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Your Ultimate Denim Style Guide

Choosing the right cut:

There are four main styles and cuts of jeans that are commonly worn, each with their own unique detailing, rises, cuts and washes.

The main denim styles are:

Skinny: A style that’s become perhaps one of the most common styles for women throughout the last few years is the staple skinny leg jean. It comes in a variety of colours and washes, with light, dark and even ripped varieties working their way into our wardrobes. Suited to petite figures, skinny leg jeans can also look flattering on curvy girls when chosen with a mid to high-rise waistband.

Bootcut: A common jean from the 1990’s, the bootcut typically tapers to the knee and then will slightly flare out to accommodate a boot at the hem. It’s a flattering shape for tall or curvy girls, creating an illusion of shaping and balance without going overboard.

Flare: Thanks to the current 1970’s trend, this style is huge and in fashion right now, however the flare is also a staple in any girl’s wardrobe at any time, particularly if you’re tall. Add a little volume and shape to your legs in jeans that flare outwards at the knee in dark or light washes.

Straight: A great go-to, the straight cut jean is the same width all the way down creating flattering structure that isn’t too tight or revealing.

What about the rise?

High-rise: Typically sitting on the natural waistline (around the belly button) high-rise jeans are great for petite or girls with short legs.

Mid-rise: Sitting nicely above the hips, this rise is the most flattering of them all and is suited to pretty much any body shape. A mid-rise fit makes women feel a bit more comfortable with their curves as they are tucked comfortably into their jeans.

Low-rise: Common in the early 2000’s, the low-rise is great for the yummy mummy or the younger girl. Perfect if you have small hips as it shows off your curvy bottom in all the right ways!

Choosing the best fit for your body:

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