FINDING JEANS THAT FIT
We all own jeans and they truly are the main ingredient
of any casual wardrobe. However, they are not all equal or
equally flattering. We are not all born with the same shape,
so, the style we wear will impact the way we look. Have you
ever seen an outfit on one of your friends that looked spectacular
but when someone else wore that same outfit it lost its pizzazz?
That has to do with the body shapes of the two people and
sometimes the color of the garment. Both women could be the
same height and weight but have a totally different shape.
The same holds true for jeans. Here are a few hints when
trying to find jeans that will fit and look great on YOU.
Small flat behind:
If you have a small flat behind and your jeans tend to
make you look smaller, choose a design with detailed
pockets that are high and slightly smaller than those
found on most styles. Pockets will drawn attention to the
eye and will create the illusion of width and lift.
To add curves
Wear low-rise jeans in a cotton-Lycra blend. The clingy
fabric hugs the body and a contoured waistband will help
create curves. Choose a pair that has been lightened at the
thighs and knees to make legs look more shapely. Avoid
standard boot cut jeans that have little shape.
To flatten a tummy:
Try a medium to high-rise (no higher than the belly
(button) in a dark color.
For the appearance of smaller thighs:
Stick to dark colors for sure and wear flared styles
that will draw the eye downward and create balance. Donít
wear them too tight or too loose.
For the appearance if slim hips:
Do look for jeans without front pockets or jeans with
slit pockets and stay away from front patch pockets. Buy dark
colors with stitching that is the same color (or very close)
as the fabric. Avoid light stitching and designs.
To prevent a gap at the waist:
If your hips are much larger than your waist then you will
probably have this problem. What to do? Wear stretch
denim jeans and stay away from crisp or heavy fabrics such
To make your legs appear longer:
Wear a high-heeled shoe and flared jeans that will
completely cover them.