So, everyone (male, female, and everything in between, is on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans. In some cases, they are too long, too short, too loose, too tight, or just plain unflattering. Jeans are a staple in every wardrobe, one because they are so versatile, two because of …jeans. I absolutely love wearing jeans with so many different things. In the past few weeks, I have ordered 6 pairs of jeans from places I never ordered from before. But the purpose of this blog post is not just to show you guys a small portion of my jeans collection, but to give you guys tips on how to find the perfect pair of jeans.
First and foremost, identify the type of jeans that you would like to have. There are too many types of jeans, and each retailer names them differently. Examples of jeans: jeggings, straight leg, bell bottom, flared, skinny, extra skinny, mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, JNCO, alright I’m done. I’m almost positive I missed a few, but you guys get the gist.
Second, for me, is determining the rise that I would like. For my body type, I concluded that its best to wear high waisted jeans. I am not a low rise person AT ALL. I want to have my tummy covered at all times!
Now we need to determine size. For every store I shop at, the sizing remains the same for me. I recommend that you get measured, especially for length purposes. I have seen quite a few people who are short and require a short jean but get the regular length. This causes bunching at the ankles because of all the extra fabric and tends to look a little unkempt. I will always order a short style of any jean because I’m only 5’3 ½ “. Tall people should order tall! We should not have a high-water moment unless that is the look you’re going for.
Continuing the sizing. Your jeans (unless meant to be loose) should fit like a church hug, in my opinion. A hug that’s meaningful yet not too hard. When you try your jeans on, you should be able to do all the usual things, like sitting. Ladies, I know you know what I’m talking about. We all have a pair of jeans that we can only stand-in. That is not okay! You should be able to squat in your jeans! Maximum comfort for 2020 guys, no more jeans that we can’t squat in. We can still do the tried and true “jump and shimmy,” but we should be able to sit! Also, your pockets should sit ON your butt, not too high above or below. If they lie low, they can make your butt look long! Ladies, you should also not have a super gap in the front of your pants.
Always, always try the pants on in the store. Usually, your sizing for a specific type of jeans will stay the same among stores. Check the stretch level and the measurements. You really cannot go wrong if you follow my advice. I have entirely perfected the jeans process for myself, and I thought I should share it with you all! Let me know if this works for you!