The hottest jean styles for your body shape

We teach you how to pick the hottest jean styles for your body shape.

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.


Find the perfect jeans for a …

petite build

boyish shape

plus-sized figure

pear-shaped figure

apple-shaped figure


Lengthen your silhouette with a low-rise straight or skinny leg. Avoid Capris, flares, excessive embellishment and higher rises, which only make the torso look short.

< $60, Foxy Jeans

$88, Mavi >

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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.

< $475, Fornarina

$120, Parasuco >

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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.

< $190, Cambio

$80, Levi’s Red Tab >

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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.

< $160, Fidelity Denim

Approx. $50, Old Navy >

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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.

< $295, 7 for All Mankind

$95, City Unltd >

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