1. Back at It
Face it: An attractive rear view is a key component in a great pair of jeans, which makes back pockets an important focus. For a lifting effect, look for ones that are placed high and close together. Jeans with subtle sanding around the pockets (a technique that reveals lighter shades on the fabric) can create dimension for a flat behind. And fuss-free back pockets (no flaps or zippers etc.) are ideal if you wish to downplay your derrière.
Paige jeans, $289, available at Holt Renfrew; Express top, $50; J.Crew bag, $358