Most women will have tried on hundreds of pairs of jeans in their lifetime – all in the hope of finding the perfect fit. However, without establishing your body type first, you’ll find it difficult to find jeans that fit well. By fitting well we mean hugging your figure in all the right places, elongating the legs, slimming the thighs and complementing the torso.
Long and Lean
If you boast longer limbs than the average individual, it’s important to find jeans with an inseam. If you are unable to afford a certain brand, buy into a high street label and take them to a tailor – a seamstress can work miracles on jeans of a longer length.
For Those with Curves
If you have curves, show them off to their full potential! On-trend washes in darker hues, such as the Bold Curve Straight Leg Levi Jeans, will work to minimise larger thighs. Straight leg styles are also easy to wear, making them extremely versatile.
A deep indigo shade creates a slimming effect while a straight leg keeps the look simple and sophisticated. When it comes to choosing your style, be wary of pockets. If you’re curvy, smaller pockets can have a negative effect – making you look larger than you actually are!
Hourglass figures possess a tiny waist and a wider hip. If this is your body shape, it is usually difficult to find jeans that fit both their hips and waist. The jeans will often appear tight at the hips and extremely loose at the waist.
One way to overcome this problem is to look for jeans that are made of a slightly stretchy denim fabric. Lower-rise jeans will flatter the hourglass figure by keeping the frame in proportion.
Slim and Petite
If you are slim and petite in size, both ankle-length cuts and floor skimming styles will create a lengthier torso. Avoid cropped cuts because they could shorten your figure. You may also want to consider, wearing bootcut denim jeans with heels as they add instant height.
What are your secrets for choosing jeans that fit your shape?