No Biggie—I’ve Just Found Your Most Flattering Jeans to Date

A few fast solutions for denim problems.

Up until four years ago, I'd never worn jeans in my adult life. And while that always shocks some people, I know there are countless others who it'll resonate with. The reason I avoided them for so long was simple—I had no clue which pairs would suit my shape. 

As a true size 12 with short 28" legs and relatively big hips in comparison to my small waist, I long assumed that finding a pair would that flatter my frame was an impossible task. So I didn't try. 

However, after years of wearing skirts and dresses, I decided enough was enough—I was hellbent on hunting down my perfect jeans, and I recruited my friends to help me.

As far as body types go, my friends and I couldn't look more different, so it was unlikely we'd all look good in the same jeans. While we may not have found a magic pair akin to the girls in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, we were surprised to find that a few styles did look great on all of us—and they're the pairs you'll find below. 

Keep scrolling to see the most flattering jeans you can buy—as modelled by some of our favourite, denim-loving influencers. 

Unlike skinnies which can often look spray-on, straight-cut jeans offer a flattering alternative for every body type. The fact they're still cut close to the body means they'll hone your natural shape, while the streamline leg will simply smooth over any (likely unjust) insecurities you may harbour. 
You might not think it but high-waist jeans enhaance every figure. For pear and hourglass shapes, they bring the focus back to your slight waists, while petites and athletic figures will see curves created before their very eyes. Simply choose your favourite trouser cut. 
If you're curvy, crop kick-flares are your denim soulmate. Why? The subtly fluted hem mimics the shape of curves, which goes great lengths to balance out fuller hips and strong thighs. The cropped-length is flattering on all leg-lengths, too, as the flash of ankle somehow manages to make your pins appear leaner if your lacking in inches, while it also works to break up longer limbs, owing to a more in-proportion look. 
Offering a more directional take on straight-cut, it's little wonder wide-leg jeans are the sartorially-blessed denim of choice. Not only do they look achingly cool but, as we previously discussed, the wide leg skims over any areas you lack in confidence with, irregardless of your shape. If you're busty like me, I also find a fuller bottom-half helps keep my chest perfectly balanced with the rest of my body. 
Many people tend to shy away from jeans on the lighter end of the spectrum, but they're actually significantly more flattering than they've previously been given credit for. An off-white, ecru colour acts as a neutral to any outfit making it extremely versatile but that's not all—unlike other coloured denim, the fresh hue reflects the light rather than casting shadows on itself, which creates a flawless-look. Choose one of the silhouettes we've discussed above and you'll soon find ecru jeans aren't so scary after all. 

You've got your dream jeans—now it's time to find a jumper to go with... 

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