What do you wear more than anything?!? I know my answer in a heart beat! JEANS!!
I had a job where my boss suggested my not being able to wear jeans…no lie, I almost quit right then and there!!! I seriously don’t know how people do it in jobs where they don’t get to wear jeans every day!!!
But here’s the dilemma…there are SOOO many jean options…how in the world do you choose!?
I have come to learn that people dislike jean shopping about as much as we all dislike bathing suit shopping!!
Why is it so difficult?? Jeans are one of those things…there are 1000 different brands, 100 different styles and they’re expensive!! All of those things combined leaves people feeling overwhelmed, confused and like maybe its just not worth the money.
But we’re here to tell you that it is the best investment you’ll make!! Bags and purses, that is! What else do you wear or carry every single day?!? That’s right…jeans and purses!! I promise you wear your jeans 1,000,000 times more than you wear that gorgeous dress you got last month! But somehow its easier for us to justify the dress for just one occasion than a new pair of jeans that flatter our figure - that we wear EVERY day!
And speaking of flattering our figure, jeans can do wonders…if you find the right pair! Seriously, they can be your best friend - giving the appearance of lifting when you need a lift, sucking you in when you need al little sucking…or making it look like you have a rear, even if you might not!! OR they can do this...
So it's important to get good help!! Make sure you're buying the right jeans that flatter YOU!
So what’s the secret?!?
Well, there’s no magic formula. The best thing to do? Take a stack of jeans, all different brands, into the dressing room…just knock it out, all at one time, so that you can compare the fit of different brands and different styles within brands! Don’t get too attached to a brand…just because you LOVE the Citizen Jeans you have does not meant you won’t love a pair of PAIGE or DL1961. AND just because you’ve tried on one pair of PAIGE jeans and didn’t like them does not mean you won’t like any of them….they, seriously, have 100s of different fits in each brand (hence the overwhelming part)!!
Here are a few tips that should help you find a fit that flatters your figure!! And, although, people will say “this brand is good for this body, and this brand is good for this body”…don’t listen! It’s all about the style, not the brand!
1. For girls with a fuller back side, you’ll want a tougher, stretch fabric that does more of the spanx action we all know and love ;)
2. For those of you with a flat rear, you want something with a “v” shaped bottom that gives the illusion of a lift!
3. For the girls with less junk in their trunk, pocket darts are your new best friend! They help create an illusion that there’s a little more back there than there actually might be!
And a little added tidbit…
What’s one of my favorite denim brands? PAIGE!
You ask Why?
Paige Adam-Gellers, of PAIGE Denim, built her brand from the ground up! I got to hear her tell her story at market a couple months back and was sold, even more than before!! Paige had worked for a number of denim companies before starting her own company. She had seamstresses and fabricators that she knew and trusted. When she decided to leave and start a brand focused on flattering women’s figures, she rounded up everyone who she believed was best in the business and asked them to come with her. And guess what?!? They all did!! You’ll notice in PAIGE jeans that the seam is slightly curved at the hips, down the leg, to give a more flattering look to the upper thigh (seriously, who loves their upper thighs…other than all of those high schools girls talking about a “thigh gap” - which anyone who actually has, wishes they didn’t!)
Paige was quoted in February's InStyle giving her own Jean Advice “Check the tag for 70% cotton and a 30% poly-spandex blend. This combo will keep its shape the longest.”