Dating levis 1970s
According to Karyn Hillman, chief product officer of Levi’s, "the fit of the 501 has evolved over the decades in keeping with style of the time — legs get narrower or wider and rises fluctuate slightly depending upon the year." Look for pairs from the ’80s and ’90s, and size up if you’re going by the number on the waist band.Rise: High rise (at or just below the belly button) with a nipped-in waist. These are the most accommodating Levi’s for curves thanks to that button fly, which gives more room through the hips and butt.
Where to Buy: e Bay, Etsy, Tictail, Denim Refinery, Urban Outfitters, your local thrift store, curated vintage shops. The super high waist nips everything in, while a little extra room (and sometimes stretch) through the thigh and its tapered leg make these jeans curve-friendly. Leg: Slim fit with a tapered ankle on pairs from the ’80s; late ’70s pairs have a slight flare.Save yourself the trouble in the dressing room if you have thicker thighs, butt, or a much slimmer waist than hip; these are better at creating curves than accommodating them.Note: Look for dark or bright blue washes with cool whisker fades on the thighs.Go for a snug fit, because these stretch out kind of fast.Where to Buy: e Bay, Etsy, Denim Refinery, Urban Outfitters, curated vintage shops.Where to Buy: e Bay, Etsy, Kindred Black, curated vintage shops.
Fashion types are quick to gush over 501s, but 505s are even better.
With the telltale "W" and tan leather logo stitched on the back pockets, Wranglers do wonders for the booty — especially if you don’t have one.
According to Sung, "they give my hips a tighter hug, making my boyish shape a little more curvy." Plus, the bright blue indigo and slight flare give off a nice ’70s cowgirl vibe.
Fit: Slim through the hip and thigh with a straight leg or slight flare.
Note: The long inseam makes them tall-girl friendly; alternatively, you can crop them for the perfect kick flare.
As Alice Wells and Jennifer Francis (co-founders of Kindred Black, a secret weapon source for vintage denim) tell us, "there is such variety right now — the beauty of vintage jeans is that they’re so versatile.