Which jeans suit your figure?
High-waist, kick-flared, super-skinny or perhaps Marlene? Keeping track of all of these styles can be a real challenge. And just when you think you know how sport a boyfriend, a new model is already around the corner. Before making a purchase, it is always a good idea to ask yourself whether the particular style actually does anything for your figure. You’ll soon find out after that shopping spree with your best that not all models are one size fits all. Depending on your figure, the right style will conceal certain problem areas or even emphasize parts of your body that you like most. In this article, we have created a guide to show you which fit is right for each figure. This will help you find the perfect pair of jeans. We hope you have fun reading – and shopping, of course.
Figure characteristics: short legs, petite
YES: To make your legs look longer, we recommend a high waistband and long flared styles. You can combine these with high heels to give your legs a long look.
NO: Even if it isn’t particularly trendy at the moment, culottes, mid-length and kick-flared cuts have a compressing effect and make your legs look shorter.
Figure characteristics: short legs, feminine figure
YES: Generally, the same guidelines for the figure characteristics above apply here as well ...
NO: ... but you should stay away from super skinny fits.
Figure characteristics: robust thighs
YES: Dark washes conceal your legs while also making them look longer. The Marlene is also perfect for you. Its wide cut will make your legs appear more narrow.
NO: Less is more: avoid unusual washes, attached pockets and worn-in elements. They are too bulky.
Figure characteristics: curvy
YES: Grab a pair of jeans with a high waist to hide some of those unwanted curves. Skinny fits will also direct the attention to your legs.
NO: Jeans that sit at the waist tend not to be the best style for you.
Figure characteristics: flat bottom, small waist
YES: You could get a little bit more elaborate: light washes and slanted back pockets will give your bottom more volume. Try flared, boyfriend or skinny jeans. When worn in combination with a skinny top, these styles are real figure flatterers.
NO: Depending on your taste, you can avoid dark washes so that the few curves that you have don’t disappear completely.
Figure characteristics: large bottom
YES: Loose fits, such as the Marlene style, as well as dark wash jeans without back pockets are the best choice to distract attention from your behind.
NO: Lavish, attached pockets will give extra emphasis to your behind and do the complete opposite of what you want your jeans to do.
If you would rather shop online, our virtual jeans assistant – the 'Fitguide' – will help you find the right pair of jeans for your figure.
We hope that our tips will help you to always find the right pair of jeans in the future.