Denim Guide 2010
Denim Guide 2010
“I’m 5’11” but still have a shape. It’s hard to find jeans that are long enough but enhance my curves too.
LLOYD’S TIP: For long legs it’s all about the inseam. A tailor can work miracles on an affordable pair in a larger size.
FIDELITY Lily jean in Viper Diablo, $188, tallcouture.com, is a tall woman’s dream with a longer 37-inch inseam.
SEE THRU SOUL flared-leg jean, $93, southmoonunder.com, has five-pocket styling that flatters your bottom.
“I definitely have curves. I can’t find jeans that fit larger hips that aren’t too short.”
LLOYD’S TIP: Avoid trendy washes that fade around the thighs. Dark indigo is perfect to honor (and slightly minimize) thighs.
DL1961 Roxy kick-flare jean, $168, dl1961.com, has plain pockets to visually shrink rear.
CALVIN KLEIN JEANS $60, calvinkleinjeans.com, has a slightly wider leg to help with proportion by balancing out hips and thighs.
“I can’t find jeans that fit my ample rear. I hate jeans that look great standing up but become ‘cracktastic’ as soon as I have a seat.”
LLOYD’S TIP: Go for stretch to keep the “baggies” away. And check the back pockets; tiny ones only make your bottom look bigger.
ASHLEY STEWART jeggings in indigo, $34, Ashley Stewart stores, is a legging and a jean in one for super comfort and fit.
MIRACLEBODY Samantha jean, $110, Lord & Taylor stores, has a hidden canvas panel that flattens the tummy.
“I have a very tiny waist and wide hips. If I find jeans that fit my hips, the waist is usually too loose.”
LLOYD’S TIP: Look for jeans with a touch of stretch infused into the fabric and a slightly lower rise to keep your frame proportioned.
J BRAND Bombshell cigarette leg jean, $158, jbrandjeans.com, has ample room around the thighs and a contoured waist-band to reduce gapping.
SIGNATURE BY LEVI STRAUSS & CO. Perfect Body Boot jean, $25, Kmart stores, has built-in slimming for tummy, thighs and behind.
“I barely have hips. I have a problem finding jeans that I fill out properly.”
LLOYD’S TIP: Look for either floor-skimming or ankle-length cuts. A cropped jean that stops midcalf makes you look shorter.
GAP curvy dark jean, $70, Gap stores, hugs slim hips while the straight cut elongates the leg.
PAIGE DENIM Skyline Ankle Peg jean, $198, paigeusa.com, has strategically placed pockets and side seams for a flattering fit.