Apr 10, 11:43 AM
The strawberry and apple shapes apply to girls who are bigger up top in relation to their bottom. Do you have thin legs with broad shoulders or are a little heavier in the middle? Accentuating your legs and butt, while pulling attention away from the top is how you will establish a more balanced, elegant look. Typically, strawberry shapes look best in stretchy mid to low-rise jeans with a straight leg. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Opt for a lower rise jean as to not cut off your middle.
- If you choose a higher-rise jean, make sure it is made with sturdy (but not too thick) material that will give your middle a good tuck without stretching out throughout the day or adding bulk.
- Jeans with back flap pockets will add a nice curve to your butt and help balance out your top and bottom.
- Try: Tuck a loose blouse or button down into your jeans, and top off the look with a structured blazer and kitten heels.
Pictured Above: Reese Witherspoon draws attention away from her middle by topping off bootcuts with a loose knit top. Cameron Diaz shows off her legs in tight skinnies and matching dark boots. Charlize Theron calls attention to her gams by paring stretchy denim with a long tank and blazer. Eizabeth Hurley looks casual chic in rolled baby bootcuts and a loose tank.
The pear and hourglass shapes refer to smaller-waist gals with proportionately wider hips and shoulders or chests. While these body types are tricky to dress in jeans, there are a few key things to remember in finding your most flattering fit:
- Choose high-waisted or mid-rise jeans over low-rise. The high waistband will draw attention upwards to your small waist and lengthen your bottom.
- Darker washes will shave inches off your thighs.
- Stay away from fading on the upper thighs. Jeans with fading below the knee, however, will help balance your figure.
- Jeans that have stretch (1-3% elastane) and structure will support your curves in the right places without stretching out during the day.
- Be pocket picky: Steer clear of bulky side-pockets and small back pockets which can make you look wide and bottom-heavy.
- Your most flattering cuts are cropped jeans, bootcuts, baby bootcuts, small flares and straight legs.
- Try: Dark high-waisted bootcut paired with a tank, long blazer, and heels. Wear skinnies with chunkier heels to offset your thighs.
Pictured Above: Kate Winslet’s dark denim takes away inches and adds instant sophistication. Kim Kardashian balances her lower curves with a structured blazer. Kelly Brook shows off her small waist in a stretchy mid-rise and a cropped top. Kim Kardashian’s high-waist flare with heels elongates her bottom and trims down her thighs.