I have a confession. A couple years ago, I broke up with denim jeans.
It was frustrating to try them on when they had no stretch and, honestly, just didn’t flatter my figure.
Thank goodness those days are over; gone are the days of stiff jeans and not having options for every figure!
If you have broken up with denim jeans, or are having trouble finding ones that flatter you, I’m here to help.
The first step in finding jeans that fit and flatter is to become familiar with your body type! You can refer to my blog post on body types if you need a little help with that.
If you have an hourglass shape, a solid slim fit Jean looks amazing.
Really any jean style looks good on an hourglass shape as long as the waistband fits properly. Hourglass shapes have trouble with a gapping waistband since they tend to have tinier waists.
Jeans that are one color, either all dark or all light and a mid rise, also tend to be more flattering.
Here’s a little tip if you have an hourglass shape: roll a slimmer fitting jean at the ankle. It adds some width there and that helps balance out the hip a bit.
If you’re all legs, a flare Jean is your best choice. A jean that is tighter at the thigh and releases at the knee will give you good proportion. In this case a bit of fading will help break up lots of length.
If you’re straight up and down or a rectangle shape, a mid rise boyfriend jean in a lighter wash will give the illusion of having curves.
If you are a rectangle shape and choose a skinny jean, try to pair it with a looser fitting top. The loose top will add volume to your top half.
If you have an apple shape your legs tend to be on the slim side, the most flattering jeans for you are the straight leg, skinny or crop jean.
You want to stick with a style that fits closer to the body because if a jean is too big and/or baggy it will make you appear bigger than you really are.
If you are a pear shape, darker, stretchier fabrics are for you!
These fabrics will elongate your leg.
You also want to stick with a mid or highrise jean. A flared style is your most flattering because it balances out your hips legs and thighs.