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How to pick the right pair of jeans!

Ahhhhh! the love affair with jeans - we love to own them but hate to buy them!
They are a closet staple but even women who love wearing jeans may have trouble finding the right pair that compliments their body type best
There are so many factors to take under consideration - body type (pear shaped, hour glass, boyish figure), style of jeans (bootcut, skinny, straight, flared), camouflaging a weakness (mid section, lack of curves, lengthen legs) and price point.

Here's some information to keep in mind while jeans shopping. Hopefully it will help you in selecting the perfect pair of jeans!
Buy Jeans According to your Body Type:
Pear Shaped Figure: Pear-shaped girls with curvier hips should steer clear of anything super-tapered and go for a low-rise flare or trouser style. This creates overall balance, which helps keep your hips looking slim and streamlined. 
Rich and Skinny
Sugar Hi Rise in Tahiti
Hour glass Figure: If you are an hourglass, a classic, wide-legged trouser with a mid-rise and flat front will keep you looking slim in all the right places—but still show off your sexy curves. 
7 For All Mankind
High Waist Slim Denim Trouser in Atlantic Twilight Wash

Boy Figure: If your body is more straight up and down, opt for a mid-rise jean with a slight boot-cut opening or flare to create a curvier silhouette from top to bottom.
Express Refrock Boot Cut Jean

Buy Jeans based on the style:
 These jeans flare slightly at the bottom, which is flattering on many women. The slight flare -- not a bell-bottom flare -- balances out large hips and heavy derrières. Boot-cut jeans look great with a wide variety of shoes, from clogs to sandals.

7 For All Mankind Skinny Bootcut in Malibu Sands
Wide-leg: With a fitted waist, wide-leg jeans can be a stylish alternative to your other jeans, especially on curvy women and tall women. Remember to balance your wide-leg jeans with a fitted top and heels or wedges with a round toe.

Hudson Gwen Wide Leg in Oldmill
Straight-leg: Straight-leg jeans are not as baggy as wide leg jeans, but they share the same stovepipe shape that lacks any flare at the ankle. The straight line of these jeans gives a long, lean look to your legs.
High Waist Classic Straight Leg
Skinny: Skinny jeans are slim-fitting jeans that are narrow all the way to the ankle, although many women give this name to the jeans they fit into when they have lost weight. You don't have to be rail-thin to wear skinny jeans, though. These are the perfect jeans to wear tucked into a pair of boots because they don't have extra fabric around the ankles.
Nobody Cult Skinny Jean

Boyfriend: With slim hips that sit a little higher and with straight legs, boyfriend jeans are like borrowing a pair from your boyfriend's closet. Because of the relaxed fit, boyfriend jeans can be the perfect casual jeans, or you can cuff them to your calf and wear them with heels for a more playful feeling. These pants look especially good on a woman with an athletic figure.
7 For All Mankind
Josefina Boyfriend Jean
Buy Jeans to flatter your body!
Minimize your midsection 

Look for stiff, not stretchy, denim. These 99% cotton classics won't cling or create the dreaded "muffin top" that more elastic denim does.Avoid: Bold buttons or embellishments at the front pockets.

Thin out your thighs 
Look for flares that'll counterbalance your proportions and draw the eye down. Also, skinny jeans in a dark wash. Avoid: Bleached or faded patches at the thighs, which will make them look larger.
Create some curves
Look for detailed back pockets, which give a flat butt a little dimension.Avoid: Back pockets that are too large, which overwhelm a smaller butt

Lengthen your legsLook for jeans that almost graze the floor, but don't.Avoid: Unruly, too-long hems drown a smaller silhouette, but cuffed or scrunched-up stovepipes emphasize shorter legs. Instead, aim for the Goldilocks sweet spot in the middle.

My Favorite Brands -
  • Hudson Jeans - Love their boot cut, baby bootcut and skinny jeans
  • AG - their jeans flatter pear shaped women the best
  • 7 For All Mankind - excellent bootcut and skinny jeans
  • True Religion - the embellished pocket style are great for boyish figures
  • Paige Premium Denim - great collection of colored, floral and printed jeans this season.
  • Diesel
  • Current Elliott
  • JBrand
  • Rag & Bone
Photo Credit: Bergdorf Goodman