The Best Brands of Jeans That Flatter Most Bodies

The Best Brands of Jeans That Flatter Most Bodies

My job as a stylist requires I make women of all body types look awesome.

Prior to a shoot, I’ll receive a size card and sometimes a photo, but basically I don’t know who I’m styling. I shop for people I’ve never met, and it’s up to me to find the pieces that fit + flatter most figures so I can provide good options.

After years of working like this, on commercial shoots, I’ve come to trust certain brands that help me do my job better. I shop these labels on the regular knowing they’ll give me good results, making my clients happy.

So as we queue up for the in-between season when it’s still too cold for little dresses, yet too warm for wool trousers, I’ve rounded up the best jean brands– which are often our go-tos when we don’t know what else to wear.

Here are 5 brands of jeans that look awesome on most bodies (click any image to visit the site):

Seven For All Mankind

7 For All Mankind Women’s Midrise Kimmie Bootcut Jean In Dark Royal Indigo

I don’t only buy these for jobs, I have them myself. The dark rinse is totally flattering while the boot cut gives a long and lean look. I wear them with clogs — always a heel — since this look needs a little elevation. I’ve been relying on this brand for years as a staple that suits most women.

Paige Denim

PAIGE Women’s Hoxton Straight Jean

Recently, a client reminded me of the Paige jeans I got for her on a shoot (that she ended up buying). Before that pair, she hated wearing jeans; she felt her thighs were too big. But after trying these, she’s changed her tune…she’s now a denim wearing woman!


Levi’s Women’s Mid Rise Skinny Jean

Yes, I still shop Levi’s. First off, their price is perfect for my tight budgets. And secondly, they offer tons of variations on their standby classic.


1969 always skinny jeans

Another one that works well within my budget, I go to the Gap because their jeans have gotten really good! I do think their sizing runs big so keep that in mind when getting yours.

J Brand

J Brand Women’s The Doll High Waist Bell Bottom Jean

When I received my first J Brands back in their early days, I was like wow – these are the best! Years later (and a change of ownership), I still think they’re one of the better brands for jeans. This pair I highlighted may not necessarily be what I’d get for a shoot….but they’re the ones calling my name!

Which brand of jeans do you love and wear?

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  1.' sara says:

    Thanks for those recommendation Elysha. I’d love a good pair of jeans for the upcoming cooler months (Jeans are our equivalent of your wool pants 🙂 ).

  2. Sara, I do think trying on jeans is essential to finding the right pair, but these brands have proven quite successful when trying on beforehand wasn’t an option. Good luck in finding yours! And thanks for stopping by today! I love seeing your comments here. x x

  3.' sara says:

    Guess what? After reading your blog this morning, I found the perfect pair of jeans when I was out shopping with a friend! Happy dance 🙂

  4. Exciting! I’ll happy dance with you!! 🙂

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