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It can be argued that for off-the-rack, mass produced garments, the process of finding a good fitting piece of clothing is more complicated for women than men. After all, it is easier to fit straight lines and angles than curves and women’s figures are more variable than men’s figures.

Some types of jeans for women can flatter some body shapes better than others. See recommendations for each body shape: hourglass body shape, pear shaped body, rectangle body shape, inverted triangle body shape, oval/ apple shaped body , diamond shaped body.   Also see what the best types of jean are for each vertical body type (balanced, short legs and long torso, long legs and short torso) and for petite, tall and plus-size women.

Like the paint on an artist’s palette that shapes and colors canvas, the clothing we wear can ‘sculpt’ the shape of our body and evoke the look and statement that we want our outfit to convey. Jean washes, distressing and embellishments are elements on the design palette. These design elements along with the basic types of jeans for women described here, can be used too make any body shape look good in jeans.

Content: Types of Jeans for Women

Flared Leg Styles

Bootcut Style

Flared Leg

Wide Leg and Trousers Styles

Wide Leg Jeans

Trouser Jeans

Straight and Tapered Styles

Straight Leg

Boyfriend Style (looser fit)

Girlfriend Jeans, Slim Boyfriend Jeans

Tapered Style Jeans

Tapered Leg Jeans

Mom Jeans

Types of Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans, Pencil Jeans

Cigarette Jeans

Jeggings

Cropped Jeans, Capri Jeans, Cuffed Jeans

Cropped Jeans

Capri Jeans

Cuffed and Rolled Hem Jeans

Jeans Rise

High-Rise/High-Waist

Mid-Rise/Mid-Waist

Low-Rise/Low-Waist

 

 

Jeans can be cut to be tighter or looser in the hip and thigh, sit higher, mid-way or lower on your waist or hips and the leg shape of the jean can vary from hugging the shape of your leg to being a loose sheath. The leg shape of jeans can narrow toward the ankle, be straight or flare from a point on the leg. These variations along with elements such as jeans back pocket design, different types of denim washes and finishes and different shades of denim, determine the best types of jeans for women according to body type.

 

 

The Flares   types of jeans for women, flare jeans

Bootcut style

What are bootcut jeans? The bootcut jeans style is cut slimmer in the hips and thighs. This type of jean widens a little below the knee (to accommodate boots) and then flares a bit more at the hem.

Fitted Bootcut Jeans
Fitted Bootcut Jeans
Bootcut Jeans
Bootcut Jeans

 

Style Tips

This jeans style looks great on all body types and can create curves on straight rectangle body shapes or balance curves for an  hourglass body shape or a pear body shape.

Bootcut jeans are especially flattering on curvy women.

To create curves, petite women should opt for bootcut jeans over flared jeans because the slight flare of the bootcut style is more proportional for a small frame.

Bootcut jeans are a great choice for women with narrow hips to create curves.  Narrow hips are characteristic of slim, rectangle body shapes and the inverted triangle body shape. It’s all about a balanced look. Wider flares will look out of proportion for narrow hips.

 

Flared Leg

Flared type of jeans are similar to bootcut jeans in that they are fitted at the hips and thigh but there is a greater flare from the knee. The degree of this flare varies in this jean style so you can go for something subtle in a narrower flare that is slightly wider than a bootcut jean or a more dramatic look in a wide flare jean.

Flare denim dimensions can vary vertically as well as horizontally. Cropped jeans come in flared styles as well as straight and tapered leg styles. Crop flare denim can range from narrow cropped kick flare jeans to wide flare leg cropped jeans.

(There are no hard and fast rules or a standard definition stating what is bootcut and what is a ‘narrow flare jean’ and there is some overlap. Different brands will use flare or bootcut as a description for a jean with a narrow flare but the leg flare isn’t dramatic or very wide in either case.)

wide flare, bell bottom jeans
wide flare, bell bottom jeans
low rise flare jeans
low rise flare jeans

 

 cropped kick flare jeans
cropped kick flare jeans
high waisted flare leg cropped jeans
high waisted cropped flare jeans
Style Tips

Flared leg jeans flatter curvy women with bigger bottoms as it balances proportions and creates an hourglass shape.

If you have very wide hips, avoid very wide flares as this will make your legs appear shorter.

Tall and lean women have the frame to pull off a range of widths in flared jeans – from  narrow widths to bell bottoms.

 

 

Go Wide    types of jeans for women, wide leg jeans

 

Wide Leg and Trouser Jeans

Wide Leg Jeans

Unlike the bootcut style and flared jeans which are fitted through the thigh and flare out below the knee, wide-leg jeans are cut looser through the thigh and can widens as they go from the knee to the hem.  The cut varies from a straighter cut to a more flared leg. These are a loose and comfortable jean that has great styling options.

straighter cut wide leg jeans
straighter cut wide leg jeans
 wide leg flared jeans
wide leg flared jeans
high waist wide leg jeans
high waist wide leg jeans
ultra high rise tie-waist wide leg jeans
ultra high rise tie-waist wide leg jeans

 

Trouser Jeans

Trouser jeans are usually a dressier wide leg jean. They often resemble non-denim pants in that they may lack many features of standard jeans such as a five pocket design or flat-felled seams with contrasting stitching. These jeans are sometimes made to resemble dressier pants by having slash pockets and finer details. However, the looks of trouser jeans can vary from a more typical jeans appearance to a more dress pant appearance depending on how uniform in color, how dark the fabric and whether there are more refined details on the pockets and waist. (Some brands will describe what are essentially wide-leg jeans which have typical features of jeans as trouser jeans)

Trouser jeans are a flattering jean fit for most body types. This is because the straight line created by the loose silhouette that falls from the hip to the foot streamlines and lengthens the figure. However, different body types can look better in some hem widths than others. (See specific info on wide leg/trouser jeans for these body types: petite, apple shape, diamond shape and pear shape)

typical trouser jeans
typical trouser jeans

These are three examples of trouser jeans which illustrate the variation in back pocket detail – slit pockets, standard back pockets and no back pockets. (The first jean’s back view has been lightened to better see the pocket detail – you can click on the picture and then click the photo again on the image page for a larger image)

 

trouser jeans with slit back pockets
trouser jeans with slit back pockets
trouser jeans with slit back pockets - back view, lightened for
trouser jeans with slit back pockets – back view, lightened for detail

 

trouser jeans with standard back pockets
trouser jeans with standard back pockets
trouser jeans with standard back pockets - back view
trouser jeans with standard back pockets – back view

 

trouser jeans with no back pockets
trouser jeans with no back pockets
trouser jeans with no back pockets - back view
trouser jeans with no back pockets – back view
Style Tips
  • If you are petite, a  trouser jean with a narrower hem won’t swallow your shorter frame.
  • If you have a petite plus-size figure, a medium width hem flatters your figure best.

 

 

 

Straight and Tapered types of jeans for women, straight or tapered leg jeans

Straight

A straight cut jean is cut straight from the hip and thigh to the hem. Sometimes the leg can have a slight taper.  The fit is relaxed through the hip and thigh – somewhere between the more snug skinny jeans and the looser fitting boyfriend jean.

Gas Jeans New Devera Straight Leg Jeans
Gas Jeans New Devera Straight Leg Jeans
Gap Mid Rise Real Straight Jeans
Gap Mid Rise Real Straight Jeans
Style Tips
  • Straight fit jeans are great for elongating your legs and for when you want an alternative to skinny jeans.
  • For the apple shaped body type, straight leg jeans are a great alternative to skinny jeans or tapered jeans. (Skinny jeans and tapered jeans emphasize the large bust and/or wide shoulders of the top heavy apple figure.)
  • For women with muscular thighs, straight leg jeans can have a  “skinny” look and  approximate the fit of cigarette jeans.   The straight-leg jeans  fit is tighter around muscular thighs  and fit a bit looser around the calves.

 

 

Boyfriend style (looser fit)

Boyfriend jeans are cut straight in the hip and thigh and have a loose, baggy cut that sits low on the hips. Many brands label jeans as boyfriend style that aren’t quite as loosely cut. These jeans are more fitted in the hips than relaxed cut boyfriend jeans but still cut looser in the hips and legs than most straight or tapered jeans. (Strictly speaking, these can be described as slim boyfriend jeans)

baggy fit boyfriend jeans
baggy fit boyfriend jeans
baggy fit boyfriend jeans
baggy fit boyfriend jeans

 

Style Tips
  • Those who have proportional figures and have a mid-range weight can wear the looser cut boyfriend jeans the easiest. If you have large hips/bottom and thighs the baggy fit may add unwanted bulk.
  • If you are a very thin rectangle body shape or petite the volume of fabric will overwhelm your frame. For these figures,  slim cut boyfriend jeans or girlfriend jeans are more flattering.

 

 

 

Girlfriend Jeans, Slim Boyfriend Jeans

Slim boyfriend style jeans and girlfriend jeans are a slimmed down version of the classic boyfriend jean. Still cut straight in the hips and thighs but not so baggy that they sit as low on the hip. From the pictures below, you can see that the slim fit boyfriend jeans are only slightly bulkier than the girlfriend jeans.

 

girlfriend jeans vs. Slim Fit boyfriend jeans

 

girlfriend jeans
girlfriend jeans
slim fit boyfriend jeans
slim fit boyfriend jeans
Style Tips
  • For petite frames, slim cut boyfriend or girlfriend jeans won’t overwhelm a petite frame like the baggier standard boyfriend jean will.
  • The slim boyfriend jean/ girlfriend jean are the best boyfriend styles for full bottomed, very curvy women (very curvy pear shaped and apple shaped body types) and plus-size body types.  This closer fitting  version of the baggier boyfriend jean won’t add unwanted bulk.

 

 

 

Tapered Style Jeans

 

Tapered Leg Jeans

Tapered jeans like straight-leg jeans have a relaxed fit through the hips but tapered-leg jeans gradually narrow towards the ankle. There is a great deal of artistic license when manufacturers categorize their jeans and tapered and mom-fit jeans have commonalities. So, what are tapered jeans?

Both jean styles have tapered legs but mom jeans are defined as high rise/high waist and general tapered jeans can also be mid-rise ( or lower). Classic mom jeans are defined as made from rigid, 100% cotton denim while modern mom  jeans or jeans labeled as only tapered leg  in the description can be made of  denim with some stretch. Classic mom jeans have a looser fit in the zipper area but modern mom-fit jeans often are more fitted which further blurs distinction from  jeans which brands would describe as ‘mom jeans’. For practical purposes it is sometimes a distinction without a difference. Even if the word ‘mom jean’ isn’t in the description for a pair of jeans – a high-waist, looser fit, tapered-leg jean is a ‘mom-fit’ jean by definition.

The following jeans all are described as having a tapered leg by the brand but each has variations in cut and style.  Lee Relaxed Fit Side-Elastic Jeans have more volume in the hip, thigh and leg than the Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda Classic Tapered Jeans

 

loose fit, high-waist tapered leg jeans
Lee relaxed fit, high-waist, tapered leg jeans
tapered leg jeans
Gloria Vanderbilt high-waist, tapered leg jeans

The Diamond Gusset  Stretch Denim Tapered Leg Jean is more fitted through the hip and thigh which gives it a fit between a relaxed tapered fit and a skinny fit.

Diamond Gusset tapered leg jeans wit a semi-skinny fit in the legs
Diamond Gusset high-waist , tapered leg jeans wit a semi-skinny fit in the legs
Style Tips
  • Like the mom jeans style, tapered jeans are difficult for some figures because the taper in the leg will make your legs look narrow and make your hips and bottom look wider.
  • Jeans with a tapered leg are best suited for those with proportional hips.
  • However, if you have are slender and have narrow hips (inverted triangle shape) the tapered leg will make your hips appear wider and balance your hip width with your top half.

 

 

Mom Jeans

Mom jeans typically are made of rigid denim,  have tapered legs and are high-rise/high-waisted and loosely fitted in the zipper and crotch area which can make your bottom appear longer and flatter. The classic mom jeans from the 1980’s and early 1990’s was usually made from a solid color light wash blue denim and without finishing such as fading.

Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth in mom jeans - Beverly Hills 90210, 1990s
Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth in mom jeans – Beverly Hills 90210, 1990s
vintage 90s mom jeans
vintage 90s mom jeans

 

However, the revival of this jeans style can include modern design elements. You can find modern mom jeans that have the vintage look described above or ‘mom jeans’ with an updated look that have different washes and distressing and are more fitted. These jeans were described as ‘mom jeans’ in the title or description.

light denim mom fit jeans
light denim mom fit jeans
light denim mom fit jeans – back view
light wash mom jeans with distressing
light wash mom jeans with distressing
light wash mom jeans with distressing - back view
light wash mom jeans with distressing – back view
dark wash mom jeans
dark wash mom jeans
dark wash mom jeans - back view
dark wash mom jeans – back view

 

 mom jeans with distressing and fading
mom jeans with distressing and fading
 mom jeans with distressing and fading - back view
mom jeans with distressing and fading – back view
Style Tips
  • Of all the types of jeans for women, mom jeans can be the most challenging for most figures. Those with figures that are slim or mid-range (average weight and proportional) the reboot of this 80’s/early 90’s style of jean can be another trend to play around with for a different look in their denim wardrobe.
  • This can be challenging jean to style because the taper in the leg and the high waist and loose fit can emphasize a pear shape and elongate your backside. A go-to option that’s easier for most figures is the boyfriend jean – either the looser fit version or the slimmed down boyfriend jean / girlfriend jean.

 

 

 

The Skinny on the “Skinnies” types of jeans for women, skinny or cigarette jeansjeggings, Skinny, cigarette and pencil jeans

 

types of skinny jeans

The advances in stretch denim fabrics  have made skinny style jeans wearable for all figures and for many has been a favorite among the types of jeans for women.

Skinny Jeans, Pencil Jeans

Skinny jeans have a snug fit through the hip, thigh and all the way to the hem. The silhouette narrows from the hip to the ankle. Skinny jeans are usually made with denim that has a bit of stretch which makes them hug your figure all the more. This same jeans style can is also called a pencil jean.

skinny jeans
skinny jeans
skinny jeans, type of jean fot
skinny jeans

 

Style Tips

 

Cigarette Jeans

Cigarette jeans are essentially skinny jeans with a slightly wider leg opening. With skinny jeans, the silhouette narrows from the hip towards the ankle but cigarette jeans hug the hip and thigh and then are cut straighter from the knee to the hem.

cigarette jeans
cigarette jeans
ankle length cigarette jeans
ankle length cigarette jeans

Cigarette and skinny jean

cigarette jeans and skinny jeans difference
cigarette jeans and skinny jeans difference
Style Tips
  • Slim legs or fit and toned legs can look great in a cigarette jean.
  • A great alternative to skinny jeans, especially when wearing cigarette jeans with a longer inseam  over a heel. The slightly wider leg opening allows the hem to cover much of your shoe  – this will elongate your legs and is especially effective when the cigarette jeans are worn with heels.

Jeggings

Jeggings are leggings made from a light-weight stretchy fabric. These can be made of stretchy fabric made to look like denim or a light-weight denim with more stretch than skinny jeans. Jeggings are less structured than skinny jeans and have a skin-tight fit.

jeggings
jeggings
jeggings
jeggings
Style Tip
  • Jeggings are great for all body types in that they are form-fitting. They can be great worn with a loose top that ends below the hip to hide any figure flaws or to be a bit more modest.

 

A little off the bottom   types of jeans for women, cropped jeans

Cropped, capri and cuffed jeans  types of jeans for women, cuffed jeans

Cropped Jeans, Capri Jeans, Cuffed Jeans

Cropped and capri jeans are shorter than full length jeans. The only difference between cropped and capri jeans is where they end on the leg. There can be some overlap and where capri and cropped jeans fall on your leg depends on your leg length (short legs/long legs).  Generally, capri jeans are considered shorter than cropped jeans

Capri vs Crop
Vera Wang, Simply Vera Side Slit Capri Jeans
Vera Wang, Simply Vera Side Slit Capri Jeans
Eddie Bauer Cropped Boyfriend Blue Jeans
Eddie Bauer Cropped Boyfriend Blue Jeans

Cropped Jeans

Cropped jeans can end somewhere below mid-calf to the ankle. Jeans that end at the ankle are sometimes called ‘ankle jeans’. The silhouette can vary from figure hugging to a looser more relaxed fit to a flared or wide leg.

cropped skinny jeans
cropped skinny jeans
cropped jeans
cropped jeans
cropped ankle skinny jeans
cropped ankle skinny jeans
cropped tapered-leg jeans
cropped tapered-leg jeans
cropped straight-leg jeans
cropped straight-leg jeans
cropped kick flare jeans
cropped kick flare jeans

 

wide-leg, cropped ankle jeans
wide-leg, cropped ankle jeans

Capri Jeans

Capri jeans, the shorter of the two, generally fall around mid-calf or higher.

capri jeans that end just below the knee
capri jeans that end just below the knee
capri jeans that end mid-calf
capri jeans that end mid-calf

 

cuffed capri jeans that end just below the knee
cuffed capri jeans that end just below the knee
wide-leg,-cuffed capri jeans
wide-leg,-cuffed capri jeans

Cuffed and Rolled Hem Jeans

Cuffed jeans have the hem turned up to expose the underside of the denim material. Cuffed jeans can be bought pre-cuffed or the wearer simply turns up the hem on  non-cuffed jeans. The width and length of the leg and the width of the cuff varies.  Rolled hem jeans – just as the name implies – the hem is rolled multiple times instead of folded as in cuffed jeans. There are close fitting capri jeans that end at the knee and have a narrow cuff , wide leg jeans that skim the floor and have a wide cuff and all variations in between.

rolled hem blue jeans
rolled hem blue jeans
narrow cuffed jeans
narrow cuffed jeans
cuffed boyfriend jeans
cuffed boyfriend jeans
floral embroidered, frayed cuffed crop jeans
floral embroidered, frayed cuffed crop jeans

 

deep cuff jeans
deep cuff jeans
wide-leg, deep cuff jeans
wide-leg, deep cuff jeans

 

 

How to elongate your legs while wearing cropped, capri and cuffed jeans

Cropped, cuffed and capri jeans will make your legs look shorter because they break up the line of your legs. These can be among the most tricky types of jeans for women to wear. The further up the hem on the  leg, the greater the leg shortening effect.  But there are things you can do –  listed here are tips to mitigate this and elongate your legs

Cropped jeans

Style Tips
  • A high-rise/high-waist cropped jean elongates your legs.
high rise kick flare cropped jeans
high rise kick flare cropped jeans
high rise crop ankle jeans
high rise crop ankle jeans

 

 

  • A general tip is to have the hem end around the ankle or where the calf begins to narrow, at the thinner parts of the leg.
cropped jeans end at the ankle
cropped jeans end at the ankle
cropped jeans end where the calf begins to narrow
cropped jeans end where the calf begins to narrow
  • Close-fitting cropped jeans, straight-leg or tapered-leg crop jeans preserve the line of the leg for a streamline silhouette and therefore lessen the shortening effect of cropped jeans,
  • Heels or wedges worn with cropped jeans can help your legs look longer.
slim fit cropped jeans with wedges
slim fit cropped jeans with wedges
straight leg cropped jeans with heels
straight leg cropped jeans with heels

 

  • Cropped jeans  worn with shoes that are flesh-toned or the same color as the jeans will make your legs look longer. The lengthening effect is greater if the shoes are heels or wedges.
cropped jeans with flesh-toned sandals
cropped jeans with flesh-toned sandals
cropped flare blue jeans with nude heel
cropped flare blue jeans with nude heels

 

  • Wide-leg cropped jeans and wide-flare cropped jeans are especially shortening to the legs. This can be countered by wearing them with heels, especially ones that are that are flesh-toned.
wide-leg, cropped jeans with nude heels
wide-leg, cropped jeans with nude heels
wide flare, cropped jeans with flesh-toned heels
wide flare, cropped jeans with flesh-toned heels

Capri jeans

 

Style Tips
  • High-waist/high-rise capri jeans elongate the line and make your legs appear longer than lower-rises.(Choose a mid-rise if you have a short torso because a high-rise/high-waist would fit too far up on your torso.)
  • A slim fit will help preserve the leg-line and make for a sleeker silhouette.

 

high rise, slim fit capri blue jeans
high rise, slim fit capri blue jeans

 

  • Heels or wedges worn with capris jeans can help your legs look longer.

 

skinny fit capri jeans with heels
skinny fit capri jeans with heels
capri jeans with wedge shoes
capri jeans with wedge shoes
  • Shoes that are flesh-toned or the same color as your capri jeans will also help lengthen your legs, especially if the shoes are heels or wedges.
capri jeans with nude sandals
capri jeans with nude sandals
capri jeans with nude wedges
capri jeans with nude wedges

 

capri jeans with nude heels
capri jeans with nude heels
  • If you have very muscular or thick calves or thighs, short capri length jeans can make your legs look stubby. A longer capri length or cropped jeans that end just above the ankle or where your calf starts to narrow are a better bet. Wearing flesh-colored heels or wedges will also help elongate your frame.
cropped ankle jeans with nude heels
cropped ankle jeans with nude heels
cropped jeans end where the calf begins to narrow
cropped jeans end where the calf begins to narrow

 

 

Cuffed jeans

Cuffed jeans can be bought pre-cuffed or the wearer simply rolls or turns up the hem on  non-cuffed jeans. The width and length of the jean’s leg and the width of the cuff varies.You can have close fitting capri jeans that end at the knee with a narrow cuff, wide-leg, wide-cuffed jeans that skim the floor and all variations in between.

Aside from the width of the leg and the width of the cuff, style variations in cuffed jeans include frayed hems and cuffs where the underside of the fabric is embellished with details such as embroidery.

If you’ve read much of this site you probably have caught on that it’s all about the lines. Just as capri length jeans add a horizontal line and break up the vertical line of the leg, cuffed jeans do the same and  for cuffed capri jeans or cuffed cropped jeans, the cuff adds an additional color block (the  fabric surface, the contrasting underside of the fabric and the exposed skin of the leg). A general rule of thumb – the narrower the cuff, the less leg-shortening the effect.

Style Tips
  • Narrow cuffs are best for petite frames. A smaller cuff doesn’t interrupts the line of the leg as much and a smaller cuff is more proportional to a smaller frame.

 

narrow cuff boyfriend jeans
narrow cuff jeans
  • With a lighter wash jean there is less contrast between the underside and upper side of the fabric so there will be less of a dramatic break in the leg line (and won’t shorten your legs as much).

 

light wash jeans, low contrast cuff
light wash jeans, low contrast cuff
dark wash jeans, high contrast cuff
dark wash jeans, high contrast cuff
  • Cuffed jeans worn with heels will help your legs look longer, especially when the heels are flesh-toned or the same color as the cuff. But  even if the shoes are flats or sandals, flesh-toned or nude shoes will still ads a bit of leg-length.
cuffed jeans with heels
cuffed jeans with heels
cuffed crop jeans with nude heels
cuffed crop jeans with nude heels
  • If you are tall and lean, not only can you easily pull-off any cuff widths but can use the color-block effect of cuffed jeans to break up your height if you wish.

 

high contrast, deep-cuff blue jeans
high contrast, deep-cuff blue jeans
wide-leg, deep-cuff blue jeans
wide-leg, deep-cuff blue jeans

 

Jeans rise   rise on jeans, types of jeans for women

What is the rise on jeans? The measurement on jeans is the measurement from the waist band to the crotch seam.  Just as definitions vary for the different types of jeans for women, so do the categorization of jeans rise. The rise measurement given on product pages for jeans is typically the front rise on jeans. Jeans that are a curvy fit usually have a longer rise in the back to accommodate curvier figures.

What is meant by low, mid or high rise can vary by brand. But the measurements fall within a general range. (Some brands just list the length of the rise and don’t categorize the jeans’ rise)

Another thing to consider is your body rise, the length from  the leg-break/crotch to your natural waistline because this body measurement also varies from person to person. A person who has a short distance from leg-break to waist will fit a mid rise jean differently than a person with a longer such body measurement. The fit may be more like a high rise jean than the fit on the latter person.

rise on jeans
rise on jeans, source: stitchfix.com
**Keep in mind…
Where a jean will fall on your waistline can be influenced by different factors. How  tight-fitting or relaxed the cut is, the length of your own unique body rise, whether you have a long torso or a short torso and the stretch of the denim will play into where jeans fall on your waist. And another thing - some rise measurements provided by brands are approximate. The variation is obvious in the pictures below. The rise measurements were provided by the retailers.

High-Rise/High-Waist & Super High-Rise/High-Waist

High-rise/high-waist fit is at or above the belly button and generally measures 9-10 inches. Super high-rise/high-waisted jeans (also called ultra high-rise) fit above the belly button and the front rise generally measures above10 inches.

rise on jeans, high rise jeans rise on jeans, high rise jeans

rise on jeans, super high rise jeans

Style Tips
  • For those with a long torso and short legs, a high-rise jean will elongate your legs and make your torso appear more proportional.
  • High-rise jeans lengthen your legs by elongating the line of the jeans- wear with  pointy shoes or heels and have the hem skim the floor for extra elongation.
high rise jeans
high rise jeans
super or ultra super high rise jeans
super or ultra super high rise jeans

 

Mid-Rise/Mid-Waist/Medium Rise

For mid-rise/mid-waist/medium rise, the fit is between the hip and the belly button. Generally measures 8 – 9 inches

rise on jeans, mid rise jeans rise on jeans, mid rise jeans

 

 

rise on jeans, mid-rise fit, high-rise boyfriend jeans

Style Tips
  • For women with a short body-rise / short torso, mid-rise, mid-waist or medium rise jeans may fit like high-rise jeans (high-rise jeans may fit too far above the natural waist).
  • Mid-rise jeans that hit just below the belly button help control a tummy pooch/muffin top.
  • A mid-rise jean where the waistband falls slightly above the widest part of your hips will make your hips appear slimmer.
mid rise jeans
mid-rise jeans

 

Low-Rise/Low-Waist

For low-rise/low-waist, the fit is at or below the hip. Generally measures 7 – 8 inches

rise on jeans, low rise jeans rise on jeans, low rise jeans

rise on jeans, low rise ffit, mid-rise boyfriend jeans

Style Tips
low rise jeans with a wide waistband
low rise flare jeans with a wide waistband
One more thing…

Jeans cut, style and finishes all contribute to the variety of looks available in jeans. This guide on the types of jeans for women, the articles on denim washes and treatments and  how to look good in jeans can help you shop with confidence for your next pair of jeans. Now that you know the basic types of jeans for women you can pick the best style to suit your figure.