1. For Boyish Figures
If your body leans towards the boyish side – defined by a lack of curvature around the waist and hip area – then go for tapered jeans. Look for jeans that are roomier around the hips and thighs, but slim around the ankles. They help to create some shape for you.
Non-stretch fabrics that come in light washes are also ideal for your figure.
Jeans, $342, from Diesel
2. For Pear-Shaped Figures
Women with pair-shaped figures can count on a pair of straight-cut jeans to help balance out your body. Ideally you should look for a mid-to-dark wash of jeans, but if you fancy a lighter and more ’90s shade, then choose one with a higher crop so it makes you look taller.
Jeans, $89.90, from Topshop
3. For Hourglass Figures
Play up your curves with a pair of high-waisted denim jeans! Keep it to a solid tone with no fade marks, and choose one that has a flared shape for a balanced overall look.
For that extra illusion of height, try to look for jeans that crop just above your ankles.
Jeans, $74.95, from H&M
4. For Taller/Longer Figures
Yes, there is such a thing as looking too tall. To avoid appearing like you’re towering over everyone else, throw on a pair of jeans and cuff them up. Plus, those cuffs will add a dose of cool too!
Jeans, $592, from SJYP at Farfetch
5. For Apple-Shaped Figures
Eschew skinny jeans and head straight for the wide-legged denim instead. They’re super on-trend at the moment, and their flared cut will flatter your figure.
Jeans, $106, from Topshop
6. For Petite Figures
Create the illusion of a leggier you with a pair of skinny jeans. Look for a pair that’s cropped around the ankles, or have them taken to the tailor’s to get that dream fit. Importantly, try to avoid any design that includes horizontal distressing marks, as it will shorten your leg and play against you.
Jeans, $45.90, from Zara