What to look for: The key to dressing an hourglass figure is to accentuate the waist, and draw the attention vertically instead of horizontally.
Tory Burch High Waist Flare Jean, $225, toryburch.com
A high-waisted pant is your best option, but for the most flattering fit try a wide-leg pant with a slight flare at the bottom that will show off your curves, but lay flat in the front and make you a lot taller.
Topshop MOTO Mid-Blue Mom Jeans, $70, topshop.com
What to stay away from: The fit should be a little too tight the first couple of days but after that the perfect fit. Often times with hourglass figure, people buy the bigger size and wear a belt to take it in at the waist. This causes bulging at the front and the waist will stretch over time.
J. Crew Lookout High-Rise Jean in Wallace Wash, $125, jcrew.com
What to look for: A jean with a slight curve to show off your legs is the best option.
J. Crew Lookout High-Rise Jean in Resin Wash, $115, jcrew.com
Look for a pair that doesn’t pinch at the waist, shapes your butt and fits your thighs.
TOPSHOP TALL MOTO Tally Flare Jeans, $70, topshop.com
What to stay away from: Show off the length of your legs with wide leg or skinny jeans that have a straighter cut at the bottom—cropped or rolled up hems at the ankle cut off the length making them look too short for your legs.
Gap 1969 Perfect Boot Jeans, $69.95, gap.com
What to look for: Jeans that have enough stretch but also have some sturdiness to them.
HARPER + LIV PLUS High-Waisted Skinny Jeans, $69, lordandtaylor.com
Look for a more narrow cut leg in the thighs to show off your curves.
ASOS Curve Ridley Skinny Jean in Darlia Indigo Wash, $54, asos.com
What to stay away from: Go for solid colors—whiskers, fading and embellished details can thicken legs. Find a pair that have the least amount of gapping or puling at your waist—your jeans should hug your waist just right.
NYDJ Marilyn Straight Jeans, $130, bloomingdales.com
What to look for: Girlfriend jeans—they’re the new and improved version of the baggy boyfriend jeans with a slightly tighter fit, that still gives the illusion of curves without looking like they are two sizes too big!
Joe’s Kalia Provocateur Distressed Petite Bootcut Jeans, $189, saksfifthavenue.com
What to stay away from: Skinny jeans with solid darker tones with make you look taller, but try balancing it out with a bulkier shirt on top.
ASOS Petite Thea Mid Rise Girlfriend Jeans, $33, asos.com