There is a time and a place for every type of jeans, and the time and the place for straight-leg jeans are now. With their simple silhouette and retro appeal of straight jeans are comfortably familiar without being outdated in the slightest. In fact, today's straight-leg jeans can be traced right back to the original cut and fit of the very first jeans and are as much ahead of the fashion curve now as they were then. Straight-legs jeans have a mid-rise waist and legs that are snug around the thighs (not tight) before narrowing slightly towards the knee and continuing straight to the bottom. Their comfortable fit and classic styling make straight-legs jeans the go-to choice for women who like hard-working clothes that have timeless style. Darker colours can be styled in the same way as wide-legged pants, simply with a short or tucked-in top and a belt. The result will be pulled-together and spot-on smart-casual and the less restrictive fit will help you to keep your cool as it emphasises your waist and flatters the hips and bottom. Straight legs work well on almost any figure or shape but will be a particularly good choice if you want to make your legs look longer or want a truly classic cut that will last. Wear them with sneakers, heels or boots to create the maximum figure-flattering effect. They are the go-to jeans for creating an androgynous look; team them with a boyish T-shirt and sneakers to score full marks for easy-dressing, easy-wearing style. To create a truly authentic look, look for straight-leg jeans with the traditional five pockets and legs that can easily be rolled up. Turn-ups and straight legs go together, whether you roll them up to mid-calf or just above the ankles. Both will score you extra points for nonchalance.