How to Find Perfect Fitting Jeans (5 Steps)

How to Find Perfect Fitting Jeans

Here, I’m going to discuss a very common topic: how to find the perfect fitting¬†jeans for you.

I wanted to talk about how difficult it is to find the right pair of jeans since it is a true battle. Many women tell me that they are always on the lookout for a terrific pair of jeans that not only feel comfortable and are quick to throw on and go, but also make their butt, thighs, and legs look good.

Basically, we want everything to be in its proper place.

I’m going to guide you through some things that you should keep in mind when hunting for the right pair of jeans.

I guarantee that if you follow these instructions, you will have the easiest time finding a pair that fits you perfectly.

Color

When it comes to finding the right pair of jeans, the color and wash are the most important factors to consider.

Denim comes in a wide range of colors, from extremely dark washes to slightly lighter rinses.

You should carefully consider why you desire denim in the first place.

If you want your jeans to be an all-purpose item that you can wear in all facets of your life, you should choose a wash that is as dark as possible.

Dark washes always appear dressier and more polished because they’re borrowing from the business side of a black pant, navy pant, or something similar in terms of the color that you’d wear in a corporate context.

Anything that is a little darker will always appear to be a little more sleek and elevated.

If you’re looking for lighter washes for spring and summer, bear in mind that the lighter the denim, the more casual the jean will be.

That’s not to say you can’t dress up a pair of light wash jeans or skinnies with a pair of heels, but when it comes to wearing them to work, if you compare someone wearing a dark wash skinny jean to someone wearing a light wash skinny jean and put them in the same outfit, the person wearing the dark wash denim will look a little bit more polished.

As a result, I always suggest investing in a dark wash skinny jean. They’re really flattering, and they go from day to night with ease. As a result, I strongly advise purchasing a dark wash.

You should also be aware of the amount of distressing on the jean. There are a variety of jeans with varying washes across the thigh, knee, and calf. They’re all over the place, and these little horizontal lines that provide a light wash on top of it can help to draw attention to a certain region.

If you’re self-conscious about your thighs, for example, you’ll want to make sure that this type of distressing isn’t present because it will call attention to that area.

The reason it stands out is that the rest of the jean will be significantly darker. When you have a lighter pop and a little bit of funkiness in that place, it will attract the eye in and the eye will want to take in that information in that detail, which is why it will become a more prominent focal point on your denim.

Rise

The rise is the next and arguably most important aspect of a jean to examine.

Depending on your body type, you’ll want to seek for a jean with a certain amount of rise. So many women tell me that when they’re shopping for jeans, they just want to avoid getting a muffin top.

Muffin tops make women feel fat, as if they need to lose weight, as if there’s something disgusting about their bodies, or as if there’s anything wrong with how they dress.

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It has nothing to do with you girls, believe me. It all boils down to the word “cut.”

If you get the improper cut for your body type, it will give the shape of a muffin top. However, it is not you who is overweight or needs to exercise. It’s the jean you got that has to be altered or replaced with something more attractive and tailored just for your body type.

If you have a normal, hourglass, or pear-shaped body, you should look for a jean with a mid-to-high rise.

A mid-rise jean is one that sits an inch or so below your belly button. It won’t go all the way down to your hip bone, but it will stop around an inch below your belly button. A mid rise is defined as reaching your belly button.

Because you can obtain incredibly high waisted pants, high rise is usually from the belly button to just above it. Anyone with a pear shape, an hourglass shape, or a standard body type will typically want the rise of their pants to come somewhere along that gradient, from just below their belly button to just above.

Because an hourglass and a pear shape have a more large or broad hip, we round out in that area before cinching in and become a little smaller towards the waistline. It doesn’t have to be dramatic, but it should indicate that you have some sort of shape or tailoring in that region.

If you have that shape and buy a low-rise jean, your jeans will either fall off or you will have to tug at them continually to keep them from falling.

That’s because the jean isn’t cut over the wider section of your hip, so there’s nothing for it to grip onto to keep it from slipping off your body when you move, bend down, or go about your day.

If you have that shape, and you get something with a mid to high rise, it will grab at the small of your waist and instead of slipping off your hips when you bend down to do something or just going about your day, it won’t be able to move any further than the small of your waist because that’s where you start to get broader and the waistband of your jean won’t be able to stretch out that way.

Not only that, but because it covers that round, robust portion of your body, it will prevent you from developing the dreaded muffin top that so many women fear.

Plus, for a lot of these body shapes, the small of your waist is often where you want the emphasis point to be. If you wish to tuck a shirt or blouse into your jean, it also looks quite flattering.

If you have an H, O, or V body shape, you should look for something with a mid to low rise.

This is due to the fact that these body shapes are more streamlined through the centre. They have a torso that is either a little bit longer or a little bit fuller. Make sure you have something that allows your eye to travel downward and sit at the bottom of your hips instead.

Because many of these body shapes lack definition around the waist, wearing anything that sits lower on the hip line is really attractive. It’s stunning, and it’s designed to look like you.

The reason I recommend a mid to low rise, especially for an older body type that is extremely rectangular through the body or through the midsection, is that chopping a rectangle in half with a mid or high rise would make that person look shorter and wider since they are now split in half.

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What I want to do is put a low-rise jean on you, which will make your torso look a little bit longer and flattering, which is why the low-rise will look absolutely stunning.

Stretch

Stretch is another factor to consider, depending on your body shape and how much curve you have.

If you’re a curvy lady, you’ll definitely want some stretch in your jeans. This is especially true for hourglass, pear, or even O-shaped forms. You definitely want some stretch in your denim because it will ensure that everything hugs your curves flawlessly and looks faultless on your bum, hips, and thighs.

If you have a V shape or a H shape to your body, getting something with a firmer fabric, or even a conventional fabric with minimal stretch, will look simply stunning since it will fall nicely down the lines of your body.

Pockets

The pockets are the next thing you should think about.

When it comes to denim, the pockets are typically overlooked, yet they make a huge impact in how your backside looks.

When it comes to denim, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want their bum to be on point. When you wear your jeans, you want a nice tiny tush. As a result, taking the wallet into account is crucial.

The rule of thumb for jeans, regardless of body shape, is that the pocket size (the actual pocket square) should scale with each bum cheek.

The reason for this is that it keeps your bottom in proportion to the denim. If you have a pocket that is too little and it sits on a jean, it will make your bum appear twice as big, and if you have a pocket that is too large and looks like it’s eating the entire rear end of the jean, it will also make your backside look way too small and droopy.

That is something that no one desires.

On that topic, you’ll want to double-check that the pockets are in the proper location. Now, if you have a low-hanging pocket that wrinkles into your bum and then hangs a little below that, it will make your booty look a little lower and droopy, which is something you want to avoid, especially if you have a low hip.

What is the best pocket size?

Always make sure that the very bottom of the pocket, the crest of the pockets, falls right into the crease of your bum or just a little above it when it comes to pockets. It’ll look wonderful on your bottom because it’ll be very flattering.

That’s exactly what you’re after.

Let’s talk about the cuts and how they should sit now that you know your perfect wash, where the pocket should sit, and what your ideal rise should be.

Length

Skinny jeans are available in a variety of lengths. One should fall around the small of your ankle for the most attractive cut. Some denim makers like to make their thin jeans a little longer so that they gather up around the ankle. While it’s a style, it’s not nearly as sleek or as attractive as a shoe that sits perfectly at the small of your ankle.

Just like the distressed denim I mentioned earlier, any more detail anyplace on your body will draw attention to that part of your body. If you’re petite, a lot of ruching near the end of a jean, for example, will make your leg look a little bit smaller.

If you already have a little canvas to work with, avoid doing stuff like that because it will give the impression that you’ve just sliced your leg off.

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Make the investment in having the hem cut to your preferred length. It’s usually approximately a fifteen-dollar change. It is well worth the investment. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. It’s always the small details that elevate the rest of your outfit.

If you want to go back into the traditional boot cut, which is another wardrobe staple, I have a little additional information about what type of boot cut or flare you should have in your closet.

For this one, you’ll want to look in the mirror to discover what works best for you, because it will be different for everyone.

The bottom flare of a pant, regardless of whether it’s a flare, a boot cut, or a bell bottom, should be the same width as the top of your thigh.

When you have a flare on the bottom of your pants, the only difference between a boot cut and a bell bottom is that a boot cut is a very little flare that is a little wider, and a bell bottom is much wider. If you have a lot of curves, you’ll want something with a bell bottom or a flare since it will match the breadth of the top of your thigh and, as a consequence, everything will seem so streamlined, elongated, and lovely when you wear it.

Recognize that some manufacturers cater to specific body types only. Yoga jeans, for example, are a favorite of mine. They’re fantastic for women who need a little stretch and something that’s mid to high rise and have an hourglass or pear shape or a typical body type. They’ll be the most comfortable denim you’ve ever worn on your body since they’ll fit like a glove.

Yoga Jeans is a brand that originated in Canada. If you live outside of Canada, you can get them from Canadian stores and have them mailed to you. They will, without a doubt, be well worth your money. You’ll never want to take them off. I strongly advise you to investigate them.

If you don’t want to do that, then DL1961 is another brand that I recommend. They’re also quite lovely, in my opinion.

I also enjoy the show Good American. They’re someone who leans toward the hourglass shape. They’d also look amazing on a pear shape, especially with the rise in denim.

If you’re on the other end of the spectrum and want some extra room, perhaps around your midsection so your denim doesn’t dig in, I recommend black denim. They’re fantastic. They have an excellent leg fit, yet their waistband is soft and has a lovely stretch.

American Eagle is another favorite of mine. They’re also an excellent brand with excellent stretch. If you’re searching for something more economical, there’s also Joe Fresh. Straight cuts are a signature of Joe Fresh. They’re great if you require more room in the waistband, a lower rise, or a more angular cut.

You can tell a lot about a jean just by looking at it when it’s laid flat.

The Yoga Jeans I stated before are wonderful for folks with a curvy shape because they include arcs or curves across the top of the hip that travel up towards the waist. That’s a positive sign that it’ll cinch around the waist and keep the gaping at the back at bay. And we’ll stick to your figure like glue.

Other styles are more straight along the hips, so they’re great for someone with a more rectangular body type and will look fantastic on them.

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  • Gloria is a top-performing fashion designer with more than eight years of experience in developing fashion concepts.

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