The Most Flattering High-Waisted Jeans For Every Body Type

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Year after year, high-waisted jeans always seem to be on-trend: they're chic enough to add polish to any outfit and can highlight your best assets—but finding a pair that works for your shape can often be difficult. To save you hours of trial and error in the dressing room, we've rounded up the best high-waisted jeans for every body type. Whether you've got legs for days, a petite frame, or a more curvaceous figure, there's guaranteed to be a pair here that's just right for you.

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If You're Short: Topshop Petite Side Stripe Jamie Jeans

If you're on the shorter side, opt for jeans made specifically in petite sizes so you can avoid extra fabric bunching at the cuffs. This Topshop pair is a great option, especially as it features side stripe details to create the illusion of longer legs.

To buy: $90;

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If You Have an Apple Figure: Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Totally Shaping Skinny Jeans

Complete with tummy control technology, these jeans will help camouflage your midsection without causing any dreaded spillage. Plus, they're super stretchy to give you that second-skin fit, but won't lose their shape even after multiple wears.

To buy: $20;

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If You're Tall: Super High Waisted Contrast Stitch Stretch Wide Leg Jeans

Taller ladies can pull off wide-leg styles, as long physiques aren't typically overwhelmed by voluminous shapes. This chic near-black pair, complete with contrast stitching, offers a modern update on the retro look you've come to know and love.

To buy: $88;

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If You Have a Curvy Figure: Olivia Sculpting Skinny Jean

Available in sizes 12 to 32, Eloquii's Olivia Sculpting Skinny Jeans taper at the waist and provide great stretch to show off your killer legs. Plus, the sleek hem falls just at the ankle, so they're perfect for showing off your favorite pair of heels or flats.

To buy: $90;

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If You Have an Hourglass Figure: Super High Rise True Skinny Ankle Jeans in Destructed

If you have an hourglass shape, high-waisted jeans are naturally a great fit for you, as they accentuate your narrow waist and help trim more defined hips. Try a distressed pair with minimal stretch, like this one from Gap, for an exceptionally flattering and on-trend style.

To buy: $80;

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If You Have a Straight Figure: NYDJ Billie Mini Bootcut Jeans

Looking to create the illusion of curves? Opt for a fitted silhouette that flares below the knee like this bootcut option, which also features lift-tuck technology to help slim your tummy and lift your backside.

To buy: $55 (usually $114);

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