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Fashion Movement 2011: Jervis offers jean fittings

As part of a month-long series promoting the shopping centre at Jervis Street, the shopping centre is offering denim makeovers to customers where, basically, experts will be on hand to advise you on what jeans you should buy, and why! …

Thu, Aug 25, 2011, 10:30

   

As part of a month-long series promoting the shopping centre at Jervis Street, the shopping centre is offering denim makeovers to customers where, basically, experts will be on hand to advise you on what jeans you should buy, and why! Whisty and Angela have already had a go at the service, and based on their reviews alone, I’m pretty much sold!

Brendan Courtney, as style ambassador for the event, will be on hand each week offering advice and mini makeovers, and had a few tips for jeans buyers to bear in mind before parting with their hard-earned cash:

1. Start with a little stretch – find a denim that has a little give

2. Avoid bootcut; use a wide leg to balance the hip

3. Try a skinny jean! They make every leg look slimmer. You’ll be amazed. Start with a jegging to break you in and remember, it’s all about what you wear on top

4. Back pocket size: big on small bum, small on a big bum

5. The perfect indigo colour is always the best place to start and is much easier to smarten up

What are your top tips for denims? Mine would be: avoid distressed / stonewashed / bootcut and anything low-waisted, and always go that tiny bit too small. I’ve never known a pair of jeans that didn’t stretch out with time!