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Denim Directions: This season's jeans
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Jeans: tips for your shape and caring for your jeans

   

© D.R
© D.R
Here's our guide to choosing a pair of jeans to flatter your shape:

Bottom-heavy, with big hips?
Go for high-waisted jeans with slightly flared bottoms to balance out your figure.

Slim and petite?
Go for cigarette leg jeans. Straight leg jeans will suit you if you're marginally full-figured.
 
Tall and slim?
Go for a slight low-rise bootcut with light flares at the bottom of the leg. If you don't want anything too bottom-hugging, go for a baggy straight cut.
 
Curvy?
Opt for high-waisted jeans which are more figure-hugging and team with a pretty wide belt to hide any trace of a love handle.
© Burberry
© Burberry


Caring for jeans

It's recommended you change your jeans every two years. Wash your jeans after wearing them two or three times.

Don't wash your jeans above 30°C to keep them in better condition and make them last longer. Jeans can change shape at higher temperatures (denim is made from cotton, which tends to change shape after it's been worn for a long time). Washing jeans inside out also helps to maintain the colour.


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2009/09/14
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