8 TIPS HOW TO WEAR SKINNY JEANS FOR PLUS SIZE

How to look fabulous in skinny jeans if you’re not skinny. Skinny jeans have been one of the hottest denim styles for a few years now. But if you’re not a stick figure, they can feel like a challenge to pull off. The truth is, plus size women can look fantastic and fashionable in skinny jeans. You just need to find the perfect-fitting pair, and then style your jeans the right way to balance your proportions and create a flattering silhouette. Learn how to find your curvy body’s best skinny jeans, and how to style skinny jeans to flatter your womanly body shape.

 

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1. Choose a Dark Wash Skinny Jean

 

A dark wash skinny jean is the most slimming option for plus size women. You probably already know wearing dark coloured clothing can minimise body areas, while lighter colours can make things look bigger. Skinny jeans in a dark indigo wash are the most versatile, as they can be worn with casual outfits or dressed up for fancier occasions. Or choose an inky black skinny jean, which can be styled with your wardrobe like a black pant.

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When you’re shopping for skinny jeans, look for a pair without too much distressing or whiskering, which can visually enlarge heavier legs. While your most flattering skinny is a dark, solid-coloured pair, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear coloured jeans. In fact, doing so can add fun and variety to your wardrobe, for a confident look that’s always flattering. Just avoid pastel jeans (which are not your body’s best friend) and shop for rich, saturated colours of denim, such as deep burgundy, forest green or charcoal grey, to create the most flattering effect.

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2. Shop for a Perfect Fit

 

If you’re plus size, you’ll want to pay special attention to getting the right fit in skinny jeans. This may mean trying on a lot of pairs of jeans, so be prepared and give yourself enough time when you go jean shopping. What you’re looking for is a skinny jean that fits snugly through the waist and hips, without feeling overly tight when you’re standing or sitting, or creating the dreaded “muffin top” effect.

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Jeans should also flow smoothly over your legs, without squeezing so much that they create unwanted lumps or bumps. The right skinny jean can lengthen your legs in a way that’s super flattering, so try on as many pairs as needed to find the jean that works best for you.

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If you have a belly, you’ll probably want to look for a mid-rise style of skinny jean, which can help to conceal and contain your middle, but try on different styles until you find your favourite. Avoid both high waisted styles, which visually widen your middle, and too-low jeans that don’t contain your tummy.

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Do be sure to bend over, sit and stand in the change room, to get an idea how the jeans look and feel through a full range of motion. If you’re uncomfortable in the dressing room room, you can be sure that you haven’t found the right jean yet.

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So what if you find a jean that fits you beautifully around the waistline and in the seat, but the legs are too long? No problem – you can always have your jeans hems altered to hit your legs at the right length, which is an easy fix by a seamstress or tailor.

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3. Shop for Stretch Jeans

 

Skinny jeans that incorporate a decent amount of spandex in the denim fabric – aka “jeggings”, or stretch jeans in a skinny fit can be very flattering to plus-size women, when they’re crafted in a heavier weight denim. High-quality stretch jeans are generally more comfortable and flexible to walk, stand and sit in than regular blue jeans, which may make these your favourite new jean. Best of all, many premium denim brands now make stretch skinny jean styles specifically designed to lift, shape and smooth the figures of curvier women.

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How much stretch is enough stretch for a plus size jean? That’s up to you, but typically, a jean with 2% or more elastane (that’s the generic term for Spandex or Lycra) will offer better figure-shaping benefits, and be less prone to bagging out with wear.

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4. Choose the Right Top to Balance Skinny Bottoms

 

In real life, almost nobody, except maybe off-duty supermodels, completely avoids the muffin-top dilemma when wearing skinny jeans. That’s one of the reasons wearing a trapeze-style tank top, a pretty, billowy blouse or a long, loose tunic with your skinny jeans is such a great idea for plus-size girls. Wearing a top with volume also balances out your body’s proportions, by drawing attention to your upper half, making your lower half appear slimmer.

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You can always choose a shirt that’s long enough to cover your backside, if that gives you more confidence.

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Here are More Tricks for Choosing a Top to Wear with Skinny Jeans, that Flatters Your Figure:

  • To flaunt an hourglass figure, layer a thin, colourful belt over a long tunic top, to cinch in your waist.
  • Wear a regular, button-down shirt (untucked) and layer a tailored blazer on top, to create a feminine, hourglass body shape. Add a necklace to create more visual interest on your upper body. This is a great ensemble for the office.
  • Go ahead and wear a sweatshirt for casual style! The volume will balance your skinny bottoms. Just pay attention to your accessories — adding high heels and a statement necklace will keep this simple outfit looking stylish, rather than sloppy.
  • Slim your torso — and camouflage a tummy — by pairing a peplum top with your skinny jeans.
  • Belt a long, colourful cardigan over your skinny jeans for a confident, figure-flattering effect.

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5. Wear a Jean Jacket With Skinny Jeans

For a trendy outfit you can wear shopping with friends or picking up the kids from school, try pairing your favourite dark wash skinny jeans with a classic jean jacket. Choose a jacket in a lighter or bluer wash than your dark wash jeans, or pair a blue jean jacket confidently with charcoal grey jeans, as pictured here. You can also pop the colour of your jacket, or add a beautiful printed scarf, to draw attention upward toward your face, and away from your lower half.

This is a great trick for curvy women wanting to try skinny jeans, as it adds volume and interest up top, while keeping you looking classic and stylish.

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6. Wear a Dark Blazer With Skinny Jeans

 

Slimming black jeans and a black blazer are a sophisticated fashion combination for work or social occasions. You could easily wear a traditional blazer, but consider how confident and edgy you’ll look in a (real or faux) leather blazer, such as this Mango style, that you can also layer over all your dresses for instant polish. Choose a jacket that hits your body at the lowest point of the hip, to extend your torso and give you some coverage in the back when you’re wearing skinny jeans.

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7. Play With the Double Denim Trend

 

Plus size women can wear the fashionable head-to-toe denim look. The key to flattering your curvy figure in this trend is choosing denim separates in different washes, and keeping the slimming darker wash on the bottom. When shopping for a chambray shirt, look for one that skims over your curves — avoid tent-like tops that make you look boxy. You can wear a lighter denim-look shirt over your favourite dark wash skinny jean, or choose a patterned top to create interest above your waist, and distract from a heavier lower body.

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8. Wear the Right Shoes with Skinny Jeans

 

Skinny jeans are great for elongating your legs. Keep that long, lean line going by wearing nude-coloured heels, such as this  Pump. Or choose shoes that closely match the shade of your jeans, in black or navy. You will look best in high heels with skinny jeans, but you can also wear flats if that’s more your style. Whether your shoes are heels or flats, you’ll want to choose a pointed toe style (rather than rounded toe shoes), to create the most slimming visual effect for legs.

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I will be glad to hear your comments on selected outfits! If you have any more tips on how to wear skinny jeans for plus size, don’t hesitate to share your experience below. Be beautiful and desired!

 

 

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