“Why do you wear jeans so often?” It’s all about the fabric. Denim fabric holds you in, smooths, and is substantial enough to accentuate the shape without showing all the jiggles under it.
The Mandie jeans are by Bandolino. The shirt was from Chico’s last year. The sweater is old. The bag is a couple of years old by Dooney & Bourke. The loafers were by Nine West last year.
The pants are by NYDJ, and they are the Sheri Slim fit. The jacket is old from White House|Black Market. The silk scarf is a few years old. The shoes are by Paul Green.
Pants sometimes hug my knees and calves, but that is what happens when your hips and waist are straight and your lower legs are curvy. I have rarely been able to put on a pair of skinny jeans. The styles I wear most often have straight legs. I tend to look more substantial all over when I wear wide-leg pants, flares, or bootcut pants. The proportion is off when I wear those pants because they need to be worn with a short, close-fitting top. I am much more comfortable NOT showing off my ample bust and thick waist.
These pants are made from lightweight, comfortable crepe knit material, and they have a simple elastic waist. The top is the three-quarter sleeve scoop neck top made from the same crepe material. The denim jacket is by Levi’s. The shoes are by Louise et Cie.
When I find a pair of jeans with a slight flare starting a bit above the knee, I buy them. Most begin to flare below the knee, which won’t do because they are more like bell-bottoms. That would be a bit too much like a costume.
The white ankle pants above are a size 6 in a lightweight cotton twill fabric from Fabrizio Gianni. The top is by Clara Sunwoo from My Fair Lady. The sandals are a few years old from Vince Camuto. Fit, material, and color are the things I take into consideration when buying pants. I hope this post helps you to discover which pants will work best for you.