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Which jeans do I buy to suit my body shape?

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There is so much choice on the high street these days!!  So where do I start?    How do I choose the right pair for me?  Jeans are very personal it  depends on your style, your body shape and what you are going to wear with them.

Skinny Jeans

Styled correctly can look good on most body shapes. Skinny jeans look good with ballet pumps, high sandals and tucked into a lovely pair of boots which makes them so versatile. Layering is the key, wear with a shirt under a long knit jumper to make your upper half look longer. Tunics look good or a long line cardigan. To straighten out curvier hips team with a hip skimming blazer. If you are conscious of your tummy choose a high waist Jean with some built in support to smooth out your troublesome tummy. Choose a stretchy denim for added comfort.

Kick Flare Jeans

These are a favourite of mine and not only are they seriously chic but they are great for adding shape particularly if you are a tall slim lady like myself.  If you go for a pair that skim the floor and hang over your shoes they can make your legs look long. If you choose a pair that kick out from the knee they will create an hourglass silhouette particularly if you are big busted.

Boot Cut Jeans

You can never go wrong with a good pair of Boot cut Jeans a wardrobe staple in my mind,  and if you get the fit right they compliment any figure. Choose the thicker denim that won’t loose their shape.

Boyfriend Jeans

I always think of these for the younger girls, but now we are seeing new skinner lines. These jeans normally come with larger belt loops, which is ideal if you are heavier around the middle as you can add a large belt to create a waist. This shape of jeans is for a more casual look and best teamed with a nice tee. Choose a darker denim to make your legs look thinner.

Coloured and Patterned Jeans

These are a good alternative to the tradition denim, I own several different colours myself and feel that they have a smarter look and are particularly nice in the summer with different coloured tee shirts.

Buying a good pair of jeans is an investment

All the shops on the high street sell jeans so where do we start. Firstly, you need to set some time aside so that you can try several styles and sizes. Selfridges has its own Denim Studio with an extensive range of designer denim and a denim tailor who offers two hour alterations across every brand, you are sure to find something that suits you.  If you are petite I would try the shops who have a petite range first which will minimise any alterations and also for tall ladies first go to the outlets that stock a longer leg.

What are you looking your jeans to do for you? Do you want them to slim you? If so there are plenty on the market that will offer you built in support that will flatten your tummy in a choice of high waist or low/high rise. Make sure the waistband sits naturally on your waist with no gaping. It’s all about the fit when choosing jeans, always go for a pair with lots of stretch and if they do up to easily go down a size, because they will give when you start wearing them.

It’s all about finding your own personal style and dressing to enhance your body shape and personality.

If you would like some further style advice do please get touch.

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