How to find the perfect jeans for your body type

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Jeans are one of the most versatile and timeless pieces in every woman's wardrobe, however, finding the perfect denim fit can be challenging whatever size or shape you are. "Jeans are so individual - one person’s dream fit could feel and look completely different on someone else,” HELLO! and HFM fashion editor Rachel Story says. "It can be so easy to be influenced by images of celebrities in magazines, or bloggers on your Instagram feed, and when you try on the same pair they look completely different. "The key is in the fit," Rachel continues. "And more importantly - dressing for your shape. For example, if you have a high waist then a low-cut pair won't work, and you'll be forever pulling them up (which is never a good look!). Likewise, a skinny leg might not be the most flattering cut for a pear-shape, who would be better suited to a flared-style to balance out their hips. This season sees dark selvedge denim making a comeback - which is a wash that suits every shape and size!"

So whether you're looking for jeans that showcase your legs, or are after denim that will whittle your waist and enhance your curves, we've rounded up the best jeans for every body type.

The best jeans for athletic figures:

High waisted, super skinny jeans are ideal for athletic physiques as they can help to create the illusion of shape. Next’s My 360’s jeans are made with stretch fabrics to ensure that they’re super comfortable, perfect for those who are active and on-the-go. And what’s more, the fashion-forward fit can be dressed up or down for any occasion, making them an ideal jean investment.


The best jeans for pear-shaped figures:

Look for high-rise, stretch fit denim that will perfectly showcase and compliment your lovely curves, while simultaneously helping to make your stomach appear flatter and lift your bottom. These hard-working Lift, Slim and Shape jeans from Next are just what you need. Made with lycra fibres, these jeans are guaranteed to balance and flatter your figure.


The best jeans to suit all body types:

Regardless of your shape or size, a premium, super soft denim is a wardrobe essential to look and feel your very best. Look out for jeans made with pro modal fabric like Next’s My Premiums that will sculpt your body and hold their shape. In other words, with these jeans you can finally say goodbye to ill-fitting denim and baggy knees!


The best plus-size jeans:

When searching for the perfect pair of plus-size jeans, you really can't go wrong with a smoothing mid to high rise silhouette, in a solid dark wash, avoiding rips and fades which can draw unwanted attention. A stretch fabric will ensure they're comfortable and maintain their shape.


The best jeans for petite women:

If you're 5'3" or shorter, you'll know the struggle of finding denim that is not only the right length, but also the perfect fit. To give the illusion of extra height, consider trying a high waisted jean. A flared or boot cut jean teamed with a high heel is a winning combination that will completely transform and elongate your legs.


The best jeans for tall women:

Finding jeans that are the right length can be a struggle for taller women. However, many high street stores such as Next now have their own Tall and Extra Long ranges, so there's no need to go to a specialist shop to find flattering, on-trend denim.


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