Types of jeans for women and men

Jeans are a staple of everyone’s wardrobe. However, confronted with the latest models, you may feel overwhelmed by the variety of shapes and styles. Therefore, we have decided to prepare a mini crash course to help you find the pair that’s just right for you. Each model is a kind of mosaic, which is divided into three components:

  • Rise – determines how the jeans sit on your waist: low rise, mid-rise, high rise or low crotch,
  • Fit – this term refers to how wide or narrow jeans will be and how they will fit,
  • Cut (flare type) – describe the legs of jeans, for example they can be narrowed, flared or straight.

Jeans: rise, fit, cut

Rise types or waist height for jeans

The upper part of a pair of jeans comes in 5 different versions:

Ultra or very low rise (Ultra low rise)
To pull off these jeans, you need to possess a flawless figure. The upper edge of the pants here is much lower than the pelvic bones, almost completely revealing the pubic area (an area which will have to be taken care of in advance). An option for incredibly brave girls.

Low rise
This option was a real hit in the early 2000s, and to have such jeans was the sacred duty of every girl, regardless of the figure. The model is still in fashion today, but now you have to think through the image much more carefully. A short top in combination with a low waistline is a kind of time machine that will take you back 15 years, so try to avoid such combinations.

Jeans rise

Medium fit (regular rise, medium rise)
Is considered the most versatile option suitable for any body shape. Here the upper edge is slightly higher or at the level of the pelvic bones and can be combined with absolutely any top!

Original rise is also called high rise
It follows the natural waistline and is at the level of the navel. For the last couple of years, this model is at the peak of popularity and is not going anywhere soon.

High-waisted jeans

cover the navel, in its most extreme version can reach the chest line. They make a slim figure look even more feminine.

Models and styles of jeans (Fit)

There are not so many basic models, and you can distinguish between them at a glance:

Regular (classic) fit

The most common and versatile option that looks great regardless of age, gender, or body type. They are equally loved by renowned designers who often use them in their collections, and ordinary people, far from the world of high fashion.

Regular fit
Relaxed fit – freer compared to the regular fit

Comfort, freedom of movement are the hallmarks of this style. Most often, this model is found with a medium or low waist.

Relaxed fit
Very loose or Loose (Baggy) fit

Such baggy models are very much in demand by those following informal trends. For everyday wear, this is not the most convenient option because to fit them into a casual look is quite difficult. Therefore, they are more often found either at fashion shootings or among hip-hop party-goers.

lose fit

The highlight of this model is that they look as if the girl threw on her beloved’s pair in a rush that morning, but this model was created specifically for women. The freedom and comfort they give is unmatched, as a result, boyfriends have been at the top of sales for the past several years.

boyfriend jeans
Slim fit

A rather insidious form of jeans, which can either emphasize all the advantages of one’s figure, or highlight the slightest flaws for everyone to see. Therefore, before acquiring such jeans, you need to double check your measurements. This does not mean that only thin people can pull them off; it’s just every look with them should be carefully thought out.

slim fit

Design experiments blending different models do not always end with success, but this option is one exception. Jeans from thin denim combined with best attributes of leggings, these jeans have understandably become very popular. When putting them on you need to remember that the same combinations work here as in the case of leggings, especially with regard to the elongated top.


This is another incredibly successful result of a fashion experiment. This time it was the combination of sweatpants and jeans. The offspring of such a mixture – loose jeans with elastic at the bottom – has become a favorite of many modern fashionistas.


Types of flare (Cut)

The part of the leg from the knee to the bottom hem has its own modifications:

Straight cut

is characterized by having the same width over the entire length of the leg. Their plus is that they successfully combine with absolutely any shoes from fashionable sneakers to elegant boat shoes. A great option for the basic wardrobe, because these jeans fit into each of your chosen styles.

Tapered cut or tailored leg

will emphasize elegant, athletic calves. But (oh, this notorious, but!), Even the slightest unwanted curvature of the legs in them will be very noticeable.

tapered cut
Flared jeans (boot cut)

came to us from the 70s, when they were the favorite attire for hippie culture. Modern designers have appreciated their ability to adjust the shape and lengthen the silhouette, as a result we increasingly see them on fashion catwalks.

boot cut

How to choose the right jeans for your figure?

  • For tall women, the best option is light, somewhat elongated jeans with a flared bottom. Low rise jeans are also an option. Avoid skinny jeans as they will only accentuate height.
  • For petite ladies, narrow models are ideal, as well as styles with a straight, even cut. This will visually add a few centimeters to your height, and if you stretch the legs on your heel shoes, this will only enhance the effect of slimness and length.
  • If nature has not endowed you with the ideal womanly figure, instead maintaining the body shape of a teenage girl, then light-colored jeans will improve upon what mother nature didn’t give you. Do not buy dark models. Choose high waisted pants in pastel, and neutral shades.
  • Many of us are deprived of a graceful elegant waist. Stylists recommend an unexpected solution: buy skinny jeans a few sizes larger. This will visually increase the area of the hips, without squeezing the waist, and it will create the illusion of an hourglass figure.
  • For those with larger bottoms, but a narrow waist, designers select unisex models, as they make the body more symmetrical.
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