The Best Jeans for Your Body Shape
5 perfect denim picks for 5 different body types
-Paige Herman Axel
Next to bathing suits, finding the right jeans could be one of the most daunting shopping tasks. In my experience, about one of every five pairs fits just right, and when I find that pair, I usually buy that style in every color available. All of our bodies are different, and what works for one might not work for the next. Personally, I’ve worn three of the below five styles at different points (and weights) in my life, and the other two come highly recommended.
If you’re curvy…
There’s nothing worse than trying to stuff yourself into too-tight jeans, and when you have curves, you need to accentuate them with the right pair of jeans. This means enough room in the waist so you can sit comfortably, enough room in the hips so you can zip them, enough room in the thighs so your legs don’t look like sausages, and a little bit of stretch. Enter Joe’s Jeans in the “Honey” cut. $138, Nordstrom.com
If you have a non-existent rear…
The grass is always greener on the other side, right? When you have some junk in the trunk, you’re constantly paranoid your butt looks big— and when you have a flat tush, all you want is some projection. The key to creating the illusion of a shapelier derriere lies in the pockets. Look for flaps that add volume, like the ones on cK Calvin Klein’s Lean Bootcut. $79.50, Nordstrom.com