Admittedly, we expect a lot from our jeans. We want them to flatter, sculpt, streamline, be super comfy and make our legs look like they go on for miles. Too much to ask? We don’t think so.
Our expert buying team travel far and wide to seek out the denim brands that really deliver. We’re talking everything from ingenious cuts to patented jean technology that makes you look a whole size smaller (we’re looking at you NYDJ). Your hunt for the perfect pair ends here.
A larger derrière needs styles that support and sculpt it without making it look bigger. Flared styles are ideal since they balance out your proportions, while bootcut jeans create the same effect. For something a little more casual, boyfriend and girlfriend cuts visually flatten the bottom thanks to their relaxed fit.
Wash wise, dark shades create a lean leg line making them all together the most flattering colour. Look out for pocket placement too; ones that hit right at the middle of your rear will instantly give it a lift.
1. A pale, printed t-shirt will take the focus away from the lower body.
2. Tops with a dipped hem drape loosely over your derrière, providing easy coverage.
As mentioned previously, dark washes have a fabulous slimming effect, yet the cut of your jeans is also a major factor when it comes to flattering full thighs. Bootcut, flared and straight cuts are all great for balancing out your proportions and complementing your curves.
For a more laid-back take, you can always count on the comfort of boyfriend and girlfriend jeans thanks to their wider legs.
1. Avoid jeans that have lots of pockets or stud detailing around the thigh area, as they will make you look wider than you are.
2. Go for tops that drape loosely over your bottom and hips. Wearing bright colours and bold patterns puts the focus on the upper body.