If there’s one fashion struggle that we all have, it would probably be finding the perfect pair of jeans. Since there are many different body types, we can’t expect life to turn out like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Simply put, one jean style doesn’t work for all shapes, so how do you figure out the best style for you?
When it comes to jeans, Nistas might already be debating between light-wash and dark-wash jeans. Then you start to throw skinny, boot-cut, slim-fit, and flare jeans into the mix, and that is when the fashion gets confusing. If you’re ready to have a fashion meltdown because of your jean dilemma, you’ve come to the right place.
Here’s Mesonista’s guide to finding your perfect pair of jeans.
If you’re… PETITE
Wearing Cuffed Jeans
If you’re petite, you’re probably always looking for clothes to make yourself appear taller. One trick to doing this is by exposing your ankle. Allowing your jeans to stop at your ankle will cut off your legs and make you appear shorter. By wearing cuffed jeans, you’re creating the illusion that your legs are longer since they peek out underneath the jeans. In this outfit, we have the perfect example with 7 For All Mankind jeans and a blue blouse, tote bag, and ankle strap heels all from Charming Charlie.
Wearing Flared Jeans
The best way to elongate the body is to completely surpass the ankle. Flare jeans can help accomplish that. In this look, we have a model wearing Sparkz flare jeans with a Soaked in Luxury leather jacket and Zac Posen bag. Since her light denim jeans flare out at the ankles and nearly touch the ground, it not only balances out her legs, but it elongates them and makes her appear taller.