Best Jeans For Apple Shape + Outfit Ideas You’ll Love

Do you have an apple-shaped body? If you are looking for style advice, this guide will help you find the best jeans for apple shape body types so you can rock that denim! 

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Best Jeans for Apple Shape

It seems that finding the perfect pair of jeans is equivalent to finding the right partner: time-consuming and sometimes disappointing!The reality is that while one pair of jeans may fit your friend like a glove, that same pair might make you look like you got dressed in the dark.

But rest assured that your perfect pair of jeans is out there, waiting for you to find them; you just have to know where and how to look. The main thing to consider? Your body shape. 

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Take a look at your reflection in the mirror, examining your proportions through an objective (and loving) lens – leave all of your body standards at the door. 

Though there are many different body shapes and sizes, today, we’re shining the spotlight on apple-shaped bodies and how those with this body type can find the perfect-fitting pair of jeans.

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What is an apple-shaped body?

This body type is defined by: 

  • A rounded shape 
  • Bust, waist, and shoulders are evenly proportional
  • Narrow shoulders and hips
  • Long, slender arms and legs
  • No defined waistline

If these characteristics sound familiar to you, you likely have an apple shape body. Now that you’ve established your body type, finding jeans that flatter your figure will be a whole lot easier. 

Continue reading to learn more about what style of jeans you should look for the next time you go hunting for the perfect pair.

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What jeans are best for apple shape?

Skinny, straight, boyfriend, boot-cut, Mom-jeans. It seems like there’s a new style of jeans every month. 

Unfortunately, not every fit will flatter an apple shape body. Here are the jeans you should consider to flatter your apple-shaped figure and outfit ideas to go with!

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Skinny Jeans

If you have an apple-shaped physique, you’ll want to highlight the length of your legs. Skinny jeans are a great way to elongate your legs as the tight fit is especially effective for creating a slender silhouette.

Skinny jeans contour your curves and can also feature tummy-control features. A mid-rise waistline will accentuate your hips without drawing attention to your midsection.


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Bootcut Jeans

Bootcut jeans are another style that someone with an apple shape can add to their wardrobe. The slightly flared bottom balances out a wider upper body, effectively creating a well-proportioned appearance. 

You’ll want to find a pair that lands right above the floor to further elongate your legs versus a cropped style.  And, if you are wondering what to wear if you are more stout — check out this guide with outfit ideas for short chubby girls

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Are Straight Leg Jeans Good For Apple Shape?

Straight Jeans are a classic silhouette that everyone needs – including those with apple-shaped bodies! 

This style fits the waist comfortably and won’t cause awkward gaping around the hips and thighs.

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Boyfriend Jeans

In the mood for something a bit more relaxed? Try a pair of boyfriend jeans (or sometimes known as “dad jeans”)

This style combines chic and comfortable, creating a silhouette that is a staple in closets of all body shapes. Plus, the slouchy appearance can easily be dressed up or down – perfect for just about any occasion.

A slim boyfriend jean offers a relaxed fit through the hips while maintaining a slim leg, so you don’t have to worry about losing your legs in the denim.

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Should apple shapes wear high waisted jeans?

Since many people with an apple body type lack a defined waistline, high-rise jeans may have an unflattering effect, coming above your belly button and accentuating areas you’d likely want to disguise. 

Instead, opt for a mid-rise pair, as this style will sit on your waistline at the perfect spot, preventing the dreaded muffin-top situation. 

Mid-rise jeans will also elongate your legs and highlight your curves in all the right places.

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Which denim wash is most flattering on apple-shaped bodies?

Just as there are many jeans styles, there are also denim washes to consider when searching for your perfect pair.

For those with an apple-shaped figure, dark or medium wash denim is a great option. A darker wash will narrow your hips and waist while accentuating your legs to create a slimming effect versus a very light denim wash. 

The exception here is a white or ivory wash. As long as you go with a sturdier cotton material, with minimal stretch, this wash can look super classy with an apple shape, paired with an oversized sweater top or blazer. 


Whichever style you decide to go, make sure you feel comfortable in the jeans you choose. Ultimately, if they aren’t comfortable, you aren’t going to reach for your jeans very often. 

Happy shopping friends!

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