All About Denim

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Welcome back loves! Today lets talk about jeans, something that we all struggle finding a good pair of. Jeans are the hardest thing to shop for as there are different styles, different washes, and they fit every body type differently. So I'm here to help you find a perfect pair of denim that you will confident in. I won't be discussing every type of denim but I will discuss the most popular ones.

Different Rises in Jeans

To be honest I once thought rises in denim were just for achieving a certain style. Truth is there is logic to it. Where each denim waist lands can define how perfect the fit will curve to your body type. The rise is measured from the middle crotch seam. 


These type of jeans are perfect for hour glass/ pear shape bodies where your waist is smaller than your hip frame. The waist line is smaller in these type of jeans but the hip area of the jeans tend to be stretchy and create a nice smooth shape and that won't give a 'muffin top' as low/mid rise jeans would. Why high rises don't work for straight body types? The waist band in high rise jeans are smaller than in mid/low rise jeans, and since pear shape bodies have a smaller waist than straight figured bodies the denim tends to be to tight in the waist area, but if you size up it create extra fabric on hips. 


These jeans happen to be the most common. However, they're not perfect for every body type. They still keep your stomach down and hips in place, without having to commit to high rise denim. Mid-rise denim are especially great for oval and straight body types yet still those with a smaller hour glass figure. 


Low-rise denim are perfect for straight body types and will be the most flattering. I wouldn't recommend low rise denim to pear or oval shape body types because low rise jeans will push your stomach area and hips up creating a 'muffin top'. The waist band almost lays directly on top of the hips so when you have bigger hips it pushes everything up, but on straight body types the low rise elongates the stomach area creating a slim look.

Different Types of Jeans

There are so many different type of denim styles to choose from but here are some most popular.

Skinny, Regular, Boyfriends, Flares, Boot-cuts 

It's honestly hard to say which one would be best for each body type, because you have to remember everyones body is different. The only way you can truly find which jeans are for you is by trying them on, even if they aren't your style you never know what looks good on your body type. I will however give you the basics on these different styles of denim.

Flares & Bootcuts: Great for all body types, but especially great for petite or shorter women because the flares and bootcuts elongate your legs and look amazing paired with heels adding that extra height.

Skinny & Straight: Great for longer and slim legs but still look beautiful on other body types and even petites. If you are petite or on the border of petite you can still find a perfect pair of skinny or straight denim since a lot of stores have petite denim sizes.

Boyfriend Jeans: Best for straight slim legs, however if you have bigger thighs like myself even with muscle, it is harder to find a perfect pair just because the top part is tight around your thighs but past your knees can be very loose, which I'm not a fan of just because I want them to be loose fitted all around. You can always try sizing up but I find it becomes too loose around the waist. 

Well, that's it for todays post on denim. I hope I helped you guys decide what jeans are best for you, or at least gave you some knowledge about denim. Definitely don't be afraid to experiment with denim even if it is out of your styling zone it never hurts to give different styles a try. The best advice is to try all different kinds of denim to find which one flatters you most. 

Thank you so much for reading & leave a comment if you know which denim is best for your body type! 

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