“Jeans represent democracy in fashion”- Giorgio Armani
Women’s jeans have been the all American girl’s ideal pair of pants for decades. We have worn them on casual Fridays at work, at home for comfort, and out on the town for style. This article of clothing is the easiest to mix and match with our wardrobe collection, and is a great foundation to easily add our own personal style. Some of my jean styles folded or hanging in my closet are the trouser style (for professional look), ripped (grunge rocker look), straight legged (for simplicity), and skinny pant (for style). We can’t just do without more than one pair. There are at least a couple pairs we cannot live without, and each one is different in its own way (fit, style, comfort, etc.). So let’s face it ladies: searching for that perfect pair of jeans is just an excuse to shop for more!!
Before we go out and add more denim jeans in our closets, read for some helpful tips to better your search:
- Dark denim looks professional and most flattering to all body types
- Sand blasted or faded washes put more emphasis on legs and thighs
- To keep denim from fading, wash your jeans inside out in cold water
- When altering jeans, shorten inseams by keeping the original hem (this will not affect the cut of the leg)
- Longer jeans means longer legs: ideally the hem of the jeans should wrinkle on the front part of the shoe, and backside should be one-fourth inches off the floor in order to prevent from looking like you’ve grown out of them
- Jeans with stretch are a better snug fit and can easily retain its shape
- The smaller the pockets on the back of the jeans, the bigger your butt looks
- Standard size pockets are flattering for most body types
- Jeans without pockets and a yoke add more shape and make butt look more curvy
- Flare leg or boot cut jeans are most flattering and lengthening for every figure
- Skinny jeans are best to easily tuck into boots; more fabric makes it look more clumsy
- Waistband should sit 1-3 inches below the belly button for a comfortable fit
- Consider the rise (part that is from the crotch to the waist) of the jean. This is the most important factor for a good fit. The rise should fit comfortably and should not bunch up (lower rise is needed) or fit too tight.
- Center the back seam along backside should sit directly in between to give butt separation and define shape evenly. If the jeans are too low, they can become baggy and your butt will look bigger or like you’re wearing a diaper.
- Consider different washes to set the tone. Lighter wash looks more casual, while dark/indigo wash can be more formal
- Be daring with the details of a pair of jeans (embellished pockets, buttons, and contrast stitching all add character to the pant).
- Fold and stack your denim for easy storage (separate by washes), and do not be afraid to hang a pair or two of your favorite styles to keep them in good shape.
Consider these denim facts about women’s jeans, and choose the right pair that will work for you!