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The best jeans for your body type

 Shopping jeans may seem easy but it is a lot harder than you think (Image: Shutterstock)

Shopping for jeans may sound easy but it is not, especially if you’re shopping online.

They all look good and from what you can judge on the screen, you click buy and ship to your address. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned.

There is always the risk of buying a size bigger or smaller.

What you see on the model and on the mirror once you put them on leaves you with a sad face. What could have gone wrong? You wonder.

Well, the long short of it is, a lot!

Other than size, we rarely factor in the cut, design, wash and fabric material. And the reason why these are important is because a small denim can be salvaged if the material is stretchy.

To ensure you never get it wrong again you must understand your body type and jeans that will best complement you:

  • Skinny jeans

This is the most popular with the younger generation. Skinny jeans can be worn by all body types but flatter women with an hour glass or pear shape work best.

Compared to the other styles, it is figure hugging and slimmest at the ankle. When picking one you want to go for a stretchy fabric so it can sit perfectly on your body.

  • Boyfriend jeans

These have been having enjoying the limelight for a moment now and it is because of the varying degrees it fits.

If you have an inverted triangle shape, wide shoulders and smaller hips this will complement your figure due to its roomy fit.

 Ensure your jeans stretch so so they fit you like a glove (Image: Shutterstock)
  • High waist

This classic looks fantastic on slender women with small waists or those with athletic bodies. It is best to avoid it if you have a tummy which will stick out like a sore thumb.

Sitting at the natural waist line above the belly button, high waist jeans look amazing when paired with a crop top, a body suit or with a tucked in top.

  • Bootcut jeans

Similar to the flare jeans, it has a subtler wide leg and is designed to fit from the waist downwards to the thighs loosening at the knee.

This works wonders for women with pear, apple and hourglass figures. If you happen to be on the currier size, you want one that stretches.

  • The flare

Due to their stretchy material, they are incredibly comfortable and look super cute with fitted or crop tops. And since they run long, you want to pair it with the right shoe, preferably a pair of heels so it doesn’t overwhelm your frame.

With the right inseam petite women can rock them but usually look best in women with pear and hourglass body shapes.

  • Mom jeans

Not everyone’s first option, these jeans continue to be a favorite due to their styling options. More popular with the younger women, they tend to sit loosely.

Unless you pick a more fitting one, they generally fit most body shapes due to how they are cut and designed.

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