Why did I ever wear low rise jeans: MY NEW FAVORITES + jeans for your body type

Honestly though.

Why did I ever put myself through wearing low rise jeans? I think YES they look good on some people, like really good. But me, not so much, my body isn't a low rise jean body (whatever that means) and I realize now as I sit here typing with my jeans up near by bra line, how good it feels to relax my stomach and just...BE.

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In my high-rise ultra flattering jeans. 

Nothing better. Sucks you in, and you don't need to worry about your butt crack or thong hanging out (even though in High School I think that was the point sometimes...LOL.

So I wanted to share some of my tried and true high-rise jean favorites, so that you can save yourself the pain of trying to search and search and then overspend on your denim.

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You can shop my new favorite high-waisted jeans here (from DL1961 Denim) and the rest of my look:


Finding Jeans for Your Body Type:

For me, I am more apple shaped (sexy I know) So, for apple shapes, your best rise of jeans is a higher waisted denim style that sits just at your natural waist. This style of jean helps me to visually focus on the legs,, while helping to cinch in that tummy.

If you're curvy all over with a smaller waist, you can wear a high-rise jean to showcase your booty and waist. To do this, look for a rise from 10" to 13" that hits above your natural waist. Then you can werk it all you want babes.

For boyish body types: your best in a distressed pair of low rise jeans, or for a crisp pair for work, any slim leg will work on you, so shop around to fill out your denim wardrobe and you'll be prepared for all occasions.

Shorter women (of any shape) can get a flattering effect by choosing jeans with a medium or slightly higher waistband. If you're a curvy petite, you'll look best in the higher mid-rise jeans. 

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Shop My Recommended Jeans for All Body Types:

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What are your favorite denim brands you swear by? Let me know!

Have the best week!

xo

Krista

 

Dressing for your body type can change the game for your look + this dress from Free People

Oh hello you!

I need to give a shout out for the babes that can dress for their body type. Like, mad respect girl, you did your homework, you actually pay attention when you’re shopping to silhouettes and styles and you stick with what works.

And it pays off because you look amazing.

I’ve been thinking really that mumu’s are my favorite style, but that also could just be cop-out to finding an actual body type of styles to fit me, HA.

What made me really think about this was this Free People Dress, which really surprised me because I felt like the cut and style, which probably would be flattering on anyone to be honest, felt really made for me. I love the low in the front and back, to show off the shoulders and clavicle, and then not fitted through the body, and short, made it super comfortable and in my eyes flattering.

When in doubt show off your clavicle am I right?

Plus, I could eat and drink all night, and was FINE.

Major KEY.

I wanted to do a little bit of research and find the best dresses or styles for everybody type and share it with you. Helpful for me, helpful for you, it’s an updated guide to finding the styles that give you that extra edge to look and feel your best.


Determining your body type

I love to use this Who What Wear Guide below which is a few simple questions to determine your body type. I mean, I think we all can fit into a few different categories at some stages in our life (I think I've been a banana before and also a rectangle (LOL). 

I think really it's not about putting yourself into a category at all, but more about finding clothes, cuts and brands that really work for you. Those that accentuate you and work to make you feel fucking good when you are wearing it. 

When I do stick to a loose guideline of certain styles. I notice I feel slimmer, I feel happier and I wear those clothes more. 

That's what wearing clothes for your body type is about. Finding what works for you, and working it.


Tips for styling for your body type:

Hourglass:

Cinching the waist is key! Belted jackets, or clothes that are fitted to show the curves work too. For curvy, I think it's good to show off the clavicle, and chest area. For the bottom, wearing flares or high waisted pants to show off that a$$ is also a good move. Also, the crop top and pencil skirt is a classic - Kim K all the way. 

Wrap Dresses

Pencil Skirts

Crop Tops

Belted Dresses

Belted Jackets


Apple:

Show off the shouilders and legs baby. This is my LIFE. The key here if this is you is hiding or sliming the midsection. Short dresses work, long sleeves work and anything that can help accenutate the best parts of ya bod.

Shift Dresses

Flowy Tops

Low Waisted Straight Leg Pants


Athletic: 

Highlight the thinnest part of your body, your waist to make it more proportional to the rest of ya. Athletic is generally all the same size at hips, bust and waist. 

Ruffle Tops

Bomber Jackets

Side Cut Out Dresses and Tops

High Waisted Dress Pants

Mini Skirts


Triange (Pear Shape): 

You're basically J.Lo and have hips that don't lie, and that are the widest part of your body. Often times pear shape have a butt, smaller shoulders and broader hips. It's key to show off your ASSets, and accentuate your smaller upper body.

Off The Shoulder Tops

Fit and Flare 

A-Line Skirt

Detailed Top

Structured Jacket

Boot Cut Pants


Triangle: 

This is you if your shoulders and bust are larger than your hips. I am sometimes a triangle, and it's key to show off the shoulders rather than cover and hide them, because they can often look bigger. Often triangles love their legs, and waist because they are the smaller parts of their body. 

Fitted Jackets

A-line dresses

A-line skirts

Skirts that skim your bottom half

V-neck sweaters and shirts

Skinny Jeans



Shop the post:

Free People Sylvia Mini Dress

Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal

Here I am wearing this Free People dress that I feel like truly fits my body type.

I'm comfortable in it, it's soft and flowy and it shows off the body parts I like (my legs and chest) and then hides what I don't like as much (stomach and upper bat wing area). The beading is so detailed and feminine, with the blush it's basically flattering on anyone. Plus it's really unique and expensive looking. Highly recommend this in any of the colors.

The sandals, are worth it. You need a good nude heel for all formal actiivites (or 100 weddings) and these are a classic. 


Anything I missed? What do you normally wear for your body type?

For me, I feel like my body type changes, HA, but sticking to the ones closest too it definitely helps me look and feel my best.

Let me know what yours is and what you wear for it!

Have the best week loves!

xo

Krista