I’ve been blogging over here at Eat, Sleep, Denim for about three months now. We’ve covered a lot of denim topics, from shorts and tights to white denim to trousers to the worst jeans you’ve ever owned. In short, I feel like we know each other. Which is why I feel like it’s finally time to have a serious discussion about our, ehem, derrieres. That’s right, butts. have put mine on display for you here, all in the name of denim.
Perhaps the most important and personal part of the jeans-purchasing process is finding a pair that flatters you from behind. Anyone who says they don’t care about how their butt looks in their jeans is either lying, or resigned to a life of nothing but tunic tops.
Yesterday a couple of the ladies from the office and I went out to do some market research. We all have wildly different body types, but we wanted to see if there was one brand of denim that was universally rear-view friendly. We found that between us we couldn’t land on one brand. We also found that trying on pair after pair of jeans, looking for nothing but a nice butt can be really taxing on your self esteem and your faith in denim.
Personally, I have found Paige Denim to be most flattering on my butt. I have a small, flat one, so I prefer a no-flap pocket that sits higher and closer to the center seam. One of my coworkers also has a petite derriere but with a little more shape, and she relies on her 7 For All Mankind flares and J Brands to get her most flattering fit. My third coworker also likes Paige, along with Levis Curve ID.
What I’ve concluded is that the shape of your body is going to play the biggest role. For some girls, a trouser can minimize and flatter a large butt, where mine just drowns. Some prefer a high waist, some low. Skinny jeans, flared jeans, boot-cut – it’s a matter of proportion. At least I think so. I’m just one woman after all.
Now I want to know: What jeans flatter you best? Do you have a go-to cut or a tried-and-true brand? Come on and share, won’t you?[Images by Nando Alvarez & personal iPhones.]
Painted Spot Sweatshirt by Chinti and Parker
BRUMAL Down Parka
Tous Les Jours Joyce Jumpsuit