A pair of jeans is such a staple in every Pinay's wardrobe, and you can find it anywhere. Plus, whatever your budget may be, you could still purchase a good pair. The hard part is finding the best, most flattering fit that will show off your curves. Just like in dating, searching for that ONE TRUE PAIR takes a lot of trial and error. (And probably numerous selfie moments inside the fitting room.)
To make things easier for you, we came up with a foolproof guide that will help lead you to the perfect pair of jeans. Keep scrolling to learn the ways.
1. Don't mind the size labels.
What could be a size 38 on one brand can be a different measurement equivalent to another. Also, don't be pressured to fit into a certain size. What's important is how the jeans look on your body and not the number it says on the tag.
2. It's always better to fit the pair.
Given that brands do not follow uniform sizing, it can be hard to purchase a pair online unless their size guide is accurate. The old-fashioned way of shopping-where you try it on in a fitting room is still the best way to fit jeans.
3. Don't worry about the waistband being too big.
We know many women encounter this issue: When the booty and thighs fit snugly but the waistband is loose. This is totally fine because you can have it altered or use a belt to fit on your waist. You can also try Chie Filomena's no-sew hack.
4. Mind the crotch and the booty creases.
Another factor to look for in jeans is how the denim falls on your crotch and booty. If you see a V-shaped fold on the crotch or the fabric is super tight on the groove between the butt cheeks, you need to go up a size. Also, try squatting while wearing the jeans. If you still feel comfy, then you've got a good pair!
5. Go for failproof silhouettes.
There are some styles of jeans that are universally flattering. See what suits your aesthetic below:
Mom jeans - The high rise, more relaxed fit make mom jeans a classic choice. This pair has a tapered leg but roomy on the belly, butt, and thigh areas so it flatters different body types.
TRY: Bershka High Waist Mom Jeans, P1,495, Glorietta
High-waisted skinny jeans - This silhouette is super sexy because it hugs the butt so well! Choose a pair made of stretchy denim for a flattering, snug fit. A high-waist will help support your belly and puson.
TRY: Old Navy High-Waisted Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans For Women, P2,450, Zalora
Straight leg jeans - The name describes the pants' silhouette: Straight all the way to the hem. This relaxed, vintage fit is easy to style, whether you prefer a laidback or glam outfit.
TRY: Uniqlo Women Straight-Leg High Rise Jeans, P1,990, Glorietta
Wide-leg jeans - This style cinches the waist, and the wide-leg silhouette lengthens the legs. Curvy girls will love the roomy fit.
TRY: Zara Wide Leg Jeans with Pleats, P2,495, Zara
Flare jeans - This hugs the curves in the right way and lengthens the leg. A winning choice for all body types.
TRY: Forever 21 Flare Jeans, P279 (Original prce: P1,425), Lazada
6. Consider the tailor as your best friend.
We're all born with different bodies so a pair that looks good on your best friend may fall differently on you. For a custom, perfect fit, have your jeans altered by a tailor. You can have the waistband or hemline adjusted to suit your *exact* size.
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