Figuring out your body shape and the best jeans for it

With all the latest jeans trends for SS19 heading our way, you might be wondering which are best for your wardrobe. More importantly, you’ll want to know which jeans trends fit your shape the best. Take a look through this guide to match your body shape with your perfect jeans!

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The main trends

For SS19, there’s a love for women’s straight jeans with a longer leg. They’re the most popular silhouette this season and can give off summer vibes with a blue denim or bright white wash, or a more retro look with charcoal washes. Straight-leg longline jeans are being worn by every blogger and influencer around — creating a slimming appearance, with an elegant lengthening of the leg shape thanks to the hems reaching the ankles. But which style complements your shape?

Making legs look longer: pear-shaped

If your weight is carried at the lower portion of the body, you’re a pear shape like Kim Kardashian. A mid-rise style with a straight or bootcut leg can flatter your shape and elongate your legs. Try to avoid high-waisted trousers, as this style can make your legs look shorter.

Removing middle-focus: apple-shaped

If you find your weight sits more on your middle, you’re an apple shape like Catherine Zeta Jones. A straight-leg is again great for this shape, as it brings a focus to the legs. Match with a pair of heels to dress up the outfit.

The illusion of height: petite

It’s important to make sure your jeans don’t overpower your petite figure. High-waisted trousers can create the illusion that you are taller as well as showing off your small figure. Low-rise jeans are also a good fit — wear with a cropped top in the warmer months to create a summery look.

Looking to the legs: tall

If you’re taller than average, don’t be afraid to show off those legs! Low-rise with a straight or skinny leg will achieve this, or if you want your pins to look even longer, go for a high-waisted cut.

Naturally, you’ll look your best when you’re wearing something you’re relaxed and comfortable in. Choose a style that you feel comfortable in and it’ll shine through.

Colours and washes to look out for

For a summer-ready look this year, it’s all about bleach-out washes. Pale hues, bleached portions and patterns, as well as softer pinks and greys were all hitting the catwalks for SS19.

Of course, you can’t go wrong with classic blue jeans, and you can nod to the trends with a little selective bleaching for that rugged look. If you want to take a more polished, work-appropriate approach, opt for crisp, clean washes. For denim in technicolour, look to the pastel shades of lemon and pink with touches of khaki green. Or consider stylish crops in Blossom pink and Cornflower blue for a real investment for the season.For a quirky look, choose a slit hem with exposed stitching to add an edge to any outfit.

Brands to check out

Jeans trends survive on for years, so investing in good quality can save you pennies in the long run. Think Citizens of Humanity, Frame and AG instead of the high street. You’ll probably have already realised that these jeans are worth the price point thanks to their impeccable tailoring and fabric technology like J Brand’s Photo Ready fabric – which is ultra-slimming and promises to contour to your shape. This spring and summer expect to see big-name brands from the jean scene,such as Paige Denim, with a unique offering of skinny and straight leg jeans that you won’t find anywhere else in the UK.

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