It's all in the hips: The low rise is faded in popularity and now jeans are being with a 7-8 inch rise. The top of the jeans should be at or right below the hip bone. This allows for comfort and the right amount of coverage when sitting or bending down. If the hips are a concern of yours and you want to minimize the area, try going higher to a 9 inch rise.
Stretch will happen: a problem I personal deal with is the overstretching of denim. After a few uses, the jeans no longer have that flattering fit which is frustrating. When first trying on jeans they should feel very snug. You should be able to button them and they should feel almost too tight from the butt down to the calves (NOTE: If you develop a muffin top on the first try, don't buy! It won't stretch out that much for you).
KISS: Keep It Simple
Tailor it up: If you have short legs like myself, finding the right length and fit is extremely hard. Spend the extra bucks and take your new pair to a tailor so it will fit perfect for your legs.
Perfect Cut For Your Body Type
Hourglass: A classic, wide-legged leg with a mid-rise and flat front. It'll keep you looking slim in all the right places while showing off your sexy curves OR stretch skinny jeans with a simple look.
Pear shaped: Should stay away from anything super-tapered and go for a low-rise flare or classic straight leg. It'll create an overall balance which will help keep your hips looking slim and streamlined.
Plus-sized: A darker-rinse denim is the perfect wash! Be sure the cut is either straight-legged (slightly form-fitting) or a trouser style.
Maintain Your Perfect Pair
Once you find that perfect pair, it's important to take great care of them. Improper care can lead to overstretching, shorter time usage, and color fading.
- For a tight fit, wash once a week to return to the original snug.
- For dark, stiff, raw denim, wear as long as possible without washing
- Turn your jeans inside out when you wash them to protect the color
- Water temperature should be no hotter than the warm setting
- Use your regular laundry soap
- Allow raw, dark, stiff denim to air dry only
- For stretch denim, tumble dry for 40 minutes at high heat to shrink back to size
What are your methods in finding the perfect pair?