Perfect White Jeans
White jeans have quickly become a wardrobe staple. The “no-white” after Labor Day is out the window, and we’re now wearing them all year round. They’re fashionable, versatile, and a must-have in your closet. You can wear them to the office, out on a date and even casual weekend events. The key is to find the perfect pair of white jeans in quality, cut, style and fitting your unique body type. Today I’m sharing my 5 tips on finding the perfect pair that can withstand all 365 days of the year.
Make sure you check the “see-through” factor. White jeans should be chic, not revealing your cheeks. Not all denim is made from the highest fabric, therefore it’s incredibly important that you don’t neglect the rear, as that’s where it tends to be the most sheer. Stretchy denim, which we all love, is often made of thinner cotton, leaving you open to VPL (aka visible panty lines). If you don’t opt for thicker white denim, because you love the comfortability of stretchy jeans, make sure you have the correct under garments on, i.e. nude underwear.
Fit is just as important as the fabric. White is notorious for being unforgiving. If the jeans are too tight, it can highlight every lump and bump. On the opposite side, if you opt for a baggy pair, in hopes of it camouflaging your least favourite areas, it can end up leaving you looking frumpy, shapeless and larger than you really are. It’s essential that you find a pair of white jeans that fit your body perfectly. Make sure there’s no gaps at the waist, not too tight on the hips, and not too snug on the thighs. You’re looking for a fit that hugs all the right curves and shows off your silhouette, without looking like your squeezed into them.
White jeans can quickly replace your dark wash jeans in the spring and summer if styled correctly. If you want to look taller, thinner and slimmer, head-to-toe white is a great solution. This monochromatic look is surprisingly easy to pull off and looks amazing on just about everyone. You can also layer your white jeans with other washes of denim. White jeans look amazing with bold pops of colour, soft pastels, or even with contrasting colours like black, grey and navy.
Although white jeans can be paired with pretty much anything in your current wardrobe, it’s important to pay attention to the footwear you style them with. Dark shoes can sometimes create the illusion of shorter, stumpier legs, especially if you’re on the shorter or petite side. Neutral colour shoes will help elongate the legs and create long, lean lines. Of course, you can also wear heels for added height, just avoid wearing white shoes as it can look a bit too “nursey” unless you’re going for that monochromatic look.
Finally, make sure your white jeans stay fresh, crisp and chic. Nothing spoils a look quicker than dingy, yellowish jeans. No matter how well you care for your white jeans, they will eventually become worn. Just like your classic black jeans fade, white will invariably become less than white. Keep your white denim looking new with bleach or OxiClean. Even with TLC, it’s a smart idea to replace your white jeans at least once a year.
Makeup by the fabulous Samantha Blatnicky Makeup & Lash Artist
What I Wore- Sweater- H&M, Necklace- TJ Maxx, Purse- Gucci, Watch- c/o Medium Watches, White Jeans- The Gap, Booties- c/o Na-kd