The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)
Find your perfect pair of jeans with our guide to six of the most popular styles
A good pair of jeans is a real wardrobe staple, but finding the perfect pair can be famously tricky. Philippa Gerrard guides you through the basics of shopping for some new denim
Acomfortable and flattering pair of jeans is one of the best fashion investments you can make. They will be well-worn come summer or winter and last for years if you look after them. But after growing attached to your old favourite pair, it can be difficult to find a suitable replacement when they finally bite the dust.
There are more denim styles on the high street than ever before, here are some of the ones to look out for.
Straight leg denims rest firmly on your hips through to your ankles, offering a leg-skimming design that lengthens your body – perfect if you’re looking to balance out your figure
Bootcut jeans are always on trend. They have a snug fit from the waist to your thighs, before flaring out at the ankle. This style works best paired with heels
Skinny jeans have become a fashion favourite, with designs in stretch fabric perfect for flattering your figure and staying comfortable
Mom jeans sit high on the waist with a slim, slightly tapered leg. A surprisingly flattering Nineties favourite that has enjoyed a recent revival
Boyfriend jeans are usually worn low on the hips and often suit a light wash denim. If you’re looking to add a bit of shape to your frame, this cut is for you
High-rise or high-waisted jeans should sit just around your belly button and are great for defining the waist, especially with a tucked in shirt