Jeans, jeans, jeans. It’s all about jeans!
From different rises and washes to different leg cuts, there is so much to consider when purchasing a pair of jeans. Things can get overwhelming pretty quickly, so we’ve put together some of the best tips to help you find the best jeans for your figure.
Are you ready for jeans 101?
What rise should I choose?
The two most flattering jean rises are a high-waisted and mid-rise fit, both working to complement and flaunt a curvy figure.
A high rise is excellent for those with an hourglass body shape — that is, if you have a smaller waist and round hips. If you love to wear crop tops, a high-waisted jean is also your best option.
A mid-rise fit is super comfortable for all body types and is compatible with just about any top length. With a waistband that sits between the hips and the navel, it sits just below the natural waist and can create a wonderfully flattering structure for your figure.
What cut should I choose?
Skinny Cut Jeans
Fitted all the way from the waist down to the ankle, the skinny cut jean is a curve-loving staple. It’s the best way to showcase your amazing assets, whether that be long legs or your fabulous hips! For a most comfortable fit, ensure you are shopping for skinny jeans with reasonable stretch. Given that they are fitted all over, you’ll want some leeway for ease of movement!
Looking to make a statement? Flared jeans are the one! This cut offers a fitted waist and thigh, with the bottom of the leg flaring out for a dramatic and often quite flattering finish. If you’re a pear or hourglass shape, they work a charm.
Like a less extreme cousin to the flare, bootleg jeans offer a subtle wide finish and are more contemporary in their design. As the name suggests, they’re designed to fit perfectly over a pair of boots, however, they can be versatile with virtually any kind of shoes, too! This cut also loves a pear and hourglass shape, but most figures can rock a bootleg with the right styling.
A trend that is still going strong, boyfriend jeans have a typically looser fit on the leg. Perfect for street styling, they can channel an effortlessly chic aesthetic that can be rocked in a number of ways. A structured blazer, tee, and heels? You got it. A simple sweater and sneakers? Absolutely. While boyfriend jeans are most complementary to an apple body figure, they are also just a great way to create a laidback finish for any outfit, regardless of your silhouette.
Straight Leg Jeans
Another relaxed style is the straight leg jean. As you may have guessed, this cut creates a straight line from the waist down to the leg. While it’s not a curve-hugging look, many of us may prefer it to the skin-tight fit of other styles. It tends to suit most shapes, whether you’re pear, hourglass, or apple body-shaped.
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Which jeans do you wear the most? Is there a new cut you want to try? Let us know in the comments below!