Considering your body shape when shopping for your jeans really is key to finding that perfect pair.
Each style differs in its degree of stretch, its tone of wash, fit on the hips and thighs, and its ability to balance out curves or add shape to leaner bodies. A straight leg will work wonders to soften a broad-shouldered top half, but also add width and weight to those with generous hips.
Work out your proportions, assess your hip to waist ratio and check out how your shoulders compare in width to the rest of your body. Do you go evenly in and out like an hourglass, or is your top half significantly smaller than your bottom? Are your hips neat and bottom small, and your shoulders wider in width? Or are you straight up and down, with the slightest or no definition at the waist? Pay attention to your form, and choose the best styles for you from what's below.