Jeans may be one of the only items that is necessary for every man and woman to have. Jeans can look classy, dressy, casual, laid back, lazy and even terrible . How often have you seen someone that looked awful and wondered “do they really not know they look that bad?”. Have you ever wondered if that was you on the other end of those thoughts? Choosing the right pair of jeans may help you avoid being that person. There are certain guidelines to ensure you walk out of the house looking amazing every time you’re wearing jeans.
Age Appropriate. The most ridiculous thing a woman over 40 can do is dress like their teenage daughter. Regardless of how sexy you are, you look pathetic squeezing into a pair of jeans with rhinestones bedazzling the butt. If “trying to hard” is the impression you are trying to make, then win! However, women over 40 should go for a more subtle approach. This rule doesn’t ban you from trendy jeans. Skinnies, colored jeans, or anything else trending can still work, but let’s leave the bedazzled bottoms to our seventeen year old counterparts.
Right Size. An article in In Touch Magazine , published March 2014 on Kim Kardashian, shows a petite Kim in very ill-fitting pants. The article cites a family friend that states “She’d [Kim] rather squeeze into a size smaller than be comfortable…”. (page 34, In Touch, March 3, 2014). This is a nationwide epidemic. The thing is, nobody knows what size your pants are, squeezing uncomfortably into a size smaller than you actually are does you no justice. This is especially true for jeans that are notoriously unforgiving. This goes the same for those wearing jeans in sizes too big (can you say diaper butt?). Wearing the correct size, even if it means being “bigger” than you wish, is the only way to ensure the jeans you are rocking are flattering!
For the Occasion. It is especially important to choose the right jeans for the occasion. Jeans can look classy enough to be business casual. A dark denim with a bright blazer can be a great addition to your office attire. Wearing the the same to the park with the kids, not as practical. Choose jeans with a moderate stretch if you’re planning an active day, this will give you room to move comfortably. For a hot date, choose a pair of ultra-tight skinnies tucked into flat boots to look sexy and sophisticated.
When purchasing a pair of jeans one must considering the use, the size, and the age appropriateness of the jean. And always, try your jeans on before you buy them!