Jan. 7, 2014 at 5:39 PM ET
Looking to hunt down the perfect pair of jeans — without breaking the bank? Fashion and beauty expert Rebekah George shares denim designed to fit nearly any body type:
Curvy hips and thighs: Joe Fresh Boot Cut, $29, J.C. Penney
This pair’s boot cut (slight A-line) helps create proportion while slimming the body and balancing out larger hips and thighs. The denim is a mix of cotton and spandex so it stretches and is comfortable to wear all day long. (Plus, those dreaded “break-in” contortions won’t appear.)
These jeans are also constructed with a contoured waistband to help reduce gapping when you have a smaller waist and larger hips. One more perk: The waistband has a conspicuous seam, indicating that it was cut on a curve and sewn together instead of being one big piece of fabric.
Larger hips and bottom: Kardashian Curvy Skinny, $30, Sears
These jeans are the perfect solution for those searching for a pair that fits snug but still looks sophisticated. A mid-rise fit helps keep the jeans from falling too low on the hip or causing a “muffin-top” look like so many jeans do. They contain 1 percent Spandex, which means they are wide and stretchy enough to fit over hips and thighs but will slightly hug the body instead of looking super tight. They also have large back pockets and contouring seaming, which helps slim your behind area.
Tip: Avoid back pockets that have too much detail or extra flaps as the excess fabric will only make you look bigger.
Baggy jeans addict: American Eagle Women’s Bottom Boy Jeans, $29.99, American Eagle
These are a soft cotton denim which are not only very comfortable to wear, but are alsoa fun, baggy style that show off your figure. A boyfriend jean is great if you want to look trendy and have a jean just graze off your body. Make sure they fit your waist snuggly and fall at the right length on your leg. (Too short and you’re entering capris territory.) Also check that they fit nicely around the behind, because if the jeans are too loose, they can drag down a flatter bottom. Cuffing too much will visually make your lake look wider, so look for a looser cuff.
Tip: The key is to pair them with feminine heels so you get that lift.
Dad jeans lover: Old Navy Slim Fit Jeans, $29.50, Old Navy
The consistent wash throughout these jeans keeps legs looking lean and the style is trendy without looking juvenile. The jeans are 100 percent cotton so they’re incredibly comfortable, while the dark stitching gives them a polished look.
Tip: When looking for a modern pair of jeans, contrast topstitching is a sign the denim is updated and on trend.
Plus-size: Forever 21 Royal Blue Favorite Skinny Jeans, $19.80, Forever 21
Yes, plus-sizes can do skinny and colored jeans! These jeans are lightweight so they fit just like a legging. The dimensions are cut so they have extra room at the thigh and rise so they don’t look too tight.
Tip: When selecting colored jeans, choose jeweled tones over neon.
Short, larger bottom: Uniqlo Slim Fit Straight Jeans, $49.90, Uniqlo
These jeans contain stretchy material that has an 80 percent recovery rate, meaning they will return to their original shape after they have been worn. This also means that they don’t bunch at the knees, helping elongate the look of the leg. Since these jeans have some stretch, they can fit any waist size so you can confidently tuck in your shirt. The dark rinse in this pair is a sophisticated finish that can be worn in the office or on a date. Darker washes also tend to slim the leg.
Tip: Most men’s jeans come in a 32 or 34-inch inseam, so don’t hesitate to alter them to give a perfectly custom look.