I’m 45, and I want to buy some colored jeans, but I don’t want to look 17. How can I wear this trend at my age with my mature figure? Carla T.
Colored jeans are modern and youthful, but many 40+ women are hesitant to try them because they worry colored jeans will make them look fat.
Here’s a guide to the right style of colored jeans for your mature body type:
Curvy Bottom Pear Shape
If you have generous hips and thighs, then you may not want to wear tight skinny red jeans. Try flared red jeans to balance you out. When you have the right fit for your body, any color works.
Boyish Rectangle Figure:If you are straight up and with no curves, go skinny-minnie, tight at ankle, or anything you want. Cargo style with lots of pockets looks good on you.
Curvaceous Hourglass: To fit your curves choose a medium rise jean with a lot of stretch. They can be skinny or boot cut ( small flare) to balance curvy hips. Wide leg trousers jeans also work.
Broad Shouldered Inverted Triangle:You are bigger up top than on your narrow bottom half. Your best bet are jeans that are mildly tapered to the knee and then have a slight flare at the bottom can give you more of an hourglass shape.
WHAT TOP SHOULD YOU WEAR WITH COLORED JEANS?
A Neutral Cools down Bright Jeans: If you re after a sophisticated look then tone down your bright jeans with a neutral colored top or fitted jacket. By neutral I mean gray, black, taupe, cream navy or any color that cools things down a bit. You can go with a solid color or a neutral pattern. More adventurous types can try
Contrasting Colors Give You a Creative Vibe: More adventurous types can try color blocking colored jeans with other bold colors. It takes a little skill not to overdo it.
shop this look:
One Color Head to Toe is Elegant and Slimming: If you want to look long and lean then try a top in a similar shade to your jeans. This chic monochromatic look creates a long slender line.
Finally, keep your accessories simple and tasteful. You already have those pants commanding a lot of attention so go easy on the jewelry, wild shoes and loud accents that scream “look at me, look at me.
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