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Denim Guide

Find your perfect fit

 

A wardrobe staple that will never lose its cool, denim is the bedrock of everyday style. 

Whether you're seeking a classic straight leg jean or you've got your heart set on a pair of killer skinnies, our denim guide will help you find the perfect fit, for every occasion.

 

The Skinny

FIGURE HUGGING
CLASSIC
 
STRETCH FABRIC AND ZIP FLY
SLIM TO SKINNY FIT THROUGH TO ANKLE
MID TO HIGH WAIST

No wardrobe would be complete without the iconic skinny jean. Once a no-go shape for many, the modern skinny jean is now so versatile it can be worn for work or play. Usually made with a little stretch, we’d describe a true skinny as figure-hugging from hip to ankle and just enough movement to be comfortable without losing its shape. Our skinny styles come in a mid or high rise and work on all body shapes in a range of washes from white to indigo and black, in a cropped or longer length. There really is no limit to how you can style a skinny jean! Our go-to brands for this style are Paige, Frame Denim, Tomorrow, Joe’s, Denham and Dr Denim. 

Shop our range of skinnies here.

 

The Straight

ON TREND
SUITS ALL BODY SHAPES
MID TO HIGH WAIST
VERSATILE
EASY TO STYLE
STRETCH DENIM TO RIGID DENIM

Forever a classic, the straight leg jean’s popularity is always on the rise and is currently one of the hottest denim trends, and a best-seller at ALC. This shape can easily flatter all when cut at the right length. Think fitted through the hips to the knees, then straight or tapered from knee to ankle. Other names for this style could be slim and cigarette; shapes that won’t hug the ankle as tightly as a skinny. Straight jeans can come with or without stretch, and can have that ‘true’ denim feel and look. ALC’s go-to brands for straight jeans are Joe’s Jeans, Paige, Frame Denim, and Current/Elliott.

Shop our range of straights here

 

The High Rise

PERFECT FOR LONGER BODIES
9—11 +" FRONT RISE
FLATTERING ON WAIST AND HIPS
THAT 'HELD IN' FEELING!
VINTAGE VIBE

 

Now a firm favourite with the team here at ALC, the high rise has universal appeal and its popularity is showing no sign of abating! From the super skinny to the wide leg, the high rise features on all jean styles, and has the ability to flatter all shapes. We love it because the higher rise gives you that ‘held in’ feeling, with good coverage even for longer body types and those with larger hips. All of our brands offer a high rise in at least one style, but our current best-sellers are Paige, Frame, Joe’s and Current/Elliott. Newly-added, Boyish, has you covered for the high rise in sustainably sourced denim!

Shop our range of high rises here.

 

The Relaxed Fit

MID TO HIGH RISE
SLOUCH VIBE
PERFECT FOR PEAR SHAPES AND SMALL WAISTS
WIDE LEG FOR THE ULTIMATE RELAXED RETRO FEEL
EASY EVERYDAY WEAR

 

A staple style that shows little signs of falling behind its peers! The relaxed fit jean comes in multiple of shapes from a ‘Boyfriend’ to a ‘Wide’ Leg, and we are here to guide you through the vast options.  Boyfriend shapes tend to have a mid-rise and stay straight from the hip to the ankle. Generally worn in an almost slouchy style. A huge hit that evolved and helped introduce the Girlfriend - a slightly more tapered leg with less slouch and a higher rise, giving it a more feminine undertone. If stretch is your thing then Denham The Jeanmaker have you covered.  If you like your denim more rigid, turn to Boyish. This shape has the versatility to see you from day to night with ease, whilst creating a very sought after silhouette.

 

Shop our range of relaxed fits here.