We’ve all got our favourite jeans. They are such an easy choice, just the right thing to reach for in the closet. But somehow, we’ve discovered that not all jeans are alike—at least not at our age. The fact is, there are so many different cuts of jeans out there, we sometimes need a handy guide. For the same reason we can’t hit the cheap and cheerful trendy stores at the mall for short shorts or crop tops without knowing how to wear them, we need to consider the type of jeans we are wearing by focusing on two things: fabric and fit. Or so says jean expert Jason Trotzuk of Fidelity.
THE BEST JEANS FOR WOMEN AND HOW TO WEAR THEM
DENIM TIPS TO KEEP IN MIND
Quality. While all jeans should theoretically begin with denim, premium brands are set apart by the manufacturing process, from spinning the yarn itself all the way to treating the finished garment. A pair of Fidelity jeans, for example, has been worked on by more than 20 pairs of hands by the time they hit the boutique floor.
Fit. In terms of fit for our 40-year-old shape, we are always mindful of the muffin top. Styles with a mid-rise sit just high enough to feel right. And watch that backside, too! High-waisted jeans can create the dreaded mom-butt if you’re not careful. But it works well if it’s balanced with a wider bottom, the kind you’ll find in flare jeans.
Wash. Lighter washes and prints draw attention to that body area and denim whiskers draw attention to your thighs. If you want to create the illusion of a slimmer figure, opt for a super dark wash.
Attitude. No matter what kind of jeans you choose, confidence is key. Jeans were worn by women as a sign of rebellion in the earlier days and that doesn’t have to change. A little edge with our comfort goes a long way.
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