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10 Ways to Look Better Than Ever in Jeans

This wardrobe staple now comes in a variety of crops, washes and rises

A woman holding a pair of jeans at a clothing store

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En español | Fed up with skinny jeans? Think rips and tears are ridiculous? Wondering whether to go cropped or long? Medium or high rise? Buying jeans is always a challenge. No woman over 50 looks forward to the tortuous try-ons, size shocks and fit fiascos that are part of the jeans journey. So here’s the good news. Your chance of quickly finding a pair of jeans to suit your individual shape, body proportions, personal taste and shoes (yes, shoes!) is now easier than ever. Here are 10 tips for selecting the pair that looks best on you.

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.