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Fashion expert Alexis Honce gives tips on figure-flattering denim for different body types – from fit to wash to styles to avoid.
For apple-shaped women look for a mid to high rise waist (hugs curves and shapes middle section). Apples typically have issues with the muffin top or loose material in front so opt for stretch denim, flat fronted pants, high waist or a curved waistband for the perfect fit. It’s also best to avoid wide leg. Here our model has on a high-rise skinny jean by Citizens of Humanity.
Over the rainbow, Citizens of humanity, $259
The goal is to create balance so minimize your hips with a great fitting trouser or straight leg. Opt for mid to low rise denim (fit the wider portion, not your waist). Also, you don’t want to accentuate the hips with a skinny jean.
Pear shaped women often have problems fitting the waist of their jeans (always a gap at the waist) so I recommend tailoring their jeans for the perfect fit.
Over the rainbow in Toronto by 7for all man kind. It’s a mid rise straight leg, $295
Straight cut or athletic frames typically run the same numbers through their shoulders, waist and hips (they are straight up and down with no curves). You want to create some curves with a slight boot cut which goes in at the knee and flares out a little giving the illusion of a more hour glass figure.
A smaller pocket on the back of the pant can also help boost the derrier.
Fidelity- low rise skinny boot ($?)
Boot cut or flare jeans are the most flattering. Avoid tapered jeans and opt for denim without a cuff (trousers sometimes have this) because a cuff shortens you.
The Bay- not your daughters jeans, $185
Hour-glass frames are already quite well balanced so in your denim it’s simply about maintaining that balance. Look for bootcut or straight leg for the best fit.
Levi’s Curve ID, $84