Get the skinny on skinny jeans

I am not a huge fan of the skinny jeans and trousers fad, but they are fashionable and many women want to wear them.

My preference is a slim leg, wide leg or bootleg that offer balance to women’s curves and add length to your legs.  But, if you love the skinny and want to wear them, then it’s all about getting the proportions right.

If you have the figure and confidence to wear a skinny jean and short fitted top, then by all means…enjoy.  For the rest of us, here are a few ways you can wear skinnies effectively.

1.    Wear tops with shape.  I see many women wear a skinny jean or trouser with a long baggy top over it.  If you are going to wear a long top, select a top that has shape.  Fit and flare styles work really well as they emphasise your waist and if it is the right length, it can de-emphasis your hips.  Peplum styles are great for this.  Make sure the length of the top doesn’t end at your widest point, but rather above it.  It makes your hips look smaller in comparison to the flair of the top.

2.    Tuck in your blouse.  One of the challenges with wearing skinnies, is that they can often make your legs look shorter than they are.  If you have a flatish tummy, create a longer leg look by tucking in your top or blouse and add a pair of sexy heels.  If you have a bit of a tummy, select a top or blouse in a print.  Print does wonders to deceive the eye.  You won’t even see your tummy underneath a print.

3.    Belt your waist.  Have a ton of baggy tops?  Why not belt them with a wide belt, in your waist.  This will no only give you shape, but will also make your legs look like they start at your waist rather than the hem of your top.

Remember, these are only guidelines, not rules.   Next time I’ll share some alternative and still fashionable alternatives to the skinny jean.

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