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When you’re shopping for jeans… it’s not just about finding the right color or fit — it’s also about finding what looks best on your body type.
When it comes to picking jeans… there are a million different factors that come into play. The size of your thighs… the size of your waist… whether or not you have hips… what body shape you are…all these variables make for an overwhelming number of options.
How do you pick the right pair of jeans?
There is no one answer. There is no magic formula that will work for everyone. However… there is a basic formula that most people can use to pick out the right pair of jeans for them.
The first thing you should do is identify which body type you are. Are you an hourglass? A pear? An inverted triangle?
For example… if you’re a pear… then buy some high-waisted pants (also known as “mother jeans”). If you’re an inverted triangle… then buy some relaxed-fit pants. And if you’re an hourglass… then go ahead and buy yourself a good pair of straight-leg jeans (or boot cut!).
Don’t worry about what all those terms mean we’ll cover that in more detail below. Once you’ve identified your body type… then it’s time to move on to choosing the right pants. Let’s go.
What Jeans Should I Wear for My Body Type?
Jeans can be a great way to emphasize your best features… like a taut tummy and curvy hips. They can also hide problem areas… like thick thighs and muffin tops.
When it comes to jeans… everyone wants something different. Some people want them to show off every curve; others want to cover up as much skin as possible. You might be looking for something casual and comfy… or something with a bit of an edge (which means you need some attitude along with those skinny jeans).
Whatever your preference… there’s a pair of jeans out there for you.
Naturally… there are no hard and fast rules about which body type should wear which style of pants. However… it’s always good to have a general idea of how certain styles will look on your body type.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect pair or browsing the latest trends… here are some tips to help you find jeans that flatter your body type.
- Choose Skinny Jeans If You Have… A pear shape.–A large hip to waist ratio.–Thin legs and thighs.
- Choose Bootcut Jeans If You Have… A rounder… softer body shape.–Petite legs.–Large thighs and hips.
- Choose Flare or Retro-Style Jeans If You Have… An inverted triangle shape.–Smaller hips than the waist.–Thinner legs… especially below the knee.
- Choose Mother Jeans If You Have… A full-figured shape (if you prefer a looser fit).–Flat hips… but fuller thighs and lower calves.
If you’re on the petite side you have to be especially careful about what types of jeans you wear. Anything that enhances your top half is good for flattery (for example… a ruffled top). Anything that emphasizes your bottom half is risky territory for you. If you don’t want the skin-tight skinny jeans to look… go for a looser fit.
Also… if your bottom half is bigger than your top… stick with straight leg or boot cut jeans instead of skinny jeans. Skinny jeans will only make your legs look shorter and wider than they actually are!
Which Jeans for Pear Shaped Body?
If you’re a pear-shaped woman… the trick is to take advantage of your top half. High-waisted jeans will help balance out your lower half so you’ll look more in proportion.
- As with all the other body types… pear-shaped bodies can wear both skinny and straight jeans.
- Skinny jeans will tend to show off your assets and make you look taller. They are also a bit more flattering for your thighs.
- Straight-leg jeans have a loose fit that helps balance out the top and bottom of your body by making you look more proportional.
- Mother jeans are loose-fitting jean that offers a bit of extra room in the thigh area (which is why they are perfect if you have bigger thighs).
As with most clothing… you should look for jeans in a dark wash or indigo color as they will compliment your skin tone. If you want to make your legs appear longer… go for lighter washes and darker colors on the bottom portion of the pants such as blue or tan. You can also try to find jeans with a bit of stretch so that it is easier to move around in them.
If you have a larger upper body… it is best to choose tighter fitting tops such as V-necks… button-ups… or scoop necks to balance out your figure.
Can Pear Shapes Wear Skinny Jeans?
Skinny jeans are a staple in any girl’s closet. They can be worn in an infinite number of ways and look good on almost every body type. Skinny jeans are very tight-fitting throughout the leg… usually tapering down from the knee down to the ankle.
They’re often worn with wedge heels so that they fall straight down without bunching up at the ankles (which doesn’t look good if your shoes aren’t wedges).
Skinny jeans flatter most body types because they highlight the natural curves of your legs while slimming down any bulges you may have on your thighs or behind.
Skinny jeans aren’t for everyone… though. In fact… if you’re a little bit overweight… they can emphasize your extra pounds more than other styles of jeans.
If you have trouble finding jeans that fit… you should probably stick to bootcut or straight-leg jeans for now. Another thing about skinny jeans is that because of their snug fit… dark washes will help hide imperfections better than light washes.
So if you’re self-conscious about your legs… you may want to skip out on the super-skinny ones and go for a more relaxed style instead.
What Jeans Are Most Flattering?
Have you ever wondered what jeans are most flattering? It’s not just about the style or brand. It is also the color… wash… and how the jeans fit your body that makes all the difference.
Pick a cut that flatters your shape.
For example… women with a curvy bottom and slender legs should make sure to choose a pair with a skinny leg opening and tapered at the ankle to create a long and lean illusion. Skinny jeans are also a great option for those who have shorter legs as they lengthen the appearance of the leg length.
Women with larger thighs may want to skip the skinny leg openings in favor of boot-cut or flare jeans which help balance out the proportions of the hips and thighs.
For those who prefer a looser fit… wide-leg cuts can be flattering since they add volume to balance out curves. More details on the jeans such as studs on the back pockets… belt loops… and other decorative accents are also worth considering because they add visual interest to an outfit while providing definition at the waistline through contouring.
If you’re looking for a more casual look… try boyfriend jeans which have an unstructured… comfy fit. Boyfriend jeans are loose-fitting through the hip and thigh areas.
A summary of what jeans are most flattering for you:
Tapered Leg Jeans – This style is the most popular choice for women of all shapes and sizes. Tapered leg jeans give the illusion of longer legs and a slimmer waistline. They also tend to highlight beautiful shoes and accessories. Boot cut jeans or wide-legged jeans can be equally flattering if you want to add some volume or balance out your hips with some flare.
Straight Leg Jeans – This classic style is perfect for pear shapes or hourglass figures. Straight-leg jeans are slimming… comfortable… and versatile. They look good with heels… flats… sneakers… and boots alike. Avoid cropped straight-leg jeans unless you have super long legs!
Boyfriend Jeans – Boyfriend jeans are loose-fitting through the hips… thighs… and bottom while still being fitted around the waist. This style is great for anyone who has trouble finding pants that are comfortable in this area but not too baggy on top or at the ankles.
Bootcut jeans – These are a little wider than skinny jeans… but still form-fitting so they don’t look like mom jeans. While they don’t accentuate curves as much as skinny jeans… they’re more flattering on women who have less-than-perfect abs or a little extra weight around the middle. Bootcut styles have a wider hem around the ankle and usually come in darker washes.
Skinny jeans – Skinny jeans will show off curves and create that coveted hourglass shape. However… it’s very important to choose the right kind of skinny jeans. Boot-cut jeans will only draw attention away from your waist and hips… creating a boxy shape instead of accentuating the curve where they meet.
What Body Type Should Wear High Waisted Jeans?
High-waisted jeans are a trend that has been around for a while… but they’re really making a comeback this season. You’ll see them paired with crop tops and sundresses… as well as long-sleeved tees… blouses… and button-down shirts.
They look great on most people — so don’t think twice before you go out and buy a pair. Just be sure to keep these tips in mind:
Who can wear high-waisted jeans?
- Tall girls with big thighs… a small waist… and a little belly can wear high-waisted jeans.
- Thin girls look good in high waist jeans too because it gives the illusion of curves.
- If you’re short or have a small waist… high-waisted jeans will make your legs look longer.
- High waist jeans are perfect for curvy girls because it emphasizes their curves and give them a shapely figure.
- Women with larger thighs should wear high-waisted pants because it makes their legs look slimmer than they actually are.
Who should not wear high-waisted jeans?
- Petite girls should avoid wearing high-waisted pants because it will make them appear shorter than they really are.
- Women with larger stomachs should also avoid wearing high-waisted pants because they will only emphasize their stomachs even more.
- If you have a small waist but fuller hips… high-waisted jeans may not be the best choice for you. The top of the jeans should hit your waist (instead of your hips) for the best fit. If they’re too tight in the hip area… they will make your butt look bigger than it really is.
What Type of Jeans Are Best for Big Thighs?
So you’ve got big thighs. It’s not the end of the world… but finding jeans that fit well can be a struggle. Here are a few tips to make your search a little easier.
The first step is to find jeans that fit in the waist. There are plenty of sizes available for big thighs… but when it comes to pants… bigger isn’t always better. If a pair of pants are too big in the waist… they will sag in the crotch and probably make your hips look even larger than they already are.
So what size jeans should you try? It depends on the cut of the jean and how high-waisted you like them. For most women with larger thighs… low-rise jeans will be too low and won’t make your legs look good at all.
Traditional or regular rise jeans will work best. If you want them even higher… opt for a boot cut or flare leg style which is especially flattering on bigger thighs and hips because they balance out your proportions by making your hips look smaller.
Tapered jeans are a great choice for bigger thighs… as they’re designed to be fitted at the thigh and bootleg down from there. They have a more flattering cut on women who have wider hips because the top of the jean isn’t so wide which can make you appear wider. The tapered look works well for all body types as well.
What Body Shape Are Mother Jeans?
Tapered at the ankle… with a roomier seat and thigh area… the MOTHER jean fits a variety of body types. If you are pear-shaped… have a short torso… or simply have a hard time finding jeans that fit… the MOTHER jean is the brand for you.
The MOTHER jean fits nicely around your hips and butt and will give you some extra room in your midsection. The wide waistband has five belt loops and is super-comfortable… even when you’re sitting down for long periods of time. The MOTHER jean also comes in a straight leg or bootcut style if you prefer a different fit.
They are stretchy and comfortable… but still… give you that sexy look you want. The best part is that they can be flattering to any body type.
The best way to describe what body shape these styles of pants are designed for is to say that they are made for an average woman with a larger proportioned bottom half of her body.
They look great on almost all body shapes. Whether you have a large bottom or a larger tummy… whether you’re tall or short… mother jeans will flatter your body.
Mother jeans are designed to give you room in the hip and thigh area. This makes them ideal for women with larger thighs and hips for practical comfort as well as style. The cut of the jean is loose and has no form-fitted waistband so that it can be worn over padded pants or a pregnant belly.
Mother jeans are one of those pieces that no matter how many times they get washed they still look good.
In summary… no matter what shape your body is… there is a pair of jeans that will look good on you. By understanding your body type and knowing what styles best accentuate your curves… you can find the perfect pair.
Louise Wilson is an accomplished author, passionate textile historian, and renowned fashion enthusiast with a rich background in the world of apparel.
Graduating with honors in Fashion Design, Louise further expanded her skills and knowledge by completing a master’s degree in Textile History. Her academic pursuits have led her to explore the fashion capitals of the world, including Milan, Paris, and New York, enriching her insights into the global world of fashion.
As an author, Louise’s passion for fashion has found its way into her writings, where she intricately weaves narratives of style, design, and fashion history.