Most women have a love-hate relationship with white jeans, but I recommend them to all my clients. They were one of less than 10 key pieces in this year’s and last year’s summer capsule wardrobe. My average client is over 40 and a size 12. If you use my free jean quiz and style tips I promise a pair of white jeans will be your new favorite summer outfit staple.
THE MOST FLATTERING WHITE JEANS
Full-length or cropped wide-leg jeans that fall straight from the hip and away from the knee are the most flattering. Most women carry weight in their hips and thighs. Choosing a style that skims over those parts keeps the focal point on your outfit and other features you like better. You’ll find a current round-up of this popular summer style in my new Classic Fashion Capsule Wardrobe.
Wide Leg Crop
Full-Length Wide Leg
Tips For Finding the Best Fit for Your Body Type
My Viral Jean Hack
If you’re in a pinch and want to skip the dressing room when you out try my viral jean hack.
Natalia who is 5’8” a 31 in jeans and I, who am 5’4”, a 25 in jeans, are both able to wear Fidelity’s “Katie” on SALE here. If you’re looking for white boot-cut jeans these from Fidelity the “Lily” are amazing and on sale too. The cropped boot-cut “Juniper” is nice and thick.
3 Shopping Tips For Finding the Most Flattering White Jeans
- Avoid transparency. Choose cotton fabrics with less than 2% stretch.
- Search for styles with a wide or flare leg silhouette that doesn’t cling and highlight imperfections.
- Know your measurements. Your rise (the measurement from your center crotch seam to your belly button) is the most important.
- Buy best-selling styles from proven name brands. These are the styles I shared with Who What Wear that got International press.
Good American makes good thick white jeans with a little stretch. These styles are available in plus sizes too.
4 Signs Your Rise Is Too Long
- Your jeans sag in the crotch
- The zipper buckles
- Your jeans gap at the back of your waist
- Your boots sit on top of your belt
WHAT TO WEAR WITH WHITE JEANS
The first styling tip I share with new clients is an outfit formula that is made with a matching top and bottom. You’ll exude confidence and style every time you wear this outfit combination. Start with a solid column of color, add a light layer, and your favorite summer accessories.
2 Outfit Formulas From My Classic Fashion Capsule
Monochromatic capsule wardrobes are a styling shortcut to putting together outfits that never fail to look good but don’t require a degree in fashion, or the perfect figure.
Inspired by the N6 May Drop
These summer outfits were inspired by the Nordstrom 6 May Drop which featured white denim from Mother.
Ivory Jean Haute Mama Looks
I’ve been wearing this “cream puff” color “Insider” all summer! Shortcut to shop with LTK
Wide Leg Ivory Jeans
Casual With a Dark Graphic Tee
Style Tip- If you have short legs or thinker ankles platform or wedge sandals with some weight look best with and help to balance wide-leg jeans.
THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE
I’m adding an NSale denim department to my Jean Shop this July. Skip the store, go beyond trial and error, and make the most the best Nordstrom sale of the year, from the bottom up!