When it comes to jeans, the styles can be endless. A good fitting denim can really make or break your outfit. But when it comes to length, how can you know what crop length is best for you? Would you look best in a high rise or a low rise? We believe that a good pair of jeans can go a long way, so we’ve put together a little guide to make your next Jean search, a successful one.
Get with the vocab
We know it can get pretty confusing, but hear us out. There are rises, fits, and crops. Rises refer to the distance between your inseam and your ribcage. Crops refer to 'cut off' of your jean, and it's distance to your ankles. The fit can commonly be known as the way the jean hugs your body.
Low Rise Jeans: These have a waistband that sits about 2” or more below your navel. This rise is often recommended to petites, as it offers more exposure and less coverage, leaving the illusion of an elongated torso.
Mid Rise: These hold a waistband that sits just below the navel. With slightly more coverage than the low rise, these jeans have been around for a while and offer a wider range when it comes to styling options.
High Rise: These jeans have a waistband that sits above, or directly on top of the naval. These jeans were wildly popular in the 1970s - early 1990s and are very on trend again now.
Ultra High Rise: These Jeans are even higher than the classic High Rise, sitting on top of your navel, or for some petites, right below your ribcage.
Cropped Jeans: These normally have an inseam of 26” or less and stop one to two inches above your ankle. To accentuate your appearance, you can wear this style with a pair of heeled booties or platform sneakers.
Ankle Jeans: This jean includes inseams that range from 27” to 29” and often end at the ankle or slightly above. They’re quite versatile and look great with just about any type of shoe.
Regular Full Length Jeans: These have a 30” to 32” inseam and depending on your height, they will fall between your ankle and the ground. If you want your jeans to cover your ankles and shoes, this is the pair to wear.
Skinny Fit: This fit is made to be snug, from top to bottom, often paired with a chic jacket for date night, or an oversized button up and T-shirt for a more casual look.
Boyfriend Fit: This fit is made to be oversized and relaxed, often worn with a slimmer top like a t- shirt to make up for its looser fit and keep its casual look.
Regular Fit: A regular fitting jean is made to hug the top of your hips properly while relaxing its fit around your thighs and along the sides of the trouser's inseam. This fit is commonly referred to as the 'mom Jean'.
The last thing you want is to purchase a pair of jeans only to find that they are not the right fit for you. When trying to choose the ideal rise, crop and fit, take your time. It’s the fit that counts! When you find the right pair of jeans you will love them and wear them over and over!