More than ever before, there are so many styles of jeans around from skinny, to boyfriend, girlfriend, boot cut, crop flare, and 70s bell cut. Added to the cut, the finishes are varied too from distressed to deconstructed, embellished, vintage and coated.
What’s in and what’s out seems to change like the wind. Last year I read that the end of the skinny was nigh, but yet glamour.com this month has marked the return of this cut!!!??
As there are so many variations of jeans currently ‘in fashion’, it’s incredibly, and thankfully, difficult to be ‘off trend’ when it comes to jeans… Even the 90s boot cut style is making a comeback!!! But don’t worry about fashion, just find a pair you look and feel good in. The holy grail…
Jeans are a core part of most women’s wardrobes, which means that every clothing brand or high st retailer offers a version. So with the myriad of options out there, the objective is to find a style that suits and flatters your shape.
A good friend of mine recently asked my advice regarding which brand of jean she should look at.. but I can only refer the brands I tend to go for, which suit my shape and provide comfort. These being Seven For All Mankind, J Brand, Diesel, GAP, and good old Levis.
I am currently on the look out for a new pair of boyfriend jeans, but it’s not a quick process. I know that the only way to find a pair will be to try on many – at least 10 – before I come across the right fit. This means a big online order from theoutnet.com (my go-to for designer brands at reduced prices), ASOS (which stocks most of the denim brands I like) and GAP. I can’t bear trying on jeans in stores, I need to be at home in front of my own mirror so that I can try them on with various footwear.
When trying on jeans, what we’ll all be ruthlessly examining is: a) do they flatter my bum? b) do they make my legs look longer? c) do they flatter my thighs? c) do they hold my tummy in, and finally, d) are they comfortable? It’s a tall order to tick all those boxes and so time and effort is required.
I would really love you to share your favourite denim brands and styles, as I am sure many Club Forty readers face the same conundrum when it comes to buying jeans. So please leave a comment below and share this post with your friends too.
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