Revealed: Your Body Shape's Perfect Pair of Jeans

With so many denim styles out there—skinny, straight, wide-leg, girlfriend, boyfriend and everything in-between—it can be difficult to pinpoint the best denim for your body shape. While there are always a few styles that can suit your body, uncovering the one find that fits you like a glove is a style victory in our eyes. Knowing what looks great on your figure is what will ultimately make shopping that much easier for you.

To help you discover the most flattering jeans, we tapped Chloe Lonsdale, legendary founder and creative director of M.i.h Jeans, for her expert advice to dish on the most slimming jeans for every body shape. From the bootcut to the high-waisted and everything in between, we've been converted to a whole new way of thinking about how we wear our jeans. Keep scrolling to find the best denim for your body shape, and shop our picks too. 


Perfect Jeans: a high-rise slim jean

"Hourglass shapes should draw attention to the smallest part of their bodies, their waist, with a high-rise jean with minimal stretch. Opt for a wash with subtle highlights that will slim and flatter your shape." — Chloe Lonsdale


Perfect Jeans: a vintage-cut high-rise with a tapered leg

"Boyish figures can create more shape in a vintage-cut denim with a high rise and tapered leg in non-stretch denim. This style of jean looks great in pale, washed-out blues that feel really authentic." — Chloe Lonsdale

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Perfect Jeans: a '70s kick flare

"A kick flare looks great on all body types, but they are particularly flattering for curvy shapes. The flare should begin from above the knee to balance out larger hips and bottoms. Look for a high-rise that will slim and flatten the tummy. Worn with heels, the flare is leg-elongating, almost completely transformative. Everyone should own a pair." — Chloe Lonsdale

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Perfect Jeans: a flared jean with fit technology

"A flared leg balances out curvy hips, evening out proportions. Look for denim with fit technology—they'll work harder for your shape, holding in lumps and bumps and smoothing you out in all the right places. They will also keep their shape wear after wear. Dark washes like a deep indigo or black are always the most flattering." — Chloe Lonsdale

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Perfect Jeans: a cropped, straight-leg style

"For petite shapes, I would recommend a cropped, straight fit-jean with a slightly fluted hem opening, the perfect amount of kick to flatter all body shapes." — Chloe Lonsdale


Perfect Jeans: a cropped kick flare

"Long, tall shapes have the ability to pull off pretty much anything, which is why I would suggest a cropped kick flare with a ripped scallop edge, one of the key denim shapes for S/S 16. They are the denim girl's dream jean." — Chloe Lonsdale

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.