General Tips for a Longer, Leaner Look in Jeans

Remember, the first step in your quest for the perfect fitting jeans is to find the right fit. With this knowledge, you can now focus on understanding your body type to find the most flattering styles for you.


  • Look for denim with a bit of stretch for better comfort and fit. Stretch can go a long way in helping you find your best fitting jeans.

  • Opt for a relaxed fit - but not too baggy.

  • Don't underestimate the trusty 5 pocket classic.

  • Boot-cut and flared jeans give a long and lean look, which is flattering to most women.

  • Ultra-tapered legs should be reserved for the leanest shapes, because they call attention to hips and thighs.

  • If jeans are a bit loose, try the next size down: they may give a bit with use, especially those with some stretch.

  • Cuffs are fun, but should be avoided if you are under 5'5" tall. They will make your legs look shorter.

  • Make sure jeans are the right length. If they are too short, they make your legs look shorter. Remember, you generally want to accentuate a long lean vertical line.

  • Make sure the hem covers most of your shoe.

  • Pointed dark coloured shoes will help accentuate the long line theme.

  • Wear dark colours.

  • Remember it's about shape, not size. Buy the best fitting jeans and the best style for your shape.

  • Be conscious of back pockets: both placement and size have a great effect on how good your rear will look. Avoid tiny pockets as well as pockets that are too far apart, they will make your butt look oversized. Pockets that are situated lower on the jeans make your bottom look higher. Be careful with embellishments and faded finishes in the rear.


Jeans style advice: What you should know

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