1 Dark denim is the most flattering shade whatever your shape or size, but black and dark colours can look good. Be careful in summer as lots of the lighter washes and whites are really unflattering.
2 Decide whether you want to wear them with flats or heels and take shoes to try them on with.
3 Take a friend who will be honest and patient! You may have to try quite a few pairs to find your perfect match.
4 While a bootcut style is universally flattering, don’t be afraid to try straight-leg, flared and even skinny – you might be surprised!
5 Try sitting in them to check whether they gape or feel uncomfortable.