Denim is one of those things that are pretty much impossible to find just the way you like want it without a wish from a genie or on the very rare occasion — getting lucky and loving the first pair you saw in the store. And while we all have our favorite brands, the ugly truth tends to be that the more money you spend, the better quality denim you’ll get. But for those of us who don’t want to eat ramen noodles every day this month to be able to afford a good pair of jeans, scroll down below for tips on buying affordable denim.
Know What Type of Material Looks Best on You.
There are basically two options that it narrows down to in this category: stretch or sturdy. If you like stretchy denim, you’ll usually go for more of the legging look, which is something that you can tuck bodysuits into easily. If that’s not your thing, try to find sturdier denim that has a bit of stiffness to it. If you already have curves, they’ll fit the silhouette perfectly but they don’t have that bodycon look.
Don’t Size Up.
This is something even my friends do, and I have to remind them not to every single time we are out shopping. It’s easy to think, ‘these jeans are so hard to pull up’ and once you do the pee dance, you’re still trying to pull them up. But give them a squat, and push them up with all your might sister because if you go a size up they might look too big on you.
This is also a common mistake I see–if you find a pair you really like, and you’ve been wearing them for a week or so and you’re still in love with them, the next thing you should be doing is going to the store and getting a couple more. Especially if they’re affordable. You won’t regret it.
The Booty Is Key.
Over the years I’ve been able to interview a lot of denim designers, and one of the things I never knew until recently was that pocket size really matters. Basically, the smaller the pocket, the bigger the appearance of your butt. The difference comes into play because high-end denim brands change the pocket size for different sizes, making it look more proportionate instead of the tiny pocket that mass retailers use on every size denim.
Do What You’re Told Not To Do.
People always say don’t wear fading, or jeans with rips, or anything that would draw more attention to your bod when you’re curvy, and obviously eff that noise. It’s more about how you wear it and pairing it with basics on top to balance the look out. Have fun and be open to a new style. Just like the lotto, you never know, you could be surprised with how fly you look.