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Jean Therapy: The Best Jeans for Every Body

With our style secrets, you'll find the perfect pair for your hips, thighs, and butt -- and never feel blue about your denim again.
Best Jeans for Petites - Before Best Jeans for Petite Legs

Jacqui's "Before" Jeans
Jeans can be pricey, so "it's frustrating when you have to take up practically half the leg -- and then lose a lot of the shape," Jacqui Rosshandler, 27, says. She opted for a cropped pair (left) because they didn't require hemming. To avoid looking squat, though, Jacqui needs to invest in jeans that fit from thighs to calves -- and, yes, in tailoring.

Best Jeans for Petites - After Best Jeans for Petite Legs

"I love how much longer and leaner I look. I am going to live in these!"
On Jacqui: Red Engine Cayenne, $159, truejeans.com


Legs: Skinny and straight cuts keep your calves in proportion.

Waist: Your best bet is mid- or low-rise.

Trend to try: Side-zip skinny jeans. They're cropped and tapered -- exactly what you need.