Denim that will boost your confidence (without draining your bank account). 

By Emma McAnaw and Flavia Nunez
March 03, 2016
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AEO Skinny Jean Strategic fading and a straight cut have a lengthening effect, and artful distressing looks just right with an oversized sweater and low-heeled ankle boots. To buy: $30, ae.com.
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AEO Skinny Jean
Strategic fading and a straight cut have a lengthening effect, and artful distressing looks just right with an oversized sweater and low-heeled ankle boots.

To buy: $30, ae.com.

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J Crew Factory Denim Trouser
A classic trouser looks good on everyone, but works especially well on fuller hips and thighs. The wide-leg cut keeps proportions in balance, while crisp creases visually streamline legs.

To buy: $62.50, factory.jcrew.com.

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Levi’s 711 Skinny Jeans
These are designed to comfortably contour—not painfully compress—your midsection. A mid rise that sits just below the navel and a heavyweight, stretchy construction create a smooth silhouette, no Spanx required. Available in 23 colors. 

To buy: $40, levi.com.

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Ann Taylor Curvy Slim Denim Jeans
A contoured waistband plus a roomier fit through the thigh and back equals a pair of jeans that’s ahead of the curve when it comes to fit. Slightly stretchy to boot, they may just become your favorites.

To buy: $89, anntaylor.com.

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Express High Rise Denim Culottes
Stray from the straight and narrow and rock a different kind of denim. Don’t let this new style intimidate you—culottes flatter narrow frames. As for how to wear them? Anything you’d pair with your old skinny jeans will look even cooler with these.

To buy: $70, express.com.

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Gap Authentic 1969 Patch Pocket Flare Jeans
These bottoms may have vintage flair, but their universal appeal will never get old. A 70s-influenced cut adds extra drama for those with the height to pull it off.

To buy: $70, gap.com.