Monday 19 February 2018


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.

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