Best jeans for every body type


The Redbook staff tested literally hundreds of pairs of jeans -- and found the ones that'll do great things for your exact body type. Meet your new best friends...

Tall + curvy

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NYDJ Jeans

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A higher waist gives coverage.

"It's a cute high waist that in no way resembles mom jeans!" --Holland

NYDJ Barbara Modern Bootcut Jeans, $110;

Available in sizes 0 to 16.

Old Navy Boyfriend Jeans

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Curvy hips + skinny legs

A straight cut streamlines hips and thighs.

"They don't do that weird baggy crotch thing at all!" --Victoria

Old Navy Boyfriend Jeans, $35;

Available in sizes 0 to 20.

(College denim Styles.)

Levi Strauss & Co. Jeans

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Flat butt

Sizable pockets give the illusion of fullness.

"They sit on my cheeks in the right place and aren't baggy." --Amaya

Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, $20;

Available in sizes 4 to 20.

Forever 21 Classic

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Classic hourglass

These fit curves like a glove, thanks to a ton of stretch.

"I love how they hug my waist without cutting into it." --Rebecca K.

Forever 21 Classic Slim Jeans, $11;

Available in sizes 24 to 30.

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Loft jeans for long legs

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Long Legs

These trouser-style jeans are cut to accommodate high heels and extra-long stems.

"I can actually wear these with heels! That's hard to find with my 34-inch inseam." --Marisa

Loft front pocket flared jeans, $70;

Available in sizes 00 to 16.

Lucky Jeans for fuller thighs

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Full thighs

Slim boyfriends have a looser fit that doesn't add bulk.

"I like that these aren't baggy. That and the clean wash makes them feel polished." --Brittany

Lucky Brand Sienna Cropped Jeans, $50;

Available in sizes 24 to 32.

Uniqlo skinny jeans

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Petite + boyish

Tapered legs make hips seem curvier.

"They lengthen my legs, and the fading makes them look well broken in." --Jennie

Uniqlo Skinny Fit Tapered Ankle Length, $39.90;,
877-486-4756 for stores.

Available in sizes 24 to 28.

Muscular calves

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Use Self Tanner

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Bootcut jeans nix the dreaded squeeze.

"These are snug where they should be--but with the flare, I don't feel like a sausage." --Lauren

Ann Taylor Flared Jeans, $88;

Available in sizes 00 to 18.

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J. Crew Toothpick jeans

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Short Legs

A mid-rise makes legs look like they start higher.

"In these, I can wear flats without looking stumpy!" --Audrey

J.Crew Toothpick Jeans, $130;

Available in sizes 24 to 33.

Petite + super-curvy

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Henry & Belle Bootcut Jeans

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The clean, dark wash creates a sleek line.

"I like that these show my shape but aren't tight." --Rebecca I.

Henry & Belle Signature Bootcut Jeans, $138;

Available in sizes 24 to 32.

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Eddie Bauer Bootcut Jeans

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Small waist + round butt

A contoured waist eliminates gaping.

"Jeans that fit my waist usually flatten my butt because they're tight. Not these!" --Jihan

Eddie Bauer Curvy Fit Bootcut Jeans, $20;

Available in sizes 2 to 20, 16W to 24W; also in long, petite and tall.

Tummy Pooch

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Lee Jeans

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Special shaping fabric slims you.

"I want to be sucked in but still able to move. I can touch my toes in these!" --Kim

Lee Curvy Fit Elena Straight Leg Jeans, $33;

Available in sizes 4 to 18.

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Washborn Jeans

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Petite + slim

Slight flares that are narrow through the thigh won't overwhelm.

"I thought jeans with volume would swallow me. Nope--they're sexy." --Hannah

Washborn high-waisted bell bottom jeans, $93; call 646-360-3685 for retailers.

Available in sizes 24 to 32.

Tall + a long torso

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Victoria's Secret Leggings

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A high-rise cut gives the illusion of a higher waistline.

"They're as comfy as pajama jeans--and my ankles are covered!" --Tiffany

Victoria's Secret Catalog High-Rise Leggings, $60;

Available in sizes 0 to 16.

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