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Autumn style: How to wear your best jeans with confidence

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find the best jeans for your body

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Every pair of jeans isn't suited for every woman. When shopping for jeans, you must keep your body type in mind. Look for jeans that flatter your shape and downplay any figure flaws. With the right pair, you can wear your jeans with confidence.
Woman wearing jeans in fall

Get into comfy, autumn fashion with the perfect pair of jeans partnered with your favorite sweater. Follow these tips and suggestions to find jeans for your body style.

Best jeans for pear-shaped figuresBest jeans for pear-shaped figures

Women with pear shapes have wide hips and thighs compared to their upper body. When shopping for clothes, pears should pick items that help balance their figures.

When it comes to jeans for pear-shaped ladies, buy for dark-wash denim to look slimmer and trimmer. Relaxed or slim-fit jeans with straight or bootcut legs work well. We love the Nobody Mod Boot Jeans in True Blue, available at Nobody.com.au for just $199. These premium denim jeans are made in Melbourne and are popular around the globe.

Best jeans for wedge-shaped figuresBest jeans for wedge-shaped figures

Often called the inverted triangle or strawberry body type, the wedge is the opposite of the pear. Women with these figures have broad shoulders and sometimes a large chest, along with slim hips and thighs.

Cropped jeans, flared jeans and trendy wide-leg trouser jeans are terrific options because they draw the eye to the lower body and away from the broad shoulders. Avoid super-skinny jeans, and skip the halter tops, shoulder pads and blouson sleeves. You'll adore the 'Cara' Relaxed Tapered Jeans, available for $90 at Jeanswest.

Best jeans for the rectangle-shaped figureBest jeans for rectangle-shaped figures

Slim and straight, rectangle-shaped figures are sometimes referred to as rulers. If you have this type of body, you'll want to create the illusion of curves.

Light-wash skinny jeans or jeggings are your best bet for adding a little thickness to hips and thighs. Choose a low-rise style to create a defined waist. If you like the trendy trouser jeans, they'll work fine as long as they aren't high-waisted or extremely wide-legged. Jeans with low pockets also will make your rear end look higher and rounder. We like the Ksubi Super Skinny Jeans in Raw Rinse Indigo ($180). They are available right now at David Jones stores and other retailers across the country. Ksubi also makes a fabulous collection of coloured denim jeans in cool shades like bright orange. Coloured denim looks terrific on rectangle-shaped figures.

Best jeans for apple-shaped figuresBest jeans for apple-shaped figures

Women with apple-shaped figures have slim shoulders and hips, but carry extra weight in their midsection. Pick clothes that elongate the torso and slim your middle.

A pair of mid-rise jeans is a good bet, as low-rise jeans will give you a muffin top. Flared jeans will work nicely, and even skinny jeans are a fantastic choice to emphasise your legs. Whatever type of jeans you are wearing, add a tunic-length top that skims your body to lengthen and slim the look of your midsection. Check out the 'Mindy' hip-hugger slim straight jeans for Jeanswest, priced at $90. These jeans are comfortable, stylish and perfectly suited for the apple shape.

Best jeans for the hourglass-shaped figureBest jeans for the hourglass-shaped figure

The sexy hourglass is the most coveted figure. Women with this body type have a balanced upper and lower body complemented by a slim waist. Contrary to what you may believe, women with hourglass figures aren't necessary plus-size. Hourglasses come in all sizes; it's the shape that's the consistent factor.

The goal when you dress is to emphasise your sexy curves without making yourself look heavy. If you want to flaunt your curves, grab a pair of skinny jeans in a dark wash. Consider the Ksubi Skinny Pins Jeans ($180). They feature a super-stretchy fabric for comfort, a low rise and narrow leg. However, if you don't like the skinny silhouette (or want to look smaller), you can wear a pair of simple flared jeans instead. Whatever you do, don't hide your curvy figure in baggy or high-waisted jeans.

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