I’m not exactly what you would a call a jeans person, unlike some of my friends who practically live in theirs and own literally hundreds of pairs. At this stage in my life, I have about 4 pairs in my closet (the ones pre- my last pregnancy are folded up in storage in the hopes the one day….), two blue (one dark with lighter stiching, one my all-round comfy Levis), one white (not used very often), one black (I got this soon after having the baby, so its fit now is very odd) and one “skinny”. With all that skinny-jean craziness last year, the consumer victim that I am, I purchased a pair that I have to say I never liked much. Why? It was so darn uncomfortable!
So when I found the “Jeans That Fit” videos in Video Jug (love that site!), I was pleased to find that the reason skinny jeans and I never meshed was because I was an “inverted triangle” and the big rule of that is :“No Skinny Jeans!”. Aha!
In the video, Natasha from the The Blue Jeans Bar in L.A. shares her jeans expertise, giving three simple tips for each body type. For me, the inverted triangle, which pretty much means I am top heavy, with broad shoulders and slim below, here’s what she said:
1. CUT: go for wide leg, boot cut, low rise, contoured waist
2. COLOUR: go for whiskering/ distressed fromt area to widen hips, lighter wash and fading in the knee area.
3. STYLE: go for stiching in the front pockets, cuffs to draw the eye down and balance the look.
and of course, the rule of : No Skinny Jeans!
Other body types featured on the videos are the apple, pear, boyish and hourglass shapes. Watch and learn!