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You don't have to have the perfect body to look amazing; just find the clothing styles that work best with your body type, with the help of these videos.
You Will Need
- A tape measure
- Knowledge of your body type
- Time to try on several pairs of jeans
Take your measurements
Measure around the largest part of your hips, the smallest part of your waist, and your inseam to approximate your size.
Define your body type
Define your body type. Knowing this will help you disguise your figure flaws. Some examples are pear-shaped, rectangle, and hourglass.
Try on many pairs of jeans from several designers with different styles and cuts.
Find the right cut
Find the cut that best accentuates your positive features and disguises your flaws. For example, if you have a curvy figure, skinny jeans are probably not for you.
Test the fit
Pull the waist of the jeans up and bend down, then stand back up and walk around. Make sure the pockets lie flat, the top button or snap fastens easily, they do not wrinkle or fold, and your butt is not exposed when you sit or bend over.
Alter the length
Alter the length of the jeans to wear with your favorite shoes and you are ready for a night on the town.