When it comes to buying jeans, guys have it easy. All they need to know is waist size and leg length and they’re good to go. Women, on the other hand, have much more to consider when it comes to buying jeans that can take us from drab to fab in the time it takes to slip them on. So, how do you know which style to buy that hugs you in all of the right places? We’ve taken the guesswork out of it for you, and found out the best styles for your shape; whether you’re a pear, an hourglass, an apple, or a ruler.
If you’re a Pear: You’ll want to find something that caters to your bottom-heavy curves with a contoured cut that comes up higher in the back, won’t gap at the waist, and offers a wider leg to balance your hips. Jeans in a dark wash with tone-on-tone stitching also creates the illusion of a long, lean line.
If you’re an Hourglass: Embrace your curves with flattering jeans in a boot cut style with a dark wash. You’ll also want to make sure they have a mid-rise waist so they fit snug on your hips and create smooth, lovely lines. Golden stitching and pocket details will also show off and enhance your curves.
If you’re an Apple: Show off your sexy legs while minimizing bulk around the middle with a sleek pair of legging jeans, also known as jeggings. Part jeans, part leggings, they showcase slender thighs while minimizing your midsection. With a higher-than-usual stretch content than other jeans, you’ll get a slim fit that hugs every contour in all the right places.
If you’re a Ruler: Emphasize and create the illusion of curves by wearing skinny jeans, jeans with a low-waist, or high-waisted jeans with a belt to highlight the waist area. Straight cut jeans are also a great choice because they taper slightly at the ankle and draw attention to the size of your hips and thighs.