How to Find Jeans That Actually FIT! Best Jeans for Your Body Type

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Hey there, gorgeous! Whether you’re rocking those thick thighs or have legs for days, you know the denim struggle is oh-so-real.

We've all been there – squeezing into too-tight denim that turns getting dressed into a full-on workout or dealing with waistbands that gape like they're spilling tea. But guess what? It's time to leave those denim disasters in the past because today, we're letting you in on the secret of how to find jeans that'll hug those curves like they were custom-made for you.

Navigating the world of denim can be a maze, but don't worry, we've got your back(side)! From measuring your way to jeans that fit at the waist to discovering the perfect styles that'll make your heart (and those thighs) sing – we're giving out all of our expert tips for how to find the best jeans for your body type.

The Basics of Finding the Perfect Fit

First things first, no matter if you’re curvy or petite, the key to finding perfectly fitting jeans for your body type is knowing how to measure yourself.

Not all jeans are created equal. Even though sizes should be standard, that’s rarely the case. How jeans actually fit depends on the brand and style. Knowing your measurements is one of the only surefire ways to find that perfect fit all over.

The fashion experts at Byrdie give a good rundown of how to get your measurements:

  1. Waist: Measurements for your natural waistline should be taken from your natural crease – usually the smallest part of your torso. This is perfect for high-rise jeans, but for mid-rise jeans, you'll want to measure right around your navel, and for low-rise jeans, two or three inches below that.
  2. Hips: Your hips are often (but not always) wider than your waist. Taking this measurement ensures your jeans can come over your hips without gaping at the waist.
  3. Thighs: Measure the width of the thigh. Simply measure around the thickest part of your thigh.
  4. Inseam: This is your leg length or the distance between your crotch and your ankle. You may need short, regular, or tall jeans, depending on this measurement.

Make sure you’re wearing light clothing when taking measurements, and do not hold your tape measure too tight. This helps you take accurate measurements and find jeans that fit just right – without being too tight.

Swank Girl Tip: If you already have a pair of jeans that you love, take their measurements and use them to find more!

Understanding Your Body Shape

Let’s get one thing straight – every body is beautiful.

No matter if you’re curvy all over or tall and slim, you deserve jeans that fit your body type and boost your confidence. Of course, that means understanding your body type – and, sis, there are tons of them.

Healthline defines some of the most common general categories as:

  • rectangle
  • triangle or “pear”
  • inverted triangle or “apple”
  • hourglass

And even within these categories, there’s a lot of variation. You can be curvy, short, tall, have wider hips or thicker thighs, and a big booty. Or you can be slim all over or with a larger bust.

The good news is there are jeans for your body type!

Best Jeans for Your Body Type

Curvy Girls

You need jeans that celebrate your curves! All while being comfortable and smoothing out any areas you might not want on display, like your tummy or cellulite. High-waisted jeans will be your new bestie since they offer stomach control and cinch in at the smallest part of your torso.

Consider buying high-waisted bootcut jeans to showcase your hourglass shape. Flared jeans also elongate your legs and create a beautifully balanced silhouette.

Shorter Girls

If you’re petite, the last thing you want is your jeans to swallow you whole. Petite-specific styles can make you look taller and oh-so-stylish. Skinny jeans in stretch denim can give the illusion of legs for days, while straight-leg jeans skim your curves without overwhelming your frame.

Tall Girls

Don’t let those long legs go unnoticed! We know that finding jeans that accommodate those long legs can be a challenge, but there are some styles made for you. Bootcut and flared jeans add balance to your tall frame and create a flattering, flowing silhouette. Or channel your inner diva with wide-leg jeans that elongate your frame even more.

Thick Thighs

Thick thighs save lives! The best jeans for thick thighs and bigger booties help highlight your best assets while still making you look snatched. High-waisted skinny jeans are one option to make your booty pop. Mom jeans offer a relaxed fit through the hips and thighs that's comfortable and trendy.

Keep in mind that whenever you’re buying jeans, the type of material and style (high rise vs low rise) can all affect how they fit your body type. Always read reviews – or better yet, look at pictures of jeans on real bodies – along with the measurements before making a purchase.

Shop our full jeans collection at Swank A Posh! Filter by style or fit to find your new favorite pair of jeans for your body type today.