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Denim must-haves for curvy women

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Denim is one material that will never go out of style. It’s flattering, easy to care for and can be worn in many different ways. For that reason, it’s a good idea to have a few stylish denim pieces in your wardrobe. From jeans to jackets and everything in between, check out these denim essentials every curvy woman should have:

Must-have jeans
Jeans are one of the most versatile clothing items anyone can have. For women, they come in many different shapes and sizes, but there are three styles in particular that plus-sized ladies may want in their wardrobe:

  • Trouser jeans: The great part about wide-leg trouser jeans is they’re flattering on every body type. Wide-leg styles should fit close to the hips and begin flaring just above the knees. Wear them with shoes that have a slight heel for an extra-sophisticated look.
  • Boot-cut jeans: Boot-cut jeans fall straight from the knee to the foot, neither tapering nor flaring. They look great on curvy ladies because they create a visual balance between the thigh and lower leg for a proportionate body shape.
  • Slim-fit jeans: Some curvy women don’t think they can wear skinny jeans, but in reality, the slim style looks nice on almost everyone. Look for stretchy mid-rise jeans when going for slimmer styles. A denim blend with a small amount of Lycra or spandex will likely be your best bet, since these materials will allow the pants to stretch over your curves and hold their shape well.

Take a look at these denim must-haves for curvy women.

Bright pants
Wearing brightly colored denim pants is a quick way to jazz up an outfit, no matter what time of year. The keys to wearing bright denim: fit, style and material. Make sure to buy colored pants that fit your body well, as a fit that’s too tight or too loose may not be as flattering. Similar to slim-fit jeans, consider choosing a denim-spandex blend for brightly colored pants.

A cool jacket or vest 
Every woman should have a modern denim jacket to wear over the spring and summer. Whether the jacket is colored, white or classic blue, it’ll look casual and sophisticated when paired with everything from a summery dress to a blouse and trousers. When choosing a denim jacket, find a fitted style that hits right at your hips for the most versatility.

Every woman should have a modern denim jacket or vest.

A denim skirt
During the warmer months, beat the heat and look stylish by switching out your jeans with a cute denim skirt. Try to stay away from mini-skirts, and instead go for a knee-length pencil skirt. Look for one with a darker wash so you’ll be able to pair it with anything from nice blouses to casual T-shirts.

Look stylish by switching out your jeans with a cute denim skirt.

A chambray top
Denim button-up shirts, also known as chambray, have risen in popularity over the last few years, after the style’s rise and fall during the ’80s and ’90s. Chambray tops look cute in any season, and there are a plethora of options for creating great outfits with them. Wear them with black pants, colored pants or skirts, or layer one under a comfortable sweater during the colder months.

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Published on Jan 10 2015

Last Updated on Jan 17 2015

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