Author of Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible
Do your jeans fit as well as they could? Here's the style that works best on curvy women, and which style tends to be universally slimming. Plus, the most versatile wash of jeans.
Will it surprise you to know that I'm a fan of low-rise jeans? I am, and for a very particular reason. In 2007, I hosted a Liz Claiborne Denim Bus Tour across the nation, and I had a blast. Our purpose was to put before women everywhere a newly engineered series of jeans designs. And in my 4,500-mile experience, we found at least one pair of flattering jeans for every single woman. But it wasn't easy. The bus contained a communal space with mirrors and two private dressing rooms. We would begin our events outside the bus, usually at a tented location in the parking lot of a shopping mall, and present models of varying sizes-real-world sizes, mind you-in the various styles of denim. Then we worked one-on-one with women who stood in line, sometimes for hours,