Your Shape, Your Style? Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans

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Your Shape, Your Style? Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans

Curvy

What not to wear: Ultra-low rise

Why it doesn't work: Curvy girls need jeans that offer a little support and coverage, and these don't do the trick. 

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Other jeans curvy women should avoid...

Mariah Carey's low-rise jeans don't offer enough coverage and support for her hourglass shape.

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Other great jeans for curvy women...

These dark, higher-rise jeans are the perfect complement to Kate Winslet's curvy figure.

Photo Credit: Dominique Charriau, WireImage/Getty Images

Apple

What not to wear: Skinny fit

Why it doesn't work: Apple-shaped women tend to gain weight around their midsections, and skinny jeans emphasize this

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Apple

What to wear instead: Straight-cut

Why it works: The straight-cut balances (too much flare will draw attention to your wider middle); this pair's Tummy Tuck panel flattens your stomach (major bonus!)

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Photo Credit: Macy's

Other jeans apple women should avoid...

Jennifer Hudson's skinny jeans emphasize her apple shape.

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Other great jeans for apple women... 

Not too wide and not too skinny, Catherine Zeta-Jones' slight boot cut jeans hit the mark.

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Petite

What not to wear: Cuffed Jeans

Why it doesn't work: Draws attention to your short stature and breaks up the line of your legs; boyfriends are not your friends!

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Petite

What to wear instead: Short-inseam skinny fit

Why it works: It can be hard to find them (and may require a trip to the tailor), but a pair of the right length skinny jeans can make your legs look long and go perfectly with heels or flats. 

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Photo Credit: Ann Taylor Loft

Other jeans petite women should avoid...

Mila Kunis' cropped jeans make her look even shorter than she is.

Photo Credit: Steve Kondiles, Bauer Griffin

Other great jeans for petite women...

Eva Longoria's dark skinnies it her at the perfect spot and flatter her petite frame.

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Boyish

What not to wear: Trouser style

Why it doesn't work: Overwhelms a slim frame and fails to add curves

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Other jeans boyish women should avoid...

Ashley Olsen's wide-cut jeans take over her slender, boyish frame.

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Other great jeans for boyish women...

The fit of Emma Watson's dark jeans shows off her slim figure.

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Athletic

What not to wear: Whisked rinse skinny fit

Why it doesn't work: Widens muscular legs

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Athletic

What to wear instead: Solid rinse bootcut

Why it works: A flared leg helps balance out muscular thighs 

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Photo Credit: J Brand Jeans

Other jeans athletic-shaped women should avoid...

The whisking of Jessica Biel's jeans does not flatter her toned legs.

Photo Credit: Mike Disciullo, Bauer-Griffin

Other great jeans for athletic-shaped women...

Teri Hatcher's dark rinse, straight leg jeans are the perfect fit

Photo Credit: Jon Kopaloff, FilmMagic/Getty Images

Tall

What not to wear: Cropped jeans that hit just above the ankle

Why it doesn't work: Let's be honest, almost all jeans look great on tall women, but this length looks like they have been outgrown.

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Tall

What to wear instead: Long bootcut

Why it works: Your long legs are proportionally perfect for a wider flare. This pair comes with a 37" inseam ensuring that you don't look like you're waiting for a flood.

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Photo Credit: Gap

Other jeans tall women should avoid...

Katie Holmes' light jeans, especially paired with ankle boots, make even her long, lean figure look cut off and sectioned.

Photo Credit: James Devaney, FilmMagic/Getty Images

Other great jeans for tall women...

Jordin Sparks' dark wash, bootcut jeans accentuate her tall frame and make her legs look a mile long.

Photo Credit: Axelle Woussen, Bauer-Griffin

Other jeans tall women should avoid...

Katie Holmes

Other great jeans for tall women...

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If there is one thing in your closet that should fit perfectly (and we don't mean really well--we mean perfectly), that would be your jeans.

Take the time to find out what looks best on your build and invest in a great looking pair. Have them tailored if needed and take care of them because they can make you look like a million bucks with minimal effort. We've helped sort through which fits look best on a number of different body types to save you some trouble.

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