How to wear the skinny to wide-leg jean
Jeans come in a world of shapes, sizes and lengths – just like women. But what fits and flatters you best? And how do you wear it?
We consulted personal stylist Jeff Golf for pointers.
Alphabet letters were once a popular tool to determine the rules for who wore what, Golf explains. You might have been defined as an A shape (narrow shoulders, wider hips and legs) or an X (balanced hips and shoulders), for example.
“Now we work less on defining shapes by categories and work more with cuts that are flattering to your body,’’ says Golf, an owner at Montreal’s Ludique styling agency. “We try to put people less in a defined box. “We want to highlight the features of your body that you yourself have embraced and are most comfortable with, and minimize those you are less comfortable with.’’
To figure out your figure, you may want to consult a personal stylist. Or you can take a good look in the mirror and have a conversation with yourself.
The secret is to know what you like best about yourself – and what you’d rather mask or minimize.
While everybody can wear every jean, what’s important is how to pair it with tops and shoes to flatter your figure, Golf notes.
Here’s a cheat sheet on how to wear Yoga Jeans’ six fits, from the skinny to the wide leg.