15 Mistakes When Choosing Jeans That Can Ruin the Figure

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The first jeans appeared in 1871 and initially served as workwear. However, over the years, this wardrobe item transitioned into the closets of various people and is now a staple in practically everyone’s wardrobe. For women, there are models to suit every taste: straight, flared, embellished with rhinestones. However, there are common mistakes that we often make regardless of our preferences.

Deep front pockets

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Deep front pockets will make the hips look bigger. And if you have a model with smaller pockets that are above the pelvic bone, your hips will appear to be smaller. The width of the pocket is just as important. The wider they are, the wider that part of the body will look. By the way, many jeans for women don’t have front pockets, so there’s no problem.

Thin fabric

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Some people choose jeans made of thicker cloth for winter and fall and thinner fabrics for warmer weather. Very often, thin fabrics get stretched out fast and end up looking bad. Additionally, jeans made of thin fabrics only highlight the flaws of the body. But thick fabrics can hide some problem areas.

Good jeans must contain cotton and a bit of elastane. This helps to prevent the stretching of the fabric and the model becomes more comfortable to wear. Jeans with a lot of elastane are more like leggings. Such jeans look cheap and can make even a perfect body look bad.

Double denim in one color

Total-denim style outfits are trendy again and that’s why you can wear denim shirts and jackets with jeans. You don’t necessarily need to select the top and the bottom part according to their color. On the contrary, different hues will create a contrast and make your look brighter and more complex.

Unkempt cuffs

Cuffs in jeans are good when you have no chance to tailor pant legs that are too long or when you want to diversify their look. However, cuffs should be done neat and straight. It’s even recommended to place a thumb on the hem to be able to measure the equal distance for cuffs on both pant legs.

Pants tucked into ankle boots

Trouser legs should not overlap the tops of ankle boots or short boots. This ensemble will look better if the jeans end 0.4-0.8 in above the bootleg of your footwear.

A cut that doesn’t fit your body shape

You shouldn’t be blindly following trends, but instead taking into account the specifics of your body shape. For example, trendy flared jeans should be chosen so that the trouser leg starts to flare at the knee area. If the flare is too wide and starts from the hip, it can play a bad joke on shorter, curvy girls, while they will look great on tall and slim ones.

Skinny jeans that are too long

Today, when cropped jeans are trendy, skinny jeans with a folded ankle part look a bit outdated and should be tailor-cut or cuffed.

Unbecoming back pockets

The shape and location of back pockets can change the body shape beyond recognition. Thus, wide-set pockets will visually make the hips wider. Highly sewn pockets will lengthen the legs, and the body shape will appear fuller.

Straight-cut jeans in the wrong length

Straight-cut jeans are a universal wardrobe item. They are back to being trendy again and are extremely popular nowadays. The classic model of these jeans should reach the ankle. Pant legs that are too long can visually make legs appear massive, and even fat.

The wrong rise

The height of the rise, that is, the distance from the waist of the jeans to the seam between the legs, greatly affects how the item will look on the person. It is worth considering the peculiarities of the body, the length of the torso, etc. For example, even jeans with a high waist may have the insufficient height for a tall woman with a long torso. In this case, they will bulge in the wrong way between the legs, so that is why it’s better to look for another pair.

Mid-waist jeans pulled over to the waist

High-rise jeans have been trendy for several years already — these models look stylish and are comfortable to wear. However, if you have a favorite pair of jeans with a mid-rise, you can don them too. But make sure to not pull them up to your navel and tighten them with a belt for a better fit. Even half an inch of this will create unbecoming folds between the legs.

Jeans lowered to the hips

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If you lower mid-rise jeans on your hips, you will get a trendy, casual oversize look. However, this is still not worth doing if you are not tall with the parameters of a top model. It’s because this can distort even a nice body shape.

Jeans that are too big

When buying jeans, we oftentimes hesitate between 2 sizes. But experienced fashionistas know that it’s better to buy smaller ones. The fabric gets stretched out during wear, and jeans in a bigger size will hang and bulge at the waist.

Skinny jeans without a belt

Despite claims that skinny jeans are out of fashion, don’t rush to hide them deep in the shelves of your closet. Skinnies are not as popular as they were 5 years ago, but they can still be worn, especially if you emphasize your waist with a belt. Belts are at their peak in 2021, and this trendy accessory will make you look more modern.

Decorative elements

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Light lines and other accents can make you look bigger. So horizontal lines near the hips will make the pelvis look bigger and attract attention to this area. If you have vertical lines close to the middle of the leg, they’ll stretch the silhouette and make you look slimmer.

We’ve covered jeans. What about the clothes we wear on a plane? A flight attendant mentioned things you definitely shouldn’t wear before a flight.


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