Best Jeans for all Body Types

While denim can be worn by almost everyone, there are certain styles that suit specific body types better than others. Luckily, the best jeans for your shape are fairly easy to find as we carry many styles and several brands: Judy Blue, Risen and 1822. Just keep an eye out for pants that flatter your body type and feature classic cuts and occasionally with a little bit of personality (think embroidery or distressing). Here's what you need to know about choosing the right pair of jeans depending on your body type:

The best jeans are ones that flatter your body type.

You know what they say: when it comes to jeans, fit is everything. If you're looking for the perfect pair of jeans, you have to make sure they fit your body type like a glove.

  • Jeans should fit well in the waist and hips. If they're too tight or too loose around these areas, it can be uncomfortable and unflattering--not to mention downright painful!

  • They should also be comfortable enough that you want to wear them all day long (and night). If they aren't comfortable enough for daily wear, then there's no point in buying them in the first place!

  • Finally, durability is very important when choosing jeans because we all know how much abuse our favorite denim garments take over time from washing machines and dryers alike...not to mention sitting down on hard surfaces every once in a while (oops!).

Stick with classic cuts, but pick them in different finishes to suit your style.

If you're looking for a pair of jeans that are timeless and will never go out of style, stick with classic cuts. But if you want to try something new, don't be afraid to experiment with different finishes.

Jeans are wardrobe staples and should be part of your everyday look--you should have at least two pairs in your closet (one dark wash and one light wash). A good pair of jeans will last forever if they're well-made and fit properly so they can easily become an essential part of any outfit. They're also an easy way to express your personal style with minimal effort!

Jeans with a higher rise and straight leg will look good on almost anyone.

When it comes to jeans, there are several types of rise: high, mid and low. A high-rise jean will sit at or above your belly button, while a low-rise jean will be closer to your hips and mid is right in the middle. High-risers are more flattering for most body types in general because they make your legs look longer, make your waist look smaller and give the illusion of smaller hips by pulling them in from below. However, if you are short waisted you might want to avoid the super high rise as it can make you appear shorter than you are. 

Low-mid-rise jeans can work if you have a shorter torso, it will give you a more symmetrical look and balancing especially if your legs are much longer in proportion to your torso. Be careful with low-mid-rise jeans as they can hit you right in the "muffin" you'll want to ensure they are not too tight at the waist so it doesn't create muffin top. 

A cropped or cropped hemline will make your legs look longer.

If you're a shorter person and want to make your legs look longer, then the best jeans for you are cropped or cropped hemline jeans. They will make your legs look leaner and more proportional to the rest of your body. Hint - I am tall (6'3") and love cropped jeans, but sometimes a hemmed slim fit may look like I have on a pair that's too short, just cut that hem.  It looks intentional and (for me) much more comfortable. Never be afraid to cut denim!

To pump up the style factor with this style of jeans, try pairing them with heels or boots in addition to flats!

If you have a waist-to-hip ratio that's more hourglass than pear, consider getting a pair of high-rise boot cut or flared jeans.

If you have a waist-to-hip ratio that's more hourglass than pear, consider getting a pair of high-rise boot cut or flared jeans.

  • Boot cut: These have a wider hem that sits at the top of your calf (right below the knee). It's an easy way to make your legs look longer without having to get them hemmed. If you are more pear shaped, I'd avoid a boot cut all together - nothing like adding extra bulk to your bottom half that you don't need. I've also noticed for our more petite customers - opt for a flare over a boot cut.  The wider the leg can make you appear even shorter than you are. Let's go for long and lean! If you have met me, you know I am tall! and I have a large asset - LOL. A boot cut that truly starts at the knee is more flattering for me. The true boot cut will fit slimmer at the thigh accenting your curves and balancing out at the bottom.  *Now you won't catch me in boot cut and flats - no, just no. 

  • Flared: An exaggerated flare at the bottom gives this style an extra feminine touch. It also helps balance out any roundness in your lower half by drawing attention up toward your waistline instead.* High rise: Jeans with a higher rise and straight leg will look good on almost anyone.

If you want to add some extra volume to your thighs, try mid-rise flare or wide leg styles.

If you want to add some extra volume to your thighs, try mid-rise flare or wide leg styles(stove pipe or trouser). If you are apple shaped (meaning bustier and little to no thigh/bottom) you can balance your appearance with a stove pipe or trouser style of denim.  A straight leg, or flair will also work well.  You don't want to look like you'll topple over! 

We've covered a lot of ground here, but hopefully it's clear that jeans are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. They're perfect for every occasion and every body type. You can change up the look of your jeans with the jacket, cardigan or kimono you pair with it. And never be afraid to cut them - take those scissors and cut darling!!!! Cuffing is acceptable as well, I do like a good cuff with a little bootie! So, whether you're looking for something casual or dressed up, just remember there's a pair out there waiting just for you!


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