The Best Jeans for Boyish Figures

Monday, February 14, 2011 • Permalink • 

Ahh, jeans. Finding the perfect pair can be as painful as bikini shopping in January, but when you find the right pair the result is amazing. The right pair of jeans is like insta-confidence in a bottle. Once upon a time, jeans were pretty standard, but the proliferation of designer denim labels means that there truly is a pair for all shapes and sizes.

The most vocal members of the "I can't find the right jeans" club tend to be women with pear-shaped bodies or who are looking for designer plus-size jeans options. But, they aren't the only ones with denim difficulties. Let's take a moment to discuss the best jeans for boyish figures.

At first glance, boyish figures look like they're made for jeans -- long, lean and low on curves. But, put the wrong jeans on a boyish figure and suddenly you look a whole lot like a 12-year-old boy. Hardly appealing. Here are some of my favorite jeans for boyish figures:

My personal favorites, True Religion Billy Jeans, fit slim and dissect your hip at just the right place to fake a bit of a curve, while the button pockets enhance the backside.

True Religion Billy Jeans

→ Buy True Religion Billy Jeans, $196.00, at neimanmarcus.com; this item ships for free with code LOVE through 2/14/11.


7 For All Mankind's Ginger trouser-style jeans have a flattering high waist that practically creates hips out of thin air.

7 For All Mankind Ginger Wide Leg Stretch Denim Pants

→ Buy 7 For All Mankind Ginger Jeans, $155.00, at nordstrom.com.


Sometimes it's fun to just work what you've got. Radcliffe Denim's Oxford Jeans have a fashion-forward carrot shape that looks best on boyish figures. Oh, and since they're no longer in production, you can get them for 90% off.

Radcliffe Denim - Oxford Jean (Revival Wash) - Apparel

→ Buy Radcliffe Denim Oxford Jeans, $19.95 (was $200-- save 90%!), at 6pm.com.


Skinny jeans are always flattering for boyish shapes, and no one does skinny better than J Brand.

J Brand 10 inch Ankle Skinny Jeans

→ Buy J Brand 10" Ankle Skinny Jeans, $159.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.