Athletic is a term that refers to the fit of comfortable, stretch jeans. Athletic fit jeans are generally roomier in the seat and thighs and made with stretchy fabric.
Baggy refers to a loose, relaxed fit in jeans. Baggy jeans have even more room than standard relaxed fit jeans do; there’s plenty of space left inside the seat, legs and leg opening to create a baggy fit.
Bootcut jeans have a moderate flare at the leg opening - it’s not quite as large as bell-bottom jeans, but it’s definitely larger than it is in skinny jeans. The rest of the jeans are usually straight-cut.
Boyfriend jeans are relaxed but not baggy; they’re comfortably loose and a little slouchy. These fashion faves generally feature a men’s cut in women’s sizes.
Capri cut jeans, which are also known as crops, pedal-pushers, three-quarter-pants and toreador pants, typically feature a leg opening between the knee and calf; sometimes they’re almost ankle-length. Capris can feature wide or narrow leg openings.
Carpenter jeans have plenty of pockets and loops designed to carry tools. They usually feature a loose, relaxed fit to accommodate tools and provide maximum range of movement.
Close-cut jeans - sometimes simply called close jeans - are comfortable but well-fitted. They’re looser than skinny jeans are, and they don’t feature a flare or taper at the leg opening.
Crop pants, designed to lengthen the wearer’s frame, usually feature a leg opening that sits about two-thirds down the calf. Sometimes cropped pants are cuffed, and other times they have a finished hem.
Curvy is a term that refers to the fit of a pair of pants. Curvy jeans hug the waist and hips, and they’re designed to flatter some areas of a curvy figure. Many curvy jeans are made from stretchy fabric, as well.
Eased is a term that describes the way a pair of jeans fit. They’re typically relaxed in the seat, hips and thighs, and they’re often made with soft, worn denim.
Flared jeans have a tighter-fitting thigh and seat but an enlarged leg opening. The flare can be of varying degrees; for example, bootcut jeans have a moderate flare, while bell-bottoms feature a very large flare.
Girlfriend jeans feature a tighter fit than boyfriend jeans do, but they're still somewhat loose. Girlfirend jeans are tailored to specific body shapes and sizes.
Hip huggers are pants that fit tightly around the hips, buttocks and thighs. Usually, hip huggers have flared legs of varying widths.
Jeggings are made from a soft, stretchy fabric and dyed to look like jeans. As a hybrid between leggings and jeans, they often feature fake pockets and belt loops while mimicking denim colors and patterns.
Loose-fit jeans are relaxed in the seat, thigh and knee areas. It’s a generous cut that provides ample room for movement, and it’s generally very comfortable. Carpenter jeans, for example, are usually loose-fit.
Mom jeans are those that feature high waists and straight or slightly tapered legs. Usually, the rise on mom jeans is higher than it would be on most other styles, hovering around the 12-inch mark or beyond.
No-gap jeans prevent the waistband from pulling away from the wearer’s waist, specifically at the small of the back, when sitting down or bending over. Unlike standard waistbands, no-gap waistbands stay in place and close to the waist because they’re flexible.
Regular fit jeans are those that allow a normal range of movement, and they’re neither tight nor loose. Regular fit jeans are made for average men’s and women’s body shapes.
Relaxed refers to a fit that’s looser than regular, but not baggy. Relaxed-fit jeans are wider in the seat and thigh, and they feature a longer rise than regular jeans have. Typically, relaxed jeans provide a comfortable fit.
Skinny jeans are tight-fitting jeans featuring very narrow legs and narrow leg openings. These jeans are tight from the waist to the ankle and feature a more snug fit than slim jeans do.
Slim-fit jeans are snug through the legs and feature a small leg opening. Generally, the leg opening is proportional to the jean fit; in most cases, it’s narrow, although it can range from about 9 inches to 20 inches in circumference. Slim-fit jeans are slightly looser than skinny jeans, providing more room in the seat and thigh.
Straight leg jeans feature a hem width that’s consistently straight from the hip to the ankle. As a result, these jeans usually appear more snug in the seat and thigh than they are around the calves.
Tapered jeans become more narrow toward the ankle. However, tapered jeans are not necessarily skinny jeans; in many cases, tapered simply refers to jeans that are wider at the waist and narrower at the ankle cuff.