Jeans are a key piece in our wardrobes, so a smart buy also makes for an excellent investment; there is, however, such a variety of models to choose from nowadays, it’s sometimes hard to pick the right one. I suppose we can wear anything, when we’re 20, but we should pay more attention to certain things by the time we reach our forties. In the end, it all comes down to our figure and the physical shape we’re in, so I believe you already know the way things work. Nevertheless, I’ve gathered some advice, which I hope will come in handy.
Opt for darker jeans
As we’ve said in the past, darker jeans have a slimming effect and dark denim is generally more elegant. However, the summer season is here, and I know lighter models are much more useful. That is why I also recommend lighter jeans, but not too worn out or ripped, just plain old beautiful, light jeans. If you happen to bear some extra weight, rather opt for dark ones, the effect will be much better.
Try white jeans
We generally don’t wear them enough, despite the fact white jeans are a must have, and they’re always serve their purpose. Keep a pair close on hand and style it with white blouses and the currently so trendy lace tops. Add some leather accessories in natural tones to assemble an elegant look.
No baggy shapes
Baggy pants are so unflattering and not feminine they should almost be forbidden. All that baggy jeans achieve is to make your bottom look like a shapeless sack of potatoes. So, even if you enjoy an exceedingly relaxed style of clothes, it’ still better to opt for something else … these pants will do you no favors.
Boyfriend jeans are ok, but with high heels
Boyfriend jeans are still hot and the advantage side is that the shape became less baggy in the last couple of years, making the look more feminine. They’re still basically loose at the rear end, but not too loose. I recommend that you wear them rolled up and with high heels, which elongates your legs, as all other options will shorten you.
Watch out for the belly with skinny jeans
Muffin top is a no-go, so make sure your belly doesn’t spill over the waistline. It isn’t a matter of the height of the waistline, as much as it is of tightness. Jeans that are too tight cram your belly, which then shows through T-shirts and blouses. So, by all means try to avoid tight waistlines, you should be able to breathe, and try to keep in mind that eventually, you will eat something, which will add an inch or two.
No to an all denim look
While this trend is present, it’s not a good one. Personally, I believe it doesn’t even suit young girls, because it’s too reminiscent of the 80’s and it looks odd despite the fact that fashion is often taking us into the past. The matchy-matchy combinations will age you and make you look strange. Plus, denim colors quickly start clashing, if the shades don’t closely match. In a nutshell, don’t do it.
A bit of stretch
Always make sure the jeans are a bit stretchy. This will make it easier for you to wear, even if the cut is wider. You probably noticed it’s harder to pull on freshly laundered jeans; it’ because they always start out tighter than usual, but a stretchy fabric will make sure they’re more comfortable and keep their shape longer, without stretching out or damaging the surface.
The right size
Never buy them a size smaller. There’s always a salesperson missguiding you, telling you how the jeans will stretch out, which is why you buy a smaller size, but I don’t think that’s a smart move. The size should fit you, and once you figure that out, it’s the same wherever you are. Buying another pair of similar or same jeans, when you find one you adore, is a good trick. It’s not like the perfect fit is always around the corner, so it’s best to buy an extra pair, when you find them.
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