Guide to Your Perfect Pair of Jeans

Guide to Your Perfect Pair of Jeans

A good pair of jeans can be one of the most fashionable and timeless items in your wardrobe but how do you decide which style works best for you?

We have done all the hard work for you so that all you need to focus on is looking good. Check out our perfect jeans guide!


If you have a voluptuous figure it is important to invest in a pair of jeans in the correct size, not too baggy or tight. Go for something with a boot cut or slight flare, which will lengthen the leg. Front seams and distinct side stitching will also flatter. A darker wash will give a slimmer silhouette.

Apple shapes

Again, boot cut or flared jeans can help to give the impression of longer legs. You may also wish to try something in a lighter or faded wash and pocket flaps and detail at the back can add shape to your bottom.

Pear shapes

Wide, straight leg jeans are great for the pear shaped figure as they will help to balance out your curves. Again, darker washes and distinct side seam stitching will lengthen the leg.

Short legs

Stick to full length jeans, no cut offs! Stay clear of stretch material but crosshatch fabric skinny jeans can be flattering.

Short torso

Low-rise, slim-fit jeans will lengthen the torso. Steer clear of high waisted and baggy jeans.

Long torso

High-waisted jeans will balance out your proportions, giving your legs a lengthened appearance. Low-rise jeans are to be avoided.

Deciding on colour:

Blue jeans

Blue jeans are the classic denim item and right now you can wear them dark for smart casual and a defined silhouette, or distressed for a retro feel.

Black Jeans

The ultimate rock n roll look! Black jeans can look edgier than blue and they are flattering if you are trying to achieve slimmer lines.

White jeans

Here for the summer so why not? White jeans look best on slimmer girls and please make an effort to keep them as clean as possible to work that summer look.

Coloured jeans

A good current look, coloured jeans can still brighten up your wardrobe and your look during 2010. Avoid buying more than a pair or two as they will go out of fashion – probably as quickly as they came in.

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