We’re all pretty familiar with the concept of altering your clothes to give it that personal touch. But often times we’re not sure what exactly we want to alter, or just don’t know exactly how to go about doing it. When you walk into a stores like H&M or Forever 21, everything is tailor made for you, but unfortunately that’s not the way the fashion industry works. If you’ve tried altering your jeans before and it’s been an unmitigated disaster – take solace in knowing that some brands have perfected the process of making jeans for people with curves.
Identifying the perfect fit
Denim jeans are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing in your closet. They can be worn with almost anything and come in different styles, from skinny to bootcut, and from distressed to classic. Whether you’re looking for a pair of jeans to wear for casual Fridays at work or for a night out on the town, there’s a style that will fit your needs perfectly.
Here are some tips for finding the perfect fit:
Choose a style that suits your body type. Not every style will look good on every person. For example, if you have very long legs, don’t choose a pair of cropped jeans unless you want them to look like capris on you. Likewise, if you’re tall and thin, don’t buy low-rise jeans unless they’re meant specifically for people with long legs who want them cuffed up.
Make sure they’re comfortable. The best way to know whether or not a pair of jeans is the right fit is how they feel when you try them on in the store or at home. If they feel too tight or too loose around certain areas of your body then it’s probably not going to be comfortable once you start wearing them regularly after purchase either so don’t buy them just because they look good on the rack!
Determine what cut fits your body type best
Denim jeans are the most popular type of jeans for men and women. They’re durable, comfortable and versatile enough to be worn with everything from t-shirts to blouses to dresses.
The rise of denim jeans started in the late 1800’s when Levi Strauss & Co. began manufacturing them. Since then they’ve evolved into a staple piece that can be dressed up or down depending on your style preferences and the occasion.
Jeans come in a variety of cuts, fits and washes that allow you to find the perfect pair for your body type and personal style preferences. Here’s how:
Straight Jeans: Straight cut jeans have no flare at the bottom hem of the leg opening, which makes them more flattering on most body types than bootcut or flare cuts. Straight leg jeans are ideal for those who aren’t looking for an exaggerated silhouette on their lower half, but still want their clothing items to fit well without being too tight or too loose in key areas like around their waistline or thighs.
Understand denim jean fabrics and washes
Denim is a sturdy cotton fabric, most commonly used to make jeans. It’s a durable, casual material that gets better with wear. For this reason, women denim jeans are a wardrobe staple. The vintage look of jeans can be achieved by washing them in the right way.
Denim jeans are made from cotton twill fabric woven with indigo dye. The twill weave gives this type of denim its characteristic diagonal pattern. The fabric is very strong and resists fading, shrinking and pilling over time. Denim is also resistant to odors and stains. This makes it an ideal choice for casual clothing such as jeans, overalls and jackets that are worn often and subjected to harsh use such as outdoor work or gardening.
There are many different types of washes available for jeans. Some brands produce their own unique kinds of washes while others offer classic ones like raw or dark wash. Each type has its own characteristics that give you a different look when wearing your jeans so choose the one that suits your style best!
Pick a color
Jeans are one of the most versatile items of clothing in a man’s wardrobe. They can be dressed down with a t-shirt and sneakers, or dressed up with a button-down shirt and dress shoes. The color you choose will depend on how you want to wear them.
If you want your jeans to be more casual, then go with dark denim. Darker shades are perfect for casual Fridays at the office or weekend getaways. The darker the shade, the harder it is to match up with other pieces in your closet. Darker jeans also make it easier to wear them during the fall and winter when it’s colder outside.
If you want something more versatile, try light colored jeans. These jeans look good when paired with almost any shirt color and shoe color combination. If you don’t have an outfit planned out ahead of time, this is probably the best option for you because it makes it easy for you to mix things up throughout the week without having to think too hard about what goes together well together.
Choose the right length
The right length of jeans is the one that fits you best. It’s not about the length of your legs, it’s about how they look on you.
The longer the jeans, the leaner it looks. The shorter the jeans, the more feminine it appears.
So if you have long legs, wear a longer pair of jeans. If you have short legs, then go with a shorter pair of jeans that will make your legs appear longer.
If you’re not sure which length looks better, try both and see which one works best for your body type.
Find the right rise
Finding the right rise of jean is an important part of finding the right fit for you. You may have heard that there are three different rises, but what does that mean? A rise is defined as the distance from the crotch of your pants to the waistband. The three different types of rises are:
High-rise: This is considered a full rise, and it sits right above your belly button.
Mid-rise: This is a mid-rise with a slightly higher waist than a low-rise, but not as high as a high-rise. It’s perfect for those who want a little more room in the seat and thighs without being uncomfortable or revealing too much skin.
Low-rise: As you can guess from its name, this type of rise sits below your bellybutton and has more room in the seat and thigh area than other types of jeans.
Add some pockets to your pocketbook
I love my jeans. They are comfortable and I can wear them for hours without feeling like a bag lady. However, there are times when I don’t feel like wearing jeans. I usually want to look dressed up, but the weather is not cooperating with this idea.
I am able to fit into many of my favorite jeans and still feel confident in them all day long, even in hot summers or cold winters. But there are few times when a different pair of jeans would be more appropriate for me on any given occasion.
Sometimes, it is too hot to keep on wearing some of my favorite denim brands and sometimes it might be too cold to wear them during the winter months. Moreover, my pockets aren’t big enough to store much cash or credit cards. And then we have the issue of the color of jeans that I wear a lot. I am just one of those types of people who loves to look different, but at times it might not be financial or practical.
The right pair of jeans will fit your body just right, make you feel good, and look great.
Women’s jeans come in a variety of styles and cuts. You’ll find the best pair for you by considering the following criteria:
Fit – A good fit is essential to the comfort and style of your jeans. The waistband should be comfortable and not pinch or cut into your skin. The rise should be just right so that your belly isn’t hanging out over your pants, but also not so high that it’s uncomfortable to sit down or walk around. The length should fall at least a few inches below your crotch and allow enough room for you to bend down without showing skin or bunching up at the bottom.
Material – Jeans come in three types of material: denim, cotton-denim blends, and stretchy spandex blends. Denim jeans are made from 100% cotton denim fabric and tend to be stiffer than their cotton-denim counterparts because they do not have any stretchy fibers added to them (so if you’re looking for comfort, go for cotton-denim). Cotton-denim blends are made with a blend of 95% cotton and 5% spandex or other elastic fibers; these fabrics tend to be more comfortable than denim but less durable than pure cotton fabrics.