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Got booty? No need to hide it. With the trend in premium denim, designers are formulating cuts and fabrics that cling without hindrance and highlight without emphasizing. Finding a jean to fit your curvy figure, one made to hug the hips and not gap at the waist, may seem like a lesson in futility. However, knowing your cuts and your fabrics will have you thinking like a designer. This means less time fumbling in the dressing room to select a jean that is "runway ready."
Mid-rise jeans, especially those with a lower rise in the front and a higher-rise in the rear, are the best choice for the bootylicious. This cut hugs in the hips, with virtually no gaping in the waist. Better yet, the front dip completely eliminates the "muffin top" effect. Most premium denim brands incorporate stretch, helping the jean to hug where it needs to and relax where it should. This makes for a snug fit that won't stretch out.
Brought back from the '70s, the flared look clings to the booty and thighs, while drastically flowing out at the knee. There is no truer hip-hugging style than this dated hippie revival. The flared jean is great for those who have some junk in the trunk. Combined with a high-waisted cut, curvy girls can highlight their tiny waists and luscious bottoms. For those who are "junkless," the flare gives the illusion of more mass, making a booty where one is not.
Either you love and embrace this style or vomit at its thought! The new rage in denim, again a retro resurgence from the early '80s, leaves nothing to the imagination. Shop for jeggings with a high elasticity ratio to pull off a super stretchy look, free of creases. Pair them with heels, sneakers or a skirt. The interchangeable look goes from jean to legging and back. Dark washes with whiskering are best for emphasizing your curves and camouflaging bulky body imperfections.
Who doesn't look good in boot cut jeans? "Real Simple" magazine interviewed Lianne Crotty, a fit expert at Denim Habitat in New York city, who claimed, "They flatter those who are trying to balance out their curves as well as those who are trying to create the illusion of curves." For more hip-hugging benefit, invest in the streamlined boot cut. This design slightly tapers at the knee and widens to the floor. By keeping the opening narrower at the thigh, the streamlined boot cut allows for more cling and accentuation through the hip.