Blue jeans are as American as apple pie. But if you are like most women, you probably agree with the sentiment that, by and large, shopping for jeans is often a less than pleasant experience (second to swimsuits), am I right? But really, it can be stressful and hard to find ones that fit just right and the process to get there can be at best, frustrating, and at worst, completely humiliating. I know I have been there many times and to this day I dread going into the fitting room. I feel as though I try on at least twenty pairs before finding one that I am somewhat satisfied with. Luckily, I have learned of a few tips and tricks to finding the perfect pair of jeans and it couldn’t be simpler! All you need to do is stay cognizant of these helpful hints and remember them when heading to the dressing room. It could save you a lot of time and take away what is generally a stressful task! I hope this helps in finding those long awaited jeans you have been looking for! Keep in mind, there is a pair of jeans for every shape, so don’t worry!
1. Have an open mind.
Experiment with different fits and washes. Oftentimes, things might not work for you in your mind, but if you give them a try, you might be surprised.
2. Choose a pair that flatters your figure.
For example, look for a wide-legged jean with a mid-rise and flat front if you have an hourglass figure. These jeans show off your curves while slimming you down in a flattering way.
Stay away from tapered legs if you have a pear-shaped figure. Tapered legs will only emphasize your thighs, making them look bigger. Opt for a flare or trouser style jean, preferably in a medium to dark wash.
Look for flares or boot-cut jeans if you have a rectangle figure, aka, "the boy figure." The flare at the bottom will add curve to your silhouette.
If you have more of a petite figure, look for a slim-cut jean. Boot-cut jeans and cropped skinny jeans both work, in many cases.
Try a narrow straight-legged jean if you have a tall, lean figure. Flare jeans also work well. Just look for something that is well fitted throughout the majority of the leg.
3. Fits well? Double up!
I have done this countless times! If you find a pair of jeans that fit you well, get two.
4. Length is completely irrelevant!
Don’t worry about length, because you can always get them hemmed, or you can cut them raw which gives them a whole new personality. I have done this to so many pairs over the years! I stand at a mere five feet tall and almost always need a hem. I'd say that is mostly the rule rather than exception.
5. Get online, do your research!
This goes well with number one. Don’t always seek out your go-to brands. There are a lot of interesting brands out there to explore, and many different fits to try on.
Finally, REMEMBER, focus on fit not labels! In the end being comfortable is what matters! No body is built perfectly and taking pride in your imperfections is really what it's all about.