Jeans are a staple piece of every woman’s wardrobe, and if you’ve got a pair that fits you well, then the world is truly your oyster, as you can mix and match all you want and come up with pretty much every type of outfit that you want with a minimal amount of effort.
But as you’ve probably found out yourself, finding the ideal jeans ain’t easy at all. They all look good on the girls modelling them, but whenever regular people like you and I decide to try on a pair that seemed kinda cute, there’s always a problem. The length, for instance, is never really right for me, and finding pants that flatter my butt and hide my tummy at the same time is something that I can usually only dream of.
But that only happens when I go shopping for jeans randomly, without actually taking my body shape into consideration. I know I’m not the only one who’s been doing this, so I’ve decided to let y’all ladies in on a bunch of secrets that will make buying jeans something to look forward to in the future.
First of all, let’s see what each body shape looks best in.
The glorious hourglass
If you’re curvy and need a little concealing action for your tummy, everything medium to high waisted is going to fit you like a glove. Your slim waist is a star, but so is your butt, so gaping is prone to occur sometimes. One way to avoid this, however, is to buy jeans with a smaller, more contoured waistband that’s higher in the back and lower in the front. Flared jeans, for instance, will look great on you, as they do a great job at balancing out your hips.
Oh, and by the way, don’t be afraid of a lil’ bit of Lycra.
Plus sized and gorgeous
In this case, you’re probably looking for some pants that will slim you up, so you may want to know that the darker their denim, the better. Steer clear of stretch and low rise jeans – go for a medium rise instead – and try to experiment with a straight leg.
The tall, slender beauty
If you fit the description, well, congratulations sweetie, you’re a real’ lucky lady, especially if you’ve got a soft spot for those sassy bell bottoms that everyone was rocking back in the day. If you’re more of a 21st century girl, however, don’t despair, because skinny and boyfriend jeans will look just as great on you. Oh, and you can most likely rock a low rise cut too, so you practically have nothing to complain about at all.
The petite sweetheart
You don’t want your pants to make you look shorter than you already are, so whenever you go shopping, look for boot-cut skinny jeans or, if you feel like your ankles need some more exposure, go for cropped ones. Both of these styles are extremely trendy, pretty, and so damn flattering for you.
Pear shaped and proud
If you thought trouser style jeans were boring, it’s about time you changed your mind, because this style is bound to look gorgeous on you. Unlike tapered jeans, which usually attract too much attention to bigger hips, they actually slim you down exquisitely.
Buying jeans: some extra advice
- As I’ve already told you in a previous article, you don’t have to be intimidated by clothes that don’t fit perfectly, and jeans are no exception. If you fall in love with a pair that’s too long for you, then it may be a good idea to meet up with a tailor. Don’t be ashamed of this, ’cause even Kim Kardashian herself’s got one. (How else would she looks so fly in jeans all the time?)
- Whenever you go shopping for jeans, it is a good idea to take an extra pair of shoes with you. By doing this, you’re not going to have to guess the pants you’re trying on will look with heels. You’ll know from the very beginning.
- I know that online shopping is really convenient, but jeans are the one thing that you should by no means buy from Asos, because even if you measure yourself at home, you still won’t be able to see what you look like with them on. Go to the mall and try ’em all on before pulling out the cash. Remember, the mirror is your best friend, not your enemy.
- Don’t be afraid to try on bigger sizes. Most of the shops don’t really respect them anyway, and the lady at the counter will definitely not judge you if you buy a Size 12 instead of your usual Size 10.
- If you are still not sure what jeans you should buy, keep in mind that there are certain styles that look on absolutely everyone, the medium-cut flare being just one of them.
Best of luck at your next shopping session, ladies!