Hello, Darlings! It is Spring Time and that means it is time to pull out white jeans. So today I am going to give you some Tips For Wearing White Jeans. White jeans can be hard to wear for Pear or d Body Shape (those whose challenge area is the bottom, hips, and thighs). The reason is that white is the #1 color on the Color Attractiveness Scale, which means your eyes are drawn to white first before any other color.
As Pears/d Body Shape our goal is to draw attention away from hips and thighs and towards our face. So in order to create balance, we have to work a little bit harder ( or more strategic) when wearing white jeans
Be Picky In Selecting White Jeans
Your white jeans need to fit you comfortably, with plenty of stretch. But, the material can not be too thin or it will show every lump and bump you have on your bottoms, hips, and thighs. For Pears/d Body Shape, look for white jeans that are boot cut or slightly flared for the best look. Apple/b Body Shape can wear slim-cut white jeans and thick white leggings.
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Tip For Wearing White Jeans- Wear Nude Underwear!
As much as you try to find white jeans that are thick enough to not show lumps and bumps if they have any stretch they are going to be thinner. So make sure you wear shapewear/underwear that is nude, taupe, or sand color, and not white or black.
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What Tops To Wear With White Jeans
Spring is here so pull out your favorite POP colors to wear with your white jeans. For Pears/d Body Shape you need to have an interesting neckline or even a print that has some white in it to help balance the white jeans. I like to wear a faux wrap top and use a sports bra for a camisole, letting some of the white show thru and helping to bring attention UP to my face. For Apple/b Body Shape, look for longer tops with some swing.
Shop for my favorite colorful tops at Kettlewell Colours.
Use Accessories To Help Create Balance With White Jeans
Strategic use of accessories is key to balancing white jeans on a Pear/d Body Shape. A necklace that has white in it or white earrings will help draw attention UP to the face. If you don’t have white, use your best metallics such as silver or gold. Also, a scarf in a print with a white background tied towards the face will do the trick to help create balance.
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What Shoes To Wear With White Jeans
Shoe selection is important, especially if you are petite and want to look taller. White tennis shoes are on trend this year with white jeans. You can also wear nude, taupe color shoes, or metallics- pewter, bronze, or silver. If you are an Apple/b Body Shape and want to draw attention UP and DOWN, away from the belly area, you can wear any color/prints you would like. It is all about your body type and challenge areas.
A good question to ask is “Where Does The Eye Go?” and do I want it to be a feature? Hourglass or X Body Shapes want the eye to go all over so colorful shoes can be a great tool in helping to create balance.
Shop For Shoes To Wear With White Jeans
White sneakers are “on trend” this season. Many do not have any support and can be uncomfortable. Look to your comfort brands for white sneakers.
For nude/white/ and metallics check out natural details such as woven, rope, and cork for an updated look. Wedges and platforms are good for style and comfort. For me, comfort is #1 on the list.
Creating Columns Of Color With White Jeans
A Column Of Color is a great tool for creating the illusion of a slimmer figure. There are two types- Inner and Outer. To create an Inner Column Of Color, wear a white top or printed top with white background with your white jeans. Then add a layering piece such as a cardigan in a different color. The eye is drawn to the white. Learn more about creating an Inner Column of Colour-HERE
To create an Outer Column Of Color, wear a printed or color top and add a layering piece such as a white denim jacket or white cardigan. This also creates a slimming effect. Outer Column Of Color is especially useful for Pears/d Body Type. Learn more about creating an Outer Column Of Color- HERE
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Layering pieces can be jackets, cardigans, or even vests. Make sure you pay attention to details such as buttons and pockets. I look for jackets and cardigans with very few details and straight lines. Also, make sure that the items do not hit at your widest point. Pushing up the sleeves to 3/4 length also is more flattering to all body types.
Shop Your Closet First!
As always before you go and buy, shop your closet first. You may be surprised at how many of these items you already have in your wardrobe. Also, a great cleaning tip for white jeans is to soak them in Oxiclean to help get them clean and stay bright, do not wash them with other colored items. I do not bleach them because the bleach can pull out the white dye leaving them dingy.