Every time I go to the closet and pull out anything denim, I take a moment to say “thank you Mr. Strauss”. Can you imagine a world without jeans? Fashion designers can’t either as every season there is another interpretation of style and wash. This season it’s a brain tease and I can only say that you would be right in style if you pulled out your oldest jean, splattered bleach abundantly on the front and back, then started ripping and tearing. You might even feel better for it.
Legs run from wide to skinny. If we are to be practical in the sense of what really works best for most body types, then the flared and the skinny legged jeans would be the winners here. Petite figures are best in smaller flares and slimmer legs. Actually, the skinny jeans work on almost all body types depending on what you wear on the top. If you are larger on top (apple shape) flared pants balance your shape as long as they are not too wide. Some of these hems are at least as wide as your foot which just emphasizes the hips. A pear shape (larger on the bottom) should opt for a wide leg that flares out just below your knee as it balances the hips. The mid-rise is most often a flattering look and fit and a style you’ll see more of on the racks. I like it because it fits right at the tummy and (whether it really does or not) feels like it’s holding it in.
Now, about those jeans you have just thoroughly destroyed per my suggestion? Not to worry, you’ll see something similar in stores nearest you.
Remember the “distressed” look? I’m not sure some of us are going to feel comfortable in ripped and holey jeans, at least those of us who have reached the age of reason. Acid wash is great (hole-less) and the tie dye ( I have to admit to buying a few tops for summer) is gaining ground once again but taking the tie dye to the bottom half can be problematic unless one is very slender. Truth be told, if a trend sticks long enough, each and everyone of us, regardless of age, will find ourselves at least trying on the very item we snarled at earlier no matter our shape. Go ahead, let’s see what they look like on.
Until this season, wearing denim with denim has been a fashion taboo. Can the “double denim” trend translate to “country chic”?