Saturday, 29 January 2011
Jeans, Jeans, Jeans
A challange most of us have is finding the perfect pair of jeans (well a challange for most of us except from those lucky people who can throw on anything and fall under the saying "they'd look good in a bin-bag")
Bootcut jeans, Skinny Jeans, Flared Jeans, High-Waisted Jeans, Straight-leg Jeans...... the list goes on, and with so many different styles, brands, sizings you could take forever to find your perfect pair of Jeans.
Thankfully nowadays, most designers inform you of the sizings and will state wether they styles run true to size or wether to go up or down a size so it does make it alot easier when searching for your ideal jeans.
I've decided to focus this post on looking at Topshop's jeans and size guides, as Topshop probably is alot of peoples number one choice in the High-street (I know it's mine)
So here's the dilema,
What style should I go for?, What brand should I get?, What size am I?
Your starting point should be either measuring yourself (if you feel confident enough to do so) or get a professional to measure you, most stores will offer a measuring service, so don't be afraid to ask!
If you don't have a clue how to measure yourself then here's a guide that's available on Topshop's website which will take you through the process :-
Although it's great to get measured and know your body's measurements, always remember that you may be different sizes depending on what brands you are trying on. Different designers can design to different sizings and different materials can alter the size your are so in order to get a perfectly fitted pair of jeans you really always should try them on to be sure and to ultimatly be happy.
I have lots of different jeans by different brands and all of the sizes vary. I have also even found that having two pairs of jeans in the same size by the same designer that the fits have been very differen too, this is to do with the two jeans being slightly different cuts, i.e. skinny fit and slim fit
My advice - So, when searching for your new jeans, get measured and then find a few different shapes/styles of jeans by a few different brands that you like, try them on and then eliminate the ones you don't feel comfortable / like on and you should find your ideal pair.
It may seem like a whole lot of hassle searching for your perfect jeans but I can say it is really worth it when you find them and what a great feeling you will have when you first show off in your perfect pair of jeans.