Jean Dos and Don'ts
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2006 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Tamara Holmes, 23
Before: "Ooh, these are hurting me!" Although Tamara says having too-small jeans in her closet motivates her to shape up ("I'm trying to fight my way back into them"), this skimpy pair clings to the widest part of her body, then narrows at the ankle for an unflattering inverted-triangle effect.
After: Get jeans you can wear today, not someday. Crisp stretch denim—tailored specifically for bigger hips and butts—fits smoothly but not tightly. Boot-cut legs with slight fullness at the bottom help to balance broad hips.