Jeans are trousers  typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Jeans are now a very popular article of casual dressing around the world. They come in many styles and colors. Jeans remain a popular fashion item, and they come in various fits, including skinny, tapered, slim, straight, boot cut, cigarette bottom, narrow bottom, low waist, anti-fit, and flare. “Distressed” (visibly aged and worn, but still intact and functional) jean trousers have become increasingly fashionable, making pre-sale “factory distressing” a common feature in commercially sold jeans.

SOME RULES TO FOLLOW WHILE BUYING JEANS:

Rule #1: FOCUS ON THE FIT OF THE JEANS, NOT THE BRAND

Most times, people read the label on jeans which specify which type, cut and size they are. But there’s a glitch to everything. Brand A’s slim fit cut might not be the same as brand B’s slim fit cut. This is due to the unavailability of a standard sizing chart for designers to follow. The best way to overcome this issue is to always try the pair of jeans before buying it. To save time and reduce effort, always take two different sizes to the fitting room.

Rule #2: LOOK FOR DARKER WASH JEANS

Darker wash jeans not only look more polished and smooth but also give your body a more toned appearance. The biggest advantage of dark shade jeans is that, dirt doesn’t show on them, so wear them as many times as you like before sending them in for a spin in the washing machine. Another benefit of dark jeans is that they go along with almost any shade, so the hassle of finding tops that match is automatically minimized.

Rule #3: WANT TO BE FASHIONABLE? GET YOURSELF A PAIR OF RIPPED/DISTRESSED JEANS

Distressed denim is trending, but be mindful that if you buy jeans with any sort of bleaching (lines on the hips or faded spots on the thigh or knees), the distressing will always emphasize those particular parts of your body. If your jeans have a faded spot on the thighs, that bleached spot will make your thighs the focus of attention and, ultimately, make them look bigger. So be sure that you are icomfortable with your thighs or knees being accentuated before buying your distressed jeans.

Rule #4: WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND

The 18th century high-waist, light-washed, taper-legged jeans are back in fashion. So for perfect trending fashion advice on buying the right pair of jeans run to your mother and never throw away your old jeans, you never know when they just might be fashionable again.

Rule #5: BUY A PAIR WHICH DOESN’T MAKE YOU FEEL AND LOOK CONSTIPATED

Skinny fit, ankle length jeans are all over the fashion industry, but don’t torture yourself by buying jeans in which you can hardly breathe. Apart from not being able to breathe, recent studies have shown that wearing skinny fit jeans can cause the veins around your calf region to get compressed to a very high extent causing damage to your health.

Rule #6: BUY A PAIR OF JEANS WHICH GOES WITH YOUR BODY TYPE

Certain jeans suit only certain people with specific body types. Before purchasing your jeans find a pair that will suit you. For example: if you have a pear shaped body structured then don’t go for a boot leg pair of jeans as it will further accentuate your bottom making you look heavier.

Rule #7: SHOP FOR JEANS THAT FLATTER

Choose a pair of jeans that flatters your figure. Look for elements that balance out your problem areas and draw attention to the features you like best. For example: Look for a wide-legged jean with a mid-rise and flat front if you have an hourglass figure. These jeans show off your curves while slimming you down in a flattering way.

DENIM WASH CARE

Despite most jeans being “pre-shrunk”, they are still sensitive to slight further shrinkage and loss of color from being washed. The less you wash your jeans, the better your jeans become.

  • Soak your jeans in vinegar: Try soaking your jeans in cold water and vinegar instead of washing them. Add one cup of distilled white vinegar to a cold water bath and soak your jeans for about an hour. Hang or lay flat to dry, and don’t worry about smelling like vinegar—the odor goes away after your pants dry. This technique locks in the dye’s color, keeping your jeans dark. This is more beneficial that using detergent as detergent washes away the denims color.
  • Give your jeans a gentle steam wash: Water, both warm and hot, not only fades your denim but also causes shrinkage. Steam from the shower will remove the odor of the jeans helping them smell fresh and clean.
  • Air dry your jeans in the open: Your dryer poses just as much of a threat to your denim as the washer. High temperatures will make your jeans shrink, and all the tumbling leads to unnecessary wear and tear. Hanging your jeans in the open gives them a rejuvenated smell, just don’t hang them directly under the sun as there is a threat of the color fading.
  • Freeze your jeans: Freezing jeans helps strengthen the fabric and also eliminates odor. Apart from this the low temperatures of the freezer kills all the disease causing germs and make your jeans perfect for multiple use.

Some shops where you can find your perfect pair of jeans can be found on QuickSearch.

 

Written by Taarini Chandramouli

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