The Best Jeans for Your Shape
Expert picks the most flattering fits and styles for casual, dressy, and office wear.
Select a moderate rise, which is about eight to nine inches from crotch to waist. “The waistband should hit just below your belly button, so that it will cover your stomach and rein in the problem area,” says Carly Lundy, creative director for the National Jean Company (nationaljeancompany.com), a chain of premium denim boutiques. Also look for a wide waistband and a bit of stretch (roughly 2 percent); both will provide a subtle, girdlelike effect.
For Every Day: Boot Cut
Cut generously through the waist, this style also has slightly flared legs to help offset width around the middle.
Style: Garnet; sizes: 24 to 32; inseam: 33 inches.
To buy: $172, amazon.com.