Genius Jean Makeovers
The distressed denim of Oprah's jeans creates a "spotlight" on her thighs—which no woman wants! Stacy thinks it's time for a jean intervention. Armed with jeans in every cut and color, Stacy is determined to find the perfect fit for Oprah's pear shape.
Watch Oprah's jean intervention.
After only seven attempts, Oprah finds her perfect fit in a pair of AG "Club" jeans! "I love these [jeans] because, the crease helps to lengthen," Oprah says. "And even with the cut it's not so low that when you sit, it rises down and you see your crack—that's very important to me."
Stacy also points out that Oprah's jeans are the perfect length. She says jeans should go all the way down to the bottom of your high heel in the back. But, if your aching feet are pleading for a flat shoe, don't you dare roll up your denim. Every woman should have a second pair of jeans that's ideal for flat shoes.
Mary, who recently lost 80 pounds, says she just wants to look like the other trendy moms at her kids' school. "I feel like I need to apologize to my children," she says. "I'm sorry that I look so bad in my jeans when all the other moms look cool and hip in their jeans. I'm 80 pounds thinner than I used to be, but there is not a pair of jeans out there that can validate me."
To control the "muffin top"—the stomach bulge over the waistline—Mary wears a body slimmer under her mid-rise jeans. Stacy says the uniform wash and slight boot cut also help create a slim silhouette.
Who can wear these jeans? "Honestly, anybody who thinks that they've got a thicker leg," Stacy says. "If you're worried about a heavier thigh line or even a little bit of a tush, this is a great jean for you."
With those high-waisters, Stacy says Toni may not even need a bra!
"We had to bring the rise down for this woman," Stacy says. "We were choking her in her jeans before."
For women like Toni who have a small waist and curvy hips, Stacy says it's important for jeans to fit just above the top of the hip—not the waistline. "You can't fit the waist," she says. "Then you're going to be wearing high waters!"
Trouser jeans are a sensible choice with a modern edge—and dressy enough to be worn out on the town. "Just be careful that the boot cut that you get is not too tight on the knee," Stacey advises. Loose construction, similar to slacks, draws attention away from a heavier thigh.
Ruby's jeans feature a straighter, wider leg—not boot cut—to give her a long body line. "I think you grew a couple inches!" Oprah says.