If you have been trying to choose the best pair of jeans for your figure for years and always end up getting whatever fits "closest," there is still hope. The most important step is to understand the type of figure you have. A person with wide hips and a person with a boyish figure should not be wearing the same type of jeans, so it's important for you to understand the difference. A short person and a tall person also have different "best styles" for them. Once you understand what works for you, choosing the right clothes becomes much easier.
Choose the best jeans you can afford. Cheap, non-brand clothes may not fit proportionately and may hang differently on different parts of the body. It doesn't matter if you're partial to a brand or prefer to shop around, but always try a few different companies to see which ones make the best design for your figure.
Stick to blue jeans unless you have the budget to get additional shades. White jeans come and go out of style and are not a good choice for people with heavier backsides. Other colors may look tacky depending on the occasion, so choose carefully.
If you need to choose the best pair of jeans to hide a physical flaw, think stretch and details. Boot-cut styles, for example, balance wide hips, and high-waisted trouser jeans will help those with short legs. Stretch jeans often fit better, because they adapt to your figure. Go low-rise if you need to hide a big rear end, because it makes the area look smaller than a regular pair.
Don't ignore comfort. Jeans that are too tight may not be comfortable when you try to sit down, and people will probably notice. Those that are too low may become too revealing, and you may walk or sit self-consciously, making even a great pair of jeans look awkward. Having jeans that fit you well will not only cause you to look good, but to feel good.