So you are looking for the best jeans for your body shape? You have come to the right place. Below I have lots of advice for you whatever shape you are, to help you find your perfect pair of jeans. When there are so many styles, shapes, and fits available, it can become overwhelming. Where do you even start? So let us start from the very beginning. First, you need to know what styles will suit you.
How To Find The Best Jeans For Body Type
So there are a few general guidelines that tend to work when searching for jeans. Many people do not realise that the waistline’s height is not only a fashion statement, but it also has a significant impact on how a pair of jeans will fit depending on your shape. So first let’s look at the height of the waist and which body shapes suit which style.
High Waisted – Skittle, Hourglass, Violin, Column, Bluebell, Vase, Pear
Medium Waisted – Skittle, Cornet, Violin, Apple, Column, Bluebell, Vase, Ingot, lollypop, pear,
Low Waisted – Wine Glass, Cornet, Apple, Column, Lollypop,
Next, we will look at the style of jeans that will best suit you.
How Should Jeans Fit?
So now you know which height of waist suits you best, what style should you go for? As I write this so many of us are walking around in skinny jeans and very few people suit them. That is not to say you don’t suit them, but there is likely another style that will work better. So let us look at styles. Below I have listed all the main styles of jeans and what body shape will suit them.
Straight Leg – Skittle, Wine Glass, Hourglass, Cornet, Violin, Column, Ingot, Vase, Bluebell, Lollypop, Pear
Skinny – Cornet, Column
Tapered – Column,
Boot Cut – Skittle, Hourglass, Cornet, column, Vase, Lollypop,
Flared – Skittle, Apple, column, Bluebell, Ingot, Lollypop, Pear
Baggy – Violin, Apple, column, Pear
Bell-Bottom – Hourglass, column, Vase, Lollypop
Mom – Column,
Boyfriend – Skittle, column, Vase, Lollypop, Pear
Girlfriend – Wine Glass, column
Stovepipe – Wine Glass, Cornet, column,
Kick Flare – Hourglass, Cornet, column, Vase, Lollypop
Cigarette – Wine Glass, Cornet, column
Cropped – Cornet, Column,
Now, let’s look at jeans that can enhance your shape.
Body Shaping Jeans
In addition to all of the above, you can now purchase jeans that enhance and support your shape. Look at the options below for inspiration.
Tips For Buying Jeans
Next time you find yourself out shopping for jeans, make sure you know what suits you before you go. As a very general rule, in addition to the information above, if you are curvy around the hips and bottom avoid side pockets and detailing. Choose a lightweight denim that is less stiff. If you are bigger on the bottom than the top, choose darker denin and visa-versa if you are bigger on the top. If you are petite and curvy around the bottom or hips, avoid low waisted and look at medium waisted as well as high, because high could shorten your waist too much. Always take notes with you and try on different styles to see for yourself what works and what does not.
So there we have it, my ultimate guide to buying the best jeans for body shape. I hope you found it useful. What styles have you found suited you?
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