Defining Denim Styles

Defining Denim Styles

Along this fashion journey, I have made several important discoveries. One of those, gasp, is that not everyone loves to shop and not everyone understands what they are looking for when they are in their favorite (or least favorite whichever the case may be) shopping center. So, to aid you on your journey I wanted to provide a little bit of guidance when it comes to the terminology that goes along with choosing denim.

Boot cut

Skinny Jean

The skinny jean will be fitted through the waist and thigh area and then continue to be super snug at the leg area. These are best paired with a loose-fitting top and flats for summer or a great knee-boot for fall and winter.

Boot Cut Jean & Barely Boot Cut Jean

The bootcut jean will be fitted at the waist and hip and then flare out at the ankle. This is one of the most universally flattering options and can be worn with all shoe tips. If you are on the petite side, then choose the barely boot version because it will help balance out a smaller stature.

Boyfriend Jean

The boyfriend jean is perfect for the boyish figure and are a super causal option that should be paired with a great t-shirt or cardigan and finished off with a great loafer. They will be loose-fitting through the waist, hips and legs and are often worn rolled up for interest and effect.

You can also choose most of these options in a low-rise or mid-rise options. The rise refers to where the waistline will fall. Since no two shapes are exactly alike, when you consider which rise is best for you, be sure to try on several options and then bend over in front of the mirror before you make a purchase. The last thing that you would want to do is purchase a jean that will flash your undies to the world.

Now, we want to hear from you. What are your best tips for choosing denim?

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