If you are a bit clueless with the terms used in the jeans world, here's a lowdown as regards a certain number of terms, the most commonly used when describing the cut, silhouette or finish.

  • Slim-fit: As those whose jeans with the narrowest fit, mainly sitting close to the seat and thighs, sitting slightly looser on the other parts of the body.
  • Regular: A loose fit garment from the waist to the leg opening (of course including the seat and thighs); nevertheless, as this cut does not hug any part of the body, the jeans fits do not become slouchy (or baggy).
  • Relaxed: Esta prenda, es más holgada desde la cintura hasta las piernas (por supuesto incluyendo el trasero y los muslos); sin embargo, dicha concesión no llega a ser bombacho (o baggy).
  • Loose: Are those jeans characterised by a generous fit, the loose fit has the most room through the waist, seat, thigh, knee and even the leg. On numerous occasions, the jeans usually have external pockets, which add more volume to the garment.
  • Boot Cut: Are those jeans which feature a cut which is thin from the top of the hip and up to the knees, an area from where they flare slightly (not overextending), allowing one to easily fit the jeans over boots, without having any extra fabric. Deriving their name as they are ideal for wearing boots as the jeans legs flare our to accommodate a boot..
  • Skinny leg: The most famous slim-cut or tapered jeans which are characterised by a tighter snug fit cut through the whole leg with a tapered leg opening that is, skinny from hip to hem, significantly tailoring the legs.
  • Jeggings: A combination of jeans and tight fitting leggings. In fact, they are stretch jeans at the waist and along the leg length. Jeggings fit perfectly to the silhouette much like tights.
  • Straight leg or straight cut: Are those jeans are characterised by their uniform straight cut throughout the length of the garment, tailored proportionally to the garment in each section. That is, these jeans usually stand at the natural waist and are thin through the seat (seat) and thighs.
  • Boyfriend: Boyfriend jeans are those jeans which you may have "borrowed" from your boyfriend: wide-legged, low-waisted, and usually having a bottom hem and is somewhat distressed. Feminine jeans, but of a basic essence.
  • Girlfriend: The Girlfriend is a more feminine version of the boyfriend jean cut. It's a more classic cut fit - generally having a higher inner leg, tighter and higher on the waist and hip with a tapered slim straight leg cut. Does not cover the ankles.
  • Cropped or ankle length: Cropped jeans are those which are shorter than the standard trouser length, but longer than shorts, cropped to the ankle but do not cover the ankles. These jeans are also known as 'cropped', 'ankle jeans' or 'capri'.
  • Culotte: These are straight jeans from the waist to the bottom, with a wide leg.
  • Flare Jeans: This type of jeans significantly become wider from the knees down. Much like the boot cut, they will always be more stylised if they are hemmed over a couple of centimetres, so that the bell shape opening of the trouser leg completely covers the shoes.
  • Push-up: Reinforced stretch fabric jeans in the seat area for looking perfect. These jeans generally have two pockets to emphasise the visual effect.
  • Flare Cropped: A flare and cropped combination: cropped at the ankle and tailored along the thigh and widens slightly at the bottom.
  • High Rise: Are those jeans which sit higher on the waist, reason why they are tailored in the natural waist and buttocks line, you can find these jeans in all fits.
  • Low Rise: Are those jeans which sit low on or below the hips, that is, fitting quite low on the natural waist and buttocks line or even the hips or lower hips area, you can find these jeans in all fits.
  • Washed: Generally refers to the tone of the jeans and will appear as 'clear', 'medium' or 'dark', but you can also specify the techniques used to modify the classic indigo blue colour of the jeans, such as a soft wash, stone, faded …
  • Ripped: Literally, "ripped jeans" with fabric rips anywhere and everywhere on the jeans.
  • Denim: Denim is the name of the denim fabric, also called denim. The denim fabric or plain denim is a fabric used in the manufacture of work clothes. Although there is no consensus as regards its origin, several studies specify that its origin dates back to Europe during the Middle Ages.
  • Selvedge: The reinforced outer edge of a roll of denim fabric, woven so that it does not unravel or fray. This extremely durable edge is highly preferred when manufacturing special design jeans.
  • Stone wash: Stones (generally pumice) are added to the wash to soften the fabric.
  • Used: It is a term which is utilised to name a treatment that is carried out on the jeans, that simulates the wear produced by the use.

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