You’d be hard pressed to find a fabric with a history as rich as denim. With origins in both France, Italy and eventually the United States, the cotton-made fabric went from exclusive workwear to a necessary staple for every closet. No wardrobe is complete without a denim jacket and of course the perfect pair of jeans.
From bell bottoms to boot-cut, we’ve got the best fit for you here.
You can get denim from just about anywhere. Still, not all jeans are created equally. To get the most out of your favorite pair, you have to be intentional about selecting the perfect pant for your body type. Once you know your shape, which you can determine here, you can pick the best cut. After you take care of that first part, we here at 21Ninety have taken care of the rest. We scoured the internet to find the best jeans for your body type.
If you’ve got full, wide hips a cinched waist and thick thighs, with a smaller top half, you might be pear-shaped. If that’s so, then these high-waisted boot-cut jeans from Levi’s will have you looking cute and casual. With Levi’s being one of the first denim makers in America, you know you’re going to get a quality product. These hug your curves in a way that’s truly flattering.
We know that legs and hips and body (insert Kandi Burruss’ voice) are all the rage. But if you have a more straight up and down shape like a rectangle, you don’t have to do anything drastic to highlight the best parts of your body. Instead, skinny jeans help to spotlight the curves you do have in your hips and legs. These vintage wash jeans from Urban Outfitters give you the fit you need.
Hourglass, apple and more athletic builds look great in straight-legged jeans. This pair from Mother Denim is super wide legged without completely hiding your beautiful figure. And we absolutely love this faded, almost ombre wash on these. It’s called Left in the Dust. These jeans have a rigid fit and might take a while to break in. But we’re sure they’re worth the extra bit of effort.
Bell bottoms are not a silhouette of the past. These days, this style of jean is called flare. This pair from Torrid gives you the drama of the flared leg in a way that doesn’t look like you’re going to a costume party. It’s a high-rise jean with an extra pull around the hip and thigh area. This style works perfectly for hourglass and pear shapes. You just want to be sure that the hems don’t fray dragging on the ground.
If you’re a little less blessed in the derrière region, don’t worry. You don’t have to opt to go under the knife in order to look good in your denim. Instead, these jeans with butt lift pads will give you the shape you need without any of the recovery time. This light wash, wide-legged cropped pair will be a great addition to any wardrobe.
If you’d like to give your thunder thighs a bit of a break, this slouch fit from Banana Republic ensures that you feel comfortable while simultaneously looking put together. It’s a curvy fit at the hip so your curves will still be on display. Then it’s a straight leg opening at the bottom to look great with any type of shoe you pair with them. If you’re environmentally conscious, you’ll be happy to know that this pair required less water to produce.
Veronica Wells-Puoane is a contributor for 21Ninety.
Our editors love finding you the best products and offers! If you purchase something by clicking on one of the affiliate links on our website, we may earn a commission at no extra cost to you.