Most of us spend lots of time in jeans, but buying these wardrobe staples can be tricky at best. With so many styles and washes out there, where do you begin? You start by knowing which cuts work best for YOUR body type and build your collection from there to become a JEANious!
WHEN YOU'RE PETITE...
BEST OPTIONS: straight cut, skinny, bootcut
Straight-cut jeans, slim skinny styles (like those pictured here) and fitted bootcuts all help create the illusion of height. Super skinnies best flatter a slimmer petite figure, and cropped styles work best only when they are fitted since they tend to chop height. Wide legs and flares are a red flag since they can be too over-powering. No matter the style, as a petite, you really benefit from pairing heels with your denim. Even simple wedges give an instant, slimming lift!
WHEN YOU'RE AVERAGE...
BEST OPTIONS: bootcut, boyfriend, skinny, flare
Today's fitted bootcut jeans (as seen here) work great for average size gals because they hug curves and elongate. Skinny styles and flares are other flattering options if you're looking for fitted jeans. For a more relaxed alternative, you do great in boyfriend styles unless you're super skinny (too much material!). All shoe options work with any jean cut on an average figure, but adding a heel never hurts!
WHEN YOU'RE TALL...
BEST OPTIONS: flare, bootcut, skinny, trouser leg
The biggest challenge for tall gals is making sure jeans are the correct length, but with so many brands now offering "tall" sizing, there are no more excuses! You have the height to really carry off a flattering flare (as shown here) but also look good in popular bootcut and skinny styles. Avoid anything too baggy. If you want a fuller look, try an easy fitting trouser leg that splits the difference - not too full, not too skinny.
Once you know what's best for your height and size, you also want to follow these general jean buying guidelines that work for everyone:
What's the bottom line? When you pay close attention to what works for YOU and only select styles that truly FIT and FLATTER your body, you become a JEANious and denim becomes your best wardrobe friend. Even Yves Saint Laurent agrees...
"I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex-appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes."
Stylishly yours (and Happy Jean Shopping!),
V & T
Vicki & Tracy
We're professional actresses and models showing you how to "dress the part" for all the roles in your life!