types of jeans

Low-keyed, boyfriend or skinny jeans,….? If you have not yet found the jeans that suit you, our guide will make it much easier to find your next denim purchase.

To help you easily pick your favorite next time to shop denim, here you can read about the different types of jeans, sizes, fits and models:

What type of cloth is used to make jeans

Denim

Denim is the material your jeans are made of, and it is a durable cotton material whose well-known blue color comes from the use of the dye indigo. Your denim trousers are not only need to be in the classic blue, but are available in all colors.

Stretch denim

When your jeans are made of stretch denim, this means that they are made of a blend of cotton and elastic material. Elastic denim is especially used for tight jeans that would otherwise be very difficult to get on and off.

Stone washed

When your jeans are stone washed, it means they are bleached with chlorine, giving them different patterns and colors, and depending on how much chlorine is used, the paler they are.

Different Types Of Jeans For Your Body Type

1. Straight-Leg jeans

Straight-Leg jeans are exactly what the name states. They are traditional and have been around since 1800’s. They have a straight narrow leg that does not flare at the ankles. They are normally the same circumference from the knees to the hem. 

2. Boot Cut Jeans

Boot Cut Jeans will normally taper to the knee and then slightly flare out to accommodate a boot.  This style of jeans became popular in the 1990’s.

Men’s boot-cut and women’s boot-cuts tend to be cut different. Women’s jeans are tight to the knee and then flare out slightly to the hem while men’s styles are usually flared/loose all the way from crotch to hem.

Normally women’s Boot cut jeans are no larger than 1 to 2 inches difference in circumference from the knee to the leg opening although some manufacturers refer to a 3 to 4 inch difference as a boot cut.

3. Skinny Jeans

As a rule of thumb, skinny jeans will make your legs look smaller and your hips look bigger than a pair of jeans with a different cut. Your size and weight doesn’t matter as much as how you look in them. They usually look great on people with smaller hips, and make people with bigger hips look bigger.

4. Slim fit Jeans

In general, slim fit jeans are cut slimmer through the waist and thigh area. If they are straight leg slim fits then the leg openings will be larger than slim fits that have a tapered leg. Most slim fit styles are low rise jeans …the jeans sit below your normal waist line …but a few will sit at your normal waist line. Low rise jeans fit and feel differently than normal rise jeans. And with low rise jeans you’ll probably have to up a size in the waist since most people get a little wider as you move south of your natural waist line.

Most straight leg slim fit styles generally don’t hug your calves (those would be more like skinny jeans) and tapered leg jeans might snug up your calves just a little …but again it depends on how you’re built. But, yeah, your “relaxed skinny jean” idea kinda hits the nail.

5. Tapered Jeans

Tapered jeans are usually cut wide and loose at the hips, thigh and seat and then narrow dramatically below the knees. They look saggy, bulky and baggy at the widest part of the body and then they are so narrow at the ankles that the wearer looks like an ice cream cone and about ten pounds heavier at the butt than they really are.

6. Relaxed Jeans

Relaxed jeans are a little roomier in the seat and thighs, sits just below the natural waist. Original fit is straight leg, sits at the waist, fits a little tighter in the seat and thighs.

Find out more tips at: HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT SIZE FOR JEANS

 

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