October 9th, 2013 | By | 238 Comments

The Denim Fit Guide

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Finding the perfect-fitting pair of denim, that squeezes you in where you want them to, but not where you don’t, is almost always a chore. So the team here at SWELL has done all of the pulling, squeezing, sucking in while hoping…you get it…we tried on a few of our favorite pairs of denim, so you don’t have to. Read on for our favorite fits for different body types…

THE DENIM
(Pictured above, left to right): Volcom SoundcheckVolcom Frochickie / RVCA Falcor / Volcom Pistol / Billabong Peddler Skinny Denim

THE OFFICIAL TESTERS

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THE RESULTS
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BILLABONG PEDDLER
*Ashley’s Pair Pick
BEST FOR: Tall + Slim
SIZE: Most said these felt a little small. Size up!
LENGTH: Great for taller girls. All testers thought they ran a bit long
RISE: Mid-High
STRETCH: Medium
ROCK THEM TO: Because of the slim, longer fit, the consensus is that these are a great date night fit (great with heels!).

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VOLCOM FROCHICKIE
*Kristin’s Pair Pick
*Kylie’s Pair Pick (1 of her 2 favorites)
BEST FOR: Petite figures
SIZE: True to size to slightly larger than average
LENGTH: Average
RISE: Low to Mid
STRETCH: Lots of stretch
ROCK THEM TO: a great all-around pair for work or running around town

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RVCA FALCOR
*Alia’s Pair Pick
BEST FOR: Lovers of a long leg, very slim fit and a low rise
SIZE: Order Up! All testers said these ran smaller than average.
LENGTH: Very long. Great for tall girls, cuff lovers or paired with heels.
RISE: Low
STRETCH: Low – great for hugging everything in!
ROCK THEM TO: Work or school


VOLCOM PISTOL
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* Jayme’s Pair Pick
*Kylie’s Pair Pick (1 of her 2 favorites)
BEST FOR: Lovers of a long skinny with lots of stretch
SIZE: True to size
LENGTH: Looong.
RISE: Low to Mid (depending on who you ask)
STRETCH: Streeetchy pants!
ROCK THEM TO: Great go-to pant for day and night

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VOLCOM SOUNDCHECK SUPER SKINNY
BEST FOR: Long legs
SIZE: True to size
LENGTH: Longest pair tested
RISE: Mid rise
STRETCH: Fairly stretchy
ROCK THEM TO: Work or running around town. A great casual pair.

Ready to update your denim for the season ahead? Check out a few more pair picks:
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Nicki
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