Jeans making you blue? From spandex fits that don't lose their shape to skinny styles that are actually flattering, here are fixes to your most frustrating denim dilemmas.
Problem: “I’m pear-shaped and looking for ways to wear jeans with flat shoes. What style jeans will flatter me most when wearing flat shoes?” –Hanah, Seattle Solution: Opt for a jean with a high-rise cut and dark wash—the higher waistline will elongate your hips and legs, while the darker denim offers a sleek and flattering fit.
Problem: “Find me jeans that don’t stretch out after an hour!” –Tracy, Brighton, Mass. Solution: Take your pick from DL1961’s Instasculpt denim. The microsculpting fabric lends for a comfortable fit and guaranteed shape retention.
Problem: “I want jeans that create an illusion of bigger hips.” –Sherilyn, San Pablo, Philippines Solution: Invest in a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans. The high-rise cut will highlight the smallest part of your waist, and as a result, naturally make your hips and backside appear a bit curvier. Citizens of Humanity Rocket Skinny Jeans ($188) is an office favourite!
Problem: "Where can I find a pair of black skinny jeans that are a bit ripped?" –Clara Solution: Slightly ripped black skinny jeans are all the rave right now. Here’s our favourite style, plus endless ways to wear your new jeans.
Problem: “I need skinny jeans that don’t look like leggings on me—in other words skinny jeans without too much spandex.” –Aïda, Ottawa, Ontario Solution: FRAME Denim has a great selection of skinny jeans in super soft fabrics that lend just the right amount of hug.
Which denim-focused hang-up did you relate to? Let us know in the comments below!