Emily Thompson

Finding the Perfect Fit in Denim

We’ve all read about picking the right denim style based on your body type, but it turns out that’s not all you can do to ensure your next pair of jeans will have the perfect fit.

Denim Therapy recently wrote that the ideal rise on a pair of jeans (length from crotch to waist) should be about 8 inches. Any higher, and the jeans will be too high-waisted to be flattering; any lower, and you won’t have enough coverage and risk showing the dreaded muffin-top.

Given that women care more about fit (99%) than price (93%), according to the Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ Survey, finding a pair of good-fitting denim jeans can be a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack.

One company thinks it has revolutionized the fit process, describing it as “about shape, not size.” Levi’s® new CURVE ID asks users a series of simple questions to identify which of their four customized fits will work best. And they all come in a variety of silhouettes – from ankle to flare – so you’re sure to find the perfect fit. When you do, buy two: one to wear with flats, and one to wear with heels.

What are your tips for finding the perfect pair of jeans? Share them with us in the comments!

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One Response to “Finding the Perfect Fit in Denim”

  1. katrina jett says:

    AFter having my first baby boy a yr ago, I’ve forever been struggling to this new body with it’s new curves and added 20lbs. I think it’s important to really take your time and try on a few styles and sizes (even if that means 2 hrs dedicated to trying 10 different pairs). I also have found it helpful to treat my new pairs of jeans like a new pair of shoes, I take them home, with tags still on I walk around in the house with them, do a little stretching, and even drop a couple of pens to pick up. SO pretty much what I’m saying is stop looking at the manikins and dedicate plenty of time when looking for that perfect fit. Also try to drag a good friend with you, it’ll help you from feeling crazy when going back and forth from the dressing room to the sales floor in Macys. Hope I’m of some help :)

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