Finding jeans that fit correctly is an endless game. Everyone is proportioned differently, and no matter what you’re looking for out of your jeans, they should accentuate your best features. You want to elongate, lift, and fit in all the right places. Looking for the ideal pair comes with a pre-journey checklist of knowing your measurements and what to look for as far as rise, cut, and wash. As a baseline, you don’t want too low or too high of a waistline, and the bum should fit snug. Continue reading below of what to keep in mind when searching for your perfect pair.
KNOW YOUR MEASUREMENTS
Before you go shopping, take your measurements and saved them for later. It’s so convenient to have them on hand, especially when you’re online shopping and comparing to size guides. View this easy guide here to accurately measure your waist and hips. For future reference, I have my measurements saved in my Notes app as easy access.
LOOK FOR THE RIGHT CUT
Different jean silhouettes flatter different body types. If you’re stuck on where to start, a high-rise straight leg is usually most universally flattering. There’s also no denying that skinny jeans are, arguably, one of the best denim styles. These tend to look good on most as well. I also recommend starting with a clean dark wash, which is always more slimming.
Don’t be afraid to try a cut you’ve never worn or have tried on before. You might be surprised on what actually feels and looks good. Being a little adventurous is a part of the process.
KEEP IT FITTED AROUND YOUR BUTT
Jeans should help create the right curves—that goes for the bum too. You want it to fit in just the right place. If it’s too stretched in that area, try the next size up. You can always get this stitch (right under the rear) taken in. The best jeans highlight your butt while lengthening your legs.
Consider that when you’re looking for jeans, know that you still might need them altered. Remember, jeans are an investment. You’ll wear them the most out of anything else in your closet. Going to a good tailor will ensure they fit you seamlessly.