It’s no secret that the Strategist is a fan of the size-inclusive clothing label Universal Standard, maker of our favorite basic-but-not-boring unitards and jumpsuits. And in the jeans department, the brand is practically unparalleled; as the writer in charge of our denim coverage, I can’t tell you how many times Universal Standard has been name-checked, and its Seine jeans are a particular standout. Freelancer Maggie Fremont introduced us to them: After having a hard time finding a well-fitting plus-size pair, she actually giggled when she first tried on the high-rise, skinny style. “Miracle of miracles, as structured as they are, I can still move (and sit) without restriction,” she says. Since then, the style has made appearances in our guides to the best petite jeans, plus-size jeans, and, most recently, plus-size work pants. But here’s the best part: Through September 5, Universal Standard is giving Strategist readers an exclusive $20 discount on the Seines with the code STRATSEINE, bringing the jeans down to $78 from $98. They come in sizes 00 to 40, with petite and tall options in addition to a regular 27-inch inseam. The jeans are also available in four washes, including “true blue” and “dark indigo,” so we suggest stocking up ahead of fall.
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