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The Perfect Fit: Find the Best High Waisted Women's Jeans for Your Body Type

Pear, apple, or hourglass, every woman’s body is beautiful – particularly in the right pair of high-waisted jeans. Today, we’ll be showing you how to find the perfect fit to suit your body type, and discussing how to choose jean colours that match your unique style while elevating your look. 

 

Find Your Body Type

Understanding your body type is an essential first step to finding your perfect fit. While women’s bodies come in a range of shapes and sizes, most can be divided into five general categories:

Apple: The apple figure features hips and shoulders of roughly equal width, and a waistline that’s the same width or wider. 

Pear: Slimmer at the top and broadening at the bottom, the shoulders and bust of a pear-shaped body are significantly narrower than the hips.

Hourglass: With hips and a bust that are roughly equal in size, the hourglass figure narrows at the waist, creating a curved shape similar to an hourglass.

Rectangle: Also known as the ‘athletic build’, the measurements of the waist, hips, and bust are roughly equal. 

Inverted Triangle: Another athletic figure, the inverted triangle is defined by wide, straight shoulders and a narrower waistline, hips, and legs. 

 

Finding Your Fit

Now that you know your body type, it’s time to explore the most flattering jeans to match. Here are some of the most popular styles of women’s jeans, as well as who they work best for:

 

High Waisted Flare Jeans

Hugging the body at the waist before flaring out below the knee, this highly versatile cut works with most body types – depending on the flare size. 

A more subtle flare can be a gorgeous option for rectangle and hourglass figures, while pear and apple shaped bodies look absolutely stunning in a more dramatic flare. Flare jeans can also offset the wide shoulders of an inverted triangle figure for a more balanced silhouette.

 

High Waisted Skinny Jeans

Hugging the body from the waist right down to the ankles, skinny jeans are designed to accentuate the natural beauty of most body types. However, women with larger calves may wish to avoid super-tight jeans for a more comfortable and flattering fit.

 

High Waisted Straight Leg Jeans

As the name would suggest, straight leg jeans feature a straight silhouette with a consistent leg width all the way down.

This cut works with a range of body types and is the preferred option for women with larger calves, apple or pear-shaped bodies, or those who don’t like their pants to cling too tightly. Inverted triangle and straight builds will also love how these jeans add a little extra width to the lower half of the body.

We recommend every wardrobe sport at least one pair of straight leg jeans.

7/8 Length High Waisted Pants

Perfect for the petite ladies among us, 7/8 length high waisted jeans fit like full length jeans on women under 170cm in height. 

On taller women, these jeans stop above the ankle, meaning they’re a great way of showing off your fancy footwear. We love seeing taller ladies pairing them with their favourite pumps or heels.

 

Full Length High Waisted Pants

One for the taller ladies, full length jeans are designed to cover right down past your ankles. Full length jeans will swim on shorter women, so we only recommend them for women over 170cm in height.

Choosing Your Colour

Now that we’ve found your fit, it’s time to choose the right colours to suit your style. Here are some tips for maximising your look with colours. 

 

Blue High Waist Jeans

A classic colour that belongs in every wardrobe, we recommend keeping a couple of shades of blue jeans on-hand for a little extra versatility. Blue jeans can be divided into three main categories: 

Light wash blue jeans: A stylishly breezy choice that’s particularly good for summer, light wash jeans are highly versatile and work with both light and dark coloured tops.

Medium wash blue jeans: The workhorse of washes, medium wash jeans are perfect for year-round wearing and are a little more casual than dark washes. 

Dark wash blue jeans: Slimming and sophisticated, we love seeing dark wash blue jeans paired with neutral tops. You can dress dark blue jeans up with darker shades, or wear them with a plain white tee for a more casual look.

 

Black High Waisted Jeans

Cool and always on-trend, black jeans can be paired with almost any coloured shirt. Looking sleek and stylish when worn with neutral colours, you can also liven up your black jeans with a pop of vibrant colour.

 

White High Waisted Pants

Dark-coloured jeans can leave you sweltering in the summer heat, which is why white is better for the warmer months. Great for a more laid-back look, white jeans are ultra-versatile and can be worn with neutral or vibrant colours of virtually any shade.

 

Grey High Waisted Jeans

Ideal for the cooler months, grey pants are seen as a casual colour, so we don’t recommend it for formal wearing. Neutral colours such as white, black, or even taupe pair wonderfully with grey jeans, though the versatility of the colour means you can also experiment with greens, reds, pinks and blues.

 

Pink High Waisted Pants

A bold look for women who like to stand out from the crowd, pink high waisted pants are an eye-catching alternative to wearing white jeans in summer. We recommend pairing with a neutral white, grey, or black top to really make those pink jeans pop.

 

Red High Waisted Jeans

Vibrant, fun, and just a little bit cheeky, red jeans are a great way of spicing up your wardrobe. Red looks fabulous year-round and can be worn on almost any occasion. It pairs beautifully with a simple white or black top, though you can also experiment with stripes and patterns – or even a matching red crop top for a sizzling hot style.

 

Finding Your Perfect Jeans

At FREDDY, we’re passionate about helping women feel beautiful and confident in their own skin – and their jeans! We offer a variety of cuts to accentuate your naturally gorgeous figure, while our broad range of colours ensure you can always find something to suit your unique style. 

New
WR.UP® Latex - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 1 WR.UP® Latex - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 2 WR.UP® Latex - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 3
WR.UP® Latex High Waisted Full Length Black
$336 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14 XXL | 16 3XL | 18
Best seller
WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black 1 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black 2 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black 3
WR.UP® Faux Leather High Waisted 7/8 Length Black
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14 XXL | 16 3XL | 18
Back in Stock
WR.UP Snake Skin - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 1 WR.UP Snake Skin - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 2 WR.UP Snake Skin - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 3
WR.UP Snake Skin High Waisted Full Length Black
$257 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Back in Stock
WR.UP® Diwo Pro - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 1 WR.UP® Diwo Pro - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 2 WR.UP® Diwo Pro - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 3
WR.UP® Diwo Pro High Waisted Full Length Black
$369 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Back in Stock
WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 1 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 2 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 3
WR.UP® Faux Leather High Waisted Full Length Black
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14 XXL | 16 3XL | 18
Limited edition
WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Candy Pink 1 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Candy Pink 2 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Candy Pink 3
WR.UP® Faux Leather High Waisted Full Length Candy Pink
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Back in Stock
WR.UP® Diwo Pro - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black 1 WR.UP® Diwo Pro - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black 2 WR.UP® Diwo Pro - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black 3
WR.UP® Diwo Pro High Waisted 7/8 Length Black
$369 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Best seller
WR.UP® Fashion - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 1 WR.UP® Fashion - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 2 WR.UP® Fashion - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 3
WR.UP® Fashion High Waisted Full Length Black
$224 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14 XXL | 16
Limited edition
WR.UP® Lustrous Faux Leather - 2 Button High Waisted - Full Length - Chocolate 1 WR.UP® Lustrous Faux Leather - 2 Button High Waisted - Full Length - Chocolate 2 WR.UP® Lustrous Faux Leather - 2 Button High Waisted - Full Length - Chocolate 3
WR.UP® Lustrous Faux Leather 2 Button High Waisted Full Length Chocolate
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
New
WR.UP® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Black + Yellow Stitching 1 WR.UP® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Black + Yellow Stitching 2 WR.UP® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Black + Yellow Stitching 3
WR.UP® Denim High Waisted Full Length Black + Yellow Stitching
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Best seller
WR.UP® Denim - 3 Button High Waisted - Full Length - Dark Blue + Blue Stitching 1 WR.UP® Denim - 3 Button High Waisted - Full Length - Dark Blue + Blue Stitching 2 WR.UP® Denim - 3 Button High Waisted - Full Length - Dark Blue + Blue Stitching 3
WR.UP® Denim 3 Button High Waisted Full Length Dark Blue + Blue Stitching
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Limited edition
WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Sunset Orange 1 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Sunset Orange 2 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Sunset Orange 3
WR.UP® Faux Leather High Waisted Full Length Sunset Orange
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Back in Stock
N.O.W® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Grey + Yellow Stitching 1 N.O.W® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Grey + Yellow Stitching 2 N.O.W® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Grey + Yellow Stitching 3
N.O.W® Denim High Waisted Full Length Grey + Yellow Stitching
$268 NZD
XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
New
WR.UP® Cargo Fashion - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black 1 WR.UP® Cargo Fashion - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black 2 WR.UP® Cargo Fashion - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black 3
WR.UP® Cargo Fashion High Waisted 7/8 Length Black
$257 NZD
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New
WR.UP® Cargo Fashion - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Military Green 1 WR.UP® Cargo Fashion - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Military Green 2 WR.UP® Cargo Fashion - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Military Green 3
WR.UP® Cargo Fashion High Waisted 7/8 Length Military Green
$257 NZD
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Limited edition
WR.UP® Mosaic Weave Fashion - Super High Waisted - Full Length - Grey 1 WR.UP® Mosaic Weave Fashion - Super High Waisted - Full Length - Grey 2 WR.UP® Mosaic Weave Fashion - Super High Waisted - Full Length - Grey 3
WR.UP® Mosaic Weave Fashion Super High Waisted Full Length Grey
$381 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Best seller
WR.UP® Denim - 3 Button High Waisted - Full Length - Light Blue + Yellow Stitching 1 WR.UP® Denim - 3 Button High Waisted - Full Length - Light Blue + Yellow Stitching 2 WR.UP® Denim - 3 Button High Waisted - Full Length - Light Blue + Yellow Stitching 3
WR.UP® Denim 3 Button High Waisted Full Length Light Blue + Yellow Stitching
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Best seller
WR.UP® Fashion - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black 1 WR.UP® Fashion - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black 2 WR.UP® Fashion - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black 3
WR.UP® Fashion High Waisted 7/8 Length Black
$224 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14 XXL | 16 3XL | 18
Best seller
WR.UP® Denim - 3 Button High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Dark Blue + Blue Stitching 1 WR.UP® Denim - 3 Button High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Dark Blue + Blue Stitching 2 WR.UP® Denim - 3 Button High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Dark Blue + Blue Stitching 3
WR.UP® Denim 3 Button High Waisted 7/8 Length Dark Blue + Blue Stitching
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Limited edition
WR.UP® Metallic Lurex - Super High Waisted - Full Length - Ultra Violet 1 WR.UP® Metallic Lurex - Super High Waisted - Full Length - Ultra Violet 2 WR.UP® Metallic Lurex - Super High Waisted - Full Length - Ultra Violet 3
WR.UP® Metallic Lurex Super High Waisted Full Length Ultra Violet
$336 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Best seller
WR.UP® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Black + Black Stitching 1 WR.UP® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Black + Black Stitching 2 WR.UP® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Black + Black Stitching 3
WR.UP® Denim High Waisted Full Length Black + Black Stitching
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Back in Stock
WR.UP® Fashion - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Red 1 WR.UP® Fashion - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Red 2 WR.UP® Fashion - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Red 3
WR.UP® Fashion High Waisted 7/8 Length Red
$224 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
WR.UP® Metallic Lurex - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Midnight Black 1 WR.UP® Metallic Lurex - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Midnight Black 2 WR.UP® Metallic Lurex - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Midnight Black 3
WR.UP® Metallic Lurex High Waisted 7/8 Length Midnight Black
$291 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Best seller
WR.UP® Denim - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black + Black Stitching 1 WR.UP® Denim - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black + Black Stitching 2 WR.UP® Denim - High Waisted - 7/8 Length - Black + Black Stitching 3
WR.UP® Denim High Waisted 7/8 Length Black + Black Stitching
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14 XXL | 16 3XL | 18
New
WR.UP® Velvet Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 1 WR.UP® Velvet Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 2 WR.UP® Velvet Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Black 3
WR.UP® Velvet Leather High Waisted Full Length Black
$336 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
New
WR.UP® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Black + White Stitching 1 WR.UP® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Black + White Stitching 2 WR.UP® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Black + White Stitching 3
WR.UP® Denim High Waisted Full Length Black + White Stitching
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Limited edition
WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Mocha 1 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Mocha 2 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Mocha 3
WR.UP® Faux Leather High Waisted Full Length Mocha
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
New
WR.UP® Velvet Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Chocolate 1 WR.UP® Velvet Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Chocolate 2 WR.UP® Velvet Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Chocolate 3
WR.UP® Velvet Leather High Waisted Full Length Chocolate
$336 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
WR.UP® Fashion - High Waisted - Full Length - Latte 1 WR.UP® Fashion - High Waisted - Full Length - Latte 2 WR.UP® Fashion - High Waisted - Full Length - Latte 3
WR.UP® Fashion High Waisted Full Length Latte
$224 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Limited edition
WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Sky Blue 1 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Sky Blue 2 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Sky Blue 3
WR.UP® Faux Leather High Waisted Full Length Sky Blue
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Chocolate 1 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Chocolate 2 WR.UP® Faux Leather - High Waisted - Full Length - Chocolate 3
WR.UP® Faux Leather High Waisted Full Length Chocolate
$302 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Back in Stock
N.O.W® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Black + Black Stitching 1 N.O.W® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Black + Black Stitching 2 N.O.W® Denim - High Waisted - Full Length - Black + Black Stitching 3
N.O.W® Denim High Waisted Full Length Black + Black Stitching
$268 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14 XXL | 16 3XL | 18
Limited edition
WR.UP® Metallic Lurex - Super High Waisted - Full Length - Emerald Green 1 WR.UP® Metallic Lurex - Super High Waisted - Full Length - Emerald Green 2 WR.UP® Metallic Lurex - Super High Waisted - Full Length - Emerald Green 3
WR.UP® Metallic Lurex Super High Waisted Full Length Emerald Green
$336 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Limited edition
WR.UP® Faux Leather - Super High Waisted - Super Flare - Chocolate 1 WR.UP® Faux Leather - Super High Waisted - Super Flare - Chocolate 2 WR.UP® Faux Leather - Super High Waisted - Super Flare - Chocolate 3
WR.UP® Faux Leather Super High Waisted Super Flare Chocolate
$336 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14
Our Winning Collection
WR.UP® Faux Leather - Super High Waisted - Full Length - Gold 1 WR.UP® Faux Leather - Super High Waisted - Full Length - Gold 2 WR.UP® Faux Leather - Super High Waisted - Full Length - Gold 3
WR.UP® Faux Leather Super High Waisted Full Length Gold Our Winning Collection
$336 NZD
XXS | 4 XS | 6 S | 8 M | 10 L | 12 XL | 14

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