Best jeans for body type explained!

best jeans for body type

Hi Fashionsistas,

Welcome to this weeks episode of Ask Marina.

This weeks question comes from Marie from Germany, Marie writes:

Hi Marina,

I have a really big problem. I can NEVER find jeans that look good on me and I can’t figure out why. I’m not the skinniest girl but I’m not over weight either. Please help!

Your advice would me the world to me,

Marie from Germany

Watch below to hear my advice on finding the best jeans for body type

I hope you found this episode of Ask Marina helpful, hit me up in the comments if you have a question!

And remember, you don’t need to be a model to look like you’ve stepped off the runway – you just need a killer wardrobe and some lipstick!

Big love,
xox Marina

Can’t watch this video right now? Read all about finding the best jeans for body type below xox


If you are tall with skinny straight legs, mid or high rise jeans with skinny/slim cut legs is best to show-off your height.


If you’re straight and the athletic type, a slight boot cut with a midrise gives the illusion of a curvier figure that adds shape to the lower half of your body.


For a pear-shaped body, you want to make your hips and bum look smaller than it is, a mid rise that hugs your hips and is flared from the knees will do the trick.


For the hourglass figure, the classic wide leg jeans accentuate your figure and make you look slimmer.


For petites, slim cut and cropped jeans shows off the lower legs and gives an illusion of extra height.


Dark wash jeans are slimming and mid rise with a straight leg or trouser style will make your body appear longer.

Two things to keep in mind:

1.     Different brands have different sizing, so don’t just buy a pair of jeans in your size, make sure you try them on and don’t be afraid to go up a size either if you need to as some brands just have their sizing all wrong!

2.     When you find a pair of jeans that fits you well and you really love, buy two pairs. Put the other pair in your wardrobe so when the other pair die you don’t have to walk around sad all days saying ‘I want my old jeans back’ (clearly I have been there).