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What are boyfriend jeans? The style was created to look as if you “borrowed” your partner’s favorite pair of jeans…and have no intention of giving them back. Plus Size boyfriend jeans are cut to have a slouchy fit. They have a slightly relaxed fit at the waist, usually a mid-rise, and then are slightly baggy in the seat and throughout the thighs. From the knee to the hem, they’re cut to follow the line of the leg.
Pear body types (narrow shoulders with wider hips) can wear any type of boyfriend jeans. The relaxed fit balances the ratio between shoulders and hips. Apple body types (where your shoulders are broader than your hips with a fuller midsection) look fantastic in boyfriend jeans. Hourglass body types (shoulders and hips are balanced with a defined waist) can also rock this style. As for the rectangular or athletic body type (where all measurements are uniform), yes, they, too, can wear this style. If you’re petite (5’4” or under), try either a cropped, ankle length or cuffed boyfriend jean, as the shorter pant leg will make you seem taller. In short, the boyfriend jean loves every body type.
In general, a wash is used on jeans to create effects and like fading, ombre tones, patchiness, or different shades of denim. Brands use a variety of washes to make the jean look worn in certain areas, and darker in others. Most jeans come in a light, medium or dark wash. Commonly used terms when describing jeans are dark denim, medium blue and a lighter, almost faded blue. Unwashed jeans are called “raw,” and that is a very dark hue. Double-dye wash is when the fabric has another color dyed or placed on top of the original color. The effect looks like the original color peeps through in subtle patches, usually along the seams or edges of the fabric. Stone washed jeans are jeans that are made to look worn in. Whiskering is a type of wash that’s used to create lines in the denim, so they have the appearance of being broken in.
We’ve gone over what the classic boyfriend jean silhouette is, and below are the many different styles of the best plus size boyfriend jeans. Distressed boyfriend jeans are sometimes called plus size ripped jeans, but there is a difference. Distressed jeans, in general, can mean that the jean has a few worn patches placed on the leg, and may or may not have a ripped out or worn knee. They are not destroyed, AKA ripped boyfriend jeans.
Ripped boyfriend jeans are characterized as boyfriend jeans that have pre-made holes in the leg and thigh. Some have so many rips or holes in the boyfriend jean, that they’re called destroyed plus size boyfriend jeans. The basic ripped boyfriend jeans sport holes at both knees, and worn spots strategically placed throughout the leg. Sometimes the hem is ripped, frayed or raw.
This boyfriend jean has a higher fitted waist that sits over the belly button. The waist and hips are more defined than in the classic boyfriend jean, but then the jeans become baggy in the seat and thigh.
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