How to pick the perfect pair of jeans

Denim is now a wardrobe staple for everyday dressing and we want to help you find your perfect pair.

Buying denim is deeply personal and sometimes daunting experience. Knowing what suits your body shape will help reduce the time and stress involved in finding the perfect pair of jeans.

The most common mistake women make when buying jeans is going for a size that is too big, which can make them look larger than they are. Really you should be able to wriggle into the jeans, do them up and still be able to breathe but not need a belt! Think of your jeans as a foundation garment.

• If jeans go on easily, go down a size.
• When buying jeans with stretch, good quality jeans have a great memory. ‘Memory’ meaning how quickly the denim springs back after wear.
• Wash your jeans on a cold wash, do not put on a hot wash or use fabric conditioner as this can damage the fabric.

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Apple Shape

Apple-shaped ladies need their denim to provide a little more “give” in the waistline, because they tend to carry their weight around the middle and generally have slim legs. Try the Stilt Cigarette Jeans by AG Adriano Goldschmied or NYDJ legging jeans.

Pear and Triangular Body Shapes

With more curves around the hip and bottom and a smaller upper half, it can be harder to find jeans that balance out your proportions. To really enhance your shape and give credit to your booty, think Beyonce, look out for jeans with higher rises, smaller fitting waist and larger pockets. Try DL Coco straight leg, or Paige Hoxton Skinny or Paige Skyline Bootcut

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Boyish Shape

You are lucky and can wear pretty much any style, but add zips and details on back pockets to add shape and interest. Try DL Florence skinny, Citizens of Humanity Boyfriend, Paige Verdugo skinny or Levis 501CT.

Hour Glass Shape

With a hip to bust ratio of 50/50 and a slim waist, it’s all about the styling and keeping your proportions balanced. Look for skinny jeans with higher rises to at the smallest part of your waist which will give the illusion of an even slimmer middle. If you want a flared jean choose a pair that are slim to the knee and then kick out to a slight flare. Try J Brand Maria High Rise Skinny, Paige Manhattan Bootcut or Paige Margot high rise skinny.

Afterdark JBRand Hour Glass

See our new Denim department on the First Floor.

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