Stacy London and Oprah

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Boot-Cut Myth
Now that you know what jeans to avoid, Stacy wants to make sure every woman goes into the store armed with accurate information. She's here to set the record straight about common denim myths.

Myth 1: Boot cut is flattering on everyone. False, Stacy says. Petite women, in particular, should avoid boot-cut jeans, and wear jeans with a straighter leg. Stacy says if you're shorter than 5'4'', a boot cut may make your thighs look heavier by hugging the knees too tightly before flaring at the bottom. Boot-cut jeans can also make your legs look shorter.

The ideal body type for boot-cut pants is a woman taller than 5'4'' who has long legs.