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05th Mar 2014

Real Women Are Fashionable: Styling For Your Body Shape

Although shopping is high on our list of fun activities, it can prove a headache when you’re not happy with anything you see.

Finding the perfect pair of jeans is often an elusive task: if they fit your legs, then they may be too loose on the stomach and a perfect fit on the tummy often means the leg fit is uncomfortably tight.

Not to mind the length, bum fit and the shade of denim that suits you best… there’s a lot to think about.

With this in mind, we have chosen a selection of jeans from Littlewoods Ireland that cater to different body types.

Littlewoods Ireland have up to 20% off on selected denim for a limited time only.


Apple shapes tend to put on weight around the stomach which can make the hunt for jeans a tiresome one. Slender legs mean skinny jeans are often a popular option, but because they are generally quite tight, they emphasise thin legs which can in turn, highlight a larger upper half. Straight legged jeans are best, not quite as figure-hugging, they still complement your legs while keeping your top half in proportion. Try the Savoir Slim Leg Jeans (€37, reduced to €29).



If you have an hourglass figure, boot-cut jeans will do wonders for working that waist. While a skinny fit will cling to your curves, often making you feel uncomfortable, a wide-legged fit will elongate your body and keep everything in proportion. Comfort is key, helping you feel good, which in turn translates to looking good. A high-rise fit lengthens the leg and flatters a traditional hourglass figure, we’re loving the South High Rise Bootcut Jeans (€27, reduced to €21).



Pear shapes can be conscious of their bottom halves so finding jeans that fit well and look good can be difficult. Boyfriend jeans are great: the slouchy fit skims the figure as can be seen with these Love Label Austin Boyfriend Jeans (€37, reduced to €29). The rolled-up cuffs add a fashion forward feel, wear them with heels for casual chic and brogues or loafers for a relaxed yet stylish look.



Petite shapes are best suited to straight legged or skinny jeans: this type of jean flatters the figure while boot-cut or flared fits can swamp smaller frames. These South High Waisted Super Stretch Skinny Jeans €27  are versatile and look just as good with flats for daywear as they do worn with heels on a night out.  Dark denim is flattering and at this bargain price, we will be snapping these up.


The Hero Jean
It’s next to impossible to find a jean that caters for every figure but we must admit that this pair do a pretty good job, Love Label Skinny Jeans (€32 down to €25). Black is extremely flattering and these jeans draw the eye down the figure resulting in a slim silhouette. These are made from a luxurious cotton fabric that fits like a second skin which means they mould to your shape, no matter what your body shape is. A fail-safe shade combined with a comfortable fit ensures this pair get our approval.