Most Wanted Styles: Denim

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The forever workhorse of our wardrobes, jeans are both universal and incredibly personal. Many of us know which fits work best for our bodies, and unlike other fashion related things—we’re not always trend driven when it comes to the denim pieces we love.

Each season, a crop of new styles show up to tempt us into updating our current selections, but oftentimes our tried and true pairs are the ones we return to again and again. With that in mind, we decided to round up the classic styles and cuts that transcend trends and look great on a variety of body types. Keep reading for a timeless list of denim styles to reference for years to come.

Straight Leg

Great for all heights, the rigid non-stretch styles work best for those with narrow hips. Choose a cropped version if you’re on the petite side and don’t be afraid of tailoring to get the perfect fit!

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High Waisted Wide Leg

This easy breezy style works great on curvy silhouettes. Go for a cropped length for a summer-ready look or pair your tallest heels with longer, to-the-floor styles.

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Cropped Flares

A cousin of the aforementioned straight leg, cropped flares are the perfect jean for highlighting a great pair of shoes. The secret is not going too cropped—keep the length at or just above the ankle bone for a chic, modern look.

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