When shopping for a pair of jeans, there are a lot of things to take into consideration to make sure the ones you choose are perfect. You want to feel comfortable in your jeans, as well as looking and feeling amazing. However, this can be a daunting (and sometimes quite difficult) task! So many factors go into finding a great pair, so here we’ve put together a few top tips on finding the perfect pair of jeans.
Shop in Person
No one needs the disheartened feeling of ordering the ‘perfect’ jeans online for them to be not so perfect after all. That’s why shopping in person is the first tip in finding the perfect jeans, especially if you’re trying out different brands or styles! Whether you’re trying out some vintage style Agolde jeans or daring to go for a super wide leg, it’s always a great idea to get the feel for the item in person.
Know Your Shape
Having an idea of what shape your body is can be a great help in finding the right jeans. This is because each body type suits a different style, for example, people with hourglass figures tend to suit straight leg jeans, whereas those with a pear-shaped figure will benefit from high waist jeans to accentuate their curves in all the right places! Even your proportions can give you some indication on the perfect style of jeans. If you have long legs, a low rise style can balance out your proportions and give the illusion of a longer torso. And if your legs are short, a high waist can give the illusion of a shorter torso which in turn, elongates the legs.
Find your Rise
Finding a rise that compliments your figure and makes you feel comfortable is a must when finding your perfect jeans. The rise of a pair of jeans is the distance from the crotch to the top of the waistband. There have been so many trends over the years which tell you which rise is ‘in’, however knowing which rise compliments your shape the most is essential to finding the jeans you’ll keep going back to. The 3 rises you can choose are:
- Low-rise. Perfect for showing off curvy hips and balancing out longer legs.
- Mid-rise. Very figure-friendly, comfortable and gives a little more structure around the midriff.
- High-rise. A classic style that sits well on smaller waists and balances out shorter legs.
Size Isn’t Everything
Try a variety of sizes when trying on your jeans, you should aim to grab around 3 different sizes. If your usual size fits, still try a size above and below to make sure. Sometimes the perfect fit is the size you wouldn’t assume. This doesn’t necessarily mean this is now ‘your size’, but that the style you chose sits better on your figure in that size. Especially if you’re trying on a few different denim brands, styles or fits.
In a Nutshell
Try and be open-minded when searching for the perfect jeans. It may take some trial and error before coming across your next go-to pair. Some jeans have stretch, some don’t. Some have pockets, some may not. Trying is key and following our tips above will ensure you get closer to finding your perfect pair of jeans!