Jeans are an essential part of any wardrobe. They can be worn casually or dressed up, and they’re usually more comfortable than other options like khakis or skirts. Finding the right pair of jeans can be difficult though, especially if you’re not sure what type of jeans to buy for your body type. With the following tips, you’ll be able to find a pair that fits comfortably and looks great on you at the same time!
Fabric Is Everything
The right pair of jeans should make you feel stylish and comfortable at the same time. The first step in finding these elusive denim unicorns is to understand the different types of fabric.
There are three main types of denim fabric: stretch, non-stretch, and raw. Each type of fabric has its own benefits and drawbacks.
Stretch denim is usually made with a blend of cotton and spandex or Lycra. This combination gives the fabric a little bit of give, which can be extremely flattering on certain body types. The downside to stretch denim is that it doesn’t always hold its shape as well as non-stretch denim.
Non-stretch denim is exactly what it sounds like: 100% cotton with no added stretch. When shopping for this type of denim, think about your lifestyle. If you work out frequently or just want to ensure your jeans will last longer, then this is the option for you. On the other hand, if you live an active lifestyle but still want to look stylish when dressing up (think long walks around town), then this might not be the best choice.
Raw denim is the least common fabric. It hasn’t been prewashed so it’s stiffer than most fabrics, but it also gets softer with wear. Raw denim is great for someone who wants their jeans to form to their body because of how tight they are when new. Raw denim also typically lasts longer than both stretch and non-stretch jeans because they’re often made from high quality materials such as organic cotton and selvedge threads. While they may be pricier upfront, they’ll pay off in the long run. So while one person may find that raw denim is too restricting, another person may find them to be perfect. Just remember: you get what you pay for!
It all starts with fit. If your jeans don’t fit well, they’re not going to look good no matter what. But finding the right fit can be tricky, especially if you’re not sure what body type you are. Here’s a quick guide:
If you have a small waist and wide hips (like me), you’ll want to look for jeans that are tight in the waist and have a flared or wide-leg silhouette. This will balance out your proportions and make your hips look narrower. Avoid skinny jeans, which will only accentuate your hip width.
If you have an hourglass figure, you want to find jeans that hug your curves without being too tight. You should also try jeans with stretch so they’ll mold to your shape better. If you’re straight up and down, seek out jeans that won’t bunch at the waist when sitting. Cropped styles might work best for this body type because they’ll draw attention away from your torso.
If you have larger thighs and calves, try on a variety of styles until you find something flattering on both legs. You may need to size up so there’s enough room in the leg opening without bagging at the knee – but this is less important than getting a flattering thigh/calf area since most people won’t see it anyway!
Wearing jeans that fit well can be a game-changer when it comes to your everyday style. But with so many different cuts and styles on the market, it can be hard to know where to start. The key is finding a pair that complements your proportions.
Here’s a quick guide to help you find the right pair:
1) Skinny or Straight Fit – If you have a long torso, hips or legs then skinny or straight cut might work best for you. They offer less room in the thigh area than other cuts and styles but they do provide more comfort in the waist area because they sit lower on your body.
2) Bootcut – If you’re looking for an alternative to skinny jeans but don’t want them too baggy, bootcut might be worth considering. They come in all lengths from cropped to ankle length so there’s bound to be one that will suit your taste. Bootcuts are also flattering on most body types and a versatile choice as they go well with flats, boots or heels.
3) Flare Leg – These are another great option if you’re after something slightly more comfortable than tight jeans but still want to look stylish. Flare leg pants are often loose around the thighs and taper at the knee which means they provide enough space for movement without being too baggy. They also come in all lengths so there’s plenty of choice. Flares look good with skirts, shorts or dresses depending on how short you prefer your hemline.
When it comes to finding the right pair of jeans, color is everything. The right color can make you look slimmer, taller, and more put-together. But with so many options on the market, it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re not sure what color jeans are right for you, here’s a quick guide
The two main categories are blue jeans and black jeans. Blue jeans offer lots of variety in terms of shades but tend to be cut wide at the waist, which may not work well for everyone. Black denim is an excellent choice because they’re versatile enough to go with anything and they come in every shade from light gray to dark navy blue or even purple. For women who want something other than black or blue denim, there are also distressed denims, vintage denims, reds, khakis, taupes etc., all will work just as well as black or blue denim when it comes to a flattering fit!