Summer is right around the corner, which will mean it’s open season to wear white jeans…even for those among us who abstain before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. A flattering white jean is a wardrobe staple for many women, so today, let’s look at the best white jeans for women over 50 and how to find your most flattering pair.
White Denim, by its very nature, is less opaque than other colors. Choose higher-quality denim in thick cotton with a high cotton count. Polyester fibers will yellow over time, especially if you bleach your white jeans to remove stains. Whites vary from snow to warm beige, so choose the shade that will coordinate best with your footwear and, if you’re a stickler for personal color analysis, your complexion. No-stain fabrics are an excellent option for those ladies who feel their white jeans are a spill magnet. Too much spandex can make jeans overly clingy and sheer so check the fiber count.
Should you size up in white denim? In a word, yes. White and light colors make us look larger than dark colors, plus they’re less forgiving in tight places, so consider choosing one size larger than you usually do. Overly tight white denim can have a sausage casing effect on the thighs, knees, and calves, which is very unforgiving on everyone.
This year, denim styles have been moving away from ultra-skinny, which is a big plus with white jeans. I recommend a straight, slight bootcut or a classic cigarette leg for the most up-to-date look. High-waisted styling is helpful to control and prevent a muffin top. Choose a high rise that covers your entire tummy and prevents rollover when you sit down.
Low back pockets will elongate the look of your backside. Wide-set back pockets can make your bottom appear wider. If you plan to tuck in your tops, consider the many great options in pull-on styles which don’t have the belt loops and snap to poke into your top.
How to Wear
A column of any color is slimming, including white, so try pairing your white jeans with light, white, and pale-colored tops. A darker top will also make your bottom half appear larger, which may not be your goal if your body is pear-shaped.
Metallic belts, bags, and shoes are terrific paired with your white jeans because they provide a soft contrast and up the interest level. White jeans look beautiful with neutral accessories like beige and tan.
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And finally, always wear nude undies because white will show through. Your nude will vary depending on how deep, warm, or cool your skin tone is so try lots of options until you find the one that’s invisible under sheer clothes. While you’re at it, beware of slimming panels sewn into jeans that show through and leave an obvious line straight across your tummy above the crotch.
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Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.