Ah, the perfect pair of jeans. Every woman wants to own one, but actually finding them may seem like finding a needle in a haystack. Yet once you do, it’s magical.
Jeans are a staple in most women’s wardrobes, but when it comes to finding a great pair of jeans, knowing where to start can be a bit confusing. After all, there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of jeans manufacturers. What works on your friends, your sister or your daughter may not work for you at all. So how can you find your perfect pair without tearing your hair out? Follow these 5 steps and you’ll discover how easy getting the perfect pair of jeans can be.
1/Assess – Take note of your shape. Are you a little curvy, or a lot curvy? Do you have long lets? Are you petite? Do you have a little extra around the middle? Without any judgment, taking note of your shape will help you to understand exactly what your needs are, helping you to know where to start.
Note: Many brands have a wide array of styles designed for different needs. With everything from built-in tummy control panels, butt-lifting inserts, different rises and innovative fabrics that can make you look (and feel) pounds thinner, it’s pretty certain there is a solution for your needs.
2/ Do Your Homework – No, it may not be the fun part, but taking time to do a little research will help you eliminate those brands and styles that are not right, and zero in on the pair that will fit you like a glove. Ask friends who have a similar shape as you for recommendations. Get online. Take a social media poll. Become familiar with brands and styles and the differences in how they fit. Whatever it takes to find what you need!
Note: Full-service boutiques can be your best asset, with personal shoppers and stylists dedicated to helping you get the right cut and the right size without spending endless hours doing research.
3/ Fit – Getting the right fit is key. These days jeans are not an inexpensive purchase, and you want to be sure to get your money’s worth. You will not wear an uncomfortable pair of jeans for long, so don’t even think about tolerating something that is so-so. Go for amazing! No gapping at the waist, riding up in the rise or bagginess in the thighs. If your skinny jean is too tight in the calf, skip it. Keep trying on until you get it right. If you come close to perfect but need a little help, a great tailor can work wonders. And by all means, don’t buy a pair that gives you a muffin top! Find a rise that is slimming and keeps everything in place.
Note: When trying on your jeans, sit, stand, squat and move around to be sure they move with you and don’t bind. Look at the rear view. Ask about shrinkage. And when you find the pair that fits you like a glove, buy two! Hem one for flats and one for heels, or just to have a backup. After all, finding that perfect pair of jeans was hard work!
4/ Silhouette – Knowing what silhouette is right for you is essential. Your goal is to create balance and the truth is one style does not fit all. Just because a particular style is trendy does NOT mean it’s right for you. Don’t be afraid to try new styles, however, if it’s not right don’t give in.
Note: Mind your rearview. If you’re fuller through the booty, keep your pockets plain and simple. If you’d like to amp up that area, choose pockets with embellishments to make you appear fuller. Choose back pockets that are in proportion with your bum for best effect.
5/ Style – The style of your jeans makes a statement, so be clear they are right for you. If you’re buying a great pair of go-to investment jeans, opt for a dark wash classic cut that will last you for years to come. Once you have those in your wardrobe, you have room to play around with trendier styles, including distressing, different washes, decorative stitching or embellishments. With everything from pull-on to textured and distressed denim, anything goes. Just make sure the look is in line with your own personal style.
There you have it. The perfect pair of jeans in 5 easy steps. While it may not feel so easy when you’re in the fitting room, taking the time to go through each of these steps can help ensure that you get the right pair of jeans. And once you do, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.
Need help to find your perfect pair of jeans? Our Stylista’s can help! Stop into StyleFinder Boutique today for expert help in selecting the right pair for you! Want to go deeper? Book a personal style session with our certified StyleFinder Style Coaches to discover exactly what’s right for you, and learn how to save money by buying only what’s right for you!
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