White jeans are everywhere-evolved from a chic summer staple to a year-round classic. And suddenly a great pair of white jeans is the Holy Grail. Let’s arm ourselves for the pilgrimage.
FIT White jeans should be fitted & figure-hugging but never tight enough to create lines. Find the right silhouette and avoid the urge to size up (it looks sloppy and does no favors). Here’s a starter guide.
Curvy: high-rise, flares, slim and cropped (showing ankle to lengthen leg)
Tall: brands that offer 34-38 inch length (FRAME is wonderful), flares, crops that hit above ankle
Plus Size: high waist, good stretch to fabric ( 2%-4% Lycra)
Apple: mid-rise, narrow-leg, stitch-down front pockets
FABRICATION Unless you're a teenager, supermodel or both seek thicker and stiffer fabrics than you might in darker shades. These can and likely should include stretch (though selvedge is very cool). Avoid trends like embellishment, too many zippers, too much distress… When fabric wears, donate and replace your jeans diligently.
1. Get inspired here: WHO WHAT WEAR WHITE JEANS
2. Find yourself a great pair of white jeans (new or new to you) armed with this guide and in-store help
3. Basque in the eternal glow and infinite possibilities of your Grail