It seems that everyone wears jeans! Over the years they have become firmly established as the number one wardrobe essential. They are so versatile and go with everything, but some jeans look better on some people than others. So what tips are there for looking your best in denim?
Size and shape
Firstly, you need to make sure that your jeans are the right size for you. Remember that sizes differ between companies so they won’t always be the same, even if the label says they are the size you take.
You also need to be aware of what cut of jeans looks particularly good with your body shape. Taller women look good in flared jeans, as do women with wider hips as it tends to even out the shape. Straight leg jeans work well if you want to make your legs look longer, and skinny jeans are good for petite girls.
You also need to pay attention to the rise of the jean at the front and the back. This is the distance from where the seam is at the crotch, to the waistband of the trouser. This should be tightly fitting. Baggy jeans aren’t that flattering.
This summer is all about big and bold colours, so think about getting some bright denim. You need to think about what colour goes well with your skin and hair tones. Big block colours will make you look bang ‘on trend’ and will really brighten you up, even if the British summer weather doesn’t.
If you are going to stick with blue, then think about going for a darker wash as this is easier to dress up and looks good with any body shape.
Go for names
With jeans, you basically get what you pay for. If you purchase cheap jeans from the high street they are going to look cheap too. They will also wear quickly and lose their shape. But if you go for a pair of well-made Firetrap jeans then you know you are going to get your money’s worth. Shop online for brand names and you might even be able to get them much cheaper than in the shops.
Follow these simple rules when buying your jeans and you too could get the very best out of your denim.