If you have an hourglass figure
Accentuate your curves by cinching in your small waist with a high-waisted pair of jeans, suggests Elizabeth Bae, co-founder of 1denim. And make sure to steer clear of overalls or coveralls, according to Bae’s sister and co-founder Claudia Bae Kye, because they’ll hide your waist and instead draw attention to your hips. Same goes for flared jeans—they’ll create too many curves.
If you’re petite
It’s all about embracing and showing off your small frame, so avoid overly baggy styles. Try straight-leg or bootleg denim in dark washes to elongate your legs and balance out your hips and shoulders. But don’t be afraid to experiment! Bae says that some lighter color washes, especially with destruction (that’s industry-speak for intentional rips and shreds), can add body and create the illusion of curvier hips and thighs. (Once you’ve discovered the perfect pair of jeans to slip into, find the perfect sunnies to flatter your face.)