The Perfect Pair of Jeans

By on March 25, 2015, in Soft Surroundings

Jeans are a fashion staple as enduring as the little black dress or the classic white shirt. While they can be the most versatile thing in your wardrobe, they also can be the most frustrating when it comes to finding the right pair for your body type.

High rise, low rise, dark wash, light wash, slim leg or wide leg — the options can seem a bit overwhelming. They don’t have to be, however, if you stick to a few basic guidelines when shopping for a pair of jeans.

Finding the perfect pair of jeans for your body type will allow you to accentuate your best features, minimize your least favorite ones — and maximize style!



If you have this shape, you are smaller on top than you are on the bottom. You have a defined waist, and hips are larger than your bust. For this shape, avoid wide or flared leg jeans that make hips look wider. Instead, look for jeans in darker washes that feature a contoured waistband and a tapered or straight-leg silhouette to make your lower half appear slimmer. Not Your Daughter’s Jeans Marilyn (Straight Leg) Jean slims the hips and features a flattering straight-leg style and contour waist.



If you have this shape, your bust is bigger than your hips, and your weight tends to accumulate above the hips. In this case, it’s best to accentuate your legs and avoid drawing attention to your waist. Look for jeans in stretch fabrics that feature tummy control, as well as a bootcut or flared style that balances out your silhouette. Our Bootcut Leggings feature “Triple S” Jean technology that sculpts, shapes and supports in all the right places in a flattering bootcut style.



If you have this shape, your waist is about the same measurement as your hips and bust. Accentuate your midsection by avoiding baggy or relaxed-fit jeans. Look for bootcut or flared styles with a slim cut through the hip, thigh and rear to accentuate curves. Featuring a slim design through the thigh and a subtle flare at the knee, the Yummie Bootcut Jeans are a great choice.


If you have this body type, you have equal hip and bust measurements and a narrow waist. Make sure to emphasize your proportions rather than get lost in loose clothing or ill-fitting jeans that squish or contort your curves. Look for curve-hugging, skinny or straight-leg jeans. The Yummie Straight Leg Jeans offer a long and lean silhouette with a slimming straight leg.


Other guidelines:

-Avoid the dreaded “muffin top” by choosing mid or high rise jeans rather than low-rise styles.

-Avoid details on denim that add bulk to your backside such as faded washes, heavy stitching, and embellishments.

-Dark denim will always give the slimmest look, no matter what body type.

-If you are considering a style with a lot of stretch in the fabric, sizing down will often help them from becoming too baggy later in the day.