Want to look go from frumpy to fabulous? Change your jeans! Avoid all jeans (or slacks) with elastic waistbands. They will sag where they shouldn’t and age both pounds and
age to your style.
These days, jeans come in all sizes and with excellent details like belt loops and front
pockets. You may never use the belt loops, but having them there means the
jeans are cut to be worn with a belt if you choose. You want options.
When shopping for jeans, it’s a good idea to try them on in the store where you can
see how they fit from all angles. (Yes, those three-way mirrors are our
friends) Find a brand that compliments your shape and your budget – they are
out there. Avoid jeans that are “too” – too short, too long, too baggy, or too
tight. Walk around the store in them. Sit down. Today’s jeans often have some
stretch in them – this is a positive addition only if they retain their shape.
A good pair of jeans can make you feel and look better now. Some of my favorite brands are NYDJ, Lee “Instantly Slims You”line and Chicos Platinum collection with 2%
Also pay attention to pocket placement in the rear quarters, too far apart or too close
together and they can distort and/or add pounds to your caboose!
Jill Swanson, owner of Beauty Made Easy, Image Coach/Consultant, Speaker, and author of Simply Beautiful Inside & Out, Simply Scarves, and Simply Closets
Jill Swanson, owner of Beauty Made Easy, image coach, style consultant, national speaker, and the author of Simply Beautiful Inside & Out, Simply Scarves, and Simply Closets.
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