Choosing The Best Style of Jeans to fit your Body Shape
Denim has come a long way since Levi Strauss stitched blue canvas material together to create a pair of durable work pants for gold prospectors in the 1850′s. Nowadays, every wardrobe in the modern world has a pair, whether they be boot cut, flares or stiletto cut. And whatever your shape, there is a pair that’s right for you. Take a look at our style tips to make sure you are getting the best out of your jeans and that they are complimenting you, not highlighting your worst bits.
Straight Leg – Good for most figures, they tend to elongate the body, especially if they are worn over the heel of a shoe or boot as they create the illusion of a longer leg. Team with heels and funky jewellery to glam them up.
Super Skinny – Best for athletic and petite figures as the super skinny cut hugs the body and highlights slender figures. They showcase slim legs and elongate the figure. For day time wear ballet pumps or tuck into boots for a biker chick look.
Slouch – This style of jeans tend to sit on the hips so they are perfect for pear shapes and fuller figures. They also favour taller figures as the roomy cut can swamp shorter frames. Wear with a chunky jumper for a casual look.
Boot Cut – Wider at the ankle to fit over boots, these are good for hour glass and pear shape figures as they balance the body shape to give a more proportioned shape. A sheer blouse or pretty flower print dress transforms these jeans.
Flares – Again, like boot cut jeans, these are great for balancing pear shapes and fuller figures as they help with broader shoulders and hips to create a softer silhouette. Team with a funky t shirt or boho top with fringed bag for a real 70′s look.
Boyfriend – Great for apple figures as they balance the larger proportions on top and create an overall symmetry in the body. A soft warm jumper or layered look is best with these jeans.
Secret Support – Ideal for those who have lost a little muscle definition around the tummy area due to a pregnancy, they flatten this area and provide an instant boost to your confidence. Wear something to cover the tummy area such as a long top or shirt.