Like a little black dress, the perfect pair of jeans is a woman’s most important pieces in her wardrobe. Dressed up or down, denim is a classic that is here to stay… but finding a flattering and versatile jean can be difficult. Here’s how to find the best jean for your body type.
If you’re petite, skinny styles don’t give you much added length, unless you go with a high-waisted style which veers into the mom jean territory. Stick with straight cuts or a classic bootleg jean to draw the eye down the length of your leg. Another tip is to leave an extra inch or so on your hem so that you can always wear your jeans with a pair of pumps for added height.
If you’re blessed with long limbs, flaunt it! Skinny styles are the best for you… look for a pair that has a straight leg or slight taper at the ankle. Show off your gams even more with a trendy pair of printed jeans or a bright colour to add pop into your denim wardrobe.
Look for jeans in a dark wash with slightly darker edges to whittle down your thighs. It’s all about creating an illusion with this wash, but a classic dark wash mid-rise jean is flattering and versatile. If you have a big bottom, balance it out with a bootcut pair.
If your butt isn’t as pert and round as you’d like it to be, look for a pair of jeans with raised pockets or details to add more volume. Stay away from slack style jeans and large, flat pockets on the back, because these styles tend to flatten your bottom even more!