Women's plus-size jeans

What jeans are best for curvy women?

Jeans are great for showing off your curves. Quality women's jeans hug your figure and bring out the best in your shape. And there's an added bonus – jeans can be incredibly comfortable and they go with almost anything, whether it's a chunky sweater, a vintage tee or a smart blazer. Keep your favorite pair in great shape by washing them inside-out, and consider letting them air dry to avoid the wear and tear caused by the dryer.

What is a curvy body type?

There's no single definition of 'curvy' out there, but one of the most popular conceptions is that of a woman with full hips, a shapely derriere, an ample bosom and a smaller waist. This is commonly known as an hourglass figure, though many plus-size gals are also thought of as delightfully curvy. Think of Marilyn Monroe, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian for a few examples of this luscious body type.

What are curvy fit jeans?

Curvy fit jeans can vary greatly from one brand to the next. However, most curvy jeans provide some extra room in the hips, bum and thighs. Some pairs even have a special waistband designed to prevent gapping, which can easily happen if you have a full bum and a little waist. Often, curvy jeans are made with a touch of stretch, which helps them hug your gorgeous build instead of fighting against it.

Which kinds of jeans work best for an hourglass shape?

High-waisted jeans are perfect for showing off your midsection and they're less likely to gap, too. Straight leg jeans balance out wider hips and can even make you appear taller; bootcut and flare leg styles have a similar effect. If you have a very full bust, jeans with wide legs can help even out your proportions as well.

If I'm curvy, can I wear skinny jeans?

Skinny jeans look amazing on curvy gals, so don't hesitate to stock your wardrobe with a few pairs. Look for ones made with a little elastane, spandex or Lycra, which ensures stretchiness and comfort. If you want something to make you look slimmer, try a dark wash jean. Wearing pumps or boots with a heel along with your skinnies creates the illusion of height. And if you're worried about muffin top (which happens to almost everyone) hide any problem areas with a long, loose shirt.

Some special tips

Having your clothing tailored can make a huge difference in how it fits, looks and feels. If you can't find anything that works for your figure, don't blame yourself! Instead, visit a professional who can hem your jeans or let out a skirt. Avoid teeny-tiny purses and choose a medium-size bag instead; carrying something too small can make you look larger by comparison. Jackets that emphasize your waist are very flattering, so try a belted trench or a nipped blazer.

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