Every wardrobe houses a pair (or several pairs!) of jeans. They are a reliable piece for any outfit and can be dressed up or down as needed. They’re also super-comfortable to wear with boots. Pick the best jeans style for your shape with the help of our guide of SS18’s trends.
Which jeans style are best for your body shape?
SS18’s trend-focus is straight cut jeans for women. They’re the most popular silhouette this season and can give off summer vibes with a blue denim or bright white wash. High-rise, straight-leg cropped jeans are being worn by every blogger and influencer around — creating a fitted waist, a slimming appearance down to the ankle and a stylish, straight hem. But which style complements your shape?
If you’re tall…
If you’re tall, pick a pair of jeans that draws focus to your long 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.
Keep these tips in mind, but at the end of the day, go with what you feel happy in. Choose a jeans style that you feel comfortable in and it’ll shine through.
If you’re petite…
You’ll want to steer clear of styles of jeans that overpower a petite frame. 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.
If you’re apple-shaped…
If you find you hold your weight mostly around the middle, you have an apple-shaped body. 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.
If you’re pear-shaped…
You’re more like to carry your weight around the lower area of your body if you are pear-shaped. 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 jeans style can make your legs look shorter.
Shades to suit
Add a little dye to your denim, with SS18’s top trend, colored jeans. These come in the form of pretty pastel shades of yellow and pink which have taken inspiration from the catwalks, right through to cool khaki green washes which will have long-lasting appeal.
The classic blue denim is getting a 2018 update with frayed hems and a slightly faded Californian shade. If you want to take a more polished, work-appropriate approach, opt for crisp, clean washes. For denim in technicolor, 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.
Jeans to last
A good pair of jeans will look and feel great for years to come — premium labels are well worth a look for jeans that will last. Think Citizens of Humanity, Frame and AG. You’ll probably have already realized 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.