For petite women, the best style of jeans is a pair that gives the illusion of lengthening without accentuating unwanted features. Sizes and styles differ greatly between brands.
For curvier women, straight-leg or boot-cut jeans that fall from the thighs in a straight line give the impression of length. For an athletic body, skinny or tapered jeans emphasize lean legs. Universal to all body types, darker colors are slimming, embellishments near areas you are uncomfortable with should be avoided, and low rise waists draw attention to the hips, which can make legs look shorter. Jeans should be sampled by style and fit, rather than the size listed on the label, because there is no universal standard for petite sizes.