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Long live high rise: Here's how to find the perfect pair of jeans for you

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Jul 27, 2022 6:53 pm

Let's be real: the perfect pair of jeans can get anyone into that coveted main character mood. Yet life isn't Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants where finding your destined pants is a one size fits all situation.

With people starting to slowly return to in-person meetings and events, it's ideal to refresh your wardrobe and take a second look at your go-to pair of pants. Does it still fit your style? How about our ever-changing body type? 

If you're still on the fence about that pair of jeans you just can't let go of, we caught up with fashion stylist to the stars, Kat Cruz-Villanueva, during the UNIQLO Philippines Jeans launch to grab a few tips on buying your new favorite pair of pants. 

Know your measurements and adjust accordingly

Before heading into the store, measure your hips, waist, legs, abdomen, thigh, and inseam. Get the measurements in centimeters and inches to be sure. Though it may sound like a tedious task, it will save you time when finding the right size for you.

Once you already have your measurement, try the pair you're eyeing, but bring up to 2 sizes bigger and smaller to the fitting room. Since not all shops are the same, this will ensure that you know what you're looking for.

Try to sit down in them

While it's second nature to walk around in the chosen pair of pants, don't forget to sit down as well when wearing them.

Are you comfortable eating and talking with your friends? Is standing up a hassle? What if you drop something, can you still bend with something in your pocket like your phone? Take these into consideration beforehand.

Dark is a classic

If you've found the pair and size for you, try it out first in a variety of colors too. That way, you won't have any second thoughts. Consider as well your usual top colors and overall aesthetic you're going for.

Don't be afraid to alter

Just like our bodies, not every pair of pants is one-size-fits-all. If you've found a great pair that hugs your curves right but a little long for your taste, don't be discouraged as a number of stores offer alteration services for a price.

One such example is UNIQLO, which offers in-store alterations for free for items above P990, and P100 for items below P990.

With their LifeWear’s philosophy of making lives better in mind, UNIQLO Philippines has released a new line of jeans serving as the ideal bottom for work, play, and everything in between. Made with the BlueCycle process and cutting-edge technology, UNIQLO's newest Jeans line eliminates the need for large amounts of water and manual labor to get that faded, worn-in look we love. 

Here are their new designs and what to take note of when choosing a pair:

Women’s Ultra Stretch Skinny High Rise Jeans - P1,990

Regardless of what Gen Zs say, skinny jeans will never be out of style. If you're looking for one, UNIQLO's Women’s Ultra Stretch Skinny High Rise Jeans has got to be it. It's the brand's stretchiest yet, made with proprietary stretch thread and dyed to prevent color from fading.

Women’s Slim Flared Jeans - P1,990

Want to wear flared jeans without looking too retro? Try this! This pair has a more modern approach to the flared jeans, as it features a high-rise cut, slim silhouette, and a subtle flared hem. It's made with a stretch fabric and can be dressed up or down.

Women’s Baggy Jeans - P1,990

There's a reason why baggy jeans are making a comeback from the 2000s: it's very versatile. This style is made with 100% cotton denim and has aull-length inseam and double-needle stitching to accentuate the legs.

 Men’s EZY Ultra Stretch Jeans - P1,990

Jeans for lounging? Possible. UNIQLO has come out with a classic slim cut denim pair for men that has a soft feel of sweatpants.

Men’s Ultra Stretch Skinny Fit Color Jeans - P1,990

Men can wear skinny jeans too, and no, it won't make them look feminine. This pair is made of ultra stretch satin fabric for better fit and feel. It's available in select colors that are finely-brushed for an added elegant and glossy finish.