Here’s our Singapore jeans shopping guide to help you find the best cut, fit and style that will flatter your body shape, including boyfriend jeans, high-rise kick flares, dark-washed skinnies and more
We’ve all had our fair share of jeans shopping and totally get it: it can be pretty frustrating finding a pair that ticks all your boxes. Whether you’re petite or tall, curvy or slim, we’ve put together a guide for women of all shapes and sizes, making sure your jeans flatter you in all the right places as well as helping you flaunt all the curves you’re blessed with (thank your mama!). Here are the best fits and styles for the ultimate closet staple perfect for your body, including boyfriend jeans, high-rise kick flares, cropped jeans, dark-wash skinnies and everything else in between.
If you are tall… try cropped kick flare jeans
If you have long legs, it’s best to steer clear of jeans that reveals the painfully awkward foot-to-ankle gap when worn. Either go for a lengthy, straight-legged pair or a cropped style if you actually intend to show off your ankles. And if you decide on the cropped pair, go all out with a 70’s-inspired pair of cropped, kick-flare jeans!
Our pick: The Topshop’s MOTO cropped kick flare jeans ($89.90) in light blue gives a bit of a throwback vibe with modern hints.
If you are petite… try cropped straight cut jeans
If your biggest issue when jean shopping happens to be finding the right length, I totally feel you. Cropped jeans in a straight-fit or skinny jeans in dark washes will elongate your legs, making you appear taller than you actually are. Who needs a fairy godmother when you’ve got a perfect pair of jeans with a high flatter factor?
Our pick: Mango’s straight Alice jeans ($49.90) in black will lengthen your legs and give you a slight boost in height.
If you have a fuller bum… try boyfriend jeans
Looking for a killer pair that supports and shows off your derriere in all the right places? Say no more; boyfriend jeans have got you covered. Complimenting your fuller back (and sides), boyfriend jeans leaves you plenty of room for your bum and hips. But don’t feel too restricted; kick flares and dark-wash skinnies in stretchy fabrics are also fantastic options that streamline your whole look!
Our pick: Uniqlo’s slim boyfriend fit ankle jeans ($49.90) in four different washes for maximum comfort and effortless style.
If you have a rather flat rear-end… try jeans with larger back pockets
So what if you’re not blessed with a booty like Kim Kardashian-West? Finding the right pair of jeans can make even the flattest rear pop. Enhance your backside with a pair of jeans with large back pockets and pocket details such as zippers, welts and designs which add thickness to the butt region.
Our pick: More is more with Zara’s embroidered high waist jeans ($49.90) in off-white. Coupled with back pockets and a decorated back, you’ll be stealing the spotlight in no time!
If you are curvy… try high-rise cropped jeans
High-rise jeans work wonders, and we swear by them! Such jeans slim and flatten the tummy, as well as evening out proportions and streamlining your silhouette. What’s even better for curvy ladies are high-rise kick flare jeans which start from the knee to even out large hips and bums. And if worn with stilettos, it helps lengthen and elongate your legs!
Our pick: Levi’s Orange Tab 505™C cropped jeans ($69.90) in dark wash is a remaster of a favourite classic that deserves a place in every woman’s wardrobe.
If you have an hourglass figure… try high-rise slim jeans
You know how the saying goes: “If you’ve got it, flaunt it!” And if you’re blessed with such a figure, draw attention to your small waist by wearing a pair of high-rise jeans. Try avoiding stretchy materials if possible, and go for a wash with subtle highlights as you will want your overall look to appear slimmer and balanced from top to bottom.
Our pick: Gap’s super high-rise true skinny jeans in lake blue is simply made to flatter.
Here are some of the best stores in Singapore that do denim right for both women and men, and you can pair your chosen jeans with these stylish logo and graphic-printed tees. If you prefer something dressy for a day out, check out our guide on casual dresses for a weekend brunch.