TOP 10 TIPS FOR buying JEANS
Published 10/03/2011 | 05:00
1 Consider the shape of the jean first and then the wash -- the most universally flattering style is a dark-wash mid-rise straight or boot-cut.
2 Wear a style because it's flattering, not just trendy.
3 If you find a great-fitting pair, always buy two -- one to wear with flats and one with heels.
4 And remember they are alterable if you find a 'nearly there' pair.
5 The right length should be just off the floor at the heel -- if you have to have them turned up, ask the seamstress to keep the original hem on them so you can have them let down again if necessary
6 If you can't find jeans in your size or inseam in store, try online.
7 Always wear jeans in store for a while (sitting, standing, walking) before buying -- most jeans stretch with wear and shrink in the wash.
8 Jeans with stretch are more flattering but don't last as long as rigid denim -- don't put them in the tumble dryer as it reduces elasticity.
9 Size the jeans on where they sit -- not the measurement of your natural waist.
10 Avoid builder's butt with a contoured waistband.