Denim shopping can be frustrating. Trying on pair after pair of unflattering jeans is enough to make anyone go crazy. Here’s a guide that will help you pick the best pair for you based on your body type.
For a slimming effect, go for dark wash denim in boot cut or straight leg. Avoid skinny jeans, because they will accentuate a large bottom. Avoid flared styles because they add extra curves. You should also stay away from embellished pockets as they draw attention to the rear.
American Eagle Artist Jean $29.50
Add curves by wearing tapered skinny jeans, which will accentuate your hips. Go for low- or high-rise pants.
J Brand Skinny Jeans $158 at Saks.com
To balance out wide hips, choose boot cut or flared dark wash styles to create a streamlined look. Also, pick jeans with a little spandex or elastane in them for extra stretch.
7 For All Mankind Boot Cut Jeans $198 at ShopBop
Jeans specifically made for tall girls will look best (36+ inch hemlines). Boot cut or straightleg jeans will look best.
Tall Rinse Wash Modern Slim Leg Jeans $59.50 at Ann Taylor LOFT
Buy denim that is called “petite” or “short.” They have an inseam of 32 inches or less with a higher kneebreak to elongate the legs. Hemming regular-lenth jeans just won’t look the same! A low-rise bootcut will be most flattering on your body.
Joe’s Jeans Petite Paitned Provocateur Jeans $174 at Saks.com
Final tip: When wearing flats, the hemline of your jeans should just skim the floor. If jeans are too short, they will make you appear shorter and wider. Too long, and they’ll drag on the floor and get ruined!