Does Your Denim Pass The Test?

Say No To Sparkles, Yes To Dark Wash

How do you know if you need to update your jeans or not?

Here’s our advice if you tell us...

My jeans are all sizes and I don’t know which ones fit.
Try on your jeans. Get rid of the too small or too large ones, and get them out of the closet.

My jeans are all light colored or faded.
You definitely need to update your jeans. Dark jeans are in style and look much more chic! See below for suggestions.

My jeans are pleated on top and tight around the ankles.
Yikes, these are mom jeans…go straight to the trash can with these!

My jeans have those little bleached  “kitty cat” wrinkles  in them, that were so in style a few years back.
MEOW! (translation: no good). Those are dated and really not flattering. Good for gardening, cleaning the house, and sitting on the couch by yourself, petting your dog.

My jeans are boot cut at the bottom.
Good!  Boot cut jeans are flattering on most body types and especially good to balance out a figure that is a little fuller! (We like these on the left from Nordstrom’s.)

My jeans are straight legged and fitted.
These can be great to tuck into boots! If your legs are thin, you are good to go! A sweater cape, oversized handbag and large sunglasses will complete the look!

I’m looking at the new high rise jeans. Should I try them?
Sure, but it depends on your body type. They are in style, and will look great this spring with a pair of wedges and a tucked in top.  If you are thick in the middle, you might not like it. Pears, you will look super!

Can I keep jeans with the pre-made holes?
Just saw that Nordstrom’s is showing lots of these types of jeans for spring. Ladies, your teenage daughters are going to be wearing these… so we don’t think you should be too.

I have jeans with some little  sparkles on the pockets and some with  fun embroidery on them.
If you want to look updated and hip, we suggest putting those away for now.  That glitzy trend comes and goes and they are gone for now.

What about wearing straight legged jeans and flipping up the cuffs?
We’re surprised to see that this is still in style!  If you haven’t tried it yet, it looks best if you wear a little wedge with these jeans to keep your leg from looking stumpy!

To see the 30 best jeans for women check out the article at More Magazine or visit


Deborah Boland and JoJami Tyler (The Glam Gals) are Image and Style Experts specializing in helping women 40 plus look and feel fabulous. They are the co-authors of the style and fashion blog, Fabulous after and the e-book, Tweak Your Chic, Dressing the Mother of the Bride. They love to help inspire women to dress fun because as they see it, “Life is too short to be Frumpy!”