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We found this article on SheKnows.com and had to share it with our readers. We agree on most points but had to interject on a few so-called “disasters”.
Your favorite pair of jeans is like your security blanket — soft and comfy. But do they make you look good or goofy?
You can be comfortable and stylish in denim — just make sure to stay away from these huge no-no’s:
1. The dreaded “muffin top”
A symptom of super-low rise jeans, the muffin top occurs when your stomach or back fat spills over your waistband. Ladies, keep in mind that just because you look okay from the front does not mean you get the all-clear from behind. If there is any spillage, you need a larger size of jeans — or, at the minimum, a longer (and not-too-tight) shirt.
2. Tapered jeans
No one will care how skinny your ankles are when you’re wearing jeans that make your hips look like the Titanic. (Maybe this is why this style originally went out back in the 80s.) This rule goes for skinny jeans, too — only wear them if you’re 15 pounds underweight or more. Which means for most of us: just don’t. (Editor’s Note: We disagree on this one – the right skinnies can be worn by just about anyone with the right top.)
3. Mom jeans
These denims, the laughingstock of the fashion world, feature high waistbands and flat butts that do nothing for anyone’s figure, least of all a mama whose body probably has, ahem, changed over the years. A mid-rise bootcut is a much better look — unless you’re petite, in which case a straighter leg will suit you better. (Editor’s Note: There’s a big difference between mom jeans and the new flattering higher rises and wider leg cuts that are popular now - again – its all about how you wear them.)
4. The wrong length
Ideally, the cuff of your jeans should reach the ground right about at your heel, especially if you’re wearing pumps. This will mean buying jeans in different lengths, one for for heels and another for flats. The splurge is worth it! (Just be sure you’re not going to trip yourself up. Even in the finest denim trousers, falling on your behind is never attractive.)
5. Cheaping out
Without necessarily going to an extreme, there is a reason that designer jeans cost more than the discount retailer’s house brand: when you find the one that suits your body type, they will really fit and flatter. A pair of jeans with a really awesome cut, color and construction will slim what’s wide, smooth what’s lumpy, and top it all off with a little va-va-va-voom.
What other denim disasters can you think of?
We posted previously about the men’s True Religion ad, now check out the latest ad in this month’s Lucky from True Religion. We don’t know about you – but this ad makes us want a pair of whatever she’s wearing! Who can name the cut and wash first?
Speaking of True Religion, did you know their much anticipated accessories line is now available in their online store? They also have a sign up form for the Leyla handbag so that you can be notified as soon as it’s available. Shown below, it comes in a variety of colors. Our only complaint is that they seem to be quite expensive compared to 7 for All Mankind’s handbags which run a good $300 less for a similar sized bag. Will you be buying a new bag from either denim company this season based on these styles?
Above: True Religion Leyla Bag – $878
Above: 7 For All Mankind Sahara Satchel – $475
How far would you go for animals? Some of our favorite denim designers use leather in their back pocket designs like the pair of Paige Premium Denim jeans below (leather on the Paige logo). Would you stop wearing them because they use leather? And do you think what PETA is doing to designers like Donna Karan is right?
Donna Karan just got punked by PETA! The fur loving designer’s home was raided by a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) protestor who worked her way in with lattes. I’m not making this up, either. PETA is out to get Karan for using fur in her fashions. To get back at the fiesty designer, PETA sent someone to Donna’s swanky Central Park West pad to let her have it.
A reprentative for PETA, Michael McGraw, says the group sent “a fashionably dressed young woman, clad in knee-high black boots and a denim miniskirt” to her apartment where she was welcomed with open arms (at first).
The girl also carried a DVD player and waited patiently for Karan to arrive back at home. When Donna showed up, the PETA protestor played a video of animals being slaughtered for fur.
“I can’t watch this now. I have somewhere to be,” Karan told the PETA lady. “I just really don’t have the time.”
“I’ve seen all these [videos], but for me it’s just purses and accessories,” Donna added.
To that the PETA rep fired back, “But for me and millions of other people, these are animals. They suffer terribly as they are electrocuted, gassed and skinned alive for their pelts.”
Meanwhile, she was bounced from Karan’s apartment as the doorman and assistant were skinned!
Article courtesy GaySocialites.com
Above: Paige Premium Denim uses a small leather patch on its jeans as its signature logo. Many denim companies use leather patches on their jeans.