Picking the perfect pair of jeans is one of the most notoriously stressful shopping tasks.
Even if you find the perfect fit, you then have to contend with all the different styles, not to mention the innumerable amount of patterns and colours available.
And don’t even get us started on the stress of the fitting room!
But if you leave jeans shopping trips with a heavy heart and a vow to drop the kilos, you’re not alone.
Almost every woman struggles to pick up a new pair of great jeans, which is why we’re here to give you some advice on finding the perfect pair of jeans to suit your body shape.
So here we give you the run-down of the best styles for each body shape.
The jeans we recommend will help to accentuate your best assets, and we’ve also picked some unique colours and styles so you will look on-trend and fabulous, as well as comfortable.
Premium skinny jeans, R199.99, Mr Price
If you have wider hips and you want to flaunt your figure but don’t feel comfortable in super-skinny jeans, then a cigarette style is perfect for you.
The fitted leg on cigarette jeans will balance out your curves, without drawing attention to any lumps or bumps.
Pick up a classic pair, like these from Mr Price, or experiment with a different prints or shades.
Bootleg jeans, R349, Milady’s
If you’ve got long legs, flaunt them! Wearing a slight flare adds proportion and curve to your body. If you are looking to shorten your appearance, try a low-rise style instead. This pair of bootleg jeans from Milady’s is a great investment for a pair of jeans you can wear every day.
We would style these jeans with a white blouse and brown wedges for an effortless daytime look, and glam them up with a chiffon top and some peep toes for an evening out.
Black jeans, R799, H&M
You can’t go wrong with a pair of black jeans. If you’ve got a curvy figure, higher-rise jeans like this H&M pair will accentuate your smaller waist, while a skinny fit will emphasise your fabulous hips. Black is also a flattering colour for all shapes. Pair them with flats and a denim jacket.
Straight leg jeans, R499, Woolworths
If you’re apple-shaped, then a straight-legged pair of trousers such as these Woolworths jeans are the perfect fit to flatter your figure. The straight leg shows off your assets without being too clingy.
This classic-coloured pair works well for casual every day wear; pair them with everything from ballet flats to a par of trainers while walking the dog.
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