Oprah has suggestions for the "Best Jeans for your Butt." Seriously this cracked me up because she said "butt." I don't know why that's so amusing to me but it is.
I can attest that the brands they recommend for those with tummy troubles aka Apple shapes really are great for the the smaller waistline to hip ratio. I only have a 7" difference between my waist and hips, and I wear Levis 504 Slouch Straights, and these jeans fit me like a glove. The Gap straight and slim cuts are cool too. I would like to try a pair of Seven or Citizens for Humanity. Anyone wear those brands and like it?