The 7 Jean Styles to Have in Your Wardrobe

Jean Styles

Jeans are versatile clothing items that most people own. They are sturdy and comfortable, and best of all, there are so many ways that you can style them. It’s worth noting that these utilitarian pieces come in different styles. Therefore, whether you’re short, tall, slender, or curvy, you can be sure that there are styles of jeans that will work best for your body.

If you like all styles of jeans and you want to make them work for you, provided below are the different styles and how you can create comfortable yet ultra-fashionable outfits with them.

1. Boot-cut Jeans

Here’s a style reminiscent of the 70s and 90s. Boot-cut jeans have a somewhat relaxed fit and they look good on both men and women. You don’t necessarily need to wear boots with them, but they certainly make wearing any style of boots truly stylish.

For women, if you have boot-cut jeans that go down lower than the ankles, try to wear high-heeled shoes to give your stems a leaner and longer appearance. This is a good way to balance the slightly flared bottom part of the jeans.

If you don’t necessarily want to wear high-heels with these comfy jeans, make sure that the length only extends down to the ankles.

2. Bell-bottom Jeans

These are very similar to flared jeans except that the unmistakable bell shape of the jean bottoms. They are usually tight around the waist, hips, and thighs to fully emphasize the flare of the bottoms.

If you wish to wear these, think carefully about proportions. Say, you’re opting for an Afro-chic style outfit with a loose kurta top, tunic or kimono shirt, and bell-bottom jeans. Do wear platform shoes to add height to your frame because these jeans can make your legs look short.

3. Boyfriend Jeans

These jeans are perhaps the most relaxed option for women. These are a little baggy around the waist, a tad tight on the hips, and loose around the thighs and legs.

If you’re tall and slender, you can easily pull these jeans off, and wear any kind of top, tucked or untucked. However, if you’re a little on the “cute” side, choose more fitted tops to pair with these jeans.

4. Loose Flared Jeans

These are jeans that are like the tamed version of palazzo pants — very fashionable. However, the volume at the bottom of these pants can be a tad overwhelming, particularly if you’re short. So, balance the triangular shape of these jeans with a fitted top and high-heels.

5. Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans have been in fashion for a long time and they’re not going out of trend anytime soon because these jeans are the best for creating a longer and slimmer silhouette.

According to top stylists, the best skinny jeans to have in your style arsenal are the high-waisted ones that stretch down right at the ankle. You can pair these jeans with almost anything – including breezy Afro shirts, kurta tops, and even babydoll dresses.

If you are worried about these jeans feeling too tight, opt for the stretchy denim that most fashion houses have. Or, take the extra time to choose skinny jeans that feel right and having them altered to fit your unique body shape perfectly.

6. Straight Jeans

These jeans are more suited for the slender or tall. These are quite on-trend and are very comfortable to wear. However, to make them look chic, you need to make sure that they are nicely snug around your waist and hips to enhance your curves. Plus, tuck your tops into them for a slim silhouette.

And, if you really want these jeans to look polished, opt for ankle-length ones.

7. Tapered Jeans

This is the opposite of the boot-cut jeans because it enhances the roundness of the hips and upper thighs, and it’s loose around the knees before slimming down to the legs. A lot of Mom jeans have this cut, which just proves how comfortable tapered jeans are. These jeans are ideal for women with shapely thighs and need a bit of wiggle room when wearing pants.

Again, the fit is a must for such jeans because they can look dowdy sometimes. Make sure to wear a classic top such as a crisp white blouse or a fitted shirt. And, opt for footwear that can elongate your legs, and if you end up with tapered jeans that are slightly long on you, cuff them to show off your ankles. This is an excellent trick for giving the jeans a much sleeker style.

Indeed, jeans are perfect for everybody no matter your height, shape, and age. Just take into account the simple styling guide shared above so you can be sure that whatever style of jeans you wear, you not only feel comfortable but always look well put-together as well.

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Author Bio

Ethiopian-born and Dubai-based fashion designer Feiruza Mudessir discovered her curiosity to mix the traditional with contemporary at a young age, and this has become the trademark of her designs for Finchitua today.

With her unique style standpoint, she served the VIP Color Forecast Panel 2017 for Al Jazeera Paints Company and VIP Color Forecast Panel 2019 for Asian Paints Berger. Ms. Mudessir is a shortlisted nominee for the prestigious Fashion Scout London 2018.

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