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Shop Now Sky high rise Super stretchy Skinniest fit Stretch denim Contoured waistband to prevent gapping Front rise: 11” inseam: 29” Sizes 00/23 waist to 17/33 waist In the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, researchers from Australia describe the case of a woman who experienced nerve damage severe enough to cause numbness and hospital care after a day of wearing skinny jeans.
Throughout the day, she felt her jeans get increasingly tight, until, while walking home in the evening, her feet went numb, and she fell. Her ankles and toes were weak, but the rest of her legs, including her knees and hips, were working normally.
Jeans that hug your legs and booty but feel loose around the waist, are the number one fit issue. Finding the perfect fit remains a quest at any size, but a growing roster of retailers and labels are shifting to serve up jeans that are kind to all curves.
Bookmark Levi’s and Good American, they both extend to size 24, while Universal Standard runs 00-40. And one go-to fix still holds up: if an uncooperative waistband is the only thing standing between you and a killer pair, a trip to the tailor is an easy way to achieve a bespoke fit.
You know, the ones that fit like a dream when you bought them a few months ago, but got lazy along the way and now sag around the backside and knees? One remedy is label reading, and approaching stretch in a fabric as you would sugar in coffee: only a dash is needed.
Minimal washing is ideal as is choosing line drying over a hot dryer cycle, which can break down fibers and reduce their ability to bounce back. A flattering fit in cropped jeans (i.e. legs that look longest) rests in proportions.
Test-drive and play with cuffs ; this is where small adjustments in skin exposure can make a big difference. “Cropped jeans work on everyone, it is just a matter of personal style and shoe preference,” says Adams-Geller.
A complete lack of universal sizing across fashion labels doesn’t help. “A regular fit frustration is the range of fit across brands,” says Ruth Ba sloe, Styling Director at Nordstrom, “it’s possible to wear a size 28 in one brand, but switch to a 30 in another.” If you’re shopping at a store that carries several denim lines, call on the expertise of a sale assistant for suggestions.
Jeans may cover your entire bottom half, but it’s the portion at the mid-line that deserves special attention. “For all body types, high-waisted jeans help accentuate natural curves, adds length to the legs and creates a great hourglass frame,” says Gray.
Jeans in solid blue hues as well as black and white tones have a timeless appeal, while embellishments, like bleaching and tie-dye, are giving straight leg cuts a statement-making update. Retailers like Gap, J. Crew and Top shop offer specialty sizing, with inseams tailored to different heights from petite to tall.
With plenty of quality options to be found for around $100 or less, shelling out more can come down to personal preference, lifestyle and budget. With a $300 price tag, a pair that’s worn at least twice weekly for two years’ rings in at a mere $1.44 per wear.
Jeans haven’t had the best environmentally-friendly track record in the past, but that’s changing thanks to forward-thinking labels like Frank and Oak, Reformation, Ever lane and Outland Denim, which is leading the industry with sustainable efforts that include utilizing vegan materials alongside innovative water and energy saving technologies. Eco-minded options are also popping up from mass brands: Letterman jeans from Gap are made with a minimized impact on waterways and 100% recycled thread.
‘Hate to see you leave, but love to watch you go’ encompasses the sartorial goal of jeans. “Finding properly sized and placed pockets are key to a flattering fit,” says Ba sloe, “If they’re too small or placed too close together, they can have the opposite effect on your figure.” On PAIGE jeans, back pockets are scaled according to each jean's size.
“I have always thought the most flattering placement for back pockets is for the bottom of the pocket to hit right where your cheek and thigh meet,” says Adams-Geller, “Details that give a worn-in look along the back yoke of a jean are really flattering on the bum because they draw your eye upwards and give you an instant booty lift.” Given that they’re easily worn practically anywhere, super comfy and always look stylish, jeans have earned their superstar status.
At Whom What Wear, we know just how much you, our readers, love to hear about the latest and greatest trends, easy styling solutions, and the best of the best on the high street. This week, we check in with Chloe Robertson, queen of layering, as she shows us how to stay chic and cozy for winter.
This year, instead of color, I’m doing all the talking with carefully-selected standout outerwear, and a great quality coat is definitely one of the things I’m most excited to be wearing for winter 2020. I’ll be layering simple, comfy basics underneath that will keep me warm on those all important daily walks.
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