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Real talk: Not all trends are flattering on all body types. Example: In the three-plus years since mom jeans became popular, I have yet to find a pair that works for me. But the latest style on the rise isn’t just popular, it’s also majorly flattering (and not just on models). That’s right, split-hem skinny jeans are here to make every gal’s legs look long, lean and perfectly on trend.

Here’s exactly why the style works on so many body types and how to style a pair of your very own.

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So, what does this ultra-flattering style look like?

The new trend features a slim fit from hip to knee, after which it falls more like a straight leg jean thanks to a sexy little slit up the side of the ankle. The slight flare helps balance the proportions of a wider thigh and a thinner calf to create a clean, straight line from hip to hem.

Get the look: Simon Miller ($210); GRLFRND ($248); Cotton Citizen ($295)

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How should I style them?

Fashion insiders love to wear them extra-long and with a pointy-toe shoe to really emphasize the leg-lengthening qualities. A chunky knit, billowy blouse or puffy bomber jacket offer a perfectly chic contrast in volume to these slit-fit jeans.

Get the look: Mother ($96); Hudson ($118); Good American ($169)

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Got it! Anything else to know?

Although the most popular version features a slit on the outside of the ankles, that’s not the only way we’ve seen to wear them. Slits up the front, on the inside of the ankle or even at the back are just as good at lengthening your legs and giving your calves some much needed wiggle room. It’s all about finding which rendition works best for you.

Get the look: Gap ($80); Habitual ($198); Rag & Bone ($225)

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