Denim dreaming: Where to find the best women’s jeans for every body shape

What is life without a trusty pair of jeans?
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Is there anything better than finding the perfect pair of jeans?

Sure, it’s up there with the first sip of coffee in the morning, biting into that decadent croissant or even stepping on a particularly crunchy leaf.

But for us fashion-fiends of the world, a flawless fit in a pair of jeans incites the greatest joy of all.

Hi-rise, low-rise, skinny and straight… there’s a whole world of denim to explore. (Image: Getty)

Now, as jeans continue to be the epitome of cool and casual style, it’s as good a time as any to start looking for your next trusty pair of denims.

Whether they’re paired with a plain white tee for a classic look, or if you dress them up with a silky cami or blouse and whack on some heels – there’s no denying the humble jean can make a very chic statement.

There’s just one small catch – it can be a mission to find a style that suits you, especially if you’ve been blessed with a unique (but still just as wonderful) body-shape.

But fear not, denim devotees, we’ve got you sorted for your jean shopping extravaganzas to come. Keep scrolling as we delve into the best styles for every body shape.


If you’re blessed with the best kind of humps, chances are you’ll look incredible in the right pair of jeans.

We recommend finding a high-waisted skinny or straight leg style – the higher waistline will accentuate your shape by holding in the tum and flaunt the bum. Meanwhile, a fitted leg style will provide the silhouette your pins are begging to show off.

If you’re conscious of your bum looking bigger than you’d like (not that you should – there’s a reason why the tune Baby Got Back remains a banger to this day), opt for a style that has wide pockets, they’ll balance your behind in the best way.

See our favourite pick below:

Relaxed Mom Jean, $41.99 (usually $59.99) at Cotton On

Bigger thighs

If you feel like the world ain’t ready for your jelly, think again.

Having generous thighs has some major benefits. For starters, you’ll never have to worry about losing that pesky gherkin out the other end of your burger as you take a bite, because it’ll just fall straight onto your lap (bye bye thigh gap – see ya never).

And better yet, being blessed with ample thigh mass means you’ll look seriously good in the right pair of jeans.

Our recommendation? Opt for a style with a slim or skinny ankle to flaunt your curves in all the right places. And much like our curvy fellows, look out for a high-waisted cut to help to give you that hourglass look.

See our favourite pick below:

Levi’s Curve Mile High Super Skinny jeans, $90.96 (usually $129.95) at Myer

Flat bottom

You might struggle to shake it when the Black Eyed Peas’ My Humps comes on, but you’ll have a whole lot more to give when you’re rocking your favourite pair of denims.

And in actual fact, your new catch phrase should really be ‘No bum? No problem!’, because there’s a whole world of jean styles out there that’ll flatter your form.

We recommend mixing things up with a shorter hemline that’ll draw attention to the upper part of your legs. A boot leg or straight high-rise jean will also lift your derriere and have you shakin’ it to T-Pain’s Low in no time at all.

See our favourite pick below:

Nobody Denim Milla Jeans, $149 (usually $249) at THE ICONIC


She may be but little, but with the right pair of jeans, boy can she be fierce.

If you fall in the perfectly petite category, we again recommend playing around with different kick, flare and high-waisted jean styles that’ll elongate your legs and give you a confidence boost to boot.

Never underestimate the power of a strong shoe either – even a kitten heel that lifts the sole of your foot slightly will make you look taller.

See our favourite pick below:

Cotton On Petite Carter wide leg pant, $55.99 (usually $59.99) at THE ICONIC


Are you often asked whether you play basketball? Is the task of changing light bulbs often assigned to you? If these feats are all-too-real, chances are you fall into the ‘tall’ category.

When it comes to shopping for the right pair of denims, a wide leg mom or boyfriend-jean style with a mid-rise waist will balance your figure.

A bootcut jean is also a great option – they’re slimmer on the thighs but wider at the ankle which will shape and flatter your assets.

ASOS DESIGN Tall relaxed mom jeans, $23.40 (usually $52) at ASOS

Slim & straight

For some, keeping things straight and narrow applies quite literally.

If you’re not-so-curvy but wanting to flaunt your assets in their best light, we recommend a classic skinny leg or jegging style to provide both shape and comfort.

When it comes to length, the world is pretty much your oyster – a cropped look will casual things up for the day while a full-length style is perfect to dress up with a pair of heels.

See our favourite pick below:

Hi Pins Choir girl jeans, $97.97 (usually $139.95) at Wrangler

WATCH: Paris Hilton shows off her insane wardrobe of jeans:

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