Friday, September 16, 2011

Find the Right Jeans for Your Body at the Right Price!

Denim can be a girl's best friend and sometimes it can be the worst enemy (I'm looking at you muffin top).  Getting the right fit is imperative for looking your best this fall. I came across this great article about what denim is best for each body type. The article also showed where you could purchase each style of denim, but to myself and to many people I know, those prices are a tad unreasonable. Below I have found two pairs of jeans for each body type (with lengths for petite and average/tall). I hope this helps you as you shop this fall!

If you are Pear-Shaped (bigger on the bottom)...

You should stick to either straight leg or slightly bootcut/flared jeans. Higher waistlines and darker washes work best at slimming your hips, thighs and booty.
1. Relativity Petites' Flawless Bootcut Jeans -
      $29.98 from Bon Ton (Elder Beerman)

2. Style & co. Straight Leg Relaxed Fit Jeans (petite)  -
      $27.98 from Macy's

3. Style & co. Straight Leg Embroidered Pocket Jeans -
      $29.99 from Macy's

4. Brown Tonal Heavy Stitch Skinny Boot Jeans -
     $20.65 from A'gaci

If you are Apple-Shaped (have a little extra in the tummy) ...

You should stick to mid rise or high rise jeans in medium to dark colors. Jeans with a straight leg or slightly flared will work best for you.
1. Style & co. Petite Embroidered Pocket Straight Leg Jeans
      $20.99 from Macy's

2. Mossimo Petites Boot Cut Premium Denim Jeans
      $24.99 from Target

3. Style & co. Straight Leg Relaxed Fit Jeans
      $27.98 from Macy's  

4. Basic Editions Slimming Boot Cut Jeans -
      $14.99 from K-Mart

If you have a Curvy shape...
Avoid lower rise jeans and go for trouser jeans to balance out your shape. If you want a slimmer fit, you can go for a straight leg jean. 

1. Wide-Leg Trouser Jeans - (petite) $34.50 from Old Navy

2. Sonoma Straight Leg Trouser Jeans (petite)- $28.99 from Kohl's

3. American Star Thick Stitch Denim Jeans - $25.99 from K-Mart

4. Simply Vera Wang Boot Cut Jeans - $32.99 from Kohl's 

If you are Boy-Shaped...
You should avoid baggy styles and go for form fitting styles like skinny jeans, straight leg jeans and trouser jeans. Wide leg and flared styles are something you should avoid.
1. Merona Petites' Slim & Straight Jeans - $24.99 from Target

2. Fab Petite Skinny Jeans - $10.50 from Forever 21

3. Dark Wash Core Bootcut Jean - $23.25 from Aeropostale 

4. Essential Skinny Jeans - $24.90 from Forever 21

If you are Plus-Sized...
 You should consider a wider leg for balance or a straight leg to slim. If you are average to tall height you could also try boot cut to play up your curves.
1. Avenue Plus Size Petite Straight Leg Jeans
         $34.90 from

2. St. John's Bay Double Button Boot Cut Plus Jeans
         (petite) $24.99 from JC Penney

3. Plus-Size Merona Blue No-Gap Waist Slim & Straight Jeans -
          $29.99 from Target

4. Forever 21+ Stretch Flare Jeans -
          $24.80 from Forever 21   

Will you use these rules to shop for denim this fall?


1 comment:

  1. Great post! I can't believe #3 for curvy body types is from K-Mart! I'll probably go check out K-Marts jeans some time....- Jessica


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