Jean Dos and Don'ts
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2006 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Julie Wolfe, 32
Before: Julie has an 18-month-old son—but that's no reason to settle for frumpy denim. The passé light acid wash makes her lean thighs seem bulkier, and the high-rise style emphasizes the tummy (not that she has much postpartum bulge). She looks older and heavier than she is.
After: The slim, clean lines of these dark jeans are modern and elongating but not overly trendy (Julie isn't wild about ultralow rises). A slightly dropped waist and narrow belt slide right over any stomach trouble.