If you’ve been reading along this week, you will not be surprised to see that classic white denim jeans are next on my list of modern denim basics for spring and summer. We’ve talked about the direction denim shapes are moving for spring/summer 2021, but the one thing that is staying constant is the color white. A great pair of white jeans, no matter their shape, is a useful addition to most women’s summer wardrobe.
No matter what happens with the shape of denim, if you are a lover of skinny jeans, I say go for it. Adding a tiny bit of trend helps to keep us looking modern but that doesn’t mean we should wear things we don’t like.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for your perfect white denim jeans:
- rear pocket placement matters. Some brands have long rear pockets that continue onto the top of your thigh. This tends to make your butt look droopy. Chose smaller back pockets that are placed high and aren’t too long.
- opaque is the name of the game in any white pants including white jeans. Even if you’re wearing undies in your shade of nude, there are other considerations, mainly whether you can see the pocket linings through your jeans. These create distracting lines you just don’t need. I have been known to sew my jean pockets closed and cut off the inner pocket lining for a cleaner look.
Since white denim jeans aren’t as forgiving as darker colors, I suggest you avoid overly tight-fitting ones which can have that sausage casing look.
White jeans look terrific with other pale colors, head to toe white, and with contrasting dark colors. They are an all-around neutral that’s easy to pair with most things. I am a big fan of denim on denim and white denim with chambray which has a soft look.
Wider or fuller legs are a better proportion for higher heels and wedges. Skinny and slim-leg jeans look best with flats or low heels. Balloon leg jeans are popping up sporadically this season, with just a few companies making them. These are wider through the thighs and knees then tapper in at the ankle.
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Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.