Ask The Glamazons: How To Wear White Jeans?
Have you visited our Formspring page lately?
One reader did and asked:
Fab question, especially because it’s Springtime (well, everywhere except NYC).
Though white jeans are a Spring wardrobe staple, many women steer clear of them out of fear. Such a shame!
With these tips for wear and care, every woman can incorporate white jeans into their warm-weather wardrobe stylishly.
Here’s some advice on picking the right style and avoiding common mishaps.
-Fit is key. Since white is an unforgiving color, tight jeans will show every lump and bump. On the flip side, baggy jeans are super unflattering. Here are the best styles for every shape:
If you’re curvy, fitted looks that skim your curves work best. Look for styles like straight leg or jeans with a slight flare that will create a long, lean shape without being too baggy.
If you’re boy-shaped, skinny jeans or cropped jeans will give you a cute, trendy look.
If you’re petite, you’ll need to avoid the dreaded bunching of fabric around your ankles from skinny jeans that are too long. Don’t be afraid to take your jeans to the tailor and get them hemmed for an impeccable fit.
-When a pair of white jeans aren’t constructed well, it shows. Look for quality, well-made jeans–and there are tons of inexpensive yet stylish options that won’t break the bank! Go for a clean, minimalist look that reads elegant. Avoid features like back pockets and rhinestones that cheapen the look.
-Be sure to wear the right undergarments. Nude thongs or line-less boyshorts are your best bet as white can sometimes appear see-through. Whatever you do, don’t pair white jeans with white undergarments unless you want to give a peepshow. Total disaster!
-Nothing’s worse than a dingy pair of white jeans. Keep them clean and fresh by washing with a bit of bleach. When you’re out and about, on-the-go spot remover comes in handy. Also, avoid drying in the machine so your jeans don’t turn yellow over time.
Now for our reader’s question, how to wear white jeans? Since white is a blank canvas, the options are really endless. You can pair it with any of the season’s trends from brights to neutrals to chambray.
White is also surprisingly versatile. With the right styling, you can wear white jeans to the office, to brunch, on a date and to a fabulous party in The Hamptons. Check out options below:
A la Jackie O. From board meetings to casual Fridays…
A la Blake Lively. For brunch, shopping or a day at the park…
A la Whitney Port. For the club, a house party or a Hamptons soiree…
Hope this helps!