Best Jeans: 5 Denim Trends for Fall and Winter
by Tina Boomerina (Christina Gregoire)
Lucky Baby Boomer Chicks! This fall you’re going to have a bazillion jean options to choose from: high rises, low waisteds, tight skinnies, flared retros, cuffed croppeds, accck… this can be confusing. Fortunately, you have me to make your choices easier… not!
What I mean is: I’ll do my best to help you, but I’m going to be honest, not every woman can wear some of these hot denim styles. And, I’m not sure which types of jeans will look good on you because I don’t have a pic of your nekkid bod in front of me… and I don’t want a pic of your nekkid bod in front of me, so don’t send any. Please.
What Shape is Best for You?
You’re gonna have to throw some darts at your screen and order a few random shapes to see what the different styles look like on your body type. Trust me. I just helped my 27-year-old daughter look for jeans. You’re gonna know right away if the style is wrong for you because you’ll break out in hives... if you don't break out in hives, you've found a style you can wear.
Not that my daughter or I got hives. Every single pair of jeans looked great on my kiddo. I’m just imagining what some of those high-waisted skinny jeans would have done to my ego if someone pointed a staple gun at my butt and forced me into a dressing room with a stack of denim… I know I would have sprained my wrist trying to pull those zippers up.
If your humongous hips keep whispering something like, “Skinny jeans must die… skinny jeans must die,” move on to section 4.
If you’re a top-heavy apple-shaped woman (... like a marshmallow on two toothpicks), you might actually fall in love with skinny jeans. Well… if not skinny jeans, maybe denim leggings (jeggings) or something that stretches in the tummy area, like maternity skinny jeans. I haven’t actually tried maternity jeans, but I keep telling myself to look at “shapes” not “labels”, and I might give them a go someday. I’m too old to get pregnant, but I’m not too old to remember Lamaze, and I do like to breathe.
If you decide to try some skinny jeans (or boyfriend jeans), you will still have a few other decisions to make. Well, more than a few… you’ll have to go through a veritable pop quiz of decisions. For one thing, there are a lot of choices in lengths and hems. All of the following styles are superbly on-trend for fall and winter:
- Regular Length Skinny Jeans: Perfect with boots and booties. Roll them up for a change of pace.
- Cropped Ankle Jeans: Sexy skin will show off cute shoes.
- Roll-Up Skinny Jeans: Go for pre-cuffed or roll your own.
- Roll-Up Boyfriend Jeans: Baggy boyfriend jeans must be rolled up or they'll look dowdy.
I don't wear jeans so this whole thing boggles my mind. I guess I'm going to have to get back into them.
3. Printed Denim and Colored Denim
More decisions. There are all kinds of cool patterns and textures to play with this fall, so here are the trendy denims to embrace... or shun.
Keep reading best denim jean trends on page two.