I know we all struggle with finding the right jean. We all dread shopping for that perfect fit.
We tend to run away from wearing what looks best on our body. We want to venture into the realm of loose and baggy.
Well, stop right there no matter what shape or size you are, jeans are the perfect staple piece for your body and your wardrobe.
The best thing about jeans is you can dress them up or down. Here are a few tips when it comes to finding the right jean for you.
Boot Cut, Skinny, Straight Leg or Boyfriend Jeans – Find what work best for you and your body type.
Just because one particular style may not be a trend that season doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear it. Wear what looks best on you.
I love a dark denim. This color will work perfect for every shape and size.
Color is great, but I would direct my choice of color to a jeweled tone. The darker the pant the slimmer you look.
Try Them All
Don’t just stick with one brand. Try on different styles from different stores.
Some stores carry inexpensive jeans or pants made just for curvy, short, tall, or skinny women. So don’t rule out trying different brands or styles.
Focus on the fit not the label meaning there is no universal sizing chart. Different manufactures have different sizes. So don’t fret!
No Mom Jeans
No mom jeans. This goes for everyone, mom or not. These jeans will certainly age you fast.
Most mom jeans bring out the worst in your body because they are high waisted, light washed and taper-legged jeans.
This is not what you want in a jean ladies.
Wear your jeans with the right shoes.
- Skinny pants with flats or boots over pants.
- If you are going with boot cut then wear heels.
- Skinny pants or straight you can wear heels or flats.
Make sure all pants are tailored for the appropriate shoe.
Make sure the length of your pants are perfectly fit with your height and size. They do not need to drag at your feet.
Have them tailored if needed.
Certain jeans that are distressed can have bleaching on the hips, or the bottom knees which can emphasize those problem areas of your body.
Stay clear of those retro friendly jeans.
If you do find a distressed jean make sure you wear it properly.
It needs to be a bit darker of a jean and accessorized the right way like in the picture below.
Dress Them Up
Make sure you know how to wear your jeans.
A night out, find the perfect blouse, shoes, jewelry, clutch and you have the perfect evening attire.
A causal day of shopping might require your favorite flats or wedges, a blouse or tee and light scarf depending on the weather.
Purchase jeans with a good return policy. Purchase a few pairs of jeans, but make sure you can return them if needed.
Take them home and try them on. Have someone whose fashion opinion you trust and get their advice. You can also take a few selfies in the mirror. This helps you discover what everyone else may or may not see.
Treat Them Well
Taking good care of jeans is important. If you find the perfect jean be sure to take care of them.
They will last longer and you will want to get as much wear as possible out of them. I would not wash them a lot. This will change the look and shape of the jean.
When you do wash them, do so on cold and lay out to dry.
If you are into name brands but hate to pay the higher costs, then shop your local consignment stores. You might find the perfect fit for you name brand or not.
Enjoy shopping for your jeans. Take the time to find out what looks best on you.
Don’t let the worries and stress of finding the right jeans keep you from enjoying a style that can look and feel just as good on you as any other person out there.