Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture. Jeans were a common fashion item in the 1960s Hippie subculture and they continued to be popular in the 1970s and 1980s youth subcultures of punk rock and heavy metal. Historic brands include Levi’s, Lee, and Wrangler. In the 2010s, jeans remain a popular fashion item, and they come in various fits. (Wiki)
Jeans have come a long way since the 80’s. Even so, for the longest time jeans were not a big part of the curvy girl’s fashion vocabulary. The only jean style that was readily available was the regular fit or straight cut. Which can be very boxy and does not give its wearer a defined look.
Nowadays, trendy jeans are also available in bigger sizes, catering for the underserved plus size market. The different styles include skinny, tapered, slim, straight, boot cut, cigarette bottom, narrow bottom, bell bottom, low waist, anti-fit, and flare. “Distressed” (visibly aged and worn, but still intact and functional).
If you haven’t yet, take the leap and dive straight into your favourite store and find your fit. Of course for someone who may have been told that certain jean styles are only for certain shapes or sizes. The search can be daunting however, you will not know what works for you until you try it.
Now more than ever you are spoilt for choice and the fashion world truly is your oyster. Dress them up, dress them down. Varying in colour, cut and attitude jeans are practically accepted everywhere including the boardroom.
Don’t depend on someone’s opinion make your own. The sky is not even close to the limit. It’s your time. Break the stereotypes and non-inclusive fashion rules