Thursday, April 7, 2016

Denim Darling // How to find the perfect jeans for your body!

Okay ladies, let's talk denim!  They are an essential part of any Canadian girl's wardrobe, but let's be honest, finding the perfect pair is no easy task!  So today I'm sharing a few of my best tips for shopping for denim and picking a pair that fits your body.

How to find the perfect jeans for your body + an all denim spring outfit inspiration look!
How to find the perfect jeans for your body + an all denim spring outfit inspiration look!
How to find the perfect jeans for your body + an all denim spring outfit inspiration look!
How to find the perfect jeans for your body + an all denim spring outfit inspiration look!
How to find the perfect jeans for your body + an all denim spring outfit inspiration look!
Jeans: Silver Suki c/o Marks. Handbag: Michael Kors. Heels: Le Chateau. Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington. X-ring: Shop Pretty Little Details. Layered gold necklaces: Shop Pretty Little Details.

How to find the perfect pair of jeans for your body!


1. Shop solo!

I love shopping with my husband, but when shopping for denim my best advice is to go it solo!  With all of the sizes, fits and colours available, finding the perfect pair of jeans requires a bit of patience.  You need to take the time to try on several different styles and having someone waiting for you or hurrying you along will end up in either a super stressful shopping trip or you coming home with a pair of jeans you don't love.

Since you will be going it alone, make sure to pack a small compact mirror in your purse!  That way you can check how the back of your jeans fit and make sure the style you've chosen is flattering from all angles!

2.  Learn your body type!

Knowing your body type is so helpful for finding clothes that best flatter you, but it also plays a big role when finding jeans that fit.  There are lots of different ways to classify body types, but when it comes to jeans, the only thing that is important is your waist to hip ratio.  All women will fall within one of these three lower-body types: Hourglass (waist is smaller than hips), Straight (waist and hips are aligned) or Diamond (hips are smaller than waist).

Every denim company fits their jeans a little bit different and each brand is best suited to one of the the three body types.  That's why it's great to go denim shopping at a place like Mark's where they carry several different brands like Silver, Levi's and Buffalo all in one store.  That way you can easily figure out what brand is best suited for you body type without driving to a ton of different boutiques!

I have a straight body type, and after trying on jeans from a lot of different brands, I've definitely figured out which ones work for my body.  As much as I love the idea of wearing a classic pair of Levi's, they are much better suited to women with hourglass figures.  But here's a hint, if you have a straight body type like me, Silver jeans will be your new best friend!

3. Know your style!

When buying jeans you need to decide how you plan on wearing them.  Are you looking for a comfy casual pair to wear with sneakers on the weekend?  Or are you looking for a sleek pair to style with heels for a date night?  When you are shopping, make sure to bring the shoes you want to wear with your jeans along!  You can always hem jeans that are too long, but most jeans will come with different inseam lengths and buying jeans that fit you off the rack is definitely the best way to go!

I hope you guys loved these tips for finding your new favourite pair of jeans!  If you have any tips of your own, make sure to share them in the comments.  Happy shopping :)
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