White jeans are one of my favorite wardrobe staples. I wear them year-round, but for most women, they’re just a summer thing. However, the trick to finding great white jeans is shopping early. Unlike regular blue jeans that are restocked throughout the year, once white jeans sell out they’re gone. Here are some tips for finding a pair that suits your figure.
Tip One: Skinny isn’t for everyone. White denim is not known for being forgiving. So while you may look good in skinny denim, skinny white denim is another matter. I recommend slim cut or bootcut as alternatives.
Tip Two: Size up. If your regular blue jeans are a bit snug, it’s not a big deal. The dark color hides the tightness. But with white denim, even a hair too tight and the snugness is magnified ten-fold.
When you go into the dressing room to try on white jeans, take your normal size, one size up and two sizes up. Try on the jeans that are one size larger first. Then, if they’re too big in just one place, you can have them taken in to fit.
Tip Three: Choose undergarments wisely. It’s important that you choose a material that has some thickness to it. A thicker jean helps conceal imperfections and offers more structure. But the primary reason why thickness is so important is modesty.
Most importantly, when you wear white denim, you need to wear flesh-toned underwear. White undies will just draw attention. Flesh-colored undergarments will ensure that things stay hidden. I recommend the Hanky Panky Bare collection.
So where should you go shopping for white denim?
When shopping for white jeans, I always send people to Nordstrom. They have a good selection of styles and price points. However, if you need to save money, try 6pm.com to catch last year’s jeans for a fraction of the cost.
Shopping for white jeans can be time-consuming and damaging to your self-esteem. But once you find a great pair, you’ll find yourself wearing them all the time. I like to wear mine with a tunic and sandals or a striped boatneck tee. They also look great with a black cashmere sweater and some flats.
Do you wear white jeans? And if so, do you have a favorite brand?