Shopping for women's jeans can be a lot different than shopping for any other article of clothing. Jeans are a staple in virtually everyone’s closet regardless of age, gender, or lifestyle. And although they are so ubiquitous in the world of fashion, the variety of jeans styles is endless. In ways, this can make shopping for a pair seem daunting. With so many choices, how are you supposed to pick the jeans that are right for you?
The key to successfully shopping for your plus-size jeans is arming yourself with as much helpful knowledge as possible. We’ve put together a guide that you can use the next time you are in the market for a new pair.
Of course, the most popular color for denim jeans is blue, but you can get jeans in virtually every color under the sun. Before venturing into more colorful jean choices, it’s best to have a go-to pair of denim blue jeans hanging in your closet first. They will be the most functional and easy to pair with other pieces of clothing. Blue jeans are practical, reliable, and low maintenance. The second most common jean color is black. Black jeans are just about as practical and versatile as blue jeans and can be worn for slightly dressier occasions, like a birthday dinner out at a restaurant or a work meeting. Dress up black jeans with a plus size women’s blouse and a pair of classic black heels and you have yourself an easy-to-put-together, yet classy outfit.
Pro Tip: As we touched on briefly in the point above, you can definitely get away with wearing jeans to a slightly more formal or dressy affair as long as you know how to pick the right jean style, coordinate the entire outfit, and accessorize it. If you feel more comfortable and confident in a pair of jeans than a dress or some other pant style, invest in a pair of black jeans. They can often pass for a pair of black trousers or straight-leg pants, especially if you pair it with the right kind of top.
Jeans can also be worn in the office, depending on the type of company you work for and the way you incorporate jeans into your outfit. For example, a pair of wide-leg, mid-rise blue jeans paired with a tucked-in t-shirt and a sharp, colorful blazer can come across as very trendy and professional. Regarding shoes, you can finish the look with a pair of pointed heels or boots, depending on the style and length of the jeans.
Although jeans might never feel as good as a pair of yoga pants, the right pair could feel almost as comfy. It all depends on the fit and material of the jeans. If you want added stretch to your jeans, opt for a pair of plus-size jeggings. It will provide the look of jeans you’re aiming for, but it will also offer the laid-back comfort of leggings. If you’d prefer to stick with more traditional jean material, avoid skinny jeans and opt for something like wide-leg flare jeans. Having more room will ensure you feel more comfortable, but the style will still look clean and polished.
When shopping for plus-size jeans, don’t forget to consider the complete aesthetic of your ensemble. Consider the various ways you can incorporate the jeans into the overall look of the outfit. If you love wearing oversized, chunky knit sweaters, then you want to wear jeans that will look flattering with that style. As a general rule of thumb, if you go big on top, go small on the bottom. So if you wear an oversized top, pair it with a pair of skinny jeans. If you want to create a minimalist outfit that’s understated yet chic, pair straight-leg, dark-wash blue jeans with a crisp white tee tucked into the jeans and accessorized the ensemble with a black belt. Finally, you always want to consider the type of shoes you will wear with jeans you buy. What shoes look best with a pair of jeans will depend largely on the fit and style of the jeans. For example, skinny jeans look great with a variety of shoes like ballet flats, heels, boots, and sandals.
Shopping for plus-size jeans might seem overwhelming at first. But when you discover that there is such a variety of options, you can be assured that there is a unique style out there that fits your criteria for the perfect pair.