Fashion Jeans: Fit Tricks of the Stars By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 13, 2009 @ 02:31PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Pacific Coast News Jeans: Fit Tricks of the Stars 01 of 11 Jennifer Aniston in Degaine Richard Beetham/SplashNewsOnline.com Jennifer Aniston could be the poster girl for great jeans-theyseem to be her uniform of choice. Here she opts for a slim bootcut stylefrom Degaine. "I started this style from our skinny jeans and opened thebottom slightly to make it more casual," says Gregory Abbou, designerfor Degaine. "Jennifer is not a tall girl but she likes the bootcut lookbecause it's very casual. Bootcut jeans can make you look shorterbecause the thighs and knees are too loose, so by using a skinnier basewe are able to give the leg a better shape-it makes you looktaller and slimmer." The denim also helps make this jeanultra-flattering and wearable. "The fabric feels like a second skin,"says Abbou. "It has enough stretch to hide the little imperfections soyou can feel sexy without compromising comfort." BUY ONLINE NOW Degaine Classic Slim Bootcut jeans, $196; at nordstrom.com. 02 of 11 Gwyneth Paltrow in Superfine SplashNewsOnline.com As Gwyneth Paltrow demonstrates, the skinny jean is still a strongtrend. The good news: Superfine designers Flora Pinter and Lucy Evansswear that when worn with conviction, this style can work just as wellfor curvy girls as they do for skinny minnies (thanks to a higher risethat knocks muffin-tops out!). Pinter and Evans are also quick to pointout that this style works on both short and tall girls-the formershould rock them with heels; the latter with heels or flats. BUY ONLINE NOW Superfine skinny jeans, $90; at madisonla.com. 03 of 11 Leighton Meester in Rich & Skinny Darla Khazei/Pacific Coast News Though this Gossip Girl is not terribly tall, shestill looks fabulous in Rich & Skinny Sleek jeans, which have longinseams. Says designer Joie Rucker, "They have just the right amount ofstretch to show off and accentuate all your best assets. They lift yourbutt and hold you in where needed." Fans of this denim line also raveabout the disappearance of the muffin top when wearing R&S. The darkrinse adds further flattery to the figure by accomplishing the samething as wearing all black. BUY ONLINE NOW Rich & Skinny Sleek jeans, $122; at shopbop.com. 04 of 11 Cameron Diaz in J Brand A. Miller/Wenn "Cameron has long legs and pairing the skinny with a heel makes thewhole look even sexier," says J Brand Creative Director and co-founderSusie Crippen, who says this style works on anyone, with one caveat:"What you pair your jeans with is the crucial element. If you have curvyhips, wear a long sweater that moves. If you have slim legs, wear ashort jacket and great boot. Pair a looser top with a fitted jean and afitted top with a baggier jean." BUY ONLINE NOW J Brand skinny jeans, $187; at bloomingdales.com. 05 of 11 Keira Knightley in MiH Eloit Press/Bauer-Griffin MiH jeans come in six cuts so there is something for every figure, saysdesigner Chloe Lonsdale. "Keira loves our Berlin high-waisted jean asshe has a small waist and-although she is very slim-hips."This trouser style looks great with other menswear pieces like a blazeror vest, or contrasts nicely with a girly blouse and feminine pumps. BUY ONLINE NOW MiH Berlin jean, $82; at my-wardrobe.com. 06 of 11 Rihanna in Grey Ant Theo Wargo/WireImage Rihanna always rocks and in this carpenter style from Grey Ant, she continues to hit a fashion high note. "This jean looks great on most body types because the waist is not too high," says Grey Ant designer Grant Krajecki. "It appears high due to the pocket details and stitching. They also hug you in and make your legs look really long no matter how tall you are." If you're still hesitant to try the high waist trend, this may be the time to start sampling. "Even though you may be too scared to even try them on, they are really flattering on your butt and make your waist look tiny, your legs look long, and are forgiving over the hips," adds stylist Daniel Caudill, who works with Jessica Alba.BUY ONLINE NOW Grey Ant Carpenter jeans, $106; at revolveclothing.com. 07 of 11 Blake Lively in Earnest Sewn Johns PkI/SplashNewsOnline.com Lively wears Earnest Sewn's LC fit in the dark Olivia wash, which the designer,Scott Morrison, says, "slims the silhouette" while the tapered cut "complements Blake's long, slenderlegs." Try leaving the extra-long inseams as is-wearing this stylewith heels adds even more length to the body. "The LC works well on astraight boyish figure because the fitted stretch denim hugs and definesthe body creating the appearance of sexy curves," adds Morrison. Otherfans of Earnest Sewn include Sienna Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Heidi Klumand Kirsten Dunst. BUY ONLINE NOW Earnest Sewn LC in Olivia, $198; at ronherman.com. 08 of 11 Mischa Barton in Sass & Bide Pacific Coast News Tall girls like Barton (here in the Hulsey style) need to pick stylesthat work with their gams as well as the waist. "The slightly higherrise of this style gives length to legs without putting an emphasis onthe waist (or lack thereof in some cases)," say Sass & Bide designersHeidi Middleton and Sarah Jane Clark. "They give a nice svelte line tothe silhouette, which is what you should get from a good pair of jeans."High-waisted styles look most flattering when they hit about two-fingerslength below the belly button and nothing above the navel. BUY ONLINE NOW Sass & Bide Hulsey jean, $128; at my-wardrobe.com. 09 of 11 Miley Cyrus in Denim of Virtue Chris Polk/WireImage "Miley Cyrus loves her Denim of Virtue jeans because they come in everycolor of the rainbow," says her stylist Tara Swennen. We're loving thispunchy trend too, but if you're concerned about attracting attention toyour lower half, skip colored jeans and go for a dark blue, black orgray rinse. Cyrus is also a huge fan of tucking her jeans into herboots, whether she's performing or out and about. If you're a tuckertoo, learn to love your skinny jeans-no other cut gets jeanssmoothly into boots without bunching at the knees quite as well.BR]BUY ONLINE NOW Denim of Virtue jean, $170; at couturecandy.com. 10 of 11 Eva Longoria Parker in DVB Flynet Pictures Known as a petite with a hot body, this actress opts for tight-fittingpairs that flaunt her figure. "I recommend DVB jeans to Eva because theyare sexy," says her stylist Robert Verdi, who says that denim is like alibrary and needs variety. "The denim trinity is a stovepipe leg thatyou can wear with a jacket to dress up, a boot leg for weekends, and askinny jean for sexy nights out." Verdi says the pockets have everythingto do with finding the most flattering pair. "Pockets that are smaller,and positioned on an angle tend to give the appearance of lifting," hesays. BUY ONLINE NOW DVB jeans, $295; at saks.com. 11 of 11 Lauren Conrad in Lofli Pacific Coast News Lofli designer Sheel Khemka says the Bluebell trousers are great onConrad thanks to "pleats and rear pockets that lift and shape the butt."They also look good on hippier gals: "They offer a little more roomalong the thighs and knees for those with fuller hips, but they alsodrape beautifully on a slimmer body." Jennifer Aniston is a fan of thelabel's Streamline style. They're also cut to lift thederriere, and the wash works to lengthen the appearance of the legs. BUY ONLINE NOW Lofli Bluebell trousers, $96; at my-wardrobe.com.