If you’re like the majority of women out there—at least, the ones we’ve met—you probably agree with the sentiment that, by and large, shopping for jeans is often a less-than pleasant experience (second, maybe only, to shopping for swimsuits). It’s hard to find ones that fit just right, and the process to get there can be (at best) frustrating and (at worst) utterly humiliating. (Muffin top, anyone?)
Luckily, our resident styling expert Marissa Webb has some genius tips for making the whole experience way more bearable—and successful. Keep scrolling to see her tips for jeans-shopping that will change your life!
When buying skinny jeans, they should be on the tighter side when you’re trying them on, because once you get them home, they will stretch out. You should be slightly uncomfortable in the fitting room.
Experiment with different fits and washes. Oftentimes, things might not work for you in your mind, but if you give them a try, you might be surprised.
If you find a pair of jeans that fit you well, get two.
Don’t forget to look at your backside—it’s just as important as the way the jeans look from the front.
Don’t worry about length, because you can always get them hemmed, or you can cut them raw which gives them a whole new personality.
Don’t always seek out your go-to brands. There are a lot of interesting brands out there to explore, and many different fits to try on.
For the perfect cropped length, look for a pair that hits at the slimmest part of your ankle.
Frame Forever Karlie Flared-Leg Denim Jeans in Film Noir ($219)
J Brand Photoready Skinny-Leg Denim Jeans ($218)
MIH Jeans Phoebe Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans ($343)
Rag & Bone The Dre Mid-Rise Slim Boyfriend Jeans ($210)
True Religion Super Skinny Casey Fixed to Thrill Jeans ($185)
How do YOU shop for jeans? Share your secrets in the comments below, and don’t forget to leave a question you’d love for Marissa to answer!