7 Ways To Your Perfect Pair Of Jeans
Think about it: What’s cooler than a simple t-shirt and cropped jeans in combination with radiant boots and a trusty leather jacket? Jeans have become the must have statement items of our wardrobes, but with so many styles and brands available, purchasing a pair to suit you can be confusing.
When you invest in a pair you love, you will wear them often and for years, so what do you need to know before you buy?
Here are 6 things to think about to help you find your perfect pair.
There are many different styles of jeans, and this can be confusing because jeans come in many variations of:
The cut is the shape of the leg of the jean, which includes:
- Skinny (tight) – A very close fit throughout the leg
- Tapered – Jeans that narrow towards the ankle
- Straight – A traditional cut, narrow leg and ankle (501’s)
- Bootleg – Cut to skim the thigh and widen at the ankle
- Flares – Wider and more exaggerated than bootleg
- Bell Bottoms – Even wider at the ankle than flares!
- Cropped – Length ends at the knee or mid-calf
- Capri – Slim leg ending just above the ankle
The rise of your jeans is the length between the crotch and the waist.
- Super Low Rise
- Low Rise
- Regular Rise
- High Rise
4. Back Yoke
Having the right back yoke on your jeans can make your butt look amazing.
- Inverted Arc – illusion of fuller backside
- Straight – waist appears wider and minimizes curves
- Sweet Heart – lifts and enhances a small butt as they hug the behind
- Plain – Can work for larger butts with its conservative look
Can make or break a great butt! They can add lift, or drag your butt down.
They come in a variety of styles including:
- 4 Pocket – No change pocket
- 5 Pocket – Small coin pocket added
- Fashion Pocket – Highly decorated
- Flap Pocket – Can be flattering on small behinds
- Front Patch Pocket – Attached to the outer of jeans
- Multi Pocket – Cargo Pants
- Rear Patch Pocket – Attached to the back of jeans
- Seamed Pocket – Finished with a seam
- Utility Pocket – Cargo Pant
There are hundreds of different colours and washes for jeans with the traditional being blue denim.
The darker your jeans, the more slimming and dressy your jeans will be. Washed out denim is for a more casual appearance.
Bright colours are usually worn when in fashion or warmer months with darker in colder months.
The fit of your jeans is critical to how you will look and feel when wearing them. If you have the right fit for your body shape you will look amazing and love your jeans forever.
Think about the following when shopping for the right fit of jeans for your shape:
- Allow for stretch or shrinkage.
- Right length for the shoes you will be wearing them with.
- Button fly or zip should sit flat.
- You should be able to squat, sit and move around easily and effortlessly in your jeans. Do this in the shop or change room.
- For a flattering look, go for a higher back and lower front.
- Pockets need to lie flat, not stick out, especially at the sides. Maybe avoid side pockets if this is the case.
- Love what you see in the mirror, not the price tag. Although, remember the "price per wear" concept. If you do invest in an expensive pair of jeans, then wear them often so you don't waste your money on something just hanging in the wardrobe. The jeans I have in the picture to the right would be 4 - 5 years old and a pair I still love. A great investment.
This article is an extract from our eBook, Your Ultimate Style. Learn how to design jeans for your own body shape and learn how to develop your style so you can become a fashionista, effortlessly. Purchase "Your Ultimate Style." for $19.95 here. Over 1,000 sold to date.
Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching, Author and A Professional Image Stylist. Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.
Find articles and stay in the know by subscribing to Cazinc on the website, or join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
Please leave comments below or email Carolyn@cazinc.com.au.