Jeans the pant for all seasons that looks right for all reasons. Denim is BIG business producing billions of dollars in annual sales. According to Cotton Incorporated’s Lifestyle Monitor, 96% of all consumers own denim jeans with 7 pairs being the average.
It is no wonder that several petite celebrities have jumped on the “denim bandwagon” recently, lending their name and star power to denim collections.
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Jessica Simpson’s new jeans line is scheduled to launch in about 1000 department stores including Macy’s, Dillard’s, Belk, and Bon-Ton in July just in time for back to school sales. The 5’3” Simpson’s line offers a variety of denim styles and washes along with knit tops and jackets.
The very petite Olsen twins are expanding their fashion empire once again with a denim line named Textile Elizabeth and James. All of their denim designs originated from favorite jean styles in their own personal wardrobes.
Look for the Olsen’s collection at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Intermix.
TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Neville Flare Jeans
FREE SHIPPING at shopbop.com. These flare jeans feature slant hip pockets and button-flap back pockets. Single-button closure and contrast stitching.
The latest petite celebrity to launch a line of denim is 5’3” Victoria Beckham. Her jeans are a bit pricey but have developed the same loyal following as her clothing line.
Victoria Beckham Clean Boot Cut Jeans
Price: $210.0 FREE SHIPPING at shopbop.com. These boot-cut jeans feature 5-pocket styling and a single-button closure. ‘V’ stitching at back pockets. 20″ leg opening. * 8″ rise. 35″ inseam. * Fabrication: Stretch denim. * 98% cotton/2% elastane. * Wash cold. * Made in Italy. – Deep Indigo.
A denim jean is the single most versatile item a petite woman can own. A great fitting pair of jeans has the power to transform everything from a basic white T-shirt to a glamorous sequined jacket into the perfect look for any social setting.
Here are some suggestions to help you shop for jeans that will flatter your petite shape and size.
The right pair of jeans will work wonders for your figure. A darker shade of denim minimizes fullness in the hip and thigh area. Shading down the front of the leg will slim and elongate. A “boot cut” or flared leg jean balances your fuller hips with your narrow shoulders. “Relaxed Fit” jeans also offer a roomier cut in the hips and thighs.
If you are the Inverted Pear Shape Petite (full bust, slim hips):
Since you are usually slimmer in the hip and thigh area, skinny or straight leg jeans are often flattering. These styles will make your figure appear longer and curvier. Balance the slim leg with a tunic top in a darker shade of color to minimize your full bust.
If you are the Circular Shape Petite (fuller in the middle):
Jeans with a hidden lycra tummy panel will flatten and control a fuller mid-section while lifting up your butt. Look for a higher waistband (no lower than 2 fingers below your navel) to avoid the dreaded “muffin top” effect. A touch of spandex in the denim fabric will knock ten pounds off instantly.
If you are the Hourglass Shape Petite (very curvaceous):
A tiny waist often creates fit problems. Jeans that fit the hips are usually huge in the waist. A lower rise or curved waistband is more likely to fit both areas. Opt for ample flap or patch pockets on the rear of the jean to minimize a big butt.
Pockets that are too small will only emphasize your curves.
Note to petite women of all shapes and sizes: The hem of your jean should cover your shoe for the longest and most flattering look possible.
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