How to find the right jeans for your body type The challenge.

Model wearing jeans and striped shirts from Copenhagen brand MUNTHE

A good pair of jeans is probably the essential item in any girl’s wardrobe. So finding the right one for your body type is a must. A pair of jeans that fits you makes you feel confident and comfortable, which is the first step to being cool and elegant. And speaking of confidence, you know how stressful it is to go from shop to shop trying on jeans that don’t fit. Several times I’ve come home with no jeans and no self-esteem. So, Notorious has listed everything you have to consider to find the right jeans for your body type without drama.

First of all, it’s worth remembering that only in the 2010s did the denim industry realise that jeans have to meet the needs of women who are short, tall, curvy, boyish and everything in between. So now, it is much easier to find the perfect jeans for you.

1- Where to start choosing the right jeans for your body type?

When buying jeans online, read the exact specifications that the shops offer. These are usually very detailed descriptions about what body type, waist, leg length and how much stretch content (Elastane, Spandex, or Lycra) the fabric has. For example, choose a fabric with at least 2% elastane so that the jeans have some malleability on your body.
Also, I follow influencers on social media who have my body type to see which model and brand of jeans look fabulous on them.

2- How to recognise a well-cut pair of jeans?

Even if it’s a bit more expensive, good denim will last longer in your wardrobe, and you will feel better dressed. The signs of quality are the double stitching, the fabric with a maximum of 2% elastane, and the buttons. In the latter case, prefer copper buttons and rivets.

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3- The perfect pair of jeans if you are tall

Veronika  Heilbrunner in Milan Fashion Week wearing a blue jeans  with  white converse and a long blue coat

Most girls dream of being tall to stand out in the crowds. But, although you won’t have problems seeing the stage at a music festival, there are some downsides to being tall. Finding jeans that fit you well is a challenge since most of them will be too short for you. So the right pair of jeans would be either cropped or straight-legs. Because you’re tall, you can wear flat shoes that look great with most jeans, especially cropped.

4- the best jeans if you are petite like me

fashionista in the streets of Paris fashion week, wearing a flared cropped jeans paired with a chanel ankle boot-for petite woman

Being petite makes you look more delicate, feminine and younger. Plus, you will never suffer from not having enough space when flying coach. However, if you’d like to look taller, contrary to what many people believe, cropped jeans will do the trick for you. Darker straight-leg jeans or flares will also elongate your legs. If you pair them with high stilettos à la Victoria Beckham, which are stylish, you will magically become much taller.

5- Jeans for girls with thin legs 

fashionista wearing a separate jeans outfit with wide cut legs

Twiggy would have never complained about having thin legs, and actually, I don’t think many people would, even today. You can wear almost any type of jeans, just avoid the ultra-skinny ones, or you will look like Popeye’s Olive Oyl. Slouchy jeans, straight-legs, flares and wide-leg jeans look good on you as they give you a bit more shape.

6- Which jeans for toned legs?

fashionista wearing a palazzo pants denim

After all those hours working out to have muscular super-toned legs, it can be tricky to find jeans that fit well. In most cases, the jeans will fit your legs and be big to your waist. One will usually be too tight and the other too loose and vice-versa. So you should go for stretch jeans, wide legs or mum jeans, boyfriend jeans or slouchy jeans.

7- And if you have too long legs?

Veronika Heilbrunner wearing a straight jeans in the streets of milan fashion week

Long legs such as the ones of Giselle Bundchen or Elle Mcpherson, the 80’s supermodel known as “The Body”, are amazing, we know. But if your legs are too long for your upper body, choose low-waist jeans to balance your silhouette.

8- There is also perfect jeans for girls with short legs 


If you feel that your legs are too short for your upper body, don’t worry, just go for high-waist jeans. This model will give the impression your legs are longer.

9- You’re a no-butt body type

fashionista in the street of Copenhagen wearing a jeans with pockets and details, ideal for women with no-butt

If you feel your butt could look a bit curvier but just hate that burning feeling from doing squats, jeans with big pockets and details like pleats can help you. You will look like Sofia Vergara without all the sweating and the pain. Well, ok, maybe not “like” her but “kind of like her”.

10- You have a big butt

If you are one of those who doesn’t think the Kardashian’s aesthetic is beautiful or elegant. On the contrary, you wished you had slightly fewer curves and envy Kate Moss’s flat butt, then go for boyfriend or flares with stretch.

11- Like the majority of us, you have a bit of belly

fashionista wearing a cropped high waist jeans paired with bomber jacket.

If you’d like to have a flatter tummy but keep postponing your new year’s diet to the following Monday,  high-waist jeans or regular skinny jeans ( not like leggings, though! ) with stretch are the ones for you. But again, please, do not tuck your shirt in nor wear short tops. Also, avoid at all costs tight low-waist jeans as you will only enhance your love handles and look inelegant! 

Remember that all body types are perfect and beautiful; it’s just a matter of finding the right cut for you.

Photos @Muthe, @Shutterstock, @CPHFW, @StyleduMonde

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