Whether you're looking to minimize your hips or fake curves, we've found a denim style that'll get the job done. Click through for jeans that address these concerns and more.
The Goal: To Slim Out Your Legs
Solution #1: Dark Wash Flares
There are two helpful things going on here: while the deep indigo is dark enough to make everything seem smaller, the extra fabric below the knee counterbalances wide thighs.
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Because whiskers and faded patches make certain areas of the leg seem wider, it's better to have an even color all over. This is important to remember for all washes, of course, but especially so with light ones.
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Those few extra inches below the waistband trick the eye into thinking your legs are slightly longer—so be sure to tuck your shirt in, or wear a crop top! You don't want to conceal your outfit's secret weapon, right?
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high riser skinny skinny jeans in onyx wash, $125, madewell.com
Thin, spandex-y fabric makes a slim figure seem more severe, so always look for styles made of heavier denim. Selvedge is your best bet—thanks to the high cotton content, it barely stretches at all.
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Straight Selvedge Jeans, $155, Naked and Famous, farfetch.com
Although you may be tempted to cover your entire middle with something high-waisted, don't: a rise that hits just below the belly button conceals without squeezing you in.
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