Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Feminine Differential - Girlfriend Jeans vs. Boyfriend Jeans


Girlfriend and boyfriend jeans are no longer just a trend but are a casual fashion staple that offer options for all figures. Knowing what the differences are between girlfriend jeans and boyfriend jeans can help you pick the best style for your figure and height. Because the fit of any type of jean varies from brand to brand, the girlfriend and  boyfriend fit jeans compared here are both from the same brand, Gap Factory.

The better informed you are, the less hassle – less returns of online purchases because the fit isn’t what you expected.  Or being better informed,  in the case of in-person purchases, means less trips to the dressing room. Whether you are shopping online or in a store it helps to be familiar with jean styles and the terms brands use to describe their jeans.

Girlfriend   vs     Boyfriend


Boyfriend jeans are often “over-sized” in fit resulting in a loose-fitting, baggy silhouette that sits lower on the hips. This was the type of jean fit Marilyn Monroe wore when she further popularized denim among women in the early 1960’s by wearing jeans in the movie The Misfits.

This comfy, casual jean fit isn’t cut to follow a curvier figure but is cut to fit a more angular figure. Some boyfriend jeans are labeled as slim cut, meaning they are less slouchy but still have a looser fit. (The jeans shown are Gap Factory Mid Rise Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Fit Jeans)


Around 2014-2015, jean brands soon added another option to the boyfriend style – girlfriend jeans. Girlfriend jeans are cut for a closer fit and taper more in the leg. The close cut means that girlfriend jeans don’t sit as low on the waist as the looser-fitting boyfriend jean. The closer fitting silhouette makes the girlfriend jean a style that can be worn for a casual daytime look or dressed up for a night out.

Girlfriend and boyfriend fits mean more options for style and body shapes. (Pick the one offers the best feminine differential for you)

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