No wardrobe is complete without the perfect pair of feel-good jeans. Discover the ideal shape to flatter your figure with our guide to everything denim.
Figure-hugging jeggings combine the sleek shape of skinnies and supreme comfort of leggings. In darker shades they create a super-sculpted silhouette, while brighter pairs are ideal for adding playful colour to your look.
STYLE TIP: Slip on a classic shirt with dark-coloured skinnies for an unbeatable, everyday look.
A slim style that skims knees and ankles without being as tight in the leg as a jegging, the narrow shape of skinny jeans makes legs look long and lean. Great for lending your denim repertoire extra elegance.
STYLE TIP: Update your skinnies with boxfresh white trainers for a touch of sports-luxe style.
The straight-leg jean is back, teamed with everything from loafers to heels. This classic style is a flattering choice which balances the figure, creating an elongated silhouette – ideal if you’re petite.
STYLE TIP: Denim and checks are a sure-fire winner – team your jeans with a staple plaid shirt.
With a slim-fit upper leg, which flares out from the knee, bootleg jeans are universally flattering. A contemporary take on a vintage style, the shape adds interest to a simple T-shirt or go retro with a floral blouse.
STYLE TIP: For easy, retro-inspired style wear bootleg jeans with snappy loafers and a bomber jacket.
On-trend boyfriend jeans make an effortlessly modern style statement and look emimently flattering to boot. At their best worn-in, the perfect pair should be loose-fitting and sit low on the hips. Roll the hems and wear them everywhere.
STYLE TIP: Boyfriend jeans are a casual failsafe – wear them with ultra-soft cashmere for an easy, chic look
Show the boys how it’s done with the girlfriend jean. Featuring a slimmer cut to the traditional boyfriend style, you can still achieve a relaxed attitude but with a more feminine twist.
STYLE TIP: Girlfriend jeans make the perfect pairing for some statement sandals or colour-pop trainers.
Offering a slimmer fit than a straight-leg but with a little more room than the traditional skinny, our slim-leg jeans strike the perfect balance of sleek yet relaxed style.
STYLE TIP: Tuck in an oversized shirt and slip on a pair of sharp heels for 24/7 appeal.
The relaxed skinny boasts all the versatility of a skinny, but with the ease of a boyfriend fit. The slightly roomier cut makes it a great all-occasion staple.
STYLE TIP: Be a denim darling and double up with a denim jacket.
Featuring a slim cut with a gentle flare, these jeans will not only flatter your figure but give the illusion of longer pins too. The gentle curved silhouette is a great foil for heels.
STYLE TIP: Try a kickflare with a Breton top and fresh white trainers.
Armed with the answers to your burning questions, M&S' head of womenswear design, Karen Peacock and Stacey Duguid, fashion director for The-Pool.com, take you on a denim journey to step out of your comfort zone and find your new favourite jean style.
Head-to-toe, distressed or sharply tailored, we've got the denim for you. From jeans to jackets, jumpsuits and skirts – any colour will do as long as it's denim