My post on Monday showed my favorite (and so far only) pair of tuxedo jeans which I am loving. They won’t be my last pair because I’ve discovered that they’re very visually slimming.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about the trend when I first started seeing them last year. They vaguely reminded me of what happened when I’d let pants out along the side seam and discovered the newly exposed fabric was darker than the rest of the pants. An unattractive reminder that my pants got too tight:)
The trend continues this fall and has branched into stripes of all colors and pants in all shapes.
The more I wore mine the more I realized they create the optical illusion of slimming my silhouette. The effect is similar to wearing an open jacket or sweater over a column of color. The sides are obscured so your eye focuses on the slimmer center which shows.
With tuxedo jeans, the darker (or lighter) sides fade visually so your eye focuses on the center portion and your entire shape looks slimmer.
This fall they are showing up with wide or narrow, double or single stripes and every color imaginable. They are available in velvet, denim, and wool.
Multicolored and red are very popular as are white and metallic stripes. The leg shape varies from skinny to wide and cropped so every option is available.
TUXEDO TYPE JEANS