Jeans are an important part of every woman’s casual wardrobe. They’re so easy to slip on and they go with everything! Yet different styles of jeans have very different looks and with so many styles available it can be hard to decide which style to go for.
This guide will give you the low-down on what’s available and the differences between each style.
Regular leg jeans are your standard, slightly tapered shape fitted shape. They’re not particularly in vogue right now and are also the least flattering shape to wear as they neither hug your curves nor skim your figure.
Bootleg jeans, also known as boot cut, are fitted to the knee and then flare slightly below the knee – but not in such an extreme way as 70’s style bell-bottoms. This makes them universally flattering as the extra volume at the ankle helps balance hips and thighs. Bootcut jeans are a great every day pair of casual jeans that are perfect for dressing down with just a T-shirt. Alternatively choose a long length that can be worn with heels and choose a dark denim for a more dressy look.
Flared jeans will always be associated with the 70’s but they are still around and keep coming back into vogue from time to time but many people like to wear them season after season for their distinctive retro look. The volume below the knee makes them very flattering to wear – team them with retro sneakers for a casual alternative look.
Whereas flares kick out around the calf, wide leg jeans fall in a straight line from the hip, skimming your figure. If you choose a very dark blue or black denim they can be made to look quite smart with a blazer but are perfect for casual days as they’re so comfy to wear.
Skinny jeans became trendy a few seasons ago and have stayed in style every since. Their figure-hugging shape gives a very sexy look and they look perfect dressed down with ballerina pumps or sandals or glammed up with sky-high heels. Traditionally thought of as tricky to wear, skinny jeans can flatter all shapes, including curvy girls. If you choose a pair with stretch in them you’ll get a great fit.
For those who like their skinny jeans super tight, jeggings are the perfect option. These denim look leggings will show off the shape of your legs beautifully and are perfect worn with a longer length top. They’re a great addition to any wardrobe as they can be worn for day or night with flats or heels and are really comfy to wear as well as giving a sexy look.
Boyfriend jeans are a great casual jean. Sometimes known as a slouch or carpenter jean, they’re a casual loose fit style that’s not quite as baggy as wide legs. Go for a distressed denim shade and try teaming them with a pretty camisole top for a great mix of masculine and feminine.