4th May 2023

A Guide to Finding Your Perfect Pair of Jeans

Finding the right pair of jeans can be a challenge. We’re here to help you navigate denim trends and classic styles and discover your best fit. We've got you covered no matter the rise, fit, shape, length or material!

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Elements of a perfectly fitting pair of jeans

To find that perfect fit, you’ll need to consider the waist, rise, inseam and leg shape of a pair of jeans.

  1. Waist: The waistband of your jeans should sit comfortably around the narrowest part of your waist without feeling too tight or loose, especially when you are moving or sitting down.
  2. Rise: Choose the rise based on what you feel comfortable in! You can also choose a rise based on your body type. High-rise jeans elongate the legs and provide more coverage, while mid-rise jeans offer versatility and are suitable for most body types. Low-rise jeans sit below the natural waistline and can create a more casual look.
  3. Inseam: The inseam length should be tailored to your height and desired style. Opt for a length that grazes the top of your shoes or slightly longer for a classic look or go for ankle-length jeans for a more contemporary vibe, especially if you want to show off your shoes!
  4. Cut & Style: Consider the leg shape and personal style when choosing the style of your jeans. Skinny, straight, bootcut, or wide-leg, each style can flatter different body types and create various looks.

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How to Work with Your Body Type When Choosing Jeans:

Understanding your body type is crucial for finding jeans that accentuate your best features. Here are some guidelines to consider:

  • Hourglass: Emphasize your well-defined waist with high-rise jeans and opt for styles that highlight your curves, such as skinny or bootcut jeans.
  • Pear: Balance your proportions by selecting jeans with a wider leg or flared bottom. Look for a mid-rise to create a more streamlined silhouette.
  • Apple: Choose jeans with a higher rise to provide support and create a smoother appearance around the waist. Opt for straight or wide-leg jeans to create sleek lines and a classic profile.
  • Athletic: Accentuate your toned figure with slim-fitting jeans that hug your curves. Consider styles with a touch of stretch for added comfort and flexibility.

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Top Tips for Finding the Perfect Fit:

To ensure you find the perfect pair of jeans, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Try Different Styles: Experiment with various styles, rises, and leg shapes to find the most flattering option for your body type and personal style.
  2. Consider Stretch: Stretch denim can provide a comfortable and form-fitting feel. Look for jeans with a blend of stretch fabrics for ease of movement.
  3. Get Proper Measurements: Take accurate measurements of your waist, hips, and inseam to find the right size. Be sure to check size charts! We offer a size chart on every product to give you confidence when shopping online.
  4. Don't Forget Alterations: If you find a pair of jeans you love but need slight adjustments, consider taking them to a tailor. Simple alterations can make a significant difference in the overall fit, like taking up a pair of jeans up to be the right length instead of having them just too long.

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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing Jeans:

Avoid these common mistakes that can compromise the fit of your jeans:

  • Focusing Solely on Size: Don’t worry about the size on the label! Remember that sizing can vary across brands and styles. Instead, focus on finding jeans that fit well and make you feel good!
  • Neglecting Comfort: Strike a balance between style and comfort. Jeans that are overly tight or restrictive may not only be uncomfortable but also affect their overall fit
  • Overlooking the Importance of Length: Pay attention to the length of your jeans. Ill-fitting lengths can disrupt the intended silhouette and impact the overall look.
  • Disregarding Waistband Fit: Ensure that the waistband fits snugly without being overly tight or too loose. A proper-fitting waistband is essential for comfort and maintaining the overall fit of the jeans.

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How to keep your jeans fitting perfectly

To prolong the lifespan of your well-fitting jeans, consider the following tips:

Follow Care Instructions

Make sure you follow the care instructions on the label to keep your jeans looking and feeling good for years to come. Washing in cold water and with like colours is always a good place to start.

Avoid Overwashing

Excessive washing can lead to color fading and fabric deterioration. Wash your jeans sparingly to maintain their shape and color and instead, you can hang them on the line in the sun. Sunlight is a natural disinfectant and can freshen up your jeans without washing them after every single wear.

Hang or Fold Properly

Store your jeans by either hanging them or folding them neatly. This helps prevent unwanted stretching and creasing.

Consider Professional Alterations

If your jeans require adjustments over time, consult a skilled tailor to maintain the fit and ensure any alterations are done correctly.

By considering the essential elements of a well-fitting pair of jeans, understanding your body type, following top tips for achieving the perfect fit, avoiding common mistakes, and taking care of your jeans, you can confidently navigate the vast denim market and discover jeans that not only flatter your figure but also provide lasting comfort and style. Happy denim shopping!

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