BeyonceOne common misconception when it comes to slender cuts: You have to have dimensions approximating a toothpick to look good in them. In fact, "skinny" refers to the leg opening, not to the body that should go in it. The rules for a perfect fit are universal. "You always want a pair that's flat around the tummy, has the right amount of stretch, and just enough give at the kneewith no sagging," says Victoria Beckham, creator of DVB Denim. Get inspired by Beyonce in a dark wash (left).
Far left: Cotton the Super Slouchy Skinny, Current/Elliott, $250; buy online now at net-a-porter.com.