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Jeans Advice for Rectangle Body Shape

Aim

You need to create the illusion of a waist.

  • Straight jeans

    Straight

  • Boot-cut jeans

    Boot cut

  • Skinny jeans

    Skinny

  • Low-rise jeans

    Low rise

  • High-waisted jeans

    High-waisted

  • Capri jeans

    Capri

  • Flare jeans

    Flare

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Do's

Do
  • You need to create the illusion of a waist.

  • Look for a relaxed flared that hugs and lifts your bottom.

  • A straight fit from the hip to the knees with a slight flare at the end should serve you well.

  • Low rise jeans or jeans with a high back and low front are a good choice if you are short waisted and will create also the illusion of a waist.

  • A contoured waistband will help create curves.

  • Strategically placed washes or embellishments in the back pocket areas will draw attention to your hips.

  • Smaller or pointed back pockets spread far apart make your butt look fuller.

  • Flaps in the back pockets can also be helpful, as they add some bulk.

  • Lighter washes or fades along the legs and knees add shape to thighs.

  • Opt for curves in your legline - either skinny leg, boot cut or flared leg – but they should be only worn with a low rise.

Don'ts

Do
  • Avoid straight cuts, straight yokes and pockets.

  • Avoid baggy styles.

  • Avoid cuts with excess material at the bottom, that's what women's designer jeans do best!

  • Avoid medium rise which sits exactly on your non existent waistline and shows the straightness of your waist.

  • High rise jeans are deeply unflattering. These will create a straight line from hips to under your bust line.

  • Be careful with very baggy jeans or boyfriend jeans - they can easily make you look boxy from the back.

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