Jeanswest’s Candice Earl and Ashlee Clear show off the range of jeans available.
Jeanswest’s Candice Earl and Ashlee Clear show off the range of jeans available. Emma Channon

Daring to be different

FORGET everything you’ve ever known about jeans – when you’re next shopping for a pair, it pays to keep an open mind.

Rose City residents paraded their favourite denims yesterday while raising money for Jeans for Genes day – and observing the different styles with interest were Jeanswest’s Candice Earl and Ashlee Clear.

“I always tell people to be daring and to try new styles,” store manager Candice said.

“There’s no fast rule on what people can and can’t wear. There are styles to suit everyone and we can offer regular and long length jeans for different heights anyway.”

One of those styles is the popular skinny leg jeans, which can be seen on a lot of younger women these days.

But should they be worn by a slimmer body shape?

“Absolutely not,” Candice said.

“Lots of people that do buy the skinny leg jeans, we give them a longer top to wear with them. That way, it covers their upper leg and thigh and makes them feel more comfortable wearing them.”

Ashlee said another popular style with taller women was the “butt lifter flare” jeans. “These jeans even them out – they don’t make women appear as tall as they are.”



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