If there’s one thing you’ll find in most wardrobes, it’s jeans. Denim is easy to wear, and super versatile – it can be worn for more casual looks, or dressed up for a night out. Plus size jeans are every curvy girl’s best friend. I’ve worn many styles over the years, and done some research, and have created a list of the best plus size jeans. Take a look at an array of styles below.
What are the best plus size jeans?
Depending on what you wear your denim for, will depend on what jeans are the best for you. When shopping I always go for a little stretch because comfort is the way to happiness for me. Any denim that has a little stretch in it, will mean an ease to move about. I find that it generally goes back to shape after washing too. If you want something a little more fitted, you might like to skip the stretch though. Scroll below to see the best plus size jeans, according to all the different styles available.
How to dress up plus size jeans?
The best things about plus size denim jeans is that they can go from day wear to night wear with the swift change of a shoe, or top. A skinny leg jean is a good jean for dressing up. Add a top with a little sparkle or slightly more fitted will make it into a night-time outfit.
What I look for:
When looking for the best jeans in each category, I look at a few different aspects, like I do when shopping for myself.
Size range: I look for sizing that at least goes to a 24, but I like when they go to a 26, or even 30. I know it can be challenging for brands to extend their sizing, but when they do, they definitely get my respect.
Comfort: I don’t think denim should be uncomfortable. While sometimes stretchy jeans can lose shape quickly, I like when they have a little stretch to make them easy to move in, and comfortable to wear.
Price: You’ll notice that 99% of the below jeans are really affordable, with only one pair over the $200 mark. I have a pair of the Embody Denim jeans, and while they’re more expensive you can definitely feel it in the quality and you can wear them for years and years, plus they’re made in Australia.
Cut: Curvy bodies vary, and are definitely different from straight-size bodies. I think plus size jeans should consider tummies, hips and thighs!
The best plus size jeans
Best Overall Plus Size Jeans
The Luxe Looker Jean, $129.95
A must-have, straight-leg jean that is made from soft, stretchy, cotton-blend fabric and has a power mesh panel to help minimise every bump and lump; The Luxe Looker Jean is dedicated to comfort without sacrificing the fit. Designed to suit every need, this pair is perfect for off-duty dressing. Available in sizes 12 to 30.
Best Cheap Plus Size Jeans
Best & Less
You will not find a more comfortable jean, especially at this affordable price. They’re fitted through the hips and thighs with a skinny leg, and feature side pockets and back pockets. They’re sustainably sourced, and made from structured stretch denim for comfort. Available in sizes 18 to 26.
Best High Waisted Jeans
Made with high denim fibre so they retain shape, this high waisted style is the perfect fit for an hourglass body. I wear these jeans religiously, and always opt for the Harley style, because it’s the perfect fit for my body, and also has a little stretch for comfort. Available in sizes 14 to 24.
Best Plus Size Jeggings
Best & Less
So comfortable you could almost fall asleep in them (true story!), the Best & Less jeggings have a cult following because they’re *that* good. An easy pull-on style, they feature 2 functional back pockets, with a comfortable wide elastic waistband. Available in sizes 20 to 26.
Best Plus Size Flare Jeans
Embody Denim has been bringing beautiful denim to our curvy bodies for well over a decade now, and they really get bodies. With the flattering high waist, and corset design to support the tummy, the designer understands how to create a jean that feels and looks great. Flare jeans are ideal for creating a waist or accentuating your feminine figure. With a vintage-inspired wide trouser leg design that helps elongate your legs to appear longer. Available in sizes 8 to 22.
Best Plus Size Black Jeans
Best & Less
In a skinny fit, which is much easier to wear in black denim, the Shaper Jean is flattering, and also comfortable with a slight stretch. At just $35 they’re an affordable buy, while also maintaining the reliable quality that we’ve come to love from Best & Less. Available in sizes 18 to 26.
If you prefer a black jean without rips, you might like the City Chic Harley Jean in black.
Best Plus Size Boyfriend Jeans
Boyfriend jeans are a relaxed style jean, much baggier than a straight leg, and given the name because the style is quite like wearing your boyfriend’s jeans. A relaxed straight fit, these sit loosely around the hips. Available in sizes 18 to 28.
Best Plus Size Ripped Jeans
A loose fitting jean, this H&M version features 5-pocket jeans in heavy cotton denim. Featuring a high waist and a zip fly with button. Extra long, straight legs, and rips at the knees. Available in sizes 16 to 30.
Best Plus Size Coated Jeans
As soon as I put on these jeans, it was love! Flattering and stylish, they’re crafted with fabric that has added stretch, so it offers comfort but also hugs your curves in all the right places. Available in sizes 12 to 30.
Best Plus Size White Jeans
While many may think white jeans are a disaster to happen (which is quite true for clumsy me!), I think they’re gorgeous for spring and summer, especially with a crispy white shirt. Available in sizes 18 to 28.
Best Plus Size Wide Leg Jean
A stylish relaxed fit, these wide leg jeans are ideal for pairing with a more fitted top, or even with an over-sized shirt and slides. They have no stretch, but don’t really need it with this looserr fit and style. Available in sizes 16 to 24.
Best Plus Size Mom Jeans
Mom jeans are generally relaxed through the hips and thigh, and then taper down at the leg. These Levi’s Mom jeans are super popular, and with a small amount of lycra in the denim, make for a comfortable wear.
Best Skinny Plus Size Jeans
Styling a sapphire hue, these mid-rise skinny jeans flaunt your figure with their form-fitting design. Crafted for your curves, these must-have denim jeans offer a high denim fibre retention to maintain shape. Available in sizes 12 to 24.
Best Cropped Plus Size Jeans
Created with an elasticated waistband to fit and flatter your figure, in a cropped style with distressed hem detailing and cat scratch distressing. They’re made from comfortable in responsibly sourced cotton, and are available in sizes 14 to 40.
Best Plus Size Bootleg Jeans
Made with comfort stretch denim, designed to look rigid with true vintage appeal. The boot cut silhouette hugs your thighs and flares from knee to hem. Available in sizes 18 to 24.
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