Shopping for the perfect pair of jeans is a challenge to say the least. We could try on a hundred pairs and still be just as lost as we were when we started. Let’s avoid the hassle and shop smart. I’ve put together a guide on the three most common styles of jeans and which body types work best with each.
Skinny: Fitted from top to bottom, one of the perks of this style of jean cut is that it slides the most comfortably into a pair of boots … so we can opt out of those annoying skin dents in our calves from crumpled wider-cut hems. This style of jean looks especially chic with a pointed toe stiletto. For a slimming effect, go for a high-rise waist. Skinny jeans look great when styled with oversized or more boxy tops. This style of jean tends to look great on boyish and hourglass figures. Skinny jeans also tend to lengthen legs for those with a more petite frame.
Straight: Straight jeans hug the thighs and hang slightly looser without flaring at the ankles. This cut of womens jeans has a sophisticated, mature vibe. They show off leg shape while leaving a little bit to the imagination. They tend to be more office-ready. The straightness of the cut skims the legs and has a slimming effect on thighs and calves. To slenderize this style of jean even more, go for a darker wash and wear a heel. Have a pear body shape? This style of jeans is great for you because it tastefully accentuates your curves. This style of jeans also looks great on an hourglass figure.
Boyfriend: This baggy style of jean doesn’t hug the leg anywhere, but hangs loosely. This is a really trendy denim shape of the moment. Distressed washes with holes and rips make for even more of a fashion statement. A hallmark of this style is the cuffed ankles. To slenderize this look, wear a more fitted top with these jeans. Boyish and hourglass figures will find this a flattering style of jean to wear.
Jeans in the collage above are True Religion.
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