A trend that become popular among celebrities late last year was the boyfriend jean. In case you’re not familiar, boyfriend jeans are those jeans that are kind of loose and typically look as if you are wearing men’s jeans. Here is a picture for a reference.
As you can see, these jeans are very loose fitting and comfortable looking. Well late last year Katie Holmes was spotted wearing them with a tight cuff in the leg and people were loving the look. Honestly, many women have been wearing boyfriend jeans for years now but they never really had a name. Now that they do, they’re a trend for 2009. This is a trend I can totally support for a few reasons.
1. They’re jeans. I love blue jeans and at one point had about 25 pair. That number has since dwindled but I am working on increasing my collection.
2. They’re loose. Throwing on a pair of great fitting jeans that hug your curves is great but sometimes you don’t want your curves hugged but you still want to look polished. Boyfriend jeans are great for that.
3. They’re jeans. Did I mention that I love blue jeans?
Ok, enough of my reasons for why these are great. If you want to work this trend into your wardrobe, please keep some things in mind.
1. Fit is key. Loose doesn’t mean ill fitting. Make sure the jeans are the proper size so that they compliment your body type. When you go buy some, try them on and make full use of the full length mirror. If in doubt, ask a sales person or take a trusted friend with you. Don’t walk around in too big jeans calling them boyfriend jeans. These jeans can be loose but still fit well.
2. Wash is important. I’m a firm believer that dark washed jeans are the most flattering for all figures across the board. With that in mind, it is possible to wear a lighter wash and still look polished, however be careful with washes that fade in and out in designs. When you try on the jeans, make sure that the wash is one that flatters your figure along with the fit. In recent years, jeans designers have started doing interesting things with the color on a jean where it fades in and out in various places. This doesn’t look good on everyone so once again, use that full length mirror.
3. Buy women’s jeans. Even though these are called boyfriend jeans, you shouldn’t look for a shortcut and buy men’s jeans. I strongly caution against that because men’s jeans are cut differently. As women we have curves that men don’t have. Even if you aren’t a very curvy woman, your body is still shaped differently than a man’s. Buying men’s jeans is not something I would suggest because it could go against suggestion 1. Stick with women’s jeans for optimal fit.
I plan on taking full advantage of this trend in 2009. I’m going to make it a point to add a pair (or two) of boyfriend jeans to my current collection. I suggest you do too. But then again, I’m very biased as I LOVE blue jeans. Any questions about this trend? Send me an email or a comment. Any pictures of you rocking this trend? Send me a picture. I’d love to see it and post it.