Flattering high-waisted jeans for every body type

High-waisted jeans have been trending on the runways and streets for several seasons now. Knowing that you don't have to look like a supermodel to pull off this versatile timeless trend, should be all the reason you need to buy yourself a pair.

Finding the right pair depends on your silhouette. Here is an easy guide to help you avoid fitting room meltdowns.

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For a petite build, high-waisted jeans add the illusion of height. Skinny high-waisted jeans in particular. Opt for mid to high rise jeans. Stay clear of high-waisted wide leg jeans as they tend to make you look more petite.

Pair your skinny high-waisted jeans with nude heels to add additional height to your silhouette.


You have a pear shaped silhouette if you are wide at the hips, thigh's and rear.To make your bottom half appear smaller, choose high-waisted jeans with a mid-rise and balance out your silhouette with a blazer.

You can also pair your jeans with either a dark or light shaded top as it will draw attention upwards.


You can get away with probably any type of high-waisted jeans whether it is, wide leg, boyfriend or skinny.

Experiment with cuts that flatter your silhouette to find the right balance.

The only problem you may experience is finding the right length.


If you are blessed with curves high-waisted jeans made out of stretchy materials and a contoured waistband are a good option.

Don't go for flaps or embellishments on the back pockets. Pockets should be flat.


If you have a straight silhouette, high-waisted jeans will create the illusion of curves.

Go for jeans that flare at the knee.

Embellishments and distressed jeans distract from your linear shape while pockets that sit higher on the back of the jeans will create an instant lift.


Straight, flared or skinny high-waisted jeans accentuate your shape.

High-Waisted Jeans for Every Body Type