How to Choose Plus Size Jeans That Are Right for You

A little over a century ago, Levi Strauss started a wholesale business supplying blue jeans to gold miners who wanted clothes that were strong and did not easily tear. Today, blue jeans are the world's most popular and versatile garment, embraced for their unmatched comfort and appeal.

Plus size women often have a difficult time finding jeans that are both comfortable and fashionable. The majority of jeans fit too tight somewhere, either in the leg or waist area. A great pair of jeans can make your legs appear longer while also making your hips appear smaller. The trick is finding the perfect pair of jeans for your body type.

You need to find "stretch" in any good pair of plus size jeans. Most plus size jeans have some give in the fabric because of the cotton and spandex blend that they contain. This fabric stretches when and only when it needs to, providing the greatest possible comfort and also help improve the shape of your body. The longer you wear a pair of jeans, the more stretched the fabric will become and the more comfortable the jeans will feel on your body all day.

The next thing to look for in plus size jeans is the "mid-rise" qualities. Many of the jeans available today are "low-rise" jeans and look great if you have no curves. Individuals who are plus size should avoid low-rise clothing because they do not compensate for larger waists, hips or thighs. Low-cut jeans will push belly fat above the waist band and emphasize the midriff area. Most plus size people find low-rise jeans very uncomfortable to wear.

Classic cut jeans (called mid-rise cut jeans) are much more appealing and attractive and will help you stay stylish while allowing you to stay covered and comfortable. Classic cut jeans sit just below the waist and have a straight leg from the hip all the way down to the floor. This will give a plus size woman's body a long, lean look.

Extra features such as excessive embroidery, stitching, fading or a multitude of pockets should be avoided when buying plus-sized jeans. Instead, opt for solid-colored dark jeans that can be coordinated with tee shirts, dress shirts or sweaters.

People who are larger than average need wider pant legs, and should select a dark-colored pair of jeans with five pockets.

Jeans are a very versatile wardrobe option. They can be dressed up, down, worn with any footwear including high heels. Jeans can even provide people with plus size with plenty of wardrobe options because of the variety of colors and fabrics.

Seek stretch fabric and rise quality when shopping for those extra size jeans. Found the perfect fit for those jeans, well why not spent a few extra dollars and buy a second pair while you are at it? That perfect fit will have you looking and feeling great.

About the Author:

Andrea writes for DiscountsOnline. Find plus size deals at Plus Size Discounts

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