How to Find the Perfect Pair of Denim Jeans for Your Body Type by Emily Berry
Looking good in a pair of jeans doesn’t mean you have to lose weight or be one particular body type. There are plenty of different cuts and styles of jeans available, and made for various shapes and sizes – it’s all a matter of finding the right pair for you. If you don’t know your body type yet, StyleCraze's guide describes all the basic types, including straight to pear shaped and curvy jeans. Using that as a guide, here are some of the best styles for various body types:
If your butt and bust lines are well balanced and your waist is defined, you have an hourglass figure. LiveAbout claims you’ll look best in stretch denim jeans that can hold in your tummy and contour your hips and thighs. If you want to look taller, you can opt for straight-leg jeans that fall straight at the hem. If you’re on the tall side, you can wear a pair of cropped jeans to balance out your entire look.
Pear Body Shape
You have a pear or triangle body shape if you have large hips and a tiny bust. You can balance out your silhouette with a pair of boot-cut or wide-legged denim jeans, as they slim your shape without hiding your curves and also elongate your legs, too. If you want to define your waist, wear high-rise skinny jeans that can highlight the smallest part of your midriff. Choose darker shades, too, or richer tones like dark red.
Curvy and Plus-size
Curvy is a little like the pear body type. The main difference is the measurement of the bust. Although you would normally wear boot-cut or flare styles, it would also work if you try straight leg jeans. Don’t try to hide or squeeze in your thighs, go for stretch jeans that will hug your figure. Inclusive brand Woman Within’s straight leg jeans are perfect with some stylish sneakers and a cute hoodie. Just make sure you don’t roll them too high up otherwise you may look short and stumpy.
Apple Body Shape
Women with this type of body shape usually have a large bust, smaller hips, an undefined waist and slimmer legs. If you have this body type, you need to pay extra attention to the rise of your jeans – too low and you get a “muffin top,” too high and it will accentuate your belly. Mid-rise jeans are the best choice, but make sure they are snug enough to give you shape. Go for heavier denim fabrics, too, so you can tone your midsection.
Oval Body Shape
Also referred to as the inverted triangle because your bust is larger than the rest of your body. Your hips are narrow and Beaut states your midsection is a little fuller. Go for jeans that are wider in their hemline, like boot-cut or flared, as these will complement your body. Pick a pair with big pockets and embellishments, too – anything that will enhance your backside. Also consider low-rise jeans, especially ones with a contoured waistline.
Apart from the style and rise of your jeans, it’s also important to pay attention to how you wash and dry your jeans. Here on 30Seconds we have a complete guide on how to care for your jeans, including how often you need to wash them and how to dry them properly.