Q&A: What Jeans Suit My Body Type?

In the past couple of weeks I have had a number of people emailing me for style tips, questions about trends and suggestions on where to shop for their particular body type and budget. I am encouraging all of you to send me your style questions, even pictures if you want, to help you in your hour of need!

Here is a question I received from one of my followers,”I carry most of my weight in the hip and thigh area and I am looking for a flattering pair of jeans. What would be my best fit/style?

The best fit for this person’s pear-shaped body would be a boot cut leg jean. Why? The slightly wider leg opening balances out this body type’s curvier hips and thighs, therefore creating a straighter visual line. Also, a dark wash should be your color of choice, as this is a pear’s best friend = slimming effect. This shape should avoid jeans that have flap pockets or heavy embellishments on the backside, and skinny jeans as this will draw attention to curvier hips and thighs.

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From left to right: The Gap, Seven For All Mankind and Rock & Republic

Above, I have listed three pairs of jeans that take into consideration three different price points. The Gap US$69.50, 7 For all Mankind Jeans US$165, and Rock & Republic US$280.

Happy shopping!

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