Prior to a shoot, I’ll receive a size card and sometimes a photo, but basically I don’t know who I’m styling. I shop for people I’ve never met, and it’s up to me to find the pieces that fit + flatter most figures so I can provide good options.
After years of working like this, on commercial shoots, I’ve come to trust certain brands that help me do my job better. I shop these labels on the regular knowing they’ll give me good results, making my clients happy.
So as we queue up for the in-between season when it’s still too cold for little dresses, yet too warm for wool trousers, I’ve rounded up the best jean brands– which are often our go-tos when we don’t know what else to wear.
Here are 5 brands of jeans that look awesome on most bodies (click any image to visit the site):
Seven For All Mankind
I don’t only buy these for jobs, I have them myself. The dark rinse is totally flattering while the boot cut gives a long and lean look. I wear them with clogs — always a heel — since this look needs a little elevation.Â I’ve been relying on this brand for years as a staple that suitsÂ most women.
Recently, a client reminded me of the Paige jeans I got for her on a shoot (that she ended up buying). Before that pair, she hated wearing jeans; she felt her thighs were too big. But after trying these, she’s changed her tune…she’s now a denim wearing woman!
Yes, I still shop Levi’s. First off, their price is perfect for my tight budgets. And secondly, they offer tons of variations on their standby classic.
Another one that works well withinÂ my budget, I go to the Gap because their jeans have gotten really good! I do think their sizing runs big so keep that in mind when getting yours.
When IÂ received my firstÂ J Brands back in their early days, IÂ was like wow – these are the best! Years later (and a change of ownership), I still think they’re one of the better brands for jeans. This pair I highlighted may not necessarily be whatÂ I’d get for a shoot….but they’re the ones calling my name!
Which brand of jeans do you love and wear?