Shopping for jeans?
Here’s some advice to make your expedition a little less stressful
There are certain types of shopping that are renowned for being blood pressure raising and downright stressful. Think of wedding dress shopping, trying to find the perfect outfit for that hot date, or bikini shopping when you just don’t feel ready to unleash your body on the world. Whatever it is for you, jeans shopping is certainly something that many people try and avoid as much as possible. But when you consider that denim is a huge staple of our wardrobes, it has to be done at some point.
Finding the perfect pair of jeans is a task, but once it’s completed you can be assured of a wardrobe staple that will flatter, see you through endless occasions, and always be your fall-back, whether you want to dress up or down.
So, whilst fining that elusive ‘perfect’ pair of jeans may be difficult, if you head off to the High Street with the right frame of mind, and a little information in your armoury, then you are on the fast track to ticking that staple off your list.
Pick your day carefully
There’s no point going shopping for jeans if you’re not feeling great about yourself, or you’re pushed for time. This is something that needs a few hours dedicated to it, so clear your schedule and make a day of it. Take someone with you that you trust, to give you honest advice. Alternatively, if you’re shopping online, make sure you have time to peruse, rather than ten minutes squeezed in-between several other jobs.
Identify your body shape and flatter it
We are all different, and when it comes to jeans for women, there are endless types to try. This is great news, because whilst one type may not suit one person, there is always another to try. You need to be honest about your body shape and then go for what suits. For instance, if you’re an hourglass shape, then go for bootcut; if you’re tall and thin, go for skinny jeans – the list goes on.
Having said that, don’t fall into the trap of thinking unless you’re super-skinny then you can’t wear skinny jeans, because it’s all about how you wear them, and what you wear with them; you can find a great range of plus size skinny jeans at NYDJ, which proves fashion is for everyone, regardless of body shape. This range is “The Original Slimming Fit” design, which is great news for anyone who is a little body conscious, featuring Lift-Tuck Technology, giving support where you need it. Slimming jeans? I’ll certainly be checking those out!
Comfort is important too
Once you find the jeans you love, or you’ve whittled your choices down, remember that you need to be comfortable, so move around in them a little, wiggle your behind, and see if you feel like you can move with ease! At the end of the day, you’re looking for a pair of jeans that will last and see you fashionably through countless events, so you want something that you’re not just going to throw to the back of your wardrobe because you don’t feel right in them – you owe it to yourself to get it right at this stage.
Finding the perfect pair of jeans might be a bit of a mission, but it is one that is certainly worth dedicating time and effort to.
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