Top 10 Mistakes We All Make Buying Jeans - How To Style
A great pair of jeans is a wardrobe essential. But many of us find buying the perfect pair of jeans an absolute nightmare. In this video I’m going to tell you why and share 10 common mistakes we all often make.
I also recently ran a competition on Instagram to win a day shopping with me to find the perfect pair of jeans. To make it possible I teamed up with Toyota New Zealand because like a great pair of jeans, the Toyota Corolla has also stood the test of time. So I thought you might like to see what my lovely winner Jacqui and I got up to when we cruised around town in the new Corolla Hybrid to find her the perfect pair of jeans. And while I’m at it I wanted to share some of my top tips with you too. So here are 10 common mistakes to avoid so you too can find the perfect pair of jeans too.
A bit thank you to Toyota New Zealand for sponsoring this video too.
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I do not look good in high rise every one else loves them but i am built like a boy maybe that is why. I spent 135.00 on a pair of Madewell they are sitting in my closet. They look horrible on me.Hopefully i learned something on your video. Thank you.
May sound contraversial but I don't mind the camel toe "problem" too much. It should not look like it hurts but besides that it's just how women are build.
Btw I hope the stonewashed trend is finally going away!
Love your tips. More detail at times is helpful. Best care of ALL clothing is to never use any heat in the dryer; fluff on cold and hang. Particularly with all new fibers, your clothing will last. About using the neck; the jeans should meet behind the base of your neck. Fine for mid- and high-waisted jeans but realize with lower cuts it should be a bit larger. 100% cotton jeans can take heat and washing, it's the synthetic fibers which erode.
A couple of additional notes ... try on as many of the same size as the store has in stock, I guarantee you will find variances and you might just find one that feels bespoke. Also when buying online,I always buy 2 of the same size style , again just to compare. While I have always thought buying hi end denim was the holy grail, I recently tried a few of H&M’s high rise straight and girlfriend denim and shut the front door - fabulous fit for curvy frames at a fraction of the price. Perhaps it’s due to their new sizing initiative? HTH Good intel and well done!
Also, wrong, no camel toe is not caused by the area between criotch and zipper being too long. Notice the woman has no caeml toe in the picture. Its caused by the waist being too tight, and the rise being too short, so it pulls the fabric between your legs too tightly. OMG, she knows nothing at all. I feel bad for Toyota.
BULLSHIT. The rise has nothing to do with size, but leg length. Im thinner then the lady trying on, and I never ever wear low rise jeans, although I suppse they fit fine, and I never will, because they are tacky. Anything less then a 9 inch rise is simply outdated, and gross. She looked far better in the normal rise jeans at 2:41 then anything else. BTW what is called high rise jeans DO NOT SIT ABOVE THE WAIST. ALL JEANS SIT AT WAIST OR BELOW. High rise jeans sit at the smallest part of you, your waist. All mid and low rise jeans sit far below your waist. A proper fit is just slightly below your belly button, which is a typical high rise today. Its not extreme. Its not even high rise. Its a higher mid rise. Lower rise jean will make legs look really short. It has nothing to do with the size of a person anyhow. If you have super super long legs, you can wear lower rise, although it still looks stupid, but if you have average or shorter legs stick to 9 inches or more. Its going to make the most of your legs, which will improve every outfit. I don't think you know anything. So youre saying that only over weight people should wear normal rise jeans, and everyone else should wear jeans from 2003?
Great video! Good tips for us petite ladies. Also love that Toyota hybrid - my dream and future ride! Pleased for you to have such a good sponsor, they're reaching for your target audience as well! 😍👏🙋🏼♀️
I often try d neck trick to measure my jeans n lowers ☺️ n very recently i did try melli high rise jeans from levis fir d frst tym n. Liked it...
Do u know some other tips like d neck one for measuring other body parts
🌠I Loved this Video So Much! 😇💫 You Covered the Topic Really Well and it Looked Like You Had Fun Doing It Too! I Really Enjoy The Way You Present Your Videos and Your Great Smile and Personality. They Often Give Me A Boost Of Inspiration and They're Uplifting. Thanks, For Being You Leoni. 🌟 🌸 😇 ( P.S. It Would Be So Great If You Could Do Some More Videos, That Include Tips, For Fuller Figured Ladies. Eg: How To Choose Tops, Casual and More Dressy, That Are Flattering, Cover the Tummy Area and Bottom, somewhat, yet Still Look Modern and Stylish Too.) It Would Be Greatly Appreciated! Thanks Again.😉 - Ginni McCarthy, Auckland, N.Z.
Measuring jeans around your neck really, really does NOT work for everyone. My neck is 11.5 inches around. By that metric my waist should be 23 inches for the neck trick to work. My waist is 28.5 inches - and that's my TRUE waist. So even if I'm buying high rise jeans, the neck trick is not going to work.
+MegaTinni I agree, it's absolutely related to body type. I'm not an apple shape myself, but I have a very high hip flare and a very short waist. I believe some people refer to my body type as an "8" body type. The bone structure of my waist is very broad, despite my being overall a very thin person. I suspect that apple body types, "8" body types, and some rectangle body types will not have much luck with using our necks to measure the fit of our pants.
Might be related to body type. I am an apple/have a round shape/waste proportionally wider. This is very obvious when adjusting sewing patterns for my size (and comparing my measurements to the standards of the different pattern companies).
I like trying jeans in op shops because they have so many different styles and it gets me to consider brands and styles I wouldn't usually go out of my way to find. I have only found 2 pairs that actually fit my body but this video has inspired me to look again! Skirts and dresses are so much easier when you have an hourglass figure!
And she wound up buying boyfriend jeans that made her bum look totally flat! Where was her waist? I just went up a size, relaxed fit, and rocked some Lee Jeans in a light rinse: hot! And less expensive than Levis.
Based upon past experience: know where you want the waistband to sit, measure that, then measure your inseam. Buy the pair of Levis that match both the waist and inseam measurements in the style and color you want. Voila! You're done. I myself wear 32 x 36 because I abhor 'high-water' jeans (I am not petite) and I prefer to do my own 'distressing', thanks. I have also found that your body will mold your jeans to fit over time unless you change your weight significantly. Never throw out your no-long-fitting jeans - you will eventually find that with time, you will be able to wear them again as you age. I am now back to wearing the same jeans I had in high school. A Toyota? Honey, buy a Bentley convertible instead.
i just kind of gave up on jeans. I don't like the denim colours that are used nowadays (why isn't olive denim a thing?), both new and vintage jeans doesn't fit by rule with my 23 - 24 inch waist, it's not all that comfortable and they have to fit perfect to not have weird creases. Also, high-waisted is getting more and more difficult to find again.
UGH.. Finding jeans that can go up your thighs and still fit your waist and not squish your booty is almost impossible. I did see American Eagle has online jeans designed especially for curves. Check it out! I'll buy one pair to see what's up with them.
Thanks Leonie, those boyfriend jeans looked great, I did cringe at that plastic bag though. This has inspired me as I'm looking for a blue, straight leg jean for Spring. I have a shorter body, so as a lot of jeans these days are high waisted, I have to be careful they're not too long in the rise.
I liked everything about these very helpful tips. I am an hourglass shape with 10+ inches between my waist measurement and my hips I suffer from the back gape however I recently purchased some mid rise (10”)Levi jeans dark wash of course they fit great and they were under $35. On the other end I have also purchased Paige jeans which have an amazing amazing fabric never do these jeans ever go in the dryer I also wash all dark jeans inside out. I’m working on trying to find a higher wasted pair of jeans. when I sit down I get the bulky crotch any thoughts on this
I thought the levis looked really good. I've just bought a couple of pairs of jeans on sale from country road, just going to check that they tick all the boxes re this list!!! Thank you for an informative vid
Hi Joyce I know this is not always ideal but as a small YouTuber it's absolutely fantastic for me to have brands that want to invest in me so I can continue to create great content. I hope you can understand and thanks for watching :)
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Please, don't think I was criticizing. I just cannot read it easily. If you made the lettering as dark as the tip# font, I can read that. Thank you for caring about your subscribers. <3
Being a 5’3 curvy fit chick 🐥 it is a challenge! Mostly the length and the waist! When I find some that fits well I’ll buy three in different colors! Lol!
Actually recently purchased a pair at Banana Republic in petite but didn’t like how they fitted that much a bit on the short side and the big pockets made my big but even bigger! I returned them! Instead found at Target a few which fit perfect! Previous years I didn’t trust Target pants cause the zipper would open but not this time. If a bit too long I just fold them a bit, if wearing with sneakers or wear full length with boots and heels. Perfection! My sis-in- law a designer advised me to get them a bit on the longer side it makes you look thinner and taller couldn’t agree more.
It sounds like you've found the perfect jeans for you at Target! Love your idea of buying them in three different colours too :) That's an oldie but a goodie - especially when you find something that fits really well.
+MegaTinni Maybe the other three. But this is nonsense. Camel toe is not caused by the area between crotch and zipper. Nothing could be less true. Its caused by pants where the rise is too short, and the waist is too tight. The best way to avoid it is to stay away from midrise things that down't fit like highrise now low rise. The zipper isn't going to reach between your legs where camel toe happens no matter how crazy long it is.
Only if you wear low rise jeans like this woman is trying to sell to everyone. If you wear normal modern jeans that sit higher up, which is not only for big people, then the jeans will not slide anywhere. I wouldn't listen to this woman, she doesn't know much about style, really.
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