- Credit: Rex
- Credit: Rex
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This Season’s Jeans Shapes
Skinny jeans have been the denim style of choice for the past decade. Stretching to fit all body shapes, they have been loved for their slimming effect, cleanness at the ankle and for their ability to pair perfectly with the ballet flat. However, the fashion tide is turning. One look at the attendees of the recent SS15 shows and barely a skinny was in sight. Let us introduce you to the jeans shapes you should be adopting instead this season…
The androgynous pair, boyfriend jeans are defined by their low-rise waist and voluminous straight leg. They offer a slouchy fit and are often seen ripped and distressed for a laidback vibe. Suitable for all body shapes, they are particularly good for creating curves on athletic and straight up and down builds. Wear yours true to size for a genuine boyfriend fit or, alternatively, size down if you like your look a little more streamlined. Great for offsetting high heels - simply wear with the hems rolled - add slim-fitting tees and blazers for a touch of structure and polish.
The retro pair, flared jeans are a skinny fit through the thigh before billowing out from the knee. A 1970’s classic, they offer a more dramatic take on the bootcut and have been lauded by the likes of Victoria Beckham. Especially good for tall women, (a pair of heels will help those of us not so long-limbed), flared jeans are also extremely slimming as the flare balances out the hips while the high-rise waist streamlines the tummy. Add to their retro vibe by wearing yours with a roll neck this season.
The classic pair, straight jeans boast a mid-rise waist and a straight leg from the thigh down. Previously shunned in favour of the now-ubiquitous skinny, the straight jean is regaining popularity thanks to its easy and forgiving fit. Particularly good for pear body shapes, straight jeans effortlessly lengthen the leg. Wear yours in colour, embellished or patch-worked to add interest to your look.
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