Denim rules the fashion world and the sheer varieties make it accessible and comfortable for all body types. 

Work pants made of denim were the first form of jeans, worn by miners as early as the 17th century. The earliest use of denim refers to a serge material from Nimes, France. This explains how denim got its name: serge de Nimes, which later evolved to “de Nim” as it was a tradition to name fabrics after the place of origin. Today, jeans cut out of denim materials are an essential in every wardrobe. They come in so many different varieties, and sizes that it is surprising. Here’s a basic guide to the major types of jeans that exist, and are trending in the market at present.

  • Skinny jeans

This is the most popular and most worn denim. As the name suggests, the fit and length generally need to be close to perfect. The jeans come in low, mid, and high-rise waist cuts, all of which are usually stretchable. Because of their body-hugging form, one can really play with layers and add cool, funky, and even slouchy coats, scarves, oversized boots to them, their form-fitting nature mellows down the layers creating an on-point outfit. Pair them up with a cool belt. Body-hugging tops or jeans that gather at ankles are an absolute no.

  • Boot cut

This is an extremely versatile piece of denim and can be fashioned in any way from formal occasions to late night parties, these jeans if styled properly can be your best friends. This style is tighter on top and looser on the bottom, with a slight flare. For a bohemian look, pair it with tops, v- ecks, round necks, that have a flowy material like linen, silk, cotton. To get that classic 70s look pair it with high heeled boots. Metallic chunky heels are ideal if one is going for a party look. Just ensure the top hits just below your waist to balance out the bootcut of the jeans.

  • Flared jeans

A 90s  fashion statement, these jeans are back again and are really trending. They fall somewhere in between boot cut and bell bottom style trousers. They look best on tall and curvy women, those who are pear-shaped, and round body types.  Although it is recommended not to wear them if you are short but cropped flare jeans can be a great option. Pair your flares with a fitted, crop top for the perfect retro look. However, if you want to portray yourself as more contemporary, pair them with looser and longer tops.

  • Boyfriend jeans

As the name suggests, boyfriend jeans literally look like they have been borrowed from your man. They are extremely versatile and are literally everywhere from runways to the lazy airport look because the whole model-off-duty vibe never fails to appeal. These give you a great fit near your waist and hip area and broaden a little bit as they move down. Their distressed version seems to be selling like hotcakes literally everywhere. Opt for a super relaxed look by pairing it with solids, round necks, minimum accessories and contrast it with a great pair of high heels.

  • Jeggings

Jeggings are basically leggings composed of denim. They are incredibly body-hugging and have replaced the standard buttons with an elastic band. In case you are conscious about your legs, choose darker colours as they give a slimmer appearance, and go for tops and layers that are below the hip. Pair them with cropped sweatshirts or hoodies for an effortless, sporty yet stylish look. Jeggings always draw attention to your lower half so make sure you have some awesome shoes to flatter your attire.

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-Bhavika Behal
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