Since girls’ jeans are a staple for any young lady’s wardrobe, you’ll want to pick up a few pairs for your pre-teen. This may sound like a simple task, but there are several things you’ll want to keep in mind when browsing the denim section of your local clothing store. These will ensure your money is well spent, and your daughter looks the best she can possibly look.

Body Type

First, you’ll want to consider your child’s build and which type of jeans would fit her most comfortably. While all body types are beautiful, different styles of denim can really flatter specific shapes. For example, high rise pants have a waist that sits above your child’s naval. This is a great option for girls who have shorter legs, as it tends to give an illusion that makes her legs appear longer. Low rise pants fall below the naval while resting on the hips and are better suited for girls who are on the taller side. Just remember – no matter how long your daughter’s legs are, the important thing is that she feels comfortable and confident in her new clothes.

Cut

The next item on your list should be the cut. Denim pants come in a variety of cuts: bootcut, which is wider around the ankles to accommodate wearing heavier footwear, straight leg for a sleeker look, and jeggings that resemble the ever-popular leggings. Girls may also want to go for a pair of skinny jeans that will hug their curves for a thinner look, or they may choose a cuffed leg to keep up with fashion trends.

Color

If you’re buying more than one pair of girls’ jeans for your child, consider picking a few different colors. You will not only find the traditional shade of blue, as most stores now produce multiple shades; you can easily pick up both a dark and a light pair. White, black, and gray are also quite popular, in addition to bright reds, canary yellows, and pinks.

Embellishments

Once your daughter has identified her style and favorite colors, you can move on to embellishments. Denims come with rhinestones, patches, and colored stitching. You can find a pair with a neat saying on it, or one with strategically placed rips. If you’re feeling creative, you can bring home a few pairs of plain pants and add the embellishments yourself.

Finding the ideal pair of girls’ jeans may take some trial and error, but don’t get frustrated! Remember that once you discover the perfect style, you’ll probably find it easier to shop in the future. Also don’t forget that most stores have sales associates who are knowledgeable in matching the different jean styles with a variety of body types. Take advantage of their free help if you need a little direction, or if your pre-teen is looking for a few suggestions.