Hello! Sorry for the silence the last little while... I’m working on a summer collection which will be launching soon, I can’t wait to show you!
I’ve been hunting for the perfect pair of jeans since, well… forever! Owning a good, quality pair of jeans will take you and your wardrobe a long way. How many times have you quickly thrown on a pair of jeans and ran out of the house? A great pair of jeans is versatile, they will stay in your wardrobe for years and you can mix and match them with pretty much anything.
It is a real struggle to choose a suitable pair of denims for your body type so I did a bit of research and I’ve come up with a few tips that will help you.
You carry your weight around your middle: I suggest going for high rise jeans that have straight or flair legs. Jeans with a flair will elongate your figure and will help minimise your tummy area. These jeans in the picture below go with most figures if you choose a stretch denim.
Straight figure... You don’t have accentuated curves: Choose jeans that have big pockets on the bum. Straight, skinny or flared legs will look great on you if you are tall. If you are short then go for cropped jeans with straight or skinny legs. A trick I’ve learned is that higher pockets on the bum can make it look bigger (if you have a tiny booty like me) and your legs look longer depending on the cut.
You’re curvy: Choose straight legged jeans, high waisted or hipster will work. I would go for a stretch denim for a comfortable and slim feel.
Choosing a shade of denim can be tricky too. Lighter shades are better if you are going for a casual look, the darker you go the more formal you will look. Darker shades of denim are more slimming than light shades. Light colours tend to make things appear larger so be thoughtful when you are choosing the colour. Think about what context you want to wear your jeans in if you are only investing in one pair.
(All images are sourced from www.levi.com)