This post has been in my head for some time waiting to be written. It is one of the things I feel most strongly about as a person who loves fashion and desires other women to feel great in their clothes. Today I want to share why you should stop buying low rise jeans now. In my opinion, this is the secret to looking taller and thinner without doing anything. I am surprised at how many women I see walking around in low rise jeans. I have to be honest, they do nothing for our figures!
Why You Should Stop Buying Low Rise Jeans – The Secret to Looking Taller and Thinner
In the photo above, I am wearing the exact same shirt and shoes. On the left, I have on a high rise skinny jean. On the right, I have on a low rise pair. Isn’t it amazing how different my body looks by making that one change? My legs are instantly longer! My waist looks slimmer, higher, and more defined. Overall, my body is more proportional. Additionally, when you buy the right high rise jean, they help suck you in.
The Truth About Low Rise Jeans
I rarely wear my jeans as pictured above (alone with a shirt fully tucked in). I did it for the purposes of illustrating the effect of the rise. Truly, I believe that you can tell whether or not you are wearing high or low rise jeans even with a shirt that covers the top of your jeans by the way your body looks. With a lower rise, my hips are cut off at their widest part. When I sit down, my rear is not flattered. Just being real with you all.
Tips for Buying High Rise Jeans at All Heights – How High is too High?
I am 5’10”, so a low rise jean may be higher on you than me. Conversely a high rise jean on me may be too high on you. How high is too high and is there such a thing? Yes! Honestly, you don’t want jeans that come up over your belly button. That’s not helping anyone. I would say to aim for right below with a jean that has some stretch (not too much that they stretch out). You want them to be tight enough to suck you in some but not so tight they create a skin bulge at the top.
Pay Attention to the Rise – Find Your Pair
When purchasing, most online retailers list the rise in the description. I recommend checking this measurement. My all time favorite skinny jeans are the ones pictured on the left, Levi’s Mile High Skinny (here and here), and Madewell. The Levi’s have an almost 11 inch rise. That’s high which I love and works well for my height. Madewell, like many retailers, offers options. They have a 9 and 10 in option. As always, I also think Shopbop has a great selection of high rise jeans. For a less expensive option, I also really like Old Navy’s denim. They also offer a mid-rise (perfect if you are shorter) and a high rise. A mid-rise on someone 5’2″ is going to come up a lot higher than it would on me at almost 8 inches taller. I definitely need the one labeled high rise. Remember, it is not so much about the name of the jean but about where it hits on your body. Shop for you. Click below to shop the ones I have mentioned.
Previous Examples of High Rise Jeans
Whether my shirt is tucked, untucked, or front tucked, all of these outfits look more polished and more flattering because my waist appears higher thanks to my jean rise.
Full Post Here, Levi’s Mile High Jeans
Full Post Here, Levi’s Jeans
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Full Post Here, Free People Jeans
See Post Here, Madewell Jeans
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