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The Best Jeans for Your Body Type
by Lakeysha-Marie

From the ultra slim drainpipe, to the universally flattering bootcut, jeans have become the ultimate wardrobe staple. Every pair is as unique as their denim wash, and in a world where all bodies are not created equal, the perfect jean is often elusive. To aid you in your quest for the best fit, we have put together the most popular styles and the body types they work best with.


This cut is universal for all body types. Narrow hips look great in a fitted bootcut jean with heels, and if you have curvy hips you will appreciate the balance that the subtle flare of this style brings to your silhouette. Be sure to buy these jeans with enough ease so that the fabric skims your curves, not clings.

Relaxed Fit:

This is a casual cut that provides ease throughout, which is great if you have full hips and legs. If you have a small bum be careful of the bagging of this style around your bottom, as it is not controlled.

Wide Leg:

This is a comfortable style that works great in denim. Wide leg jeans drape over the hips and eases throughout the leg creating a crisp line that’s very flattering. This jean is a great way to smooth over full hips and thighs, and also creates a clean line for women with slender frames.

Skinny Jeans:

This leg-skimming cut is great for showing off lean legs. If, like some women, you have a full upper body, and slim lower body, use this style to highlight your slender lower body. Petites can visually add height with the long leg line of this jean.


A popular cut for corduroy and khakis, the straight full leg of this cut skims curves for a clean line on all body types. If you have a full bottom or hips, look for a contoured waistband for a flattering fit.


A popular retro style, the flare cut skims the upper leg and widens below the knee. It’s a flattering style if you have a slender lower body, but if you have full hips, avoid very wide flares as it will visually widen the width of your hips, instead opt for a bootcut.

About the Author:
Lakeysha-Marie is a fashion stylist, a women’s fit technologist, author and columnist for women’s lifestyle and fashion magazine Pink Diva Café. To learn more and to receive free makeover advice and hints, visit Lakeysha-Marie’s fashion blog and personal style website http://www.beautybodystyle.com/.