Many X, 8 and A shapes ask me how to make their hips look slimmer, and with jeans being such a staple of so many wardrobes it’s useful to know what kind of details to avoid when choosing a pair.
3 Simple Tips for Choosing Jeans Styles to Make Your Hips Look Slimmer
It’s pretty simple really. If horizontal lines add width and broaden, then avoid putting any horizontal details around your hip area. In jeans the most common ways you will find horizontal detail are:
- Distressing and whiskering deliberately faded into the denim across the crotch
- Pockets – particularly patch pockets on hips and thighs (which are common on cargo styles)
- Embellishment of any kind on the hips from zips to bling or even rips
If you avoid elements like the ones in the image above, you are well on the way to choosing a pair of jeans that won’t add extra width to your hips.
So you can see the difference in the image above – no distressing around the crotch or hip area which means that you won’t be drawing attention to that area of your body.
And as I always say, if you’re looking in my eyes, you’re not looking at my thighs!
Other tips on choosing jeans and how to wear them:
Jeans and Jewellery how to accessorise your jeans