Denim Special We pick the hottest jean styles for your body shape.
Shopping tips: • Buy jeans for fit first, not price or label. • Buy snug-fitting denim—it will definitely stretch. • The darker the denim, the more slimming it is. • Wash and dry denim before you have the legs shortened— most of the shrinkage happens in the first wash.
Boyish A narrow frame makes the trendy low-rise skinny jean or sandblasted denim perfect for you. Look for smaller back pockets to create the illusion of curves. Avoid looser fits that create a masculine look.
Plus Size Go for a high-rise straight-leg in dark stretch denim. Also, keep an open mind about trying men’s styles—they often go up to a waist size 40. Stay away from bulky front pockets and tapered legs.
Pear Balance a heavier hip and thigh with a boot-cut or trouser leg that falls straight from the hip to the knee. A medium to high-rise waist helps flatten the tummy area. Larger back pockets can minimize a large behind.
Apple A slim-leg stretch-denim boot cut with a high rise draws attention away from a fuller middle and gives the illusion of length and balance while tucking in any bulges or bumps. To bring the bum up, look for large back pockets that sit higher.