The Most Flattering High-Waisted Jeans for Every Body Type

Petite
Petite
Petite
Petite
Petite
Pear
Pear
Pear
Pear
Tall
Tall
Tall
Tall
Tall
Curvy
Curvy
Curvy
Curvy
Athletic
Athletic
Athletic
Athletic
Apple
Apple
Apple
Hourglass
Hourglass
Hourglass
Hourglass


Petite

J.Crew Petite 9″ High-Rise Toothpick Jean in Classic Rinse, $110 at J.Crew

Petite

Ann Taylor Petite High Rise Performance Denim Skinny Jeans in White, $98 at Ann Taylor

Petite

Topshop Jamie High Rise Ankle Skinny Jeans (Petite), $75 at Nordstrom

Petite

Universal Standard Seine High Rise Skinny Jeans Petite in Distressed Black, $90 at Universal Standard

Petite

LOFT Petite High Waist Sailor Skinny Jeans in Black, $49.50 at LOFT

Pear

Acne Studios Blå Konst 1997 Classic Fit Jeans in Dark Blue, $300 at Acne Studios

Pear

Hudson Holly High Rise Crop Flare Jean in Black Hound, $195 at Hudson

Pear

7 For All Mankind Slim Illusion High Waist Ali in Luxe Black, $199 at 7 For All Mankind

Pear

J Brand Jules High-Rise Straight Leg in Hustle, $228 at J Brand

Tall

ASOS Design Tall Recycled Farleigh High Waisted Slim Mom Jeans in Dark Wash, $51 at ASOS

Tall

Madewell Tall Curvy High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Lucille Wash, $69.99 at Madewell

Tall

Collusion Tall x005 Straight Leg Jeans in Mid Wash Blue, $32 at ASOS

Tall

Frame Forever Karlie Tall Skinny Jeans, $219 at Shopbop

Tall

Missguided Tall Black Vice Highwaisted Skinny Jeans, $34 at Missguided

Curvy

Reformation Liza High Straight Jean Es, $98 at Reformation

Curvy

Violeta by Mango Slim-Fit Stella Jeans, $59.99 at Mango

Curvy

Pilcro and the Letterpress High-Rise Denim Leggings, $130 at Anthropologie

Curvy

ASOS Design Curve Sculpt Me High Waisted Premium Jeans in Clean Black, $56 at ASOS

Athletic

Madewell 11″ High-Rise Flare Jeans, $128 at Madewell

Athletic

Joe’s Jeans The Molly High Rise Flare, $218 at Joe’s Jeans

Athletic

Lee High-Rise Flare Jeans in White, $98 at Free People

Athletic

Levi’s Ribcage Split Flare Jeans, $128 at Levi’s

Apple

7 For All Mankind Edie With Frayed Hem in Heritage Artwalk, $99 at 7 For All Mankind

Apple

Style & Co Tummy-Control Straight-Leg Jeans in Astor, $24.50 at Macy’s

Apple

Lucky Brand Easy Rider Bootcut Jeans in Tanzanite, $53.70 at Macy’s

Hourglass

Levi’s 721 High Rise Skinny Jeans in Soft Black, $39.99 at Levi’s

Hourglass

Paige High Rise Manhattan Boot in Pompeii, $215 at Paige

Hourglass

Dorothy Perkins Blue Eden High Waisted Super Soft Jeggings, $39 at Dorothy Perkins

Hourglass

Express High Waisted Black Ripped Jean Leggings, $79.90 at Express

High-waisted jeans have been popular on the runways and the streets for several seasons now, but you don’t have to be a supermodel to pull off this timeless trend. It’s surprisingly versatile. The key to finding the perfect pair lies in shopping your shape. Here’s an easy rundown on what to look for so you can avoid a fitting room meltdown.

PETITE

When you have a petite build, high-waisted denim can give the illusion of height. Skinny jeans, in particular, will elongate the legs. Look for mid- to high-rise pants with an inseam of 29 inches or below. Just steer clear of ultra high-waisted pants or wide-leg trousers — they’ll swallow you whole.

PEAR

If you carry your weight in your hips, thighs and rear, you’re a pear-shaped woman. If you want to downplay your bottom half, choose mid-rise jeans and layer your look with a blazer that will balance out your hips. Pairing dark washes and light tops will also direct eyes upward. Otherwise, select high-rise jeans with a wide waistband that will give you full coverage and flat, simple pockets that won’t draw extra attention. Boyfriend jeans, straight fits or bootcut denim will all balance your proportions nicely.

TALL

Any woman who’s 5 feet 10 inches or above knows that length is the most important feature of a good pair of pants. Play around with high-waisted silhouettes — wide-leg, skinny, boyfriend — but keep your eyes out for inseams that are above 30 inches, preferably over 35 inches. J Brand, 7 For All Mankind, ASOS Tall, Topshop Tall and BLK DNM Tall are all great brands for you.

CURVY

Plus-size fashion is better than ever. ASOS Curve, NYDJ Plus, Forever 21 Plus, ModCloth, Suki and Carmakoma are just a few of the brands that offer denim sizes over 14. When you’re searching for a high-waisted pair, go for stretchy materials that move when you do and contoured waistbands that fit to your body. Also, double-check the pocket placement before you buy. Too high or too low and the whole fit is off. Back pockets should be flat (no flaps or embellishments) and sit directly in the middle.

ATHLETIC

If you have an athletic body that’s straight up and down, high-waisted jeans will create curves in a flash. Silhouettes should be skinny or flare at the knee to obtain optimal effect. Additionally, embellishments or distressed jeans will help distract from your linear lines. If you feel like high-waisted jeans are flattening your rear, look for a brand, like BLK DNM, with back pockets that sit higher. It will give you an instant butt lift.

APPLE

Does your weight gravitate toward your midsection? Then you’re a classic “apple” shape. You’ll want to look for high-rise or ultra high-rise jeans to avoid the dreaded muffin top that often happens with lower rises.

HOURGLASS

If Kim Kardashian can wear high-waisted jeans, so can you. Lean toward stretchy jeans that give. If you can find a contoured waistband for full coverage, grab a pair. In fact, grab two. Don’t give wide-leg cuts the time of day. They won’t do your curves justice. Straight, flare or skinny cuts will hug you in all the right places and help to define your shape. Any questions?

Click on the gallery above to shop the best high-waisted jeans for your body type.

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