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No wardrobe is complete without a pair of jeans! Denim is a must-have in any wardrobe, and with plenty of styles, fits, and brands to choose from, it can be tricky to know exactly which option best suits your wardrobe. Let's take a look at the different types of jeans, and see which one is right for you!
Women's jean cuts
This timeless cut features a straight fit through the seat and thigh with a slight flare at the leg opening.
Boyfriend jeans are cut straight through the seat, thigh and leg with a loose, low-slung fit and features cuffed or rolled hems.
Slightly slimmer through the seat, thigh and knee, the skinny boot is cut narrow through the calf and flares out at the ankle.
The retro-inspired style of the flare cut is typically fitted or straight through the thigh and flares out from the knee to the hem.
Jeggings are made of denim-like fabric and/or a lightweight, super-stretchy denim construction, made to fit like leggings.
The pencil jeans cut is straight from the knee to the ankle, with a fit that's a bit looser than the skinny.
Great on all body types, the classic straight-leg design lengthens your silhouette.
Tapered jeans feature a relaxed fit around the thighs and knees and gradually cut in toward the ankle.
Wide-leg jeans have a looser, straight fit through the seat and thigh that ease into a slight flare at the leg opening, balancing your proportions.
Jeans Fit Guide
Relaxed through the hip, thigh and leg, giving you a comfortable, roomier feel.
Closely fitted through the hip and thigh for a trendier look.
Designed for the hourglass shape, the curvy jean fit has more room in the hip and thigh.
Relaxed Fit Jeans
This fit allows for more room through the seat, thigh and leg.
- Classic/high rise - This classic rise sits at your natural waistline, which is typically at your belly button or just above it.
- Midrise - This modern rise sits below your natural waistline and belly button, but above your hip.
- Low rise/Super low rise - This trendy rise sits below the belly button and slightly lower on the hip than the women's low rise.
Distressed jeans are given a worn-in look by adding rips, tears, holes, extreme fading and whiskering.
A process in which certain areas of the jeans are made lighter than the rest of the garmen.
Also known as cut-offs, this feature is usually found on the hems of shorts, but can also be found on waistbands.
Resin is sprayed on the denim and then baked to create permanent creases, usually around the front pocket area.
Thin faded lines that form creases, usually around the front pocket area.
Jean Washes & Fashion Trends
Acid Wash Jeans
A bleaching process with stones that gives jeans an uneven look with very dark and very light spots.
A chemical process used to lighten jeans, giving them an almost white hue.
Knit construction that offers the look of jeans but the feel of leggings/stretch pants.
The most common dye used to color denim, giving jeans their blue color
Potassium permanganate solution is sprayed on a garment to brighten a sandblasted area.
Denim features holes, rips, frayed edges and other signs of wear, giving it a worn-in, distressed vibe.
This design usually hits approximately 3 inches above the belly button.
The darkest hue of denim in which some of the dye is still in the jeans.