Old Navy is one of the country's most popular casual, affordable clothing chains. The stores are owned by Gap., Inc., and like that parent chain of stores, Old Navy specializes in a wide range of jean styles. For women, the store is particularly inclusive, because it offers jeans in sizes from 0 to 20.
Women's Jean Styles
As of the spring of 2011, there are five basic jean cuts for women at Old Navy. The "denim legging" is the tightest, with a skin-tight cut from waist to ankle. The "skinny," meanwhile, is slim-fit, but not skin-tight. The "boot cut" fits straight through the hip and thigh, but opens to a wider leg. The "flare" continues this same cut but exaggerates it for a wider bottom opening. The "wide-leg," meanwhile, features a relaxed fit from the hips down. All styles are available from sizes 0 to 20 (though larger plus sizes are available exclusively online). As of May 2011, they ranged from about $20 to $35 a pair.
Men's Jean Styles
In spring 2011, there were five basic jean cuts for men at Old Navy. The "straight" is the most slim-cut, with a close fit from hip to leg. The "regular" is similar, although slightly looser in cut. The "boot cut" sits just below the waist, and is slim through the thigh, but then looser towards the bottom opening. The "painter," meanwhile, is baggier, with a painter's-style utility loop on one leg. The "loose" features a relaxed hip and thigh and a wide leg. The jeans are available in waist sizes from 29 to 48 inches. As of spring 2011, they averaged about $25 to $35 a pair.
Girls' Jean Styles
As of spring 2011, there are three basic fit styles in Old Navy's line of jeans for girls. The "skinny" features a narrow thigh and leg. The "boot cut" features a fitted thigh with a slightly flared opening. The "flare" is similar, but the opening at the bottom is even more dramatic. All three are available in a size range of 5 to 16. Slim cuts are available from sizes 6 to 14, and more generous "plus" cuts are available from sizes 8 to 16. In May 2011, prices averaged about $20 a pair.
Boys' Jean Styles
In boys' sizes, there are four basic cuts of jean. The "skinny" is closest to the trendiest adult style and features the narrowest leg. The "regular," meanwhile, is the classic American male jean cut. The "boot cut" is edgier, with a straight thigh but a shape that then tapers out for wider legs. The "loose," meanwhile, is the baggiest, with a wide thigh and leg from top to bottom. Each style features an adjustable waist band. Sizes range from 5 to 18, in both slim and husky variations, and as of May 2011, prices averaged about $20 a pair.
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