Finding Jeans That Fit and Flatter (cont.)
Look For: "You [can] create the illusion of curves by bringing attention downward to your ankles with either a taper or a slim, straight leg," says Madhok. Also important: Styles that hit at the waist will bring attention to even a slight curve. Cargo pockets and other embellishments will add attention to your body and further detract from a straight, "boyish" figure, Cafazzo says.
Avoid: Baggy jeans, legs that flare too much at the ankle, and wide straight legs.
Style Recommendations: Levis Red Slouch Straight Jeans; American Eagle Straight 77 Stretch Jean; Tag Jeans; Hudson Jeans; Jeanology by Newport-News in slim fit.
Quick Fashion Fixes for a Great Fit
To help iron out a few extra little style wrinkles, our experts offer these quick fixes to help you hone in on the jeans of your dreams:
Problem: Short Waist
Problem: Long Waist
Problem: Short Legs
Problem: Long Legs
Problem: Bulging Tummy
Problem: Large Thighs
Quick Fix: It's all in the pockets! Remember these rules: Small pockets make any backside look larger; big pockets make any backside look smaller; no pockets make hips look wider; embroidered or detailed pockets make every bottom look curvier.
Published September 15, 2006.
SOURCES: Lisa Rudes-Rudes-Sandel, creator, Tummy Tuck Jeans; director, NYDJ. Michelle Madhok, editor, SheFinds.com. Amy Cafazzo, jeans style expert, Marshalls Department Stores.
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