The Best Jeans for the Rectangle Shape

Jeans that define your waist and emphasize curves are ideal for rectangle shapes.

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Finding the perfect pair of jeans may seem daunting, but once you do, you'll be rocking your rectangle shape with comfort and confidence. Rectangle or straight shapes usually have small, athletic frames, with shoulders and hips that are an equal width. Since you have a balanced bod with little waist definition, the key is to find jeans that enhance your assets, while creating the illusion of curves.


A flare leg is universally flattering on a rectangle shape, whether you're tall, short, slim or voluptuous. A slight flare works if you're on the shorter side, while tall gals can pull off a wider leg. Just remember to keep the length of the hem in balance with your size so it doesn't overwhelm you. Also, buy denim that contains at least 5 percent spandex; this gives some stretch to the jeans and allows for a slim fit through the thighs.

Boot Cut

The boot cut is a figure-enhancing silhouette for rectangle shapes as it puts an emphasis on waist and legs. Look for a relaxed fit with a dropped waistband. It should fall just below the belly button, without landing in '90s pop-star territory. Stick with a boot cut in a dark wash to keep the look streamlined.


If you have a long torso, a pair of high-waisted jeans is a fashion-forward and figure flattering choice. A slim fit from hip to knee will add definition to your waist and visually enhance curves. Just keep the volume in proportion to your size to avoid a baggy look that overwhelms your athletic frame.


Strategically placed details have the visual power to add lift and curves to your backside. Stick with button pocket flaps or studs, and your tush will thank you for taking her to new heights. Light whiskering and metal hardware also add dimension to your derriere without stealing the spotlight.

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