Plus Size Jeans Guide

Why do you need a plus size jeans guide? Well, if you haven't noticed, everyone around you wears jeans. And most women own several pair. We wear them for a variety of occasions, even when dressing up. If you are like most, you probably struggle to find ones that flatter you. For me finding ones that don't gap in the back is a huge challenge.

Who knew picking out a pair of jeans could be so difficult? They come in different colors, washes, lengths, fabrics, styles and finally the dreaded waist styles (low rise, mid-rise, high rise, etc.). These days you really need to rely on some sort of jeans guide, if not a manual, to buy one pair of jeans. And if you like to buy jeans online, then that's an added challenge because you can't try them on.  It doesn't have to be a challenge though as long as you remember to dress for your plus size shape and follow the guidelines given below.

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  • Shop for jeans in LONGER LENGTHS. By pairing jeans with heels, you will appear longer and leaner. For those days you just want to wear flats, buy the same pair in a shorter length.
  • Age doesn’t define you, but your pants will. Look for jeans with a lower rise such as MEDIUM or MID-RISE. They are more flattering than high rise and they still provide tummy control. Best of all, dressing younger will make you look younger.
  • Consider FABRIC. Plus size jeans with 100% cotton is a heavier material and tends to stretch, sag and lose its shape. Make sure Lycra is used. It gives jeans their stretch and it holds its shape.
  • Look for DARK WASH COLORS. A dark wash or darker color jean will lengthen your silhouette. The exception to this rule is if you have large thighs and you would like to minimize their size. Dark wash jeans that have lighter shading on the front of the thighs along with a flared leg will create a longer and leaner look.
  • POCKETS are the masters of illusion. Five-pocket classic styles can flatter your figure but make sure that the pocket size is in proportion to your backside. Pocket placement is just as important. They should be centered on your cheeks. Pockets positioned on the outside of your cheeks will look as though they are holding on for dear life to the side seams.

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