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Ways to Cuff Your Jeans

Pragya T Feb 28, 2020
Tired of the long length of your jeans? Well, check out these pictures and tips to transform your current jeans into something cool...
I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
- Yves Saint Laurent
Well, that's so true Mr. Yves Saint Laurent! Jeans are the most practical and comfortable piece of clothing, and there is so much you can do with them. You can wear them out, trim them, fold them, stitch stuff on them, dye them, write on them, and they still look cool.
In this story, we will focus on various ways in which you can cuff your jeans.

There are many ways to do that, however, it is very important that you wear appropriate shoes and clothes when you cuff your jeans. So, let's get started.

Normal-length Jeans

Before we start looking at the various ways you can cuff your jeans, here are pictures of normal-length jeans. It is not possible that you will always find a pair of jeans which is of perfect-length while shopping. Well, then what do you do? You get it altered. That can be tedious for lazy folks like me.
But, you can simply fold it a bit to adjust the length, and give it a style too. Well, let us look at the various ways you can cuff your jeans.

The Skinny Fold

Since everything 'skinny' is in, here are pictures of the skinny fold. Just fold the jeans out a bit for a skinny fold. You can double or triple fold it if you want. More folds will reveal your ankles. Since ankle-length pants are popular, you can rock this look.
You can try wearing boyfriend jeans, and do 3 to 5 skinny folds with it. Then wear a fitting T-shirt and some heels. Accessorize a bit, and you are great to go!

The Standard Fold

The medium/standard fold is the most commonly done jeans cuff. Mostly, men tend to go for this fold. A single fold, when done perfectly, looks neat. You can pair such folded jeans with white sneakers and a polo T-shirt for a smart, casual look.
However, you can do a double fold too if the length is too much, or you want it to be ankle length.

If you want a carefree look, you can simply do two to three messy folds, and wear your flip-flops and a simple round-neck T-shirt for a summer/beach look.

The Thick Fold

The thick fold looks smart when done neatly and worn with the right shoes. So, pair this fold with semi-formal shoes. However, go with a single fold and a casual shirt. You can do a double, thick fold, if you want the pants to be at ankle length.

Ladies can do multiple folds of a pair of jeans, till the jeans becomes a Capri pant.

The Inner Fold

This is not the usual fold, it is done to conceal the extra length of the pants. However, it works only as a single fold, and doesn't work that well if the pants are too long. Make sure you do a neat inner fold, or the jeans will look sloppy. This quick fix works great if done properly, and paired with the right shoes and clothes.
Apart from looking cool, jeans cuff styles also increase the life of your jeans by preventing fraying. So, what are you waiting for, grab that pair of jeans, a nice pair of shoes, stand in front of the mirror, and get on with it.