Cheap & Chic: Jean Pool

Comfortable, chic, modern, sleek: the latest denim goes the distance

SIZES 6–8

Jumpsuits are best for those with evenly proportioned figures. You can layer the look with a cotton tee, cashmere turtleneck or cropped velvet jacket.

Bisou Bisou for JCPenney halter jumpsuit, $58, JCPenney stores nationwide. Express hoops, $20, and clover necklace, $30, select Express stores. GirlProps.com charm bracelet, $20, girlprops.com. Maxstudio.com sandals, $159, select Macy's stores.

SIZES 10–12

A dark fitted jacket paired with deep dark jeans provides a modern alternative to the everyday suit.

Operations blazer, $450, Operations, New York City, 212-334-4950. Gap shirt, $40, gap.com. Request Jeans jeans, $68, Macy's stores nationwide. Express hoops, $25, select Express stores. R.J. Graziano necklace, $75, 212-685-1248. Moschino Cheap and Chic sandals, $380, Emly Benham, Jacksonville, Florida, 904-387-2121.

SIZES 14–16

Skinny pants are not just for slim people. Show off your curves with a belted waistline. Elongate the look of your legs with killer stilettos.

Marina Rinaldi jacket, $340, Marina Rinaldi, Beverly Hills, California, 310-860-9793. Dickies for Torrid jeans, $62, Torrid boutiques nationwide. Express hoops, $30, select Express stores. PortiaJewelry.com bangle, $24, portiajewelry.com. GirlProps.com ring, $8, girlprops.com. Davis by Ruthie Davis heels, $498, ruthiedavis.com.

Dress up wide-leg jeans with a silky peasant blouse and a touch of bling.

Lane Bryant blouse, $60, Lane Bryant stores nationwide. Abby Z. jeans, $110, abbyz.com. Express hoops, $19, select Express stores. R.J. Graziano necklace, $95, 212-685-1248. PortiaJewelry.com cocktail ring, $46, portiajewelry.com. Nicole Miller Collection shoes, $250, nicolemiller.com.

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