Finding the perfect pair of skinny jeans among the millions to choose from is overwhelming. Knowing the difference between the fits, finding the perfect stretch content, the correct rise height, and leg length as well as finding a nice wash is a lot to do.
Skinny jeans have many more question marks than your average jeans. Like, are these too skinny? In 2018, do people even wear skinny jeans? What brands work for my figure?
This article will be your guide, answering those questions while helping you find the perfect pair of skinny jeans.
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Skinny Jeans for Different Body Shapes And Sizes
Don’t be put off in thinking if you have fuller hips or a curvier figure that they wont work for you, because when styled right, they definitely will. I’ve seen all different shapes and sizes in skinny jeans and when worn with the correct clothes to balance out the proportions, they look amazing. Everyone can wear skinny jeans, it just completely depends on the way you style them.
How Wear Skinnies for Curves and Hips
If you do have a curvier body shape, wearing skinny jeans tucked into mid-calf/knee high boots will balance out the lower leg portion, while wearing a longer shirt or tunic that hits just below the butt will flatter the top half.
👍 Rule of Thumb Think balance, so compliment skinny jeans a top that flatters your figure.
If you have fuller hips, then wearing the skinny jeans tucked into boots again will balance out the hip to lower leg ratio, but on top you can wear something that’s wider on the shoulders like a blazer with shoulder pads to keep the proportions correct.
How To Wear Skinny Jeans for a Petite Frame
If you are petite then wearing a skinny jean with a high rise, pump style heels and a shirt/blouse tucked in at the waist can really elongate your legs for a more dressier look. For casual, I recommend a low rise skinny jean that’s super skinny all over.
Definitely stay away from mid rises. Unless you wear a long top that hits at the front pockets, this particular height in rise is not very flattering. It can make you look shorter.
👍 Rule of Thumb Stay away from mid rises – they can make you look shorter.
Best Jeans for a Petite Frame
How To Wear Skinny Jeans for Slim and Straight Figures
If you have a straighter figure, more so what they call the boyish shape or fashion model style, I would say that a low rise can be very flattering.
👍 Rule of Thumb Having the jeans super skinny and tailored at the calves and ankles creates the illusion of a smaller lower leg area, making the hip area wider to the eye.
Just as a note, I find that also boyfriend jeans work the best on this shape, but I know this is a skinny jeans post so I wont get into that!
How To Wear Skinny Jeans if You Are Tall
For the taller ladies, they are very lucky as they can pretty much get away with just about any skinny jean on the market, but the ones I would be more inclined to recommend would be mid to higher rises as they are most flattering.
If you have long legs and are conscious of their length though, you could try a lower rise jean with a top that skims at the waist band so it doesn’t make your legs lengthier – then pair them with flats.
👍 Rule of Thumb
Best Jeans for Long Legs
FAQ Filling in The Blanks on Skinny Jeans
Of all the topics we’ve covered on DenimBlog, Skinny Jeans are one of the most asked about. Below, I’ve taken some of the most frequent questions and give you a little insight.
How Should Skinny Jeans Fit?
An age-old question that has as much to do with style as anything else, but I’ve come up with three rules that should show you the light.
How Should Skinny Jeans Fit at The Ankle
This is definitely a point of controversy. I’ll give you the two majority opinions.
Skinny Jeans Cut Information
Jeggings Skin tight and very stretchy skinny jeans, almost like leggings but made of denim, hence the name Jeggings (Jean Leggings).
10″ Ankle Peg Super skinny jean with a 10 inch leg opening that hits at the ankle without stacking/bunching. Usually with an inseam of around 28 inches.
12″ Skinny The most common of them all. A skinny jean with a 12 inch leg opening. Usually with an inseam of 32-36 inches, depending on the brand.
Pencil Leg This is very similar to the 12″ Skinny, if not the same. It has the look of a pencil which is slim all the way down and slightly tapered at the ankle.
Cigarette Leg I will include this one as like I mentioned above, some body shapes can wear them as skinnies. A Cigarette leg is slim and completely straight all the way down. Usually with a 14 inch leg opening.
Carrot Leg I am including this one as well as it is a skinny jean, but of the boyfriend variety. It’s exactly like the shape of a carrot. It features a dropped crotch and loose thighs, but tight and skinny at the calves.
Super Low Rise 6 inches and below
Low Rise 6 – 7 inches
Mid Rise 7 – 8 inches.
High Rise 8 – 10 inches
Super High Rise 10 inches and above
Wrapping Up on The Best Skinny Jeans
Remember to buy your skinny jeans quite tight to begin with as they will stretch out with wear and can become quite loose and don’t be afraid to size down or up if you need to, every brand fits and runs differently and sizing can vary!
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