I’ve often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes. – Yves Saint-Laurent
Aren’t we all familiar with that satisfying feeling of finding the perfect jeans? It’s a serious life-changer. But when it comes to denim, we tend to focus on just the one style, ignoring the wide range of cuts, washes and details the market has to offer these days. From the super skinny fit to the ‘90s inspired Mom jeans, there are styles for every mood and occasion. But more importantly, there are jeans perfect just for you, and the trick is to find the right fit to flatter your best features. But worry no more, we’ve got you covered:
If you have some extra in your midsection area, choose high-waisted jeans that will hold in a tummy. Avoid low-waisted and middle-waisted styles that will create a muffin top. Simply choose a pair made of thick denim in dark wash for a more flattering look. Also steer clear of exposed pockets, embroidered details or any decor in the midsection area, as you have to take away the focus from anything extra.
Finding a pair of jeans that fit both your hips and waist might be a problem. Just remember two very important words – stretchy denim – and the problem is solved. But there is one more thing to keep in mind. The most flattering jeans for those with bigger thighs are flare jeans. These will balance the silhouette. And the good news is that flare styles are on trend at the moment.
If you’re curvy, dark wash high-waisted denim should be your go-to option, and straight leg jeans should work the best possible way. The denim itself has to be stretchy enough and thick, so it won’t lose its shape. If you choose a pair of slim jeans, they’re going to accent your proportions. You should’t choose cropped jeans or those which are folded at the cuffs. These styles are likely to make you look shorter.
For petite women, the biggest problem is always length. Usually, the cropped styles look like they’re right, but then the waist sizing can be wrong. The easiest way is to look for a right pair among the brands with the special petite lines. Many mass market stores are already there, offering a wide range of styles for both ultra-petite and tall women. Alternatively, make the high-waisted dark wash denim your daily mantra. These will give the illusion of longer legs.