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Tips for finding the perfect-fitting white denim

May 18, 2016
White denim Citizens of Humanity FRAME Denim Paige

White denim is white hot this season, so we set out to find the perfect pair of white jeans. Here’s what we learned.

Size up

Our fit tester (see also: CEO & co-founder), Rian, tried styles from Paige, DL1961, and FRAME Denim. No matter the brand, each and every style ran small.

Rian even tried on her go-to denim—Paige Verdugo in a size 27—and she could barely button the white 27s. Lesson learned.

We sized up for our second fit test, and the 28s fit Rian perfectly.

Sizing up not only ensured that Rian could move comfortably in her white jeans—it also got rid of the knee bulge that’s all-too-common with tight white denim.  

white denim knee bulge

Don’t worry, we got you: After more fit testing to vet our findings, we’ve included the recommendation to size up for the white styles in our denim boutique.

Warm vs cool

Not all whites are created equal. Washes range from warm whites that aren’t quite so white-white, to crisp (and more common) cool whites.  

If you’re in search of a warm white, try Paige’s Optic White wash.

Cool white lovers, try FRAME’s Blanc wash and Paige’s Ultra White wash.

Underwear matters

Ok, we’re going to go there. White jeans should be worn with white undies, right? Wrong. White undies stick out like, well, white undies.

Pro tip: Rock nude undies with your white jeans to avoid VPL.  

The winner is …

Though we loved all the styles, Rian (a Fitcode 500) declared the Paige Skyline Skinny in Optic White her favorite.

Rian Buckley wearing Paige Skyline Skinny in Optic White, white jeans

Make it yours

Get this look: Shop white jeans in the Fitcode denim boutique.

For more white denim inspiration, check out our Pinterest board.  

Ready to find your perfect-fitting white jeans? It starts with a Fitcode. Take our fit quiz!

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