Eva Mendes is coming for your jeans: ‘I think jeans are really uncomfortable’


Eva Mendes is all about dresses and skirts. She’s all about “femininity” and pleasing her man. She’s also all about shilling for her dress line, the Eva Mendes Collection, with New York & Company. That’s why she’s been doing so much press the past few weeks – she’s shilling for her latest collaboration with NY&Co, plus I guess she has a line of drugstore cosmetics now? Who would have thought that Ryan Gosling would have ended up with the kind of lady who A) shills her own line of drugstore cosmetics and B) shills her own line of affordable dresses at a mall store?

Anyway, her shilling got her into trouble last week when she “joked” about sweatpants and how they were the #1 cause of divorce. She later had to take it back (claiming that it was all said in jest) and even Gosling had to help a sister out on his Twitter. But now Eva is coming after your comfortable pants again!!! She has a new interview with Who What Wear and she’s coming after JEANS. Not the jeans!! NO!

Whether having a baby affected her style: “I don’t think it’s affected anything actually! I feel like I’ve always been kind of rushed—I’m the girl who gets ready really, really quickly. It’s not something I’m incredibly proud of! I wish I was really calm and poised and—for lack of a better word—zen, but I’m not! I just don’t enjoy the getting ready process, although I do like the result.

She doesn’t consider herself a ‘jeans & t-shirt person’: “I love a soft pant, so I make sure they’re included in every collection. But if you see me in jeans it’s probably because all my skirts are at the dry cleaners or just dirty. I mean, I think jeans are really uncomfortable actually—aren’t they? They’re so restrictive! I always prefer a boyfriend jean, but I find those to be restrictive, too! It’s not unrealistic to see me in an outfit like this at home [points to her skirt], just without the belt and the shoes. I’d wear this with a loose tee or a tank top.

[From Who What Wear]

To defend her for a second… some jeans ARE uncomfortable. That’s why women search far and wide for the perfect pair of jeans. It’s a lifelong search in most cases. I remember great pairs of jeans more than I remember most men, honestly. I had the BEST pair of jeans in college. I think they were a thrift-store find, and the leg was perfect for me at the time (boot cut flare, just the right length) and the rise was that perfect not-too-high and not-too-low. They had a great medium wash too. Sigh… I miss those jeans.

My current favorite jeans? No judgment, okay? LL Bean Knit Jeans. They wear like sweatpants, they’ve got the perfect amount of stretch and the leg is perfect (for me). But hey, don’t look at me. I’m the very definition of a “jeans & t-shirt girl.”


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  1. LadyMTL says:

    Good lord, she really does like putting her foot in her mouth, doesn’t she? LOL.

    I’m not a huge jeans-wearer myself (we’re only allowed to wear them on Fridays at my office) but if you find great ones they can be soooo comfy. Right now I have a super cheap pair that I got at Old Navy and they not only look awesome but they are in no way “restrictive”…and they’re skinny jeans!

    • V4Real says:

      First Eva attacked sweat pants, now she’s raging a war on jeans. If this chick comes for stretch pants next I’m screwed. All that’s left for me are slacks and it will be a cold day in hell before you catch me in a pair of Capri pants.

      • homegrrrlll says:

        I think we all should wear only thrift store clothes to offset the horrors of non organic cotton crop toxicity and sweat shops that produce trendy cheap garments. That’s my opinion and if I was a celeb I’d never get an endorsement check of anything. Vive los thrift shops! Power to the people and the Environment!!

    • Rachel says:

      My best jeans ever were from Old Navy. They started giving up the ghost while I was in law school. First it was the belt loops. Who needs belt loops anyway. Then it was the back pocket. So I had my mom patch that when I went home for a visit. Not a week later, the crotch just split right down the middle. It was then I realized the pants were trying to tell me something. Like all good things, it was time for the end. They’d had a good run. But they were worn out. Figuratively and literally.

    • Sabrine says:

      She’s allowed to have an opinion. So what. I certainly wouldn’t say she’s putting her foot in her mouth. I don’t like jeans either. “I” found them horrible to wear, hot in the summer, clammy and cold in the winter. If you don’t have a good body, they are also going to look really bad on you. When I say “I”, I mean only myself, so can the negative comments about how much you love them. I get it.

      • md1979 says:

        Agree 100% with you, both on her being able to have her opinion and about finding jeans cold in winter and hot and clingy in summer. Yeuch.
        I do find that I wear skirts a lot at home – long stretchy ones in FW and swingey jersey ones in summer. Pants are usually my going out clothes, lol.

      • Addison says:

        In a country that tells people to live their own lives there certainly is a lot of how dare you tell me what to do. She is expressing her opinion about not liking jeans. She doesn’t say all women need to hate jeans because I hate jeans. She only said she didn’t like them because she found them uncomfortable because the material is thicker than most of the other things she wears.

      • Harryg says:


      • Bluebell says:

        Agreed. On all points.

  2. GingerCrunch says:

    A “soft pant”?!?!! My eyes nearly rolled out of my head! I’ve seen those dress ads. Awful. Everything is high-waisted and prudish-looking. Yuck. Good luck with THAT!

  3. Mzizkrizten says:

    LOL I too have find memories of certain pairs of jeans. Most of my best jeans came from thrift stores. Nicely worn in and soft. The wrong pair can be uncomfortable though.

  4. Darkladi says:

    Have a seat, Blake Lively

  5. Darkladi says:

    Have a seat, Blake Lively

  6. Hissyfit says:

    I love me some jeans and tshirts.

    • Wren says:

      I don’t think I really own anything else. My idea of dressing up is clean jeans with no holes or dirt on them.

  7. Crumpet says:

    It has taken me 30 years to find the perfect jean [1969 gap boyfriend] and she will have to pry them out of my cold dead hands.

  8. I live in my Simply Vera jeans from Kohls. But I am a jeans and T-shirt gal. I just wish Nike would make a shoe that feels like a sneaker but looks like a loafer or wedge. A girl can dream.

    • AB says:

      Cole Haan makes a line of shoes called something like “Air Talia” that are designed with Nike Air technology. They are cute too. But you have to cough up like $300.00

  9. PunkyMomma says:

    Someone should send her a pair of pajama jeans.

  10. Naddie says:

    She’s right, they are.

    • minx says:

      Agree, I’d rather wear leggings and yoga pants.

      • danielle says:

        Add me to the list – I just don’t find jeans to be comfortable. Cute on others, but uncomfortable.

      • qwerty says:

        Used to only wear jeans, then I bout jeggings at a 2nd hand shop and I’ll never go back.

    • idontknowyouyoudontknowme says:

      Exactly. I hate wearing jeans and pants in general, they are never as flattering or as easy as dresses imo.

    • BangersandMash says:


      and when you get the right pair… Man you’ll wear them till they turn to POWDER!!! And when they’ve turned to dust will you only go jeans shopping

      Therefore, jeans shopping is one of the most feared by women.

      Eva is right… And now, I’m obsessed with her!! I wanna know more about her!!!

    • Josephine says:

      Totally agree, but then again I am thick-waisted, so jeans have never been my thing. To me, jeans are too cold in the winter and too warm in the summer, so they are just right for about 5 days a year in my part of the world. Jeans are revered, I get it, but they most certainly are not for everyone. I don’t own a pair.

      What I am more sick of is the field day women have when Eva even opens her mouth. I don’t know much about her, but I do think it is sick to hear people go off on someone who has the nerve to say that jeans are uncomfortable. Sure, disagree, but cutting her down just for having that opinion seems so tacky and catty.

      • SaintLee says:

        I don’t get the hate either, I can’t stand jeans and haven’t owned a pair in years. It’s just as easy to put on a skirt or slacks and look put together, jeans have always come off as a step above pajamas in terms of clothing for me.

      • md1979 says:

        Yes! Completely agree! Give this woman a break.

    • lucy says:


      Well, jeans can be comfortable — as long as I’m not sitting or bending. 😉

      • It's Not Like That says:

        Ha, thanks! Exactly. They’re good for moving furniture, I’ll give them that.

  11. Kitten says:

    When you suddenly realize your acting career isn’t panning out.

  12. gilmore says:

    She has the worst style though. I’ll take beauty tips from her because she is crazy gorgeous, but she cannot dress.

  13. Lilacflowers says:

    Eva, I’ll put on a dress just as soon as the temperature here goes above freezing but with 7 feet of snow and temps in the teens, well, it just isn’t realistic to see me in a skirt

    • Josephine says:

      I live in wool leggings or tights, wool skirts and dresses and boots. Jeans are cotton and of no use in cold weather in my opinion and experience. Besides, she wasn’t even advocating dresses over jeans.

  14. CamS says:

    I agree with her. Jeans don’t fit me right & the ones that do are way expensive & I’m not willing to pay for them. I spent hours at the mall looking for “just the right pair” & finally a girlfriends Mom asked me why I even bothered to wear them? I haven’t really worm them since. I get asked all the time why I always wear skirts & dresses or if it’s cuz I’m religious. Dresses are easy! I find them at thrift stores cheap & they fit perfect & I dont have to match them just throw them on. Actually people think I take my time getting ready when I wear a dress but it’s cuz I’m lazy. Our definition of “dressy” seems to equal wearing a dress or something? I know girls that buy $200 jeans. To me that’s dressy 🙂 But yeah I find them restrictive as well. I love wearing an empire waist maxi dress & going out to eat & not having to worry about my pants getting tight at the end of the meal. I can eat!

    • sanders says:

      CamS, I totally agree with you. If finding the perfect fitting jeans takes so much time and money, it’s simply not worth it. I prefer skirts and dresses and get the same comments about how I’m always dressed up or the more annoying ‘overdressed’. Meanwhile, I may be wearing a $30 dress compared to someone’s $200 jeans.
      I do feel out of step with my peers though, especially at parties or when meeting at restaurants and I’m the only one not wearing jeans.
      We should have lived in the 50’s and 60’s when dresses ruled, tho I couldn’t handle the hairspray and gloves aspect.

    • Micki says:

      LOL, after Jolie’s post my eyes are watery again!
      I could have listed all your reasons as my own. I love empire dresses for the same reason and I don’t own a single pair of jeans. I never liked myself in any pair and any cut and soft or starched I’ve found them uncomfortable too.
      I don’t much care what anybody else thinks I’ll never wear something I don’t feel comfortable in and clothes that don’t compliment my figure.

    • lunchcoma says:

      I’m with you, CamS. I’ve always heard that the right jeans are super comfortable, but I’ve worn many brands in many price ranges, and I have yet to find them. In the time it would take me to search for that perfect pair, I can find any number of comfortable dresses and trick everyone into thinking I put way more time and thought into my outfit than I actually did.

    • qwerty says:

      Empire waist clothes make most people look pregnant imo.

  15. OhDear says:

    If she’s used to wearing dresses and skirts, pants, particularly jeans, will probably feel restrictive. She’s not saying that jeans are terrible, no good, horrific pieces of clothing only worn by murderers and rapists; she’s just saying that *she* feels jeans are uncomfortable *for her.*

  16. ToodySezHey says:

    I’ll fitting jeans are definitely uncomfortable.

    Best jeans I ever had was some CK Ones I bought in NYC.

  17. Rylan says:

    I live in jeans. I’ve got sloes to 30 pairs& they’re mostly skinnies & jeggings. I have other cuts butthe skinnies & jeggings are the most comfortable , they fit like second skin.

    • Naddie says:

      I live in jeans as well, and I’m trying to change it because it squeezes the hell out of me. I wonder if the expensive ones are comfortable.

  18. Bea says:

    What is with this woman and bottoms?! I think we should all go naked from the waist down so she can calm down a bit.

    • Brin says:


    • briargal says:

      That was my first thought when I read the headline. Maybe then she will be happy!!

      With the length (or no length) of some of the dresses women wear now, they are glorified Tee shirts. I cringe when these women sit down while being interviewed on some of these TV shows. Lots of thighs are shown that should not be shown. Just one example: Some of JLo’s dresses are so short that if she bowed down to shake some of American Idol fans hands while walking on stage to go to her chair…….well you get the mental pic.

  19. Kolby says:

    Why does she have a line of ANYTHING to shill?

  20. lunchcoma says:

    Can I agree with both sides? Jeans are uncomfortable. They look great and are a simple, easy to coordinate style, but they’re pretty restrictive. When I’m in the mood for comfort, I opt for either yoga pants or a knit dress (with fleece lined rights of it’s cold), depending on how formal I need to look.

    All that being said, Eva’s line is ugly, and no amount of shilling is going to interest me in those dresses or especially her take on soft pants.

  21. Dhavynia says:

    She’s not saying not to wear them, she just says they’re restrictive to her.
    I know quite a few women who would rather wear dresses, skirts and dressed pants because they feel more feminine in them.
    I live in Miami where humidity and heat are pretty much all year round even when everyone else is freezing (it reached 90° yesterday) and trust me, wearing jeans outside in that type of weather makes you want to tear them off. Just saying

  22. Tough Cookie says:

    Does her clothing like include turbans? I feel like I’m becoming obsessed by her turbans.

  23. Rachel says:

    As someone who IS a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, I don’t disagree with her. Even the most comfortable pair of jeans can’t compare to a dress or a skirt. In fact, when I get home, one of the first things I do is take off my jeans. They’ll be off before I’ve even made it to the staircase.

  24. Jen43 says:

    What kind of jeans do you all buy? I have a pair of Joes Jeans that I could sleep in. Shoes are what I find uncomfortable.

  25. Jenny says:

    I live in jeans, but it takes a while to find the best fitting while shopping. I’ve got skinny legs, and I hate skinny jeans.
    Does she wear sweatpants more than jeans? They’re pretty comfortable

  26. Kiddo says:

    That Carmen Lace trim dress looks awfully cheap and it falls oddly, even on a model. I’m getting a very synthetic fiber Walmart feel out of it.

    And boyfriend jeans are incredibly comfy, especially if you can find 100% cotton, or very close to that. I think all the stretch material being introduced into denim, where its proportions are higher or almost equal to cotton content, is what makes modern jeans uncomfortable. I’m often tempted to just buy guy’s jeans and have them altered.

  27. teehee says:

    I have one pair of jeans that I only and ever wore when I had to do field work. I agree— first of all, everyone wears it and it is a sea of denim, and most of all, it just isnt comfotable for me. Its a good thing not everyone wears jeans— enough people do already…

  28. Anne says:

    I would rather spend 5 hours walking in 5 inch heels and a dress than spend half that time in jeans. But then again, I have never worn a comfortable pair of pants in my life.

  29. eggy weggs says:

    First she came for sweatpants, and I did not speak out — Because I do not wear sweatpants.
    Then she came for orange Crocs, and I did not speak out — Because I do not wear orange Crocs.
    Then she came for jeans — and there was no one left to speak for me.

  30. mar says:

    she needs to just shut up already.

  31. JenniferJustice says:

    I have shopped a lot at NY&Co but as of lately, their styles are matronly and too casual. Now I know why. Why do career-wear stores engage celebs who have no idea what career wear actually is? Eva does not work in an office. She does not meet with business professionals in an office environment and please, casting calls and “reads” do not count because she’s in character – not dressing as a professional. New York & Co. used to be a very affordable career clothes shop. Now, everything is fluttery and uber feminine. Sorry, I can only speak for myself, but dresses are not what I wear to work. Slacks, suits, and skirts are what I wear and what every other female in the downtown business section are wearing. Sharp, smart & sophisticated – not feminine, flowy dresses. Bummer!

    • Kitten says:

      I haven’t shopped there for about three years, since they closed down the one that was close to my apartment.

      I used to REALLY love them for cheap work clothes, but after clicking on their website, none of their offerings really appeal to me any more.

      They definitely went in a different direction, and not a good one. Too bad…

  32. Velvet Elvis says:

    I am taking this as her giving me permission to wear sweatpants.

  33. md1979 says:

    I really don’t understand the lashing out against Eva. I see no controversy in her statements. She’s just saying what works for her. Yes, she has a skirt/dress-heavy clothing line to support. Whatever, you don’t have to buy it. You don’t even have to like it. I’m sure she didn’t design it, just attached her name to it.

    I feel like some people just sit around, waiting to be offended, and Eva is the latest target.

  34. kri says:

    I wish this woman would stay out of my pants.

  35. TOPgirl says:

    Did she lose her brain in the birthing room? STOP talking Eva and just enjoy motherhood.

  36. Umila says:

    I would like to wage my war on jeans too. Well…denim. I had to go through rounds with my boss at Bath and Body Works (my first job during college). It makes me break out. My skin is freaking allergic to everything and denim is the worst. My skin chafes and the results are ugly. Therefore, I have become a cotton dress girl. Everyone picks on me due to the fact that I always wear dresses. It must be nice to wear jeans. I absolutely love Eva’s dress line at NYC. My favorite dress ever is one of hers. A burgundy one with polka dots. Makes me feel super confident and girly when I usually seem awkward. Thank you Eva for making a super cute line of clothes! On a side note, I wouldn’t call her clothes *THAT* affordable. Mine was a hundred dollars. Guess I’m frugal with money.

  37. LL says:

    I’m not a teenager but I swear by American Eagle jeans. Especially the Sky High Jegging. It’s so soft and comfortable!

  38. Lahdidahbaby says:

    I only wear BDG skinny jeans from Urban Outfitters. They fit me better than any others I’ve had, ever. But maybe it’s just me.

    Well, of course it’s just me. I’m all alone in a room and no one else is talking.