If I had a dollar for every time a client asked me how her butt looks in a pair of jeans… I swear I spend most of my time photographing their back sides to show them.
The key to a great looking pair of jeans is a great looking behind. And the key to a great looking behind is having the right pockets. But how do you know which pockets are right for you?
Here are 7 things to consider when purchasing your next pair of jeans so that you’re sure to be making the most of your assets…
Under regular conditions, pockets should be centered on the butt cheek. If you’re not looking to make your butt look any wider or narrower than it is, make sure your pockets are centered on each butt cheek for ideal proportions.
Low pockets can flatten the butt. If your behind is on the fuller side and you want it to appear flatter, choose jeans with pockets that sit lower on the butt cheeks.
Pockets that sit higher make your butt look perkier. If your rear end is on the saggier side and you would like it to appear more lifted, choose back pockets that sit higher up on the butt cheeks.
Pockets with top flaps and and/or decorative detailing make your butt look bigger. If you have a small rear end and want to make it appear larger, choose pockets with flaps on the top or elaborate details to add volume.
On the other hand, if you have a larger butt and want it to appear smaller, choose pockets with no flaps or detailing.
Pockets that sit close together will make your butt look narrower. If you have a wider butt and want it to look slimmer, choose jeans with pockets that sit closer together.
If, however, you have a narrow butt and want it to appear wider, choose jeans with pockets that sit further away from each other.
Pockets with a slight inward angle add shape and lift, so choose these types of pockets to give your butt a slightly curvier appearance.
Small pockets can make your butt look bigger. If you have small butt and want it to appear larger, choose jeans with small pockets.
Alternatively, if you have a large butt and want it to look smaller, choose jeans with large back pockets.
One final thing – dark wash jeans are more slimming than light wash jeans, so keep this in mind when choosing your wash and purchase accordingly.