Jean Fit Guide

Jean Fit Guide

Welcome to the Denim Fit Guide where we have sought out and organized all the very best brands and styles to suit every body type. Denim designers create styles with specific body types in mind and the key to finding a perfect fit is understanding which styles are made just for you! Browse this helpful guide based on your shape for style suggestions that will flatter every curve. Still Unsure? Our personal stylists are here to help! Email stylists@couturecandy.com with all your fashion quandaries, call, 1-866-CANDY (2263) to talk to a free personal stylist.

Flat Bums

Tips:

Brands & Styles to Try:

Siwy: Quilted pockets lift and shape the backside. Try the Harmah or the Rose

Frankie B: Low rise and hip hugging contours give any girl some curve and pop.

True Religion: The Billy's straight leg and flap pockets add shape to the hips and backside.

Hudson Jeans: Almost every pair will add shape with the signature triangle pockets. We love the Emily and the Carly

Booty Beauty

Tips:

  • Look for a stretch denim with a fitted waist.
  • Stick to darker washes that have an all-over slimming effect.
  • Many denim manufacturers make a specific style to flatter a shapely butt with a narrower waist. Find out which cut is right for you in the brand you desire.
Brands & Styles to Try:

Joe's Jeans - Honey Style- Made for curvy girls with a fitted waist and contoured butt

Serfontaine - These are a curvy girls best friend. Each pair is meant to highlight the gift of shape. The Sweatheart Fit truly cannot be beat.

Genetic Denim - Their moto is to accentuate accets and that they do! Try the Riley

Rich & Skinny - Slimming strech throughout and fitted waist make the Sleek Jean a favorite

Petite & Chic

Tips:

  • Skinny jeans are perfect, just stick to linear cuts like straight leg and cigarette leg. Stay away from pencil or peg legs which tapers at the bottom. Give the Joe's Provocateur Jean a try.
  • If you are short and want to minimize curves, choose a straight, wide-leg trouser cut. Jeans that fit like a tailored pair of trousers will give you an over-all sleek and polished look. Finish with an amazing pair of heels.
  • Need hemming? Ask your tailor for an "original hem" and your unique hem will stay intact.
Brands & Styles to Try:

Paige Premium Denim: 'Rock' always cut their jeans long. We love the Kasandra.

7 For All Mankind: The Extra-Long Bootcut is a tall girl's wardrobe staple.

Hudson Jeans: Supermodel style - most feature a 36" inseam

Joe's Jeans: Rocker Style - long and lean silhouette with a 36" inseam plus a low rise

Tall Models

Tips:

  • Look for a low rise with an longer inseam (36" at least)
  • The denim industry has recently started making jeans longer and longer so check out new styles and brands!
Brands & Styles to Try:

Joe's Jeans: Rocker Style - Long and lean silhouette (think Mick Jagger) with a 36" inseam, plus a low-rise of 7.5"
Twiggy Style - Slim fit with an extra long inseam of 36"

Paper Denim & Cloth: ZIG Style - A super slim fit with a sexy zipper at the calf (cropped)

Hudson Jeans: Supermodel Style - Most feature a 36" inseam and lean silhouette

Short Waists

Tips:

  • Choose a jean with a low waist to lengthen the torso (7.5" rise or less).
  • Jeans with long pockets or pockets placed lower (example Taverniti So) balance proportions
  • Avoid high waisted jeans that will make the torso look shorter.
Brands & Styles to Try:

Frankie B.: Low-rise styles surely lenghten the torso. Try the Frankie B. Prepster

AG Jeans: The Low-Rise Angel will fit to please

Taverniti So: All Styles - a low waist and pockets placement at the thigh lengthen torso.

Long Waists

Tips:

  • Look for a regular to high rise jean.
  • Stay away from low-rises, try to get at least 8" of rise to make legs look longer
Brands & Styles to Try:

Joe's Jeans: Muse Style - a 9" rise makes for a sophisticated silhouette

James Cured by Seun: High Rise Style - A classic 9" rise jean with a lean, straight-leg cut

Citizens of Humanity: Ingrid Style - the 8.5" rise and slight flare slims and hugs the waist.

Habitual Jeans: Try the Grace High Waist - this pair defines eligance in contemporary denim.

Pretty Pear

Tips:

  • Look for a dark, clean wash. Too much fading and distressing will widen your shape.
  • A straight leg or slight bootcut will keep legs looking lean. Stay away from a tapered or pencil leg. A sleek trouser cut jean will work wonders!
  • Skinny jeans can work, just choose cigarette and straight-leg cuts.
  • Wear a heel to add height and lengthen legs. Also balance out the thigh with a substantial shoe like a fierce boot.
Brands & Styles to Try:

Hudson Jeans: Signature Bootcut Style: This slight bootcut has a slimming effect on the legs

AG Jeans: You will love the Angel cut. It flatters all figures and does wonders with pear shapes.

Joe's Jeans: Honey Jean - contoured high waistband in the back and a lot of room for hips and thighs.