Jeans shopping is the one fashion-related task that makes us (and the entire female population) feel stressed before we even start. But, your denim woes are now over.
From Matalan to MiH, our Fashion Assistant Hannah Eichler has scoured the denim rails for all the best jeans to suit YOU – hurrah!
LOOK‘s denim awards for the best jeans go to (drum roll please)…
Best For: Defining Your Silhouette – Uniqlo UJ Jeans
Available in skinny, super skinny and middle rise cuts, Uniqlo’s ultra stretch jeans are designed to define your legs and enhance your silouette. The clever technology (90% stretch recovery to be precise) means they’ll keep their shape all day, plus the cotton and spandex fabric hugs your figure all day long.
Best For: Hugging Your Curves – Matalan Smooth & Shape Jeans
Designed with curvy girls in mind, Matalan’s Smooth & Shape jeans come with in-built shaping technology to hug and flatter your curves. The centre seam lengthens your legs and slims your tummy, and they’re even made to lift and shape your bum. Prices start at £15 – hit the website now, where we’ve spotted amazing deals including two for £20 and three for two on their amazing denim ranges.
Best For: Catering For All Shapes – M&S Body Shape Denim
M&S’s revolutionary new Body Shape Denim range has been developed for three key body shapes. The Marilyn jeans are designed with a classic hourglass figure in mind, hugging rounded hips and a smaller waist, and generous in the thigh. The Lana fit is ideal for more straight-up-and-down types with a less-defined waist and smaller hips. And the Eva jeans are perfect for pear-shapes, flattering those with curvy hips and a smaller waist. Check out the website now, where the ranges are on sale for as little as £12.50!
Best For: A Celeb Bum – MiH Jeans
Short for Made In Heaven, the secret of MiH jeans are the larger bum-minimising back pockets and higher waists. In a wide selection of cuts and washes (we defy you to find a larger range), we recommend The Boston for the high-rise slim leg, The Marrakesh for the flattering flare and The Paris for the cropped ankle-grazing style. They’ve been dubbed the best-fitting jeans by celebs including Kelly Brook, Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson, and from this month you can even get them hand embroidered with your initials – choose from 10 thread colours and two fonts. Pricey they may be, but our Hannah bought a pair eight years ago and they are STILL going strong.
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Best for: Leg Slimming – Next Lift, Slim & Shape Jeans
Next’s Lift, Slim & Shape jeans do exactly what they say on the tag! The jeans are designed with a hidden support panel to hold in your tummy and clever seaming to uplift your bottom. Plus they’ve got the largest range of leg lengths, with petite styles going from sizes 6 to 18 to fit leg 27.5in, and tall styles going from sizes 8 to 18 to fit inside leg 35.
Best For Petites (like me!): Topshop Super Soft Skinnies
Our Hannah is curvy but petite, so was always scared of Tophop Baxter jeans (she always found they were too big round the waist but too tight around the legs), but she’llll never look back now she has tried their super soft Leigh jeans. The stretchy fabric means they hug curves (in all the right places), they keep their shape all day long, and the pockets are super flattering on my bum, too. Plus their ankle-grazer styles are amazing as they are perfect for petite girls who love showing off their shoes with a subtle ankle flash! Our Hannah has had LOADS of compliments on them every time she’s worn them, so they come highly reccommended!
Best For: Beautifying Your Pins – Wrangler Denim Spa Jeans
Infused with essential oils and moisturisers, Wranger’s new jeans are a spa treatment in denim form! Available in three super soft finishes, the jeans moisturise and soothe your skin as you wear them – The Smooth Legs finish contains proven anti-cellulite agents such as algae extracts, retinol and caffeine to reduce ‘orange peel’ skin, The Olive Extract finish tones the legs thanks to hydrator squalene oils, while The Aloe Vera finish provides anti-inflammatory properties for senstive skin.
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By Hannah Eichler
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