How to Buy: Jeans

What makes one pair of jeans different from the next?

It's all in the fit. Read through our descriptions below to find out which fit is just right for you!



This flattering style skims the thigh and has a slight flare at the leg opening. Great with boots (of course!) and shoes with chunky heels. Plus, bootcut leg openings are wonderful for balancing proportions and creating the illusion of longer legs.


Loose-fit jeans with a straight leg. Plus, a buckle in back, so you can create a custom fit and get a little extra versatility.


This casual, easygoing style fits lower on the waist and is relaxed through the seat, thigh and leg. This style often features carpenter details and/or large utility pockets.


Tried and true. This style has a traditional fit through the seat and thigh. Often with a straight leg opening or slightly tapered leg opening. Also known as regular fit.


An updated version of relaxed-fit jeans. The easy fit typically features a lower rise waist. Nice-and-easy through the seat and thigh, so you have plenty of room to move.


Bootcut styling not brave enough? Bell-bottoms a little too daring? Then jeans with a flare leg might be the style you're looking for. They're the modern version of the bell-bottom, only a little tamer. This style is typically fitted through the seat, thigh and knee, then flared at the leg opening.


Like the name says, they have a higher rise that sits above the natural waist.


You guessed it! This comfortable fit is roomy in the seat and thigh. Usually with a straight or slightly tapered leg opening. You can find this fit in both regular-rise and lower-rise styles.

Low Rise

This fit sits lower on the waist, right below the navel. Many styles now come in lower rises that look especially hip on Juniors. Choose this style for a comfortable yet fashionable fit.


Fits at the waist. Relaxed seat and thigh. Straight or slightly tapered leg. Clearly, this style is made for a woman's natural curves!


Ideal for a narrower figure. Fits close through the seat and thigh. Most of the time, this style has a slightly tapered or straight leg opening.

Straight Leg

This fit is favored for its straightforward simplicity. Straight, but not too narrow. Trim, but not too tight. Usually the same width through the thigh, knee and leg opening.

Stove Pipe

A calm, cool and casual fit. Loose in the seat and thigh. With straight legs.


Lower than low rise. Higher than too superlow. You get the picture. Typically sits a few inches below the navel.

Too Superlow

This flirty fit has the lowest rise around! Sits way below the navel. The zipper is even eliminated from this style, because there just isn't room for it. So, how low can you go?


Similar to the easy fit. Some versions also come with a coordinating belt. What could be better - other than a long weekend?
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