Best Jeans to Make Your Legs Look Long

I used to like to wear jeans with heels, but I prefer a comfortable pair of statement sneakers or flats these days. That’s the reason I have fallen in love with side stripe jeans.  (similar)

striped cropped jeans for women by Deborah Boland

My new side-stripe jeans with the frayed hem are sporty, edgy, and modern, plus they have an added benefit. The stripes create the illusion of longer, leaner legs!

Striped cropped jeans for women by Deborah Boland Let me tell you more about my jeans. First off, they have a  feminine, vintage-inspired indigo wash that has been hand sanded and brushed to get the perfect color. It’s called Mojave Dusk.


side stripe creates a continuous, slimming line that makes your legs go on for miles

Next, the reverse denim side panel creates a nice, thick stripe right down the side that I love! Not only does it add some great texture, but notice how your eye is drawn up and down the length of the stripe. 

A side stripe creates a continuous, slimming line that makes your legs go on for miles, even when wearing flats or sneakers. That’s a bonus, significantly cropped jeans that also make your legs look shorter.

pants with white Jean jacket for women Deborah Boland

Paired with a simple tee and a white jean jacket, this is a great look when you want to be casual but stylish.

white Jean jacket Deborah Boland 4

You don’t want to wear anything too busy up top with these jeans. The stripes on the side are the focal point, and you want to keep it that way.

Striped jeans with Eileen Fisher tee by Deborah Boland

I wear a simple, cheerful orange Eileen Fisher tee and jeans. I always love a pop of color. It’s very youthful.

The great thing about this Eileen Fisher tee is the quality; you can feel it. Plus, the sleeves are the perfect length. They’re short, but not so short that they stop in the middle of your upper arm, which depending on your arms, isn’t always so attractive. I like the look of this long sleeve on me.

side striped jeans for women worn by Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

See how great these cropped jeans look with the frayed step hem? I’m not one for jeans all torn up at the thigh and knee. This is just enough distress for me.

Striped jeans for women over 40 by Deborah Boland

Here’s the look again…perfect for just walking around, having a lazy day, and enjoying summer!

7 For All Mankind Striped jeans for women over 40 by Deborah Boland

It’s incredible how something as simple as a new pair of jeans can make you feel so fresh and modern and make your legs look great! If you like this look, why don’t you give it a try?

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