• Louisa Gabriel

Finding the Best Jeans for Your Body Type

If you're like me, and millions of other people around the world, then jeans are a staple of your wardrobe. They've come a long way since they were first created back in 1871, but with so many different styles, rises, and colors available, finding the perfect pair can quickly become a shopping nightmare. Ultimately, it's up to you what style of jeans you wear but to find the perfect pair that creates proportion and balance, and flatters your body then follow the guide below!

The hourglass shape - full hips and bust that are the same width, and a defined waist.

Bootcut and flared jeans give you a great balanced shape. If you have slender thighs then you should give straight-leg jeans a try. Try to avoid skinny jeans and anything slouchy like a boyfriend cut.

The pear shape - Your hips, thighs, and derriere take center stage, and your waist is defined.

Flat-fronted jeans with a mid-rise are a great option for you, but to create the best silhouette go for a bootcut or flares that will create balance with your hips. Skinny jeans will emphasize your hips, thighs, and derriere so if this is an area you'd prefer to camouflage then you might want to avoid them.

The inverted triangle shape - shoulders are noticeably wider than your hip-line, and little to no waist definition and straight hips.

Bootcut and flared jeans work great for you! Cargo and combat styles are also a great option as they add volume to your lower body to balance with your shoulders. Make sure you avoid tapered legs and high-waisted jeans as they will make your upper body look wider.

The rectangle shape - balanced hips and shoulders, and little or no waist definition.

If you love skinny jeans then you'll be happy to hear that these are one of the best styles for your body type, along with straight-leg jeans. Be sure to avoid flared jeans as you'll create a very disproportioned silhouette.

The apple shape- Overall proportion with a tendency to carry weight around the mid-section. Little-to-no waist definition.

Flat-fronted jeans are perfect for you, along with a semi-low rise and bootcut leg. You can also rock flared jeans as the flare creates balance with your body. Try to Avoid tapered and skinny jeans, and high waists will emphasize your mid-section so you might want to give them a miss.

And of course, one of the most important things when trying to find the perfect jeans for any body type is to find a pair that fits! Jeans that are too small or too big will make you look bigger, emphasize any problem areas, and let's face it, they'll feel uncomfortable to wear. Ignore the numbers on the label and focus on how they feel!

Stay stylish!

Louisa 💕

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