It’s no doubt that denim jeans are one of the most versatile and hardworking pieces in our wardrobes. They are our go-to bottoms for casual ensembles, and also our first choice when it comes to dressing-down a formal top.

Jeans have come a long way from just being made just for men, or to protect the labouring limbs of miners. They have evolved into a icon itself — a staple in almost everyone’s wardrobe.

Since it has become an essential, it is crucial for us to know which style best suits and flatters our body types. While skinny jeans almost always works for everyone, here are other styles to try.

Tall
Girls with long limbs have the privilege of going for almost any jeans style they fancy! We say go for the wide-legged designs, as you’d be least likely to be overwhelmed by its dramatic volume (unlike the rest of us).

Petite
Petite girls have the option of choosing a pair of cropped or long-flare jeans. An ankle-grazer would essentially “show more leg”, creating an illusion of longer limbs. While long flared numbers or bell bottoms can hang over your shoes (heels, if need be) to also create an illusion of length – think maxi dresses.

Boyish
Go for jeans with extra detailing that add that extra “volume” to your boyish body. Your go-to denims will be the skinny as the cut will accentuate the curves of any body type. Throw on a pair of sleek heels, and you’re good to go!

Curvy
Create a nice overall balance to your body with slim-cut or slight-flare jeans. Opt for darker hues for that subtle slimming effect. Details such as seams and buttons strategically placed can accentuate and celebrate your feminine curves.

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