Man Fashion Tips: Best Jeans to Flatter Your Body Type

12:30 PM Contributed by JW


With numerous types of cuts and design, jeans can be one of the hardest clothing to buy. Trying on pair after pair of jeans unflattering to your body can be a rather deflating experience for your ego. However, if you know your body type and the styles that flatter it best, you can save loads of time and your self-esteem won't be so much on the rocks.

The basic is the straight-cut jeans. This kind of jeans typically sits at your natural waist and is slim through the seat and thighs, gradually tapering off and slightly at the ankle. Straight-cut jeans flatter the tall and lean body type best. Jeans with a flat front and straight leg will show off your body to its best advantage. People of slim and of average height look flattering in this kind of jeans too. If you have the body to wear them, the straight-cut jeans are the perfect choice as they can pretty much be paired with anything.



The flare cut, also known as boot-cut jeans was originally designed to be worn with cowboy boots. This cut is a good choice to as it is very flattering for many body types. Typically the flare-cut styles should sit just below your natural waist and should be slightly loose through the leg. A bonus about these jeans is that it will never go out of style and it is so easy to dress them up for occasions. The athletic and muscular types look best with flare-cut jeans as they will subtly show off all your hard-earned gym work. However, if you have larger frames, flare-cut jeans should be avoided like a plague as it will only make you appear larger.




The defining feature of the low-rise jeans is that it sits below your natural waistline, often on the hip bones. Low-rise jeans can be straight cut, slim fit, bootleg or wide leg. However, it is best to wear this kind of jeans with a longer shirt. As the jeans are low-rise, your midriff will be visible anytime you move your arms and it is never a good one for men. Those with larger frames should apt for wide-leg styles as they are really great for concealing physical flaws but avoid choosing styles that are too baggy.



Do not be afraid to but more than one pair once you find jeans that fit your perfectly. With this newfound knowledge, your next shopping trip should be much more efficient.


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