How can you tell Candies from Calvin Klein or Baby Phat from Big Star? Look at the pocket design! The premium jeans craze has brought with it a universal back pocket obsession. For some, being able to identify a designer brand by the back pocket has become a consuming pastime. Every brand has their signature stitch, color, shape or design. Besides flaunting your exquisite good taste, what do back pockets do for you? You know if they look fab or frumpy, we’ll tell you why. With the care and craftsmanship that goes into today’s jean pocket designs, it is sacrilegious to even use them. No matter how appealing they are on a hanger, the true test of any pocket is how it looks on your butt. Not every design is for every body, we’ll help you find what will work for you.
Basic: The perfect canvas for signature stitching The classic pocket, a basic spade shape, works for everyone. These favorite standbys can be plain or come in a multitude of stitch styles (every brand has their signature design). Look for subtle stitching or a tone on tone design to add interest without drawing too much attention to your butt. The newest styles, with faded blue on blue designs, are perfect for the new clean
Special Shaping: Technology and art come together creating pockets with an extra lift. Asymmetrical pockets with angled corners and unique shaping are specifically designed to flatter your seat. Darted back pockets create extra curve for your seat while special angles and corners work with your curves to give an illusion of lift. Done right, these jean pockets work well for anyone.
Oversized pockets: Funky and fun but not for every one. Extra large pockets that are set super low, really on the back of your thigh, are all the rage right now. If you have a smaller seat, they will make your butt look high and cute. For those of us who are not so blessed, oversized pockets can make you look shorter and stocky, best to stay away.
Embellished: Heavy embellishments can really punch up the wow factor on a pair of jeans. Fun and attention grabbing embellishments abound on these jean pockets. Intricate embroidery, multi-colored stitching, and fabric insets are all designed to focus attention on your assets. They do a great job, adding dimension and interest to your seat. While this is perfect for flat seats, making them appear fuller and rounder, it can be too much added bulk for full seats.
No Pocket: Is it still a jean? In our minds, back pockets are an integral part of jeans, why take them off? Nevertheless, styles without back pockets do exist, and while some people swear by their butt enhancing properties, others would not be caught dead in them. The bottom line is a no back pocket style is the au naturel way to wear jeans. There is nothing to detract or distract from your real shape. Find them all at Zafu.com – we match jeans to you