Bootcut jeans: style advice for body shapes

Hayden Panettiere It can be difficult to pick out the perfect jeans for your body shape especially when you consider individual differences: what might look great on a friend of the same body type might not be the right one for you.  But there are some basic rules to follow in order to help you find the perfect pair of jeans for you.

For those pears out there choose dark jeans or those faded below the knee.  The main goal will be to take the eye away from the hips, thighs and bum; choose hipster jeans to avoid gaping waists and low rise jeans can reduce the look of the bottom.  It is also important to avoid pockets on the back of the jeans.

Hourglass shapes look great in stretch jeans with a slight flare to them or bootcut jeans.  These tailored jeans can help your legs appear longer especially when worn with heels.  Rounder hourglasses should go for darker colours as these slim you down.

If you are an apple shape it is best to opt for jeans with a flat front and a rise which is lower than your natural waist so avoid buttoned up ones as they can add bulk.  Boot cut jeans are a perfect choice as a wider leg can draw attention away from the waist and give you a balanced look.

When buying jeans it is important to make sure they have some stretch in them, but avoid those with too much in them as they can add extra bulk to your body.  When trying on jeans remember to sit down and make sure there is no gap at the back for a slim, good-looking fit.

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Whatever style suits you best remember to look out for where the jeans sit on the waist.  This depends upon your proportions; jeans that sit too high can create the illusion of a bigger stomach and bum.  Though if you do have a bigger stomach super low rise jeans can give you a ‘muffin top’ and are to be avoided at all costs.

Why not shop around online before just hitting the stores?  There’s plenty of websites these days like, Asos and Very.  It’s worth shopping around until you find the perfect pair of jeans.

photo credit (Hayden Panettiere)

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