The boyfriend jean is ready for its next relationship?with your closet.
Super-comfy and a welcome departure from skinnies, boy-fit denim can--in fact--be worn in ways that won?t make you look like a total slob or a cross-dresser (sorry, Katie).
Here, some insider tips:
If You?re Short The golden rule: a 25- to 26-inch inseam. The style is already shapeless, and you can?t have the knees hitting at your ankles. We recommend Gap jeans in a petite size ($70). Keep the cuff small, since a large roll can make you look even shorter, and if you?re going for a distressed look, always aim for vertical tears.
Pair With: Wedges, a tee and a shrunken blazer.
If You?re Curvy Opt for a straight-leg style with a bit of structure, like this adorable J.Brand pair ($209). As for the cuff: It should hit between your ankle and lower calf muscle, otherwise all eyes will go straight to the thighs.
Pair With: Pumps and a fitted, feminine top. An oversize shirt and oversize jeans flatter no one.
If You?re Slender Boyfriend jeans were practically made for you, but there are still a few rules to follow: Be sure the waist fits perfectly--if it?s too big, the crotch will look frumpy. Also, find a pair that frames your backside, like these from Textile Elizabeth and James ($235), and just say no to too much sag (exhibit A).
Pair With: Oxfords, a pullover and a belt--key for accentuating your waist.