I wanted to do a post on jeans as it’s something most my clients ask me!
Not all jeans are created equally, and I want to help you find the perfect pair that fits you perfectly. Here are some tips and tricks for finding the perfect pair FOR YOU!
I wear jeans at least 3 times per week. Sometimes more. I’ve tried on hundreds of pairs!
I constantly see women wearing the wrong size or style of jeans for their body. So let’s talk about it!
And remember, the perfect pair of jeans for me might not be the perfect pair for you, because we have different bodies. So it’s important to be patient and find the pair that’s right for you.
WHICH RISE OF JEANS DO I CHOOSE?
* This is totally personal preference, and definitely depends on your body type.
* If you carry weight around your stomach, avoid low rise jeans because it creates a line on your body right below this wider area of your body.
* If you have a flat booty, steer away from super high rise since it makes your bum look flatter.
* Try different styles and heights to see what works best for your body.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE WAIST OF YOUR JEANS
* The most common issue I see is gaping in the back. Your jeans waistband should touch your body all the way around, or else they’re too big, and you need to size down in the waist. If sizing down makes the rest of the jeans too small, choose a different brand or get it altered!
* If your jeans squeeze your waist and cause your stomach to squeeze out over the top, your jeans are too small. Size up.
WHAT LENGTH SHOULD MY JEANS BE?
* Skinny and straight fit jeans: The most flattering spot for the hem is right above your ankle bone. You don’t want any excess fabric bunching around your ankles. If they’re too long, choose a brand that offers petite lengths. (Stores like Miss Guided offer length and size options)
* Boot cut and flared jeans: These are most flattering with a heeled shoe (wedge, heeled boot, stilettos, etc). The hem of the jeans should hit about 1″ above the ground when you’re wearing your shoes.
* Wide leg jeans: If you’re wearing long wide leg jeans, apply the same rules as the flared jeans. If you’re wearing cropped wide leg jeans, apply the same rules as skinny and straight jeans.
THE CROTCH AREA (YEP, I GOT TO TALK ABOUT IT)
* Your jeans crotch area should not point or bunch when you sit. If they do, the jeans are too big, or are not the right style for you.
* If your jeans give you a wedgie in the front, or accentuate your front parts in any way, they are either too thin of a material (like jeggings), or too tight.
* The placement of your pockets determines how your bum will look.
* Low pockets make your bum look saggy. High pockets make your bum look longer and often rounder. Pockets with a wider space between them makes your bum look wider. Small pockets make your bum look bigger.
* In my opinion, back pockets make or break a pair of jeans for me.
* Everyone has a different shape, so try on a few brands until you find a pair with back pockets that flatter you.
WHICH JEAN FABRIC IS BEST?
* There are so many jeans, and so many different materials. Some true denim, some lightweight jeggings. I won’t say that one is better than the other, but some fabrics sag after an hour of wearing. Some fabric is too lightweight so it shows underwear lines and stuff. Some fabric is too stiff and restricts your movement.
* I personally like a medium weight stretch denim. But that’s just my personal preference!
* Just know that there are lots of options out there, and if you feel like all your jeans are sagging after a few hours of wear, or all of them are too thick, it’s time to try a new brand of jeans.
My last tip is darker jeans are good for ladies who want to give the illusion that their bottom half is smaller and lighter pairs will highlight the area.
Hope this has helped!