There is nothing like how the right pair of jeans can make you feel. No matter what else is going on in life, slipping on the right pair of jeans can change your entire outlook. Jeans can be dressed up for a night on the town, dressed down for a day spent helping another, or right in the middle, where their only purpose is comfort. The best jeans give us a boost in the most important place — our confidence.
Now don’t get me wrong, there are challenges with finding the right jeans. We all know the situation: we find a style of jeans that we love and adore, and that fits us just perfectly … and then, the brand stops making them, or they change the style in a weird and awkward way. But there is something about finding a staple that goes the distance with you while making you look and feel amazing. Using the right lines to balance your look make all the difference. While there are some recommendations for which type of jean looks best on which body, remember the first rule of fashion: There are no rules.
While there are no rules, per se, there are some guidelines that leave the good looks up to more than just your genes, and I’ve gathered the guidelines and a few suggestions for you, so that you’re not leaving anything up to chance. The easiest way to determine the best fit depends on what shape your body falls into — Apple, Pear, Strawberry, Hourglass or Straight. Looking at your silhouette in a mirror, decide which one fits you best, then go from there with some great pieces.
CURVES TO BOOT All body types work well with a denim meant for curves, and a boot cut will take your look to the head of the class. The flare at the base complements all bodies, no matter your body type, and, of course, is best worn with a great boot peeking our from the edge of your hem.
GIVE IT TO ME STRAIGHT Simple, clean lines and nothing to worry about stepping on? That’s my kind of denim. Straight jeans are the other universally complementary style that fits every body type.
WHAT’S THE SKINNY Best suited to an hourglass or straight figure, these styles look best tucked into a great tall boot, or balanced with a loose-fitting swing or peasant top. The number one accessory to pull off a skinny jean is confidence — and trust me, you look amazing!
I hope you enjoy great denim pieces. If you’re rocking out in any of the looks shown here, tag us in your selfies or pics with #zapposWRW — we’d love to see your style!