Do you have JLo's butt? Kim Kardashian's? Or does your derriere look more like Melissa McCarthy's?
No two women's bodies are alike, so a pair of jeans that look fantabulous on your friend might put 10 pounds on you. What's the best shape for your seat?
Fashion publicist Kristin Marquet helps you find the right cut for every caboose.
Your shape: Big tummy
Your pick: Stay away from low-rise jeans, which will create the dreaded muffin top. Instead, stick to a moderate rise. Your waistband should be wide to help hold in your stomach, hitting just below your belly button to cover the problem area. Look for a pair of jeans with a bit of a stretch so they will cinch you in (look for cotton and spandex on the label). Choose a brand geared toward women, not juniors, which tend to be cut higher. You might even want to go one size larger and have the jeans tailored in the waist for the perfect fit.
Your shape: Big booty
Your pick: Higher rise jeans with rear pockets placed close together and angled slightly inward to make your junk in the trunk appear smaller. Avoid small pockets, pocket flaps, or embellishments, which will all create the effect of a bigger behind.
Your shape: Hourglass.
Your pick: A medium to high rise to keep everything covered (and avoid muffin top), and a contoured waistband to help reduce gaping. Look for a pair that's fitted in the hips with straight legs to slim and elongate your figure.
Your shape: Full hips and thighs
Your pick: Plain jeans make your hips appear wider, so look for trouser-style jeans that are cut wider through the upper leg to streamline those hips and thighs. Legs that hang straight from the hip tend to be more flattering than a boot cut -- the ankle should be as wide as the thigh or even slightly larger. Look for an elastic, contoured waist and a rise that's higher in the back than the front.
Your shape: Boyish
Your pick: To create the illusion of curves, try a mid-rise jean with a slight boot-cut flare, or just go for a skinny jean. A low-rise pair that fits lower on the hip will work, and a flap or button pockets and embellished stitching will add more depth to your derriere. Consider yourself lucky with color: boyish figures can wear just about any shade of denim.
Leslie Pepper is a freelance writer based in Merrick, NY who specializes in diet and health. Her work has been published in print magazines such as Real Simple, Woman's Day, and Parents, as well as online publications such as WebMD.com and Everydayhealth.com.