The Denim Style That Looks Good on Everyone (No Lie)

When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.

With fall approaching, everyone is on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans. With that said, a question I am often asked is what style jeans look good on everyone. There are three components to the perfect pair of jeans: high-waisted silhouette, dark wash, and a bit of flare. First, high-waisted jeans look flattering on every body type—the high-rise design is guaranteed to add length to your legs—and can be worn for every occasion. Second, jeans in a dark wash can be paired with any top, no matter the style. Another bonus of dark-wash jeans is their slimming effect. Lastly, a flare leg adds a fun standout twist to any pair of denim jeans. Together, all three of these components will balance out proportions while making you appear leaner and taller. Be sure to make this flattering style your next denim purchase.

Scroll down to shop the most flattering denim style for fall.

These jeans are guaranteed to get you compliments. 

Because who doesn't look good in dark-wash jeans?

Black cropped jeans are a fall staple.

Style these with a tucked-in shirt, and you'll be set for the day.

Your search is over—these are the perfect cropped denim flares.

These jeans are guaranteed to keep you comfortable.

Pair these jeans with high heels to accentuate your legs.

Style with a tucked-in shirt to show off your waist.

These versatile jeans can we worn day and night.

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