Style Guide: Jeans
Jeans are the unsung heroes of a woman’s wardrobe. You may spend hours agonising over whether a dress looks right for a particular occasion, or whether that top goes with that jacket, but with a good pair of jeans you always know what you’re getting. However, that doesn’t mean all jeans create the same look – far from it. There are in fact a number of distinctive looks you can achieve with a good pair of women’s jeans. Here’s our guide to some of the best…
One of the hottest trends of the last few years has been the rise and rise of skinny jeans. Often seen adorning the legs of effortlessly bohemian catwalk stars such as Kate Moss, skinny jeans are a great way to adopt a dynamic but casual appearance. You can even wear them as a form of legging, with a mid-length dress or skirt over the top. Even if you don’t have model thighs, a well-fitted skinny jean can be really flattering.
There are a number of advantages to keeping a pair of cropped jeans in your wardrobe. They’re comfortable, versatile, easy to dress up or down, and they’re great for showing off your latest fancy footwear purchase! They can also help you to make the best of your legs. If you have great ankles, make the most of them with a higher cut, while if you’re a bit heavier in the legs a lower hem combined with a high heel can be very flattering.
If you read the word ‘flared’ and instantly think of 1970s John Travolta, think again! Flared Jeans have experienced a major comeback in recent years, and little wonder as they’re incredibly stylish if worn correctly. First rule of thumb, avoid hems that end too low – they should always be at least an inch off the ground when you’re barefoot. Otherwise, your jeans will end up looking frayed and scruffy within a few weeks of wear. Because they’re quite wide-fitting, flares can be very flattering if your legs are a bit heavier, and they can also balance out your proportions if you’re an apple shape – just wear with a loose-fitting blouse or ladies top to effortlessly draw the eye away from any problem areas.