Just when you’d packaged your brain around luminously-red denim, here comes summer’s even complex trend: pastel-colored jeans. But don’t presume they’ll make you look like a doughnut! Whatever your size and body shape, these tips will help you choose the right fit for your figure. Silver Jeans for Women. Shop New Styles & Low Prices on Jeans, Capris & Shorts from Silver Jean Co.
Rock the look
As celebs from curvy Khloe Kardashian to pin-thin Kate Middleton confirm, pastel-colored jeans can flatter all shapes–if you just follow a few key rules.
Simple, low-heeled shoes are best
The key here should be easygoing, which translates to: no warbling heels. If you need be a little higher, go for mid-height pumps. On the weekends, roll the hem and put on classic sneaks, or go the boho run with flat leather thongs or clogs. The best length: 1 to 2 inches above your ankle. LA Idol Jeans from $39.99. Shop Bling Jeans, Rhinestone Jeans & Embroidered Jeans.
Pay close attention to pockets
Pale jeans are less permissive, so keep them sleek and simple. Get away from contrast stitching and choose false (or short) front pockets. In the back, you want pockets that begin at the outer edge of your buttocks and are about as big as your hand: They’re the best bum-friendly.
Show off your hips
Don’t put on these cuties long shirts! Get a top with a slightly boxy shape that strike right at the waistband; your lower half will look nicely slim by comparison. Or do the half-tuck: Tuck in just the front bit of your shirt and let one or both sides hang loose. Save up to 50% off Select NEW Styles at bebe.com!
Pastel jeans for: Curvy rear
The contoured waistline–it’s higher in back than in front–makes for a brilliantly gap-free fit.
MiracleBody, $98; Bloomingdale’s. Sizes 2 to 16.
Pastel jeans for: Boyish figure
This special super-stretch material enhances curves and never gets baggy.
Dylan George, $148; nordstrom.com. Sizes 24 to 32.
Pastel jeans for: Budget!
These cheapie stunners come in three lengths and a wide range of sizes, including petites.
Old Navy, $34.50; oldnavy.com. Sizes 0 to 20, in short, regular, long, petite, and tall.
Pastel jeans for: Pear shape
The extra-hold shapewear fabric is designed to make your bottom half look a whole size smaller.
NYDJ, $104; nydj.com. Sizes 0 to 18.