Pull-on vs. Mid-Rise Jeans: Which Is Best for You?

Pull-on vs. Mid-Rise Jeans: Which Is Best for You?

Sooner or later, every woman will reach a point in her life when she realizes she needs one pair of jeans that she can always depend on for any occasion. The pair of jeans that fit just right and are comfortable to wear for hours on end. The pair of jeans that she just can't bring herself to throw away after years of wearing. But it takes time. Finding the perfect pair of women's jeans is not something that can be done overnight. You have to know what works for you and what doesn't, what fit is most flattering and what style you like most. Even if you feel like the art of finding the right pair of jeans is completely foreign to you, fear not. We are here to guide you. And to begin, we'll take a look at the variations between pull-on jeans and mid-rise jeans to help you decide if either one of those options is right for you.

Pull-on Jeans

Here's the skinny. Simply put, pull-on jeans are a great option for those days when you want to show off your figure. As the name implies, you just pull them on. Generally, many pull-on jeans are low-rise skinny jeans. However, there are plenty of high-rise pull-on jeans that come with an elastic waist, making them easy to put on and take off. There are a variety of materials these jeans are made with, some of them offering more “stretchiness,” like a legging. Because they are jeans you can pull on, many of them don't come with buttons or may only have one button at the top. It's likely a pair of pull-on jeans won't have front pockets (sometimes you'll get small pockets in the back).

What can you wear them with? Anything. Like jeans in general, it's not hard to find a top that will go well with your pair of jeans. Jeans basically go with anything. It goes without saying that jeans aren't seasonal, so you can wear them any time of year. During the fall or winter, you can pair pull-on jeans with a tunic or sweater, and in the spring or summer, you can wear them with a tank top, crisp white tee, striped tee or anything else that fits your fancy. That is one of the most appealing attributes of pull-on jeans: they're low maintenance and will go with anything you have.

Mid-Rise Jeans

The rise of jeans is where the waistband ends up. High-rise jeans go up to the belly button, low-rise jeans wrap around the hips and mid-rise jeans are – you guessed it – right in the middle. Although you'll read many an article online trying to tell you which type of jeans is best for your body type, the simple truth is that mid-rise jeans are a great pant for every woman of every body type. The key is to just make sure you end up with the right size and fit. Mid-rise jeans also provide a little more comfort and leeway than high-rise jeans that might be a bit restrictive. Similarly, low-rise pull-on skinny jeans can also be restrictive and uncomfortable. It's as Goldilocks said, "this one is too small, this one is too big, but this one is just right."

What can you wear them with? Unlike pull-on jeans, what you wear with mid-rise jeans requires a little more thought. Mid-rise jeans create a certain look and offer a way to conceal a muffin top. That's something to use to your advantage. Stick to tops that meet right at the start of the jeans, rather than something like a tunic top or oversized T-shirt. It's also not a bad idea to combine mid-rise jeans with a shirt that you can tuck into your jeans.

So, Which Style Is Right for You?

Although we can provide a bit of guidance, ultimately you are the only one who can decide what type of jean is right for you. The best thing you can do is try both styles before committing to one. Experimenting with different options is key. Once you stand in front of the mirror and try a few different pairs on, you'll be able to see with your own two eyes which styles look best on you. After that, the real fun begins: experimenting with different colors, patterns, styles and more.


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