Denim has always been a significant part of my wardrobe. I wear jeans almost daily, so I’ve learned a lot about different cuts and styles. Sharing my experiences may help you find the right denim for your shape and lifestyle. My general tips include keeping the proportion at the forefront and avoiding trendy details. Keep reading to learn more.
The weather on Friday was beautiful, so we took another drive through the nearby countryside. My very casual and comfortable look included a blue denim jacket here or here and olive night jeans here with a black T-shirt (similar here). Saddle tan loafers here and a black and tan bag here finished the look.
The photos today include views within a pleasant twenty-minute drive from my home.
Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee, is less than seven miles away.
Rolling farmlands have been well-tended for hundreds of years. Some buildings were constructed using bricks, handmade on the site, and others have foundations of stone gathered from the riverbanks.
The Nolichucky River flows through the area and borders some of its richest and most scenic farmland.
After our drive through the countryside, we returned to Johnson City to visit the Firehouse for curbside takeaway service. We sometimes share a pulled chicken barbecue sandwich with slaw and steak fries. They offer a special pumpkin dessert this time of year, which includes pumpkin ice cream. It is Mr. Mickey’s favorite.
I hope you enjoyed sharing our Friday afternoon with us. Now to the information about the fit and styling of jeans.
PEAR OR TRIANGLE BODY SHAPES Finding jeans to fit may be difficult if you have curvy hips and bottom with a smaller upper half. Bootcut or flare leg jeans will help to balance your shape. Look for a highrise; they will help to smooth your waist and hips.
Curvy fit jeans are made for you since the waist is cut smaller and there is more material at the hips to allow for your shape. Here and here are examples of curvy fit jeans. The pocket placement and size are also essential. Look for larger pockets placed at the middle part of your bottom. If the pockets are too small or too low, it makes the bottom look droopy and larger. Some stretch will give you a more comfortable fit; make sure there is no more than 2% elastane so that they don’t stretch out too much.
HOURGLASS SHAPE When your hip and bust are about the same measurement and your waist is smaller, you can wear almost any style you like. The best silhouette for you always shows your waistline.
Skinny or straight-leg jeans here are a flattering option, especially when the waist is high. If you carry more weight on the hips than you would like, a flared jean will offer some balance. The flare should begin slightly above the knee since it is more flattering to show your hips and thighs’ shape. Wideleg pants of any type may overwhelm you because they hide your frame. Here is a jeggings style that might also work for you.
APPLE BODY SHAPES Skinny or slim-fitting jeans paired with a soft floaty top that skims the body take the focus away from your tummy. The top or sweater should end at or above your fingertips and not hug under any part of your middle. High waist jeans will help to hold everything in and will give you a more comfortable fit. Anything lower can promote the ‘muffin top’ all of us want to avoid.
Straight-leg jeans may be the best and most versatile option for the apple shape. The wider leg from hip to the foot will help to balance proportions. Here and here are straight-leg jeans.
RECTANGLE & INVERTED TRIANGLE BODY SHAPES Us gals with these shapes often have straight hips and flat behinds. Slim fitting jeans with straight legs or cropped skinny jeans are your best options. Here and here are jeans that might work for you. Skinny flares or any pants that fit slim around the hips can also work well for you. Avoid jeans cut for curvier figures because of the excess fabric in the hip area.
Wash jeans as needed, inside out in cold water with similar colors. I put pants in the dryer for just a few minutes on low heat to get wrinkles out. I take them out while they are still damp and hang them on pant hangers to air dry after smoothing them out with my hands. Avoid leaving them in the dryer for too long. Never iron jeans.
My favorite styling advice is to bring attention to the parts you like while downplaying the others. If you don’t like your tummy area, never tuck in a shirt and wear a belt. But, if you love the shape of your legs, wear skinny jeans and leggings with long tops. Styling tips offer us the chance to use fashion to our advantage.
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