Jean Dos and Don'ts
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2006 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Alysia Zoidis, 26
Before: The deep-dipping waistband gives her lousy coverage, and droopy hems look sloppy. "Most jeans are too long for me," says 5'4" Alysia. And about that visible thong: Underthings should always match the cut of your jeans. (Try a no-show version like Jeanious by Barely There low-rise panties, $9).
After: Hitting just below the waist, sleek denims easily accommodate Alysia's curves. Higher pockets with subtle tone-on-tone stitching improve her back view; in front, vertical whiskering (simulated creases) adds length to her legs.