How To Cuff Your Jeans Like A Pro

How to Cuff Jeans

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We’re showing you three classic formulas to cuff jeans: the traditional skinny cuff, the undone half cuff, and the polished thick cuff. Read on for all of our essential tips—you’re sure to become a pro by the end!

The Thick Cuff

A thick cuff requires a wider-leg pair of jeans that are a little loose. 

We used: J Brand 1265 Ace Cropped Boyfriend Jeans in Arcadian Black

Step One

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Fold the jeans to create a one-inch cuff. 

Step Two

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Fold again so that the cuff is about two inches thick.  

Step Three

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Smooth out the cuff to create a polished look. 

Final

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Styling Tip: Make this your weekend go-to with a relaxed tee and ankle-strap flats. 

The Skinny Cuff

The skinny cuff works best on fitted silhouettes, as it creates the appearance of a long, lean line. 

We used: DL 1961 Amanda Jeans ($30) in Twilight

Step One

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Fold the bottom of the jeans to create a half-inch cuff. 

Step Two

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Fold a second time, adding an extra half-inch to the cuff. It should be nice and tight and hit at or just above the ankle. 

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Styling Tip: Elongate your legs further by adding a nude wedge or low-cut heel. 

The Half Cuff

The half cuff is best suited for slouchier styles like the boyfriend jean. 

We used: Gap 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans in Prospect

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To achieve an accordion-like look, start by making a single four-inch cuff. 

Step Two

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Bunch the bottom of the cuff to create dimension and texture. 

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Finish by folding the top hem downwards.

Final

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Styling Tip: Give your jeans the downtown treatment by adding a worn-in leather jacket and statement stilettos. 

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This story was published at an earlier date and has been recently updated.

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