Some of us are forever in blue jeans. Others find the idea of denim a stretch too far.
For those who need converting, it’s time to summon your jean genie to help you find your perfect pair. When you find them, you’ll never look back.
The secret to choosing a great pair of jeans is time and dedication. It’s unlikely that the first pair you try on will make it into your wardrobe. You’ve got to commit to the search, brave the changing rooms and keep the faith – there is a jean out there for you.
If you can’t face going public, order online and turn your own bedroom into a private changing area. Try a selection from any of the majoy jeans retailers and you’re sure to find a style to suit.
Be honest about your body shape. It’s no coincidence that jeans come in literally thousands of shapes and styles. There’s a pair of jeans for every body so get to grips with yours and you’ll be taking the first step toward success.
Worried about your belly? The new high waisted styles are just the ticket for disguising flabby abs and they won’t make you feel like a frumpier version of yourself. In fact, the thick waistband sucks you in and makes you feel fabulous. Muffin top days will be a thing of the past and to all the world your middle will be mini.
On the subject of love handles, a mid-rise style can help conceal a less than perfect midriff. Look for styles measuring around eight inches from crotch to waistband. Ensure the fit is snug but doesn’t pinch. A size too small will make you appear bigger than you are.
But jeans aren’t all about camouflage. The best jeans also celebrate everything that’s gorgeous about the female form. The right pair will accentuate full hips, pert bottoms, slender thighs, and voluptuous curves.
If you’re lucky enough to possess an hour glass figure, choose a classic wide-leg jean that will keep you looking slim but showcase your best bits.
Mid-rise flares will give pear-shaped girls a bit of balance and an overall streamlined appearance.
Make the most of long, lean legs by pouring them into a classic straight style. Or have fun with a vintage 70s flare teamed with sky high wedges.
Petite women should avoid anything baggy or loose fitting and go for cute cropped skinnies and sexy slim cuts.
If you’re big, bold and beautiful balance out your frame with a boot leg cut and go for a darker shade of denim to give the illusion of a slimmer silhouette. A word of warning to those with womanly hips and thighs – a tapered or skinny jean will make your legs look like chicken drumsticks.
Boyish shapes that go straight up and down benefit from pelvic-skimming waistlines rather than boxy styles like the boyfriend cut which will just look ill-fitting. This is not the occasion to hang loose.
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