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The Advantages Of Straight Leg Jeans Compared To Boot Cut

author image Pamela Simmons
Pamela Simmons has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles on fashion, beauty and other topics have appeared on Denim Therapy and other websites. Simmons serves as an editor and public relations manager for CHIC.TV. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.
The Advantages Of Straight Leg Jeans Compared To Boot Cut
Straight-leg styles beat out boot cut styles in several areas. Photo Credit: Goodshoot RF/Goodshoot/Getty Images

Jeans come in many cuts and styles; but sometimes it can be tough trying to figure out which one is right for you. There are some benefits, however, to wearing certain styles of jeans. Straight-leg denim, for instance, has a few advantages over boot-cut styles.

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Figure Flattering For Boyish Frames

If your body type falls into the straight-up-and-down category, you may want to give the illusion of having curves. Ladies with boyish shapes look fantastic in straight-leg denim. The style hugs the body and gives you more shape. Tuck in a blouse to add even more shape and your figure-flattering, curvy look is all set.

Perfect For Showing Off Shoes

Straight-leg jeans easily tuck into your boots while boot-cut denim doesn't. If you want to show off a stylish pair of boots, straight leg denim works better than boot cut, which will cover your shoe. From ankle boots to thigh highs, straight-leg styles flaunt most shoe styles. Ladies with curvier shapes can pull this look off, too. If you're worried about looking too wide on bottom, pair your denim with a high-heeled boot and a flowy blouse to balance out your proportions.


On the same note, because you can tuck your pant legs in -- or not -- straight-leg jeans offer more versatility than boot-cut styles. Pumps, sandals and ballet flats can also work with un-tucked straight-leg styles and look just as chic. Straight leg works well with flowy tops or fitted ones, so you have versatility up top as well. Boot-cut jeans work well with fitted tops but can be harder to wear with looser fit ones, as the look will come off more baggy than chic.

More Modern

If you're looking to go modern, straight-leg styles are the way to go. They're the favorite go-to style of many celebs and people in the fashion sect, and can be dressed up or down. Try yours with sky-high heels and a blazer, or keep it simple in flats and a comfy sweater. Either way will keep you modern and chic.

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