Denim for you Jeans that fit and flat­ter

Few pieces are more es­sen­tial to your wardrobe than the right pair of jeans. We helped 10 GH read­ers find their most flat­ter­ing fit.

Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - FASH­ION: BEV NATES AND CLARE ROBERT­SON

Kerry MacDon­ald, 44

‘ What I like about th­ese jeans is the com­fort of the higher waist and the soft denim. The em­bel­lish­ment means I can wear them dur­ing the day, then dress them up for an evening out. Com­fort is most im­por­tant to me, so if they look good as well, what a bonus! ’ TOP R699, For­ever New. JACKET R350, MRP. JEANS R2 699, Top­shop. EAR­RINGS R115, Co­lette by Co­lette Hay­man. SHOES R999, Aldo.

Mar­lin Uriah, 73

‘ I look for com­fort above all, but also a flat­ter­ing fit. Be­ing short, it’s not al­ways easy to find jeans that don’t need ma­jor al­ter­ations, so I’m re­ally happy when I find a pair that meets all the above re­quire­ments! A straight­leg cut is easy for me, as I can roll them in and up with­out them look­ing too bulky. ’ TOP R629, H&M. JEANS R829, Zara. EAR­RINGS R99, Call It Spring. BRACELETS R79,95 for a set of five, Wool­worths. SHOES R699, Zoom.

Le­sego Mt­so­longo, 21

‘ Cropped boyfriend jeans are my go-to style. The shorter length bal­ances out the baggy pro­por­tions. I’m quite tall and have ex­tra-long legs, so keep­ing things in pro­por­tion is im­por­tant. ’ Tip: Denim that feels thicker and has a lit­tle stretch is flat­ter­ing. Any­thing too thin clings to all the wrong places. TOP R699, Top­shop. JEANS R599, Cot­ton On. EAR­RINGS R109, For­ever 21. SNEAK­ERS R449, Cot­ton On.

Bella Peerutin, 19

‘ I like skinny cropped jeans. I’m ac­tive so I love wear­ing them with dif­fer­ent kinds of sneak­ers – cute and com­fort­able! ’ Tip: The no-fail length for cropped jeans ex­tends a bit be­low the widest part of your calves. Most legs ta­per from that point, draw­ing at­ten­tion to an­kles. Cropped jeans also draw at­ten­tion to shoes, so wear some­thing eye-catch­ing, like a pair of this sea­son’s thick­soled sneak­ers. SHIRT R649, Top­shop. JEANS R899 and HAT R262, both For­ever New. SNEAK­ERS R2 450, Castelo.

Juana Parathyras, 34

‘ I re­ally like high-waisted skinny jeans with stretch and ex­tra length be­cause I’m tall. I pre­fer sim­ple dark jeans like th­ese be­cause I can wear them with any­thing, from day through to night. ’ Tip: High-waisted or mid-rise jeans with stretch are great for flat­ten­ing the tummy and pre­vent­ing muf­fin tops. JUANA WEARS: T-SHIRT R699, Calvin Klein. JACKET R1 399, Top­shop. JEANS R699, Po­etry. EAR­RINGS R115, Co­lette by Co­lette Hay­man. BOOTS R1 599, Witchery at Wool­worths. BABY JACK WEARS: T-SHIRT, Jack’s own. JEANS R299, Cot­ton On at Su­per­bal­ist.

Shirley Padi, 37

‘ I love a good pair of stretchy, com­fort­able jeans – they are per­fect for when I’m chas­ing my tod­dlers around. ’ Tip: Darker washes of denim are slim­ming. Plus a wide cuff bal­ances out a pear shape. TOP R1 199, Witchery at Wool­worths. JACKET R6 200, Jota Kena. JEANS R99, Ack­er­mans. EAR­RINGS R109, For­ever 21. SHOES R1 299, Aldo.

Lu­cia Ma, 21

‘ Mom jeans com­ple­ment my body the best. They are nice to wear with a crop top, which is my go-to style. ’ HOODIE R1 699, G-Star RAW. JEANS R230, MRP. EAR­RINGS R115, Co­lette by Co­lette Hay­man. SHOES R999, Aldo.

Kirsten Mar­shall, 24

‘ Com­fort­able jeans that fit well are what I look for. Th­ese jeans can be dressed up or down, al­low­ing me to be com­fort­able and stylish at the same time. ’ TOP R599, Po­etry. JEANS from R439 to R479, Mi­la­dys. EAR­RINGS R199, Aldo. WATCH R2 799, Fos­sil at Amer­i­can Swiss. SHOES R1 299, Aldo.

Robyn Uriah, 47

‘ Th­ese fun loose-fit­ting an­kle graz­ers are per­fect for me. I don’t take my­self too se­ri­ously and like ex­per­i­ment­ing with my jeans. ’ Tip: When your jeans be­come too slouchy or loose from wear, skip the wash and pop them in the tum­ble dryer – they will re­vert to their orig­i­nal shape. T-SHIRT R479, For­ever 21. JACKET R3 699, Puma. JEANS R829, Tally Weijl. CHOKER, BANGLES and RINGS, all Robyn’s own. SNEAK­ERS R4 299, Adi­das Orig­i­nals.

Nat­acha Neuburger, 46

‘ I love skinny jeans… any­thing that lifts my butt. I’m very ac­tive and rate com­fort above ev­ery­thing. ’ Tip: To get the most bang for your buck, look for darker denim jeans with­out tons of bells and whis­tles. They’ll work for ca­sual events, day or night, and maybe even the of­fice. T-SHIRT R699, Calvin Klein. JACKET R4 899, Witchery at Wool­worths. JEANS R999, Sissy Boy. EAR­RINGS, RING and SHOES, all Nat­acha’s own.

--- Tip - - - Em­broi­dery and patch­work em­bel­lish­ments are ev­ery­where! If a de­sign is on your hip, it’ll draw the eye there, so make sure you’re di­rect­ing at­ten­tion where you want it. ---------

--- Tip - - - Good news: straight­leg jeans are back, and they flat­ter most body types. This cut skims over legs to lengthen the lower half. ---------

BABY JACK, FIVE MONTHS

--- Tip - - - Cu­lotte-style jeans will au­to­mat­i­cally add more shape to an ath­letic fig­ure. They look good on pear­shaped fig­ures too. ---------

--- Tip - - - The Mi­la­dys Won­derFit range goes up to size 50 and has all sorts of features to en­sure a slim­ming fit, in­clud­ing a high-rise fit and shap­ing darts. --------- PHO­TOG­RA­PHY KATINKA BESTER FROM HERO CRE­ATIVE MAN­AGE­MENT FASH­ION BEV NATES FASH­ION AS­SIS­TANT CLARE ROBERT­SON FASH­ION IN­TERNS ANKE NEL AND LE­SEGO MT­SO­LONGO HAIR KEVIN EP­STEIN MAKEUP ALGRIA FER­REIRA AND NANDI KAI FROM SUPERNOVA CRE­ATIVE MAN­AGE­MENT PRICES COR­RECT AT TIME OF GO­ING TO PRESS STOCK­ISTS ON PAGE 119

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