What is it about jeans that have other women’s behinds looking ass-tastic and mine looking frumpy? I mean, are we not wearing the same fabric or do these women have some kind of secret jeans source or witchery? I’ve shopped from all the jeans outlets there is, (ok maybe not all) but enough to know I’ve been doing something wrong. I’ve also had quite an eyeful of FashionNova models rocking very flattering fits of jeans to also come to the conclusion that I’m not getting something right.
So after going on a gratifying quest in search of the ‘science’ of jeans, I’ve come up triumphant and I am pleased to share with you these helpful tips! If you don’t keep these things in mind, then going ahead to order those FashionNova jeans that look like they can never go wrong, might still give you a frump butt. I’m pleased to brag to you that my jeans shopping has been far more rewarding after this venture.
I present to you 5 things to have in mind when shopping for jeans that would elevate your butt status from frumpy to ass-tastic!
We all have different body shapes but what does that have to do with how our butts look in jeans? Believe it or not, picking the right pair of jeans is all about illusions, whether physical or visual. Now, knowing your body shape can determine how you slay a pair of jeans.
For instance, if your body shape is either of these;
- The inverted triangle
- The rectangle
- The apple
Then your best bet in the jeans department are low-rise jeans, so you might want to do away with high waist ones. Low-rise jeans for these body types give the illusion of a rounder hip and generous curves. So, if you have one of the above body shapes then it doesn’t matter what top you pair it with, you are always going to look good in this fit of jeans because it provides an attractive balance to your figure.
Other body shapes;
- The lean column
- The pear
- The neat hour glass
- The full hour glass
These body shapes own the high waist fit of jeans and as a bearer of one of these body figures, I strongly agree with this point. Rocking low-rise jeans for my body shape may not really flatter me, due to how my fat is distributed or my figure, wearing low rise jeans would draw a lot of attention to the fat that extends horizontally over the edges of my waistline, which is also known as a muffin top.
Now this isn’t how I want to look, so what’s my best fit? Or rather, what’s the best fit for this body shape?
A high waist fit.
There is an exception for low rise though, if you’re pairing it with a long top then you’re good to go, but if you’re going to wear it with something like a crop tee, then you might want to switch to high waist jeans or make sure your low-rise jeans aren’t too tight or too low.
Trust me, I know what it’s like to have insecurities gnaw away at your insides because some clothes don’t just accentuate your body like it does on other women, hopefully this pointer would have you reevaluating this and making the right wardrobe decisions for your body.
Remember what I said about illusion? when it comes to jeans, colors play a vital role in visual illusions. Darker colors make you look slimmer while lighter colors make you look thicker, so keep this in mind whenever you’re trying to achieve a certain look when pairing your jeans. If you want to hover between these two visual illusions, then get a pair of jeans that have a light strip down the center of each pant leg like in the image below.
This color gives you a sexy and slender look that is a perfect balance of the two-color illusions.
The color illusion can also be seen in dark jeans that have highlights in the butt area. Jeans that have this illusion give your behind a more pronounced appearance than jeans with a monotonous color.
Zippers may look like they can’t possibly ruin your appearance when it comes to jeans, but that’s false. For someone like me who’s always cautious about the appearance of my v line in a pair of jeans, this pointer I’m about to give is something I always look out for. If you don’t look out for this, some pairs of jeans you purchase may sometimes give your stomach a slight bulging appearance and in most cases a camel toe, which is basically an effect created by a pair of jeans that fit too snuggly around a woman’s groin. A lot of people don’t really notice or care about this but for someone like me who’s critical about my appearance, it can be an absolute nightmare.
The trick to this lies in how long the zipper is. To be more spot on, the space between the end of the zipper and the crotch. Shorter spaces like the one in the top image above gives your v line a natural and less eye-catching appearance, while longer spaces like the one in the bottom image dig into your crotch and draws attention to your v line in an unflattering way. In other words, it gives you a camel toe. Not all women care about this but if you do, this pointer should have you making the right jeans selection in no time.
This not-so-small patch of fabric sown unto almost every pair of jeans in precise locations may look insignificant, but can be the major cause of what I call a “frump butt” in a pair of jeans, and also a major reason why your behind looks fantastic in a pair.
My major concern is back pockets. Let’s sidetrack a bit — I’m way too paranoid about getting my pocket picked to put any valuables in my back pocket, I mean the front pocket is just fine but the back? hell no! My salute goes out to the brave soldiers that stuff their valuables in there, I mean… your phones, your wallet, you guys put the C in courage. For me, my back pocket is a trash can where receipts and empty wrappers go.
Now back to decoding the visual illusions of the back pockets on a pair of jeans. The key to having an ass-tastic behind in a pair of jeans lies in two things.
- The space between the back pockets.
- The space between the back pockets and the curve of your butt cheek.
So, how do you know when your jeans are doing exactly what they should?
- When the pockets are not too far apart and not too large.
- When there’s a significant amount of space between the back pockets and your butt cheek curve.
So, look out for a pair with smaller back pockets with a considerable amount of space between them. Note that when the pockets are smaller, they are less likely to eat up the space between your back pockets and butt cheek. This visual illusion makes your butt look fuller and gives it a nice lift, unlike the not-so-attractive appearance of a smaller hip the large pocket placements provide.
- THE LENGTH OF YOUR JEANS
Last but not the least, a lot of people may know this illusion but the length of your jeans can either give you a tall illusion or a shorter one. For instance, three-quarter jeans can make you look shorter than your initial height, than full-length jeans that cover up your legs and give off an appearance of you being taller than your initial height.
These are basically all the pointers you need to have in mind when picking out jeans. I guarantee you these tips will have you slaying your jeans in record time!