I went shopping with some friends for jeans the other day and while we are all different shapes we all managed to find different jeans that fitted us perfectly. So today I thought I would give you some insight into what to look for in jeans to fit your body type.

Hourglass figure choose jeans that are cut higher at the back to keep you covered and ones that have a contoured waistband designed to fit your small waist and wont gape at the back. Choose a tapered or wide leg rather than skinny to balance out the difference between your slim calves and your butt.

Pear shape a low rise straight or tapered pair of jeans will keep hips looking slim and create overall balance. A dark wash jean with large back pockets will slim you down. Avoid wide legs which can make hips look wider.

Apple shape try a dark wash moderate rise jean which comes to just below belly button. Thick material will hold you in and prevent muffin top.

Tall figure you can wear most styles of jeans –low or high rise, straight leg or even a retro flare look. Fading in the material can break up the length.


Plus size a boot cut style will balance your curves butdon’t choose any kind of embellishments. A fading effect will draw attention to your thighs so a dark colour is better choice and more flattering.

Boy figure look good in a mid rise with a slight boot cut or flare to create a curvier figure.

Petite go for slim cut or skinnies and a mid rise style which finishes between waistline and hipbone. A long lean cut will extend the legs. Embellishments are OK as long as they are not too large.

Muffin top choose a boot cut rather than a skinny jean and a mid rise with a wide waistband.

Tummy bulge choose moderate rise with waist band just below belly button to control the problem area.

Large thighs dark colours are more slimming for legs. Choose a tapered jean with an elastic waistband and made in a stretch fabric.

No butt some jeans have built in padding to give a natural looking shape or pockets with a flap will help give extra volume.