The ELLE Fashion Team's Secret To Jeans-Shopping

It's all about knowing the style that fits your body type

Flared
27 May 2016

Flared

This fashionable style suits most body types and even adds shape to most figures. Keep in mind, the wider your hips, the less exaggerated the flares. Likewise, the more petite you are, the more subtle your bell-bottom cut should look. The last thing you want is to look chunky. 

Boyfriend
27 May 2016

Boyfriend

Two body types will wear this loose-cut style well — slim girls with boyish figures and girls with proportionate curves. The biggest mistake you can make when wearing this cut is passing off as “the boyfriend” as opposed to wearing his jeans.

Skinny
27 May 2016

Skinny

Skinny jeans look awesome on models (if you’re a real model). Despite its name, the narrow cut of skinny jeans are not exactly flattering on skinny chicks who lack feminine curves. 

Straight-cut
27 May 2016

Straight-cut

It's hard to go wrong with this all-American classic style, which technically, is ideal for most body types. It is however, a challenge to look sexy in classic cut jeans, unless you’re blessed with good height and a well-proportionate figure, and not to mention, with curves in all the right places. 

Bootcut
27 May 2016

Bootcut

A cross between bell-bottom jeans and a straight-cut style, bootcuts are flared jeans for the sensible and conservative. Perfect for even full-figured girls, looking sexy and ladylike is as easy as ABC — thanks to the hemline flares that add a hint of shapely polish.

The Number One jeans hack: Getting the fit right.

Looking sexy comes a close second but you’d get that down pat as long as you’ve aced the first hack.

Remember, looking fabulous in a pair of jeans is like flaunting a great pair of legs. In other words, a flattering cut is never enough. Only because, a girl needs to look dynamite!

Click through the gallery above to find out what jeans would fit you best. 

For more stylish tips on denim-dressing, head here. Or, check out Now This Is What We Call A Nude Bra and Coach's First Pre-Fall Collection Is EVERYTHING.

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