White jeans are a basic staple in your wardrobe that can be dressed-up or down, depending on the look you’re going for. White jeans can be an intimidating piece of apparel for many women, since they’re naturally concerned it will accentuate everything on their body (including areas they’d prefer to downplay or minimize).
The key to finding the best white jeans for your shape is to first determine which body type you have (hourglass, straight, pear, or petite), and to wear designs that look great on that type of silhouette. This Style Guide shares tips on finding the perfect pair of white jeans that will flatter your figure, and make you look fabulous all season long.
The Best White Jeans For Your Shape
Hourglass Body Type:
Hey there, bombshell! If you have an Hourglass Body Type, you’re known for having a small waist, fuller bust-line and round hips (much like Marilyn Monroe and Sofia Vergara). To play up your feminine curves, you would look great in white boot cut jeans. The slight flaring (below the knee) balances out the look of your hips and thighs, in comparison with the rest of your body. This cut also helps accentuate your tiny waist and curvy backside. These white jeans look especially fabulous with wedges or booties.
Straight Body Type:
Do people ask if you model? If so, you might have a Straight Body Type. This would be the case if you have narrow hips, a lean physique, and a trim waistline. Similar to Cameron Diaz and Posh Spice, these body types can virtually wear any cut or design, meaning you’re the ideal candidate for rocking white skinny jeans. Show off that sexy, svelte figure in jeggings, or pair killer stilettos with skinny jeans, for the ultimate head-turning look.
Pear Body Type:
If you have a curvy backside, fuller hips and thighs, and a smaller upper body (in comparison to your lower body), you probably have a Pear Body Type. Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce (both known for their epic curves and sexy figures) are two examples of this body type. To balance your proportions, opt for white flared jeans, which start to flare out at the knee. This type of cut will help minimize the appearance of your hips and thighs. For the finishing touch, add a floppy hat and oversized sunglasses, and you’ll epitomize the look of a boho babe.
Petite Body Type:
If you’re under 5’4″, you’re considered a Petite Body Type. The key to elongating the look of your legs, making you appear longer and leaner, is to find a pair of white jeans that creates the illusion of more height. The easiest way to do this is to wear white jeans with piping (in a contrasting color, like navy blue or black) along the sides. The vertical piping helps draw the eye up, making you instantly appear taller. Or if you’re a bit more daring, opt for a vertically-striped pattern jean. For added height, throw on some pumps with your white jeans, and you’re set to go.
For more information about finding apparel that flatters different body types, check out the Inspirations & Celebrations Guide To Body Types.