How to Look Skinnier in Jeans - Part 1

Denimocracy Mid Rise in True Romance

Been there, done that – right! How many despairing moments in front of the mirror have we suffered, simply because ‘those jeans make me lot FAT”!! Here are some suggestions of how we can avoid this “makes me look fat” syndrome. Let us know if you have any suggestions from your experience.

Most of us rely on jeans as a wardrobe staple, often reaching for them when we don’t feel comfortable squeezing into other wardrobe options. We’ve put together a list of fashion tips to help you choose the right pair of jeans that make you instantly look like you’ve lost weight. Here’s our go-to guide to looking skinnier when you wear jeans.

1.  Choose a Dark Wash Jean

Blue jeans come in various “washes” or color treatments, ranging from white and bleached all the way through dark indigo and black. If your goal is to look skinny, you’ll want to select jeans from the darkest end of the color range. Slim-fitting, dark wash jeans in deep indigo or black are not only slenderizing but are also more versatile for wearing with both casual and dressy tops.

2. Say Yes to a Higher Rise

High waist jeans have gotten somewhat of a bad rap, thanks to old-school, ugly versions. When worn correctly, though, high-rise jeans are nothing to fear and can actually do wonders to make you look instantly thinner. This works because a well-fitting, higher-rise jean elongates the lower body, tricking the eye into seeing a leaner you. This style also holds in the tummy, smooth the hip line and eliminates the risk of muffin top. When shopping for high waist jeans that make you look skinnier, keep a few basic principles in mind. You’re looking for a pair with a waistband that hits directly above your belly button, comes in a dark wash, and has a classic one-button, zipper closure. Avoid like the plague any jeans that sit higher on the body, come in a button-rise or have an elasticized waistband.

3.  Pay Attention to Length

When you’re dressing to look skinnier in jeans, do pay attention to length. Dark wash jeans that end an inch or two below the ankle will elongate your body, especially when paired with the right shoes. When you go shopping for jeans, it’s always a good idea to bring along the shoes you’d wear the jeans with, to get an accurate picture of the length. If you want to switch between flats and heels with your jeans, buy a longer length that will accommodate the heels while still hitting just below the ankle. You can always roll up your jeans when you wear them with flat shoes or sneakers.

4.  Shop for a Perfect Fit

More than any other item of clothing, ill-fitting jeans can visually pack on the pounds. You’ll look your leanest in jeans that are neither too tight, nor too baggy. Skinny jeans should hug your hips, bottom and legs, for instance, without squeezing them too tightly. Boyfriend jeans should be more straight-leg than relaxed, or baggy in cut, if you’re trying to look skinnier, whatever your body type. Everyone will benefit from a waistband that holds in their middle, without cutting into the waist and creating an unattractive muffin top effect. Knowing your correct jeans size is important when you go denim shopping, but there’s also no substitute for trying jeans on and assessing the fit honestly, as sizing can change between brands. For a skinnier look in jeans, also check the garment label for the stretch count. Stretch denim jeans with between 1% to 4% spandex will offer a more body-hugging silhouette than non-stretch jeans, while also providing flexibility and movement.

5. Pay Attention to the Back Pockets

If the way your rear end looks in jeans is a concern in jeans, pay attention to the back pocket construction. The right design can minimize your bottom for a skinnier look, while the wrong back pockets can make it look terrible. Read more about this in our post about choosing the right back pockets here.

Below you can find some suggestion for super cool and well fitting jeans. And more advice is on the way – stay tuned!

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Parker Smith Kam Skinny in Carbon

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STRÖM Nio High Rise Skinny

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STRÖM Tio Skinny Ankle

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STRÖM Tio Skinny Zip

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Joe’s Jeans High Rise Legging Jeans {these are a great option if you don’t want to go super dark}

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Joe’s Jeans Slim Boyfriend Jeans