrobe. Whether you prefer denim skirtsdenim jackets, or stretch jeans, we know we have stretch denim for you. 

At So Simply Robell, we aim to make products that make our customers feel confident in their skin. We believe our clothing will help take you through your day in both style and comfort. Our range of colours and sizes means stretch denim is suitable for varying skin tones, shapes, sizes, and fits. Find us online at to start shopping our newly released Spring/Summer 2022 line and our classic best-sellers. We offer free delivery on all UK orders. Additionally, visit our Robell showroom in Dorset to see our full range of stretch denim in person.

Remember...why feel stiff when you can stretch?