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Finding the best fitting jeans for your body type

Jeans are always in fashion, never out of place and easy to match with just about anything. Everyone loves wearing denim, but shopping for it? Well, that’s a different story.

variety of jeans

We’ve gathered the best jean shopping advice for any figure.

Christina Hendricks


If you have hips and butt in all the right areas, lucky you! There are hundreds of new options for curvy gals in the market this year as jean purveyors realize that different body types call for different styles. Boot cut styles like Lee’s Curvy Nina style give the body a nice, even look with a slight flare at the bottom and hip-flattering action up top. Curvy figures should look for pants with flat pockets with wide spacing to give your booty the most flattering look possible. To maximize your booty, head for the stretch denim section. To minimize your tummy pooch, opt for thicker, more durable jeans.

Zoe Saldana


Embrace your skinniness with skinny jeans! Available in a massive variety of textures, styles and colors, skinnies are a trend that’s here to stay. Plus, they look best on thin legs. Look for styles that have distressed details around the thigh area that will make the leg appear to have more depth. Also look for details on the pockets like rhinestones or ornate stitching that will make your booty stand out. Boy cut jeans and wide leg styles will make legs appear slightly thicker and can even out an outfit with a form fitting top.

Kim Kardashian


Are you trim up top but wider on the bottom? There are tons of on-trend options for pear-shaped girls. It sounds counterintuitive, but embrace your hippiness with high-waisted jeans paired with a tucked-in, flowy top. The look creates an hourglass silhouette that’s perfect for casual Friday at the office or a night on the town. For a more effortless look, head for styles that are slim in the hips. The thinner the material around your hips, the thinner your hips will appear.

Rachel Bilson


You might not be leggy, but there’s no reason you can’t look it. Creating the right proportions with your jeans can make all the difference. Search for boot cut styles that widen at the knee. Anything below the knee will make you appear shorter, but at-knee styles will draw the eye up and give the illusion of length. High-waisted styles can have the same effect, but be careful not to snag a pair that’s too wide-legged as they could totally overwhelm your size.

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