The “Skinny” On Skinny Jeans

Stop the presses. You don’t have to be skinny to wear “skinny.” In fact, the skinny jean is about a look, not a waistline. “The resurgence of skinny and straight jeans is part of a modern ’80s trend built from familiar favorite looks,” says Caroline Calvin, Levi’s® brand senior vice president of global creative design. “Straight has been around since the invention of the 501® over 130 years ago. Skinny is built from a sexy rocker look and both will be hot this year with women and men.” She added that while the leg opening remains at the forefront, “there are some easy ways to take advantage of this look and some interesting trends within the trend to note.” Caroline Calvin Offers The Skinny On How To Wear “Skinny” And Straight Jeans: • Wear long tunic tops for a long lean appearance or sweater knits to create eye-teasing balance. • High heels, high heels, high heels! A pair of high heels will give you a sexy, long, lean look with a skinny or straight jean. • For classic Audrey Hepburn-inspired style, try pairing ballet flats with a crop-length fit. If Sienna Miller is more your style icon, pair flats with a longer skinny jean and a long tunic-style top, but keep in mind this look works best on smaller frames. • Guys can feel as cool as James Dean by slipping into a pair of vintage-style sneakers with lean straight-leg jeans. • Pair skinny jeans with a high-heeled slouchy boot. The chunkiness of the boot makes the leg look slimmer. For the same effect, try wearing one of the new skinny stacked-style jeans, such as Levi’s® Capital E™ Skimmer Jean. The stacking at the ankle offers visual balance much like a boot-cut fit. According To Calvin, The Top Five Trends Within The Skinny And Straight Look Are: 1. Clean, Dark Finishes & Washes–which include grey and black. 2. Authentic Vintage Finishes–worn-in looks with hand-repaired stitches and patchwork, and frayed leg openings. 3. Various Lengths–women will see everything from extra long, to cropped, to fall shorts (at the knee), while men will favor extra-long and ankle-length styles. 4. Modern Detailing–while still “skinny” in that they’ll feature a tighter fit, the style will incorporate cargo pockets, elastic bands at ankles and retro-inspired patch detailing. 5. Straight Styles–if true skinny jeans are not right, a slim, straight-leg jean will be a popular alternative that gives the same long-and-lean...

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Show Your Designer Jeans Savvy

Oh no! You’re having a jeans crisis and can’t decide on which perfect pair to buy! Don’t despair! Help is on the way. No matter if you are plus size, petite, tall or average, it’s difficult to find the perfect pair of jeans, so we could also use a few tips. It’s not always easy finding the right pair of jeans. There are just too many styles to choose from. By keeping some of these tips in mind you can find that perfect pair of jeans. Some useful hints include: · Before deciding on which pair of jeans to wear, it’s imperative to choose the type of shoes you’ll be sporting. This is because the heel normally will determine how the jean will fall or lay to the ground. · Also remember that most jeans are not pre-shrunk when you purchase them. So make sure you allow for a bit of shrinkage. · Low-rise jeans sit low on the waist and provide the perfect opportunity to show off those abs! · Boot-cut jeans are loose through the leg and wide at the leg opening. · Flare leg jeans are fun and funky which feature a wide, flared opening at the leg. · Stonewashed jeans are light and have a more broken-in appearance. · Distressed jeans have holes, shredding or crinkles to give it that highly worn appearance. · Dark jeans are the ideal jeans for a night out. · Not all jeans fit all body types. So keep in mind your body type and jean style when selecting jeans. · Full-figured body types should choose traditional five-pocket style jeans that aren’t too snug. A bootcut jean will help to balance your figure and make your legs appear longer. And always select jeans in a darker shade. · Slimmer body types look great in jeans with a slight flare at the leg opening. Low-rise and pocket jeans are also good choices. · Athletic types have narrow hips and athletic legs. Bootcut jeans are flattering as well as low-rise jeans. · Some of the newest hottest trends in the stores today are True Religion and 7 for all Mankind. · Today’s jeans are not for just wearing around the house. Designer jeans are versatile and trendy and easily transition from daytime to...

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