Jeans should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, since it’s that one piece of clothing that can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the occasion and your mood. But getting it right is never easy. When buying jeans, pay attention to cut, back pockets and wash. All these details have an effect on how the denim works on your frame.
Left to right: P.E Nation jeans, US$221 from Shopbop; Jeans, $45.90 from Bershka
Find a pair that cuts right at the ankle and has a vertical stripe down the size. This helps to elongate your legs.
If you prefer a dark wash, a cropped jean in a dark wash is the most flattering for the petite girl.
From left to right: Jeans, $54.95 from H&M; Moto jeans, $96.90 from Topshop
If you’re leggy with a pretty elongated torso, draw attention to those legs with a pair of high-waisted skinnies.
High-waisted ankle-grazers work the same way, helping to draw the eye to your legs, instead of accentuating your torso.
From left to right: Jeans, $59.90 from Zara; Jeans, $89.90 from Topshop
Your body will look more balanced in a pair of hip huggers. Wear your top tucked in.
Create the illusion of a longer torso with low-slung, straight-cut or skinny jeans. Avoid boyfriend or baggy styles, which make you look shorter, and which tip towards looking sloppy.
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From left to right: Jeans, about $47 from Fashionnova; Jeans, $94.95 from H&M
Find a high-waisted pair in a light wash. But also opt for jeans that have sculpting technology which helps to life whatever you’ve got, but also helps to create the illusion of a small waist to bigger hip ratio.
Look for larger pockets that will create the illusion of a bigger booty. If it’s good enough for Kylie…
Tummy/wide hips/big butt
From left to right: Jeans, $74.95 from H&M; AO.LA by alice + olivia jeans, US$177 from Shopbop
Keep that tummy under manners by going for a high-waisted pair of jeans, while your hips probably would appreciate a stretch material.
To balance out wide hips or a big butt, go for a boot-cut style instead of skinny jeans.
From left to right: Moto jeans, $89.90 from Topshop; Jeans, US$24.99 from Fashionnova
Balance out thicker thighs with straight cut jeans in a slimming shade of black.