Following up with our first “How to Look Skinnier” post about looking skinnier in your jeans, here’s some more cool advice. Enjoy!
6. Choose the Right Style for Your Body Type
When you shop for jeans, you should be aware of your body-type. For example, a chick with a well-proportioned hourglass figure will want to choose a different style of jeans to play up her assets (and camouflage other body parts) than a more bottom-heavy pear type chick would choose. The same goes if you have rather heavier thighs, but a slim waist. Or you may have a more boyish figure with a flat butt…. It is important that you know what part of your body you want to emphasize and which one to “camouflage”.
7. Wear the Right Shoes
To look skinnier in jeans, it’s important to complete your look with well-chosen footwear. The right pair of shoes can elongate your legs right down to your toes, while an ill-considered pair can make your legs look shorter and even stumpy. For the leanest look in jeans, pair a dark wash jean with black, or other dark-colored shoes. Pointy high heeled shoes or boots will give you the most leg extension for a longer, slimmer silhouette. If you’re self-conscious about your feet looking big in pointy toe shoes, just choose a shoe with a shortened point, rather than a longer one. Flats and sneakers are super comfy, edgy and cool. But then again, if you are aiming for your best look, leave those in your closet, unless you look like Victoria Secret model! 😉
8. Try Jeans with “Shape Retention” Technology
Our contributor, Lana, has tried a pair of these and she became hooked!
If you’ve ever wished jeans came with built-in Spanx, you’re not alone. While shapewear is definitely useful in reining in lumps and bumps under clothing, it can be hot and uncomfortable to wear under heavy denim. Some denim designers have paid attention to women’s needs in this area and developed innovative jeans that feature body-shaping panels, stretch fabric technology, and ingenious strategic stitching that makes you look like the skinniest version of you.
9. Upgrade to Higher Quality Jeans
Parker Smith Classic Skinny Girlfriend jeans
Investing in a high-quality jean can be a great way to look your best in denim. Premium-quality jeans not only last longer, but typically fit the body better and can help you get that skinny look in jeans. You don’t necessarily have to buy expensive designer jeans, though there are many opportunities for finding high-end jeans at bargain prices. Especially during the seasonal sales periods. If you want jeans that make you look like a million bucks, take the time to learn how to spot superior-quality construction, which can sometimes be found in less-expensive jeans labels, as well as designer brands.
10. Use Color to Minimize Problem Areas
Dressing to look skinnier in jeans means paying attention not only to your pants but your entire outfit. You can easily play down larger body areas, and draw attention to your best features, by playing with color in your outfit. Since dark colors have a minimizing effect, for instance, you can create an overall slimmer silhouette by creating a monochromatic outfit in dark skinny jeans and a similar-colored dark top, finishing your look with black high heel shoes. Keep your outfit from looking dull by adding a statement necklace or beautiful scarf. This not only creates visual interest but this fashion trick pulls attention up toward your face, taking the emphasis off your lower body. What if you’ve got heavy arms but you’re proud of your slim hips and legs? Try wearing lighter jeans (maybe a fashionable grey pair) with a darker, long-sleeved top.