Finding jeans that fit well and don't gape at the back of the waist band is a real struggle if you're pear shaped. I know because I'm a pear shape, and I have lots of clients who are also pear shaped, but once you know what styles and elements to look for in a pair of jeans, jeans shopping becomes much less stressful, and much more fruitful!
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If you're not sure if you're a pear shape, take my quiz below before you go any further, as if you're not a cpear shape, then the tips and styles below might not work for you!👇
TOP 5 TIPS FOR BUYING JEANS WHEN YOU'RE PEAR SHAPED
1/ BUY THE SMALLEST SIZE YOU CAN
Jeans almost ALWAYS relax a little, even expensive denim does, so I always recommend purchasing a jeans that feel a little snug in the fitting room as this allows for them relaxing. Take a couple of sizes into the fitting room with you (or, if ordering online, order a couple of sizes), and if the smaller pair are only slightly tighter, go for the smaller size. They should relax to the right size after a few hours of wear.
2 / TRY A MID TO HIGH RISE
The most flattering rise for most pear shapes is a high rise as high rises tend to have a slightly more curved waist that will fit your waist a little better, they can also slim the hips. High rise jeans also have the added bonus of lengthening your legs a little
3 / WHISKERING AND FADING ON JEANS CAN BE REALLY FLATTERING
It not only adds interest and depth to a pair of jeans, fading down the front of the hips and legs can actually elongate your legs and narrow your hips
4/ CHOOSE SKINNY JEANS WITH A SLIGHTLY WIDER ANKLE
Pear shapes can totally wear skinny jeans but if you feel bottom heavy in them try a style that has a slightly wider ankle opening, they will be far more flattering than very tight skinny jeans that hug the ankle and emphasize wide hips. To make them even more flattering, stick with tip 2 and go for a high rise.
5/ CHOOSE BOOT CUT, FLARED OR KICK FLARE STYLES
Flared jeans are the most flattering style of jeans for pear shaped women! The flare does a fantastic job of balancing the hips to create a more balanced silhouette. Go for cropped or full length, either will look great!
THE MOST FLATTERING JEANS FOR PEAR SHAPED WOMEN IN 2020
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3 - If you want to go for a looser style of jeans, these are a great choice. They have a higher rise than most, and are a neater fit at the hips and waist which means they don't add any unnecessary bulk where you least want it.
4 - Skinny flares are a great way to showcase a curvy figure. This pair are my absolute favorite fit! They hug the wast, hips and thighs, and flare out below the knee to balance your hips.
5 - Wide leg jeans are fantastic on a pear shape, but I always recommend going for a pair with a high rise like this pair. High rise wide leg jeans will hug the waist and then skim over the hips and thighs. They look great with sneakers or heels!
6 - These flares are a gorgeous shape on flares! the high rise hugs and defines the waist, and the wide, flared leg, skims the hips and thighs to elongate the legs.
7 - Boot cut jeans are making a come back and these make a great option. This make do have a tendency to relax a fair bit so definitely buy them snug.
8 - These skinny jeans are a great fit on pears. The rise is high and the fit at the waist is great! I have a couple of these in different shades and they don't disappoint.
9 - And lastly, these skinny jeans are in a curvy cut so if you suffer a lot from gaping waistbands give these a go, they are a fantastic fit, I also own a pair of these!
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