Finding the perfect pair of jeans can seem like mission impossible, but there are a few strategies you can apply to this task that will make it doable and maybe even enjoyable.

Recently, there has been a shift in the jeans trends.  The skinny is being replaced with the flare and the hipster by the high-waisted cut.  I’m thrilled, as I’ve seen so many women really struggle to wear the skinny and feel fabulous about themselves.  

The important thing is that there is more choice than ever before, so here are a few tips on how to wear these new denim trends for your shape:

  • The flare jean trend:

This is a very flattering cut as it elongates your leg and balances your curves.

What to look out for:

The flare width: The flare can vary from a narrow bootleg to a bell-bottom look. It’s a good idea to try on a few options. If the flare is too dramatic, it may make you look out of proportion.

Get the length right: A flared jean will only elongate your leg if the length is correct. A pair that bunch at the hem, will shorten your length. If you are short, opt to wear them with a high heel or wedge and make sure your length covers your shoe to create the illusion that you are taller than you are.

  • The high-waisted jean:

Do you hate the muffin top effect of the hipster cut? The high-waisted jean is the perfect alternative. It also will make wearing shorter tops or tucked in tops so easy to wear.

What to look for:

How high is too high? If you have a flattish tummy than you can wear waistband high up in your waist. If you have a tummy, opt for a waistband that sits just below your belly button and avoid styles that have pleats and detail.

To tuck or not to tuck: If you have a flattish tummy, tucking your top into a high waistband will elongate your look. If you have a tummy, opt for wearing fitted tops that sit over your waistband and enjoy the addition tummy support that the waistband offers. Avoid wearing baggy, long tops as it will just add extra bulk to your look.

In this video, I give you some of my top tips:

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