In this video I give you tips on the best jeans for women over 40 and how to choose the best jeans for your body shape.
Skinny, bootleg, wide leg, mid rise, high rise….what does it all mean????? And which pair of jeans are your perfect pair for your body shape??? In this video I am going to give you the low down on which cut best suits your shape and how to shop for them without the trauma.
Are there rules about which jeans women over 40 should wear? Absolutely not. I have seen women all good in various cuts AND a lot depends on how you feel about your body shape and your personal style.
When shopping for your perfect pair:
1. Be prepared to try on various styles and sizes. If you plan ahead, wear clothing and shoes that are easy to remove. This makes it less of a work out…. although… if you can burn calories while shopping… why not?
If you know which cut suits you, take a few variations and different sizes and washes.. which brings me to my second point.
2. Know your size, but don’t be married to it. The stiffness, thickness and stretch of the fabric is going to vary. So don’t worry about it if you have to go up a size.
3. Know what’s worth the spend. I do believe that investing in a good pair of jeans is worth it, but if you find your perfect fit at a low price point, that’s great. Fit is key, but so is fabric. Often paying a bit more, means better fabric. They tend to last and keep their shape for longer. That being said, be careful of investing in a high fashion pair. Yes, over 40 can wear ripped jeans, but are they worth investing in…. probably not.
You can wear anything you like, this is just a guideline
There are variations of these styles.
Skinny – if you love your legs, this is a great shape for you.
Difference between super tight and skinny. If it covers your shoe, more elongating.
If you have short legs, to elongate your legs, wear a mid or high rise.
To make this look work: Avoid wearing super baggy tops. Rather wear tops that give you shape to keep your look balanced.
Bootleg/Flair – if you want to give your gorgeous hips or thighs balance without adding volume or you want to create curves that you don’t have….this style will work for you.
If you want to elongate your legs, wear these will a heel. The great thing about bootleg is you can’t see how high your heels is.
Wide leg – if you want to give your gorgeous curves balance or you want skim over your hips and thighs, this is a great cut for you.
Make sure to wear fitted, shorter tops with this style or it will make you look bigger than you are. With volume on the bottom, you really need fitted on the top. If you just love this style because it’s fashionable and you have a flattish tummy, tuck in your top for an elongated look.
How the jeans look depends on how you wear them and what you wear them with.