There are so many jeans styles to choose from it can boggle the brain. Skinny? Straight? Cropped? Mid-rise or high rise? Bootcut or flared? Dark wash or light wash, distressed, whiskered…yikes! Who can decide?!
I recently filled out a survey for a designer clothing delivery service. (Like Stitch Fix–more about that in a later post.) When I was instructed to check the boxes for my favorite style of jeans, I was honestly baffled. I like them all! Lol! So, I checked almost all of them! That definitely doesn’t mean they all like me, however.
I’ve tried many of them and have had great success, but you really have to find the brand that has your best fit. My very best fit would be Nordstrom’s Wit & Wisdom in Petites. I just put them on and go. For designer jeans, which I don’t buy very often, I love Paige and Frame. I know lots of ladies really like the AG brand.
For inexpensive jeans, and when I want to give a new style a trial run, I often choose Universal Threads from Target. They have lots of colors and styles at affordable prices. And they generally fit nicely, too! Target is now carrying some of the newest Levi’s styles, too, so I will have to check them out. Remember when the term “Levi’s” was used to describe all jeans? They were the most prominent, and in some cases, the only brand out there! Am I aging myself? Lol! Most likely!
Today, I thought I’d share some of the many jeans styles I’ve featured in my posts. As I say, I like them all, but most definitely, they don’t all look amazing on me!
My Favorite Jeans Styles
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OK, these are my all-time favorites. I just feel good in them and I believe they flatter my shape the best. Maybe I only like them because Madewell described them as “jeans your mom wore in the 90s–if she was a fashion model.” Haha! That line probably sold a few pairs, right?
I have several pairs of Wit & Wisdom ankle jeans, and these ankle jeans are my favorite. They have lots of stretch but don’t bag out. They also have their signature Ab-solution fit system to shape, smooth, and lift in all the right places. These jeans come in lots of washes and styles for regular, petite, and plus-size women. (The grey is sold out, but I’ve linked to the same style in a dark wash.)
Even though I got a snarky comment on FaceBook from some anonymous guy, I love this wide-leg style! With my shorter stature, they aren’t the most slimming on my frame, but I just like them! So there! I’ve linked to a few similar styles here.
Super High Waist
This pair of jeans is a newer style for me. They feature a super-high waist with a button-up front. They also have “released hems” which is a cool detail. The super high waist is surprisingly comfortable and pretty slimming–a good thing! (It turns out this pair is also described as a “mom” style. Hmmm.)
Light Wash Jeans
While I know that a darker wash is more slimming, my absolute fav is a pair of light wash jeans. The lighter color feels more summery to me and they look so great on a warm sunny day with a cute top or tee! These are the straight-leg style which is the biggest trend in jeans right now. What goes around, comes around, don’t you think? In the evolution of jeans, a straight leg was about all you could get in the early days! I think I’ve written about how, as teenagers, we used to “peg” our pants to make them more form-fitting. Kind of the first evolution of the skinny jean! Ha!
Another cool pair of jeans that I pull out now and again is featured in the post, Flashback to the 70s in Split Hem Jeans, and again in the post, Pink Duster Outfit for a Feminine Look. Asos has a cute pair of black split hem jeans. And check out these super cool white split hem jeans from Sanctuary! When you need a retro fix, give those a try!
Well, I could go on and on with jeans styles I’ve tried, but these are my current favorites. That might change next week, however!! How about you? What are YOUR favorite jeans styles?