Hudson Jeans Design and Creative Director Ben Taverniti knows denim better than almost anyone else, and this week he’s sharing his tips for finding a pair you’ll love!

“One of the most versatile silhouettes is a slightly higher waist then regular skinnies coupled with a second skin silhouette to make you look taller and slimmer,” Taverniti explains. “Also try slim jeans fitted from the waist to the ankle with stud detailing—attitude with a sophisticated edge.”

Want a pair that slenderizes and looks good wear after wear, too? “Fabric is far more important than shapes & fades when looking for a slimming effect,” Taverniti reveals. “You want maximum retention and recovery so that your jeans hold you in and don’t lose their shape.”

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