So you got some great straight-leg jeans from the store, but they’re too long.
Don’t worry! You do not need to change it! They can still be worn and look great.
Here are a few tips for wearing them so that they don’t drag on the floor when you walk.
1. Roll them up.
If you want to wear your straight-leg jeans as is, you can roll them up until they’re the right length.
To do this, fold a cuff in half and then iron it with your steam iron on a low setting, making sure that you don’t melt your jeans or burn yourself with steam.
If you want to use suspenders (or if the waist of your jeans is too tight), simply use two of them and attach them at either end.
2. Tailor them so they’re the right length.
Hemming your jeans is an easy way to make them feel more comfortable and flattering.
If you’re taking them to a tailor, make sure that they know how to hem your specific style of jean (and remember, there’s no such thing as “one size fits all”).
For example, if you want the hem to be dirty, don’t ask for it! A clean finish is best for this look.
Also, be sure that you take into account the material difference between denim and corduroy when choosing the length of your new hemline: denim can withstand a bit more abrasion than corduroy, which makes a clean finish less necessary (but still recommended).
3. You can leave them long and wear heels.
If you want to keep your jeans long and wear heels, you can. If you’re wearing them with a top that hits above the knee, then it will look like you have an extra-long leg.
And if your top is below the knee, then it will look like it’s just your pants that are too long and not necessarily your entire outfit. You can wear heels or flats—it’s up to you!
If heels aren’t really your thing, don’t worry: there are plenty of options for keeping these jeans at their original length without needing those sky-high wedges or pumps.
For starters, try pairing them with some boots (or sneakers) instead—your favorite pair of sneakers will give off an effortless vibe while still giving off a certain je ne sais quoi that will make all eyes on you!
4. You can let them drag on the floor if you’re going for a casual look.
Letting your jeans drag on the floor can be a great way to show off your shoes.
With sneakers, it can look like you’re wearing overalls and make you appear fun and casual. If you want to go for a more refined look, try pairing them with slippers or boots for an elegant vibe.
If heels are more your style, tall boots or heels will elongate your legs and make them look longer than they actually are—so if that’s what you’re going for, keep that in mind! You could also try wearing flats as well: flats will also help elongate your legs (and make them appear longer).
5. You can pin them up with safety pins
The best way to get jeans that are too long to sit right on your legs is to pin them up with safety pins.
This can work both for holding up the hem of a pair of jeans and also keeping straight-leg jeans from dragging on the floor.
Safety pins are cheap, easy to find, and they come in all different sizes (so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of how many you’re using).
6. You can tuck your jeans into your boots and leave them long.
If you’re tall and have long legs, this is a great option for you because it’ll elongate the leg line of your body.
When wearing tall boots, make sure they don’t cut off right at the ankle; instead, let them drape down over the boot just a little bit so there’s some extra length to play with when tucking in your jeans.
And if you have shorter legs or are wearing flats or heels, keep that in mind as well!
The best way to wear this style is with a tucked-in top (like an oversized sweater) to really show off how much longer than usual these cropped pants look now that they’ve been folded over at least once along their full length—and don’t forget about accessorizing with something fun like a necklace or colorful scarf!
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There are a lot of ways to style straight-leg jeans that are too long! Whether you’re looking for a casual look or something more formal, there’s a way to do it with these pants. We hope we’ve given you some inspiration on how to wear your pants in any situation.
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