If you’re the kind of girl who practically lives in her jeans, we get you. A great pair of jeans is nothing less than second skin.
Add to that how low maintenance jeans are, how forgivingly they embrace the shape of your body, how they last for years and years but only keep getting better with age, how they gel with every single top in every single color, how they are dressy and casual all at the same time, how you don’t need to worry about which lady-like posture to sit in while wearing them, how they are both feminine and androgynous in equal measures, how very freedom-bestowing they are and the best of all, how they barely ever require to be laundered. Just to clarify, we’re not dirty and lazy but we do like our jeans with the character that is only acquired over much unlaundered wear and tear.
Jeans are like our soul mates. Many pairs have seen us grow and experienced much of our lives with us. Sure you could rock everything between the big flares and skinny legs but there will always be that one style that you keep running back to in desperate times. Naturally these pairs are not easily found. Chances are you’ve discovered yours after many trials. Or worse, you’re still looking for the right one. Jeans are a serious matter and we treat it so. Everyone should find their compatible fit.
The numero uno thing to consider is your body shape and size but perhaps even more important is the question – Do they feel like home? For if they don’t feel 100% ‘YOU’, they won’t stick around for long. If you’re still looking for that perfect pair, we have some information for you. But after all is said and done, you will just have to get down to it and play the field.
In case you’re wondering if we’re prescribing you 1960’s fashion, it’d be a good time to mention that one style may be more prevalent than the rest at any given point of time but these 5 basic styles are timeless classics. Just because in 2014 the skinny is ruling the style books, it doesn’t mean that you need to break up with your signature fits. If Flares are your thing, wear them all year round, year after year. Trending fashions shouldn’t interfere in matters of the soul. Take a leaf out of Rachel Zoe’s book who regularly wears her flares with abandon.
Ideal for : Long and lean legs
The most flattering of denim fits e-v-e-r! The bootleg defines your legs like magic. There is nobody who doesn’t look good in a classic cut bootleg, including both men and women. As comfortable with flat summer sandals as with heeled winter boots. No wonder our style goddess Jennifer Aniston almost seems to worship hers.
Ideal for: Everybody
In the recent years, the relaxed or slouchy fit has become popular in its new avatar – the boyfriend jeans. The same style in spirit, they come with a little distress and rolled up hems. They are and always have been the eternal favorites of the quintessential tomboy girl, worn low on the hip just like the boys. Comfortable and relaxed, they are more casual than dressy but when worn with the right blazer and bling, they can easily take you from day to evening. Often seen on our favorite fun girl, Mila Kunis who carries them off truly as her second skin.
Ideal for: Petite girls
The LBD of the jeans world, Skinny is the Bootleg’s modern cousin. The tapered or skinny fit goes well with everything, for everyone, all of the time. As a classic, you can dress it up or down. Seen far and wide worn by people of all genders and ages, this fit has become a go-to for most of us today. A little tip: tapered jeans look best at ankle length.
Ideal for: Everybody
The Straight Leg
These are the trickiest style of jeans for women as they don’t do much for the shape of your legs. They run parallel from the knees down, without either widening out into a bootcut or narrowing in into a tapered leg. Straight leg is usually done best as a men’s fit. But if you’re a straight leg girl, consider yourself lucky. There are very few who can look great in them. Like Natalie Portman who loves to wear her signature straight leg jeans.
Ideal for: Athletic frames