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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE RISE…
Which Rise? The “rise” of a jean is determined by the distance between the crotch and the waist. Knowing your rise measurement is the key to perfect fitting jeans.
Let me explain… we are all different body shapes and within those body shapes our proportions make us different again. So the key is to find the best rise for you. (see how below).
Knowing the measurement of your rise, will give you the confidence to play around with different styles of jeans.
TIP: Your rise measurement also applies to trousers, knickers & swimwear
HOW TO FIND THE BEST RISE FOR YOU
With your jeans on take a tape measure and measure from the crotch seam up to two fingers below your belly button. This will give you the measurement of the rise that will be comfortable for you. Or if you don’t have a tape measure use a ribbon or a piece of string. Take this shopping with you and use it as a guide when picking out jeans to try on.
Read the measuring guide
We keep seeing the return of the high-rise each season become a wardrobe staple for many women of all body shapes and ages. ilovejeans has hand picked a selection of styles below, note they all have a different rise measurement but are only recognized by high-rise and mid-rise style. So having your own personal rise measurement when shopping for jeans will narrow down the options helping you find your perfect jean with ease!
THE HIGH-RISE SKINNY JEAN
THE MID-RISE STRAIGHT LEG
WHAT’S IN YOUR CLOSET?
Body shape: Apple
Rise: 8″ mid-rise
Founder of online denim portal ilovejeans.com and Co Founder of FITQUEENS – A fitting service for the difficult things in life …Denim, Bra’s & Swimwear.
Skinny and straight leg jeans show off my best assets, slim legs. A mid-rise measuring 8″ is a comfortable rise for my apple shape.
Here are my top 6 styles in my closet.
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