Many people experience the feeling of shapelessness when they are trying on a new pair of jeans. If you naturally have a straighter and flatter figure, why not opt for a pair of jeans that flare out? This creates the illusion of shape in the figure and allows you to fill out your jeans in a better way.
Another way to add volume to your look, is to wear a pair of jeans with extra zippers, buttons, designs and any other embellishments. While these might not add any immediate utility value to the trousers, they can add interest and texture to make you look more shapely.
Nothing is bulletproof
Although many people sing the praises of jeans; being the perfect go-to item, why do so many people still look bad in their jeans? The answer is simple: They might have opted for what is fashionable rather than what looks good on them, they might not have had access to suitable styles when they were shopping, be confused about how to balance garment details, like the weight, wash and detailing.
There are two types of finishing to the edges of denim fabric. Selvedge denim refers to a clean and finished edge. This fabric is narrow and traditionally woven on shuttle looms, and is known for resulting in premium quality jeans. The price of selvedge jeans says it all!
Raw denim, on the other hand, is unprocessed, untreated and not pre-washed. It is also known as dry denim, and this is the kind of denim that develops the unique wear and tear look over time.
The long and the short of it
If you have a physically short build, or think that you might like to wear cropped jeans, don’t be discouraged if it seems like nothing on the market is the right length. Even if jeans fall too low on your ankles, it is not a reason not to buy them. There is nothing wrong with hemming the jeans or having them taken up by a professional, in order to get them to a length that flatters you.
Different shapes for different body types
People who are naturally slender or ectomorphic, generally benefit from wearing straight leg jeans with a low rise. This cut is flattering to a slender build, and creates structure without drawing attention to skinny legs.
If you are a plus sized build, you will benefit from wearing high rise jeans. This design gives the illusion of a flatter midsection and allows for a more tucked look around the bum and thighs.
Meet you in the middle
If you find yourself in a constant struggle with a jeans waistband that is either too loose or too tight, here’s a hack for you: You should not be able to slide your hand down the back of your jeans’ waistband. If you can, the waistband is too loose, and could give you a baggy look. On the other hand, if you can’t even fit two fingers down the waistband, it is too tight and will definitely squeeze your waist and stomach into a very unattractive shape.