There is nothing like finding that perfect pair of jeans that is comfortable and tight or loose in all the right spots and most importantly, makes your butt look HOT!
Stephanie is the perfect person to teach us about jeans! She is always fashionably dressed! She is a professional shopper who knows how to get the right pair. She took Alison shopping for her TV debut on Good Things Utah and taught her all the ins and outs of shopping for jeans. Shelley and I wanted in on that action, so we talked her into taking all of us!
(Pardon the flash photography:)
It was so fun, (and a little embarrassing) trying on jeans and having them scrutinized. I am sure Stephanie was tired of looking at our backsides by the end…sorry about that! I wasn’t aware there was a science to picking the perfect jeans, but as you will see, it all makes perfect sense!
“Hi I am Stephanie,
Five Fun Facts:
I Lived in England for two years and my six year old came back with a British accent.
I love dance and taught dance when I lived in England.
Had my third child in England (would never ever do again, and would not recommend)
While living in England my friend and I got up one morning flew to Venice Italy for the day, shopped and came home that same night. (it was heaven)
I love to travel and having new adventures!
Super Hero Power:
My husband says that I have a super power, and that is I have a GPS in my brain. I can find my way anywhere, and (almost) never get lost. Yes, I do have a special radar for finding a mall in a city I have never been to.
So there are many types of bums out there, but (no pun intended) these are the main groups. When it comes to Jean shopping what it really comes down to is take your time, you can’t rush it. Try on lots of pairs; you will know when you have found the right pair.
Aim for jeans that have smaller pockets, sat medium high and semi-wide on your booty. The denim needs to stretch and give, so only look at jeans that have Lycra (or similar) woven into the material. Stiff jeans will only flatten your butt further, so avoid classic cut denim. It’s worth investing in jeans that have a waistline that’s average.
A pair of low wasters will only reduce the size of your butt to the eye – and the point is to project ‘more’ – not less.
* Lycra of spandex in them for a lift.
* Wide set back pockets
* Embellishments and stitching
* Avoid stiff denim as it will flatten your butt even worse!
For you bootie-licious babes, you should buy jeans that sit higher on the waist – no low risers, they’re simply non-flattering. Go for the type that have a larger ‘yoke’. This gives a better coverage across the small of the back. Pockets are great but try and aim for those with a little detail on them, and make sure they’re close together. Widely placed pockets add to width – so avoid widely spaced ones. Find jeans with a little give in them, you might look good standing but you need to think about when you’re sitting. Jeans that cut into your waistline or won’t adjust when you sit will simply ride down – exposing a bit more than you’ll have bargained for.
*Contoured seams above the back pockets
*Stretchy fabric for a comfortable non-saggy fit
When you wear the wrong fitting jeans and have no butt, it can make it look even less there. There are some great styles on the market that are specifically tailored to enhance the butt. Aim for back pockets with embroidery, bling, embellishments, buttons, or detailed stitching. Look for jeans with wider spaced pockets to create the illusion of curves. Low rise jeans are a great style for you, and also look for jeans with a faded seat area – basically butt-creating details. As with the flat butts don’t buy stiff jeans.
*Flap or button pockets
*Multicolored designer stitching
*Embellishments on the back pockets
Now my rules for jean shopping:
*The buddy system, never EVER go alone! Bring a friend you can trust to tell you the absolute truth!
*Try on at least 10 pairs of different jeans. Jeans that you might not think would look good on you, just might be the ones.
*Wear one of your favorite shirts when trying on jeans. (trust me on this one, right Alison)
*Wear the shoes you would most likely be wearing with the new pair of jeans.
*Don’t be afraid to get the length of your jeans altered to fit.
If you are like me, Jeans are the major staple in my wardrobe. I have Jeans for working in the yard, Jeans for everyday, jeans for date night, and jeans to wear on a vacation. I have jeans in different styles colors and fit. I don’t think I am an expert, but I do believe that everyone should own a pair of perfect jeans.
Embrace your bootie and go get yourself a pair of jeans you feel hot in.”
You ROCK Stephanie – thanks for all the fun and for teaching us the answer to the question,
“How Does She find the right jeans?”