Saturday, January 22, 2011


Ever wonder what's the best style of jeans for your body type? We get lots of questions at BOHME about how to choose denim for the best fit and we love helping you! Here are a few guidelines to help you out!

      Wide Hips. Do not try to hide them in a relaxed fit pair of jeans. They will actually draw even more attention to the width. Instead, buy a pair of boot-cut jeans. The flare at the bottom helps to minimize the appearance of thick thighs or wide hips. It's all about balancing out your body visually. Make sure to get them long enough. The hem line should hit the bottom of the ankle. If you plan to only wear them with a heel, which will help to minimize the look of wide hips even more, the length can go as low as the floor when standing flat-footed.
      Boyish Figure. Someone with a straighter body style has the opposite problem as someone who is pear shaped. To make yourself some curves, choose straight or tapered jeans. Because they are slender at the base, they make the hips look wider and add curve to flat bottoms. Also, decorated pockets will add to your behind, making it look more curvy.
      Short Legs. Both tapered and flared jeans will add to the stockiness of short legs. To give yourself height, choose a pair of high-waisted trouser jeans. The very straight vertical lines create a slimming, lengthening look. To add even more length, have the hemline hit the floor when standing flat-footed and wear heels. But don't be cuffing your jeans! It is very trendy right now, but should be avoided by those with short legs. 

      Big Bottom. The wrong pair of jeans on someone with a big bottom will make what you're trying to hide that much harder. Choose a pair of jeans that have wide, long pockets that rest wide and low on your bottom. Contrasting stitching on vertical seams, both on the pockets and down the back of the jeans, also help to create length instead of width. The jeans should also be a low rise cut to shorten the back end, and should flare at the ankles to help create balance.
      Big Belly. If you are trying to hide a larger belly, choose a pair of high-waisted jeans to help create a smooth plane over the entire stomach. Be cautious not to have the jeans go above the belly button. (Ever see the "Mom Jeans" skit on SNL?) Avoid decorated waist bands. These things will just bring attention to the belly bulge.

Come to Bohme soon where our Stylists will gladly help you in your search for the perfect fit denim from our wide variety of choices!


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