Let’s be honest, finding the perfect jean shape is no mean feat for any girl. Whether you’re heavy on top, muscular on bottom or pretty much straight up and down, there is no easy route to finding the most flattering jean for your bod. But, luckily for you, we and the trusty ol’ high street are right on hand to guide you on your journey to denim victory. Just pick out your body shape and have your notepads at the ready..
Perfect Jeans For: Hourglass Figures
If you’re lucky enough to bear those much lusted-after Beyonce hips, the key is to stick to solid colours and slim fits to flaunt your curves without creating any extra lumps and bumps. And if you’d rather camouflage your biggest asset (rain check: you really shouldn’t), turning your trews up at the bottom can add width to the hem while creating the illusion of smaller hips.
Perfect Jeans For: Tall Long Legs
If you to avoid looking too tall, opt for flares. By widening at the knee, you can still look in proportion, plus, you’ll be giving a nod to one of our fave trends – the 70’s! For those less keen on trend experimenting, bootcut fits work in the same way but aren’t as attention-grabbing.
Perfect Jeans For: Muscular Figures
Disguising muscular thighs is easier than you might think. A midrise jean slims legs and creates a more feminine silhouette whilst drawing the eyeline away from your least-loved feature. We’d also suggest going for an acid wash to create an overall softer tone.
Perfect Jeans For: Straight Up And Down Figures
The high street is full of magical pieces to trick the fash-amateurs of the world into thinking you have curves like Kim Kardashian. Cue the boyfriend jean. The loose fit creates the false illusion of curves, whilst rips and tie-dye serve to further our rather cunning plan.
Perfect Jeans For: Plus Sizes
Dark washes are a must for the curvier of women. A slim leg keeps from looking frumpy whilst a high waist helps to flatten the stomach. And, high waists are totally in right now. Bonus!
Stick to our guide and your style arsenal will increase ten-fold. We promise!
By Bridie Wilkins