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<p>Never assume that skinny jeans are only for the Paris Hilton types. Curvier women can actually take great advantage of this season's hottest trend and look fabulous. That is, if they know how to pick the right skinny jean for their body and more importantly, which shirts and accessories to pair them with.</p>

Pair skinny jeans with a curvy body



Old Navy skinny jeans (above) range up to size 18 and are available in a range of lengths — ankle, regular, and long.



Never assume that skinny jeans are only for the Paris Hilton types. Curvier women can actually take great advantage of this season's hottest trend and look fabulous. That is, if they know how to pick the right skinny jean for their body and more importantly, which shirts and accessories to pair them with.


“Bigger women should choose skinny jeans that have more straight leg. Regular skinny jeans are fitted too tight at the calves, which will accentuate their hips,” warns Cheryl Liederman, jeans buyers at Reitmans. They should also avoid sandblasted jeans (a washed out type of pant), which will draw attention to their bigger legs, she says.


“Cleaner is always better when you are bigger than average,” advises Liederman. “If you really want those sandblasted jeans, go with light sandblasted jeans, instead of regular ones. But for curvier women, a more saturated, darker colour is always better.”


For up top, she advises wearing a long woven or knitted shirt and a belt slung low over their hip. They should avoid wearing their belt too tight around their waist because it will only accentuate their curviness. Liederman also warns against too much layering (like wearing scarves). Instead, larger women can opt for a long, simple necklace and a ballet shoes, another hottest seller this season.


A good idea is to wear “cheater ballerina” shoes, which looks like a flat ballet shoes at the front, but has high pump heels that can be hidden underneath the jeans. This will make their legs appear longer, which, as always, makes people look slimmer, says Crissi Giamos, director of Public Relations at Town Shoes.


 
 
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